Québec City Craft Breweries List
Microbreweries have come a long way in recent years, and Québec City is far from an exception. Discovering a new brewery is a pretty good time. We love nosing out the flavours and subtleties of different beers, knowing they’re all crafted with pride by local brewers. Some brewpubs even pair their beers with delicious terroir cuisine. Heaven!
Beer lovers can visit the microbreweries in and around Québec City to quench their thirst for adventure and beer:
- Downtown Craft Breweries
Downtown Craft Breweries
- Microbrasserie Inox
As the oldest operating microbrewery in Québec City, Inox is a Grande Allée institution that plays a central role in the street’s party vibe. Their patio is a great place for drinks with friends and the European hotdogs are a lunchtime classic.
- Les 3 Brasseurs
Les 3 Brasseurs
At the 3 Brasseurs, a European brewery, the chefs love to cook with the beer. There’s a different one featured at each location. Grande Allée's pub has a particularly warm atmosphere thanks to the unique character of the stone and brick walls.
- Archibald Vieux-Québec
With its breathtaking view of the Château Frontenac from its patio, the Archibald Petit-Champlain is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places to drink a local beer in Old Québec. The well-preserved ancestral character of the building reminds us that we are only a few steps from the place where the city was founded.
- Le Griendel
Brasserie artisanale Griendel
Looking to grab a pint with friends in Saint‑Sauveur? Griendel is a local favourite that combines gourmet eats (tartare, anyone?) and a fine selection of beers, with no less than 24 taps!
- Guillaume D. Cyr
La Korrigane, brasserie artisanale
Korrigane is a warm and welcoming place to enjoy craft beer and dishes focused on local ingredients and producers. Keep an eye on their events calendar, which is full of everything from beer lectures to swing dances.
For the sake of revaluing brewing losses, Korrigane cooks delicious beer donuts made from natural ingredients.
- Noctem Artisans Brasseurs, Jeff Frenette Photography
Noctem, artisans brasseurs
IPA lovers can get their fill at Noctem and even pair their pints with delicious dishes featuring house-smoked meats. The aromas will get your mouth watering and the cat themed décor will leave you with a Cheshire Cat grin.
A pioneer among Québec City’s microbreweries, this coop always has wide‑ranging selection of beers on tap. Their patio is bursting with plants and trees in the summer, making it a lush location for a cool drink.
- Microbrasserie Le Saint-Colomb
Microbrasserie Le Saint-Colomb
The very first craft brewery on Avenue Maguire refers to the initial name given to the district by the Irish, many of whom settled in Sillery in the mid-1800s. Snacks and options for children (who are welcome) complete the experience.
- La Souche
La Souche - Limoilou
La Souche goes all in on the rustic lumberjack vibe, making it a cozy place for a bite and a pint. The board often features sours, oak‑aged brews, and other eccentric gems.
- Nano Cinco Brasserie Artisanale
Nano Cinco Brasserie Artisanale
This new craft brewery is the project of four friends who started brewing beers for fun, in a basement. To stand out from other craft breweries, Nano Cinco Brasserie Artisanale plans to specialize in IPAs and barrel beers.
- Microbrasserie La Station
La Station is a friendly place to sample the goods coming out of this craft brewery, as well as the products of several other local brewers.
- Brasseurs sur demande
Brasseurs sur demande
If you’re into custom, small‑batch beers, this is the place for you. You’ll love the intimate tasting salon—the perfect place to discover new beers, right where they’re brewed.
- Brasseur Local
The address to note for vegans who love local beers! Several vegan dishes are on the menu of this new microbrewery located a few minutes from the Grand Marché de Québec in the Limoilou neighbourhood.
- SNO Microbrasserie Nordik
SNO Microbrasserie Nordik
Located in the new Grand Marché de Québec, the SNO microbrewery is the perfect place to take a break and have a refreshing pint of beer brewed on site. If you’re feeling peckish, try something from the menu—everything is made with fresh ingredients from the market. The brewery also has a beautiful patio looking out onto Place Jean-Béliveau so patrons can take advantage of sunny summer days.
- Mycobrasserie Chapeau les bois
Mycobrasserie Chapeau les bois
Mycobrasserie Chapeau les bois specializes in the creation and production of beers made with forest products, in particular wild mushrooms from Québec. Note that there is no tasting room on site, but a terrace is open in summer. The rest of the year, we take the tasting to go.
- Noctem Saint-Malo
Noctem - Saint-Malo
Noctem’s beers are so popular, they’ve opened a new brewing facility! Pull up a chair and watch the brewing process in action through the floor‑to‑ceiling windows as you savour the results.
- Brasserie Alpha
Alpha, a recent microbrewery, specializes in brewing hopped beers. Sample one of their creation on the spot or fill a jug to take away.
- Craft Breweries Around the City
Craft Breweries Around the City
- Voie Maltée
La Voie Maltée - Lebourgneuf
La Voie Maltée is a famous Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean brewery and this pub was the first Voie Maltée pub to open in Québec City. Their know-how has been transported here so we can appreciate their great beers, of which some have become classics.
- 3 Brasseurs
Les 3 Brasseurs - Galeries de la Capitale
Why not combine a shopping spree with a beer tasting? Since this branch of Les 3 Brasseurs is located right in the Galeries de la Capitale shopping center, you can relax with a German-style meal and a glass of La Biérette, the current beer produced exclusively for this establishment.
Archibald - Sainte-Foy
The Archibald in Sainte-Foy is a must for an evening combining refreshing beers and good food with live music. Trust us—you’ll be dancing and singing along in no time. Unless you prefer to combine it with a movie at the cinema located right next door?
- 3 Brasseurs
Les 3 Brasseurs - Sainte-Foy
Located right in the Laurier Québec Shopping Center, this is the perfect place to take a break while shopping. Relax with a meal and let yourself be tempted by a glass of La Biérette, the current beer produced exclusively for this establishment.
- Voie Maltée
La Voie Maltée - Sainte-Foy
It is a popular place for happy hour thanks to nearby office workers. Several dishes are designed using their beers in recipes. Located in Place de la Cité, between Laurier Québec and Place Ste-Foy, this is a good option to combine shopping with beer tasting and good food.
Emporium offers a selection of beers brewed on site and pizzas baked in a beautiful oven imported from Italy. You’ll be made to feel right at home in the large indoor seating area with a steampunk vibe or on the patio, complete with a massive BBQ.
- Brasserie Maltco
This industrial style microbrewery has one of the largest production systems in Québec City. Sample their beers on site while discovering interesting facts about Québec's brewing history.
- Brasserie Générale Charlesbourg
BG Brasserie urbaine : Charlesbourg
You will be impressed by the variety of beers brewed by BG Brasserie urbaine. Here, lagers, New England IPAs, barrel beers and wild blends are not to be missed! The place is friendly and intimate, you can even bring your own lunch.
- Archibald Lac-Beauport
Archibald - Lac-Beauport
L’Archibald is a Québec City staple for refreshing beers, great food, and live music. Lac-Beauport's brewery is the very first branch of the now renowned Archibald banner. Being located very close to Le Relais ski resort and Les Sentiers du Moulin outdoor center, it is the best spot to have a beer and to eat for an après-ski or mountain bike. In any season, a warm chalet atmosphere awaits.
- Les Maltcommodes
Les Maltcommodes offers a unique experience where you can enjoy a meal cooked on volcanic stones right at your table. On some evenings, live music adds to the festive atmosphere.
- EXP Artisan Brasseur
EXP Artisan Brasseur
Samuel, owner of Broue-Tours, joins Jean-François, master brewer and founder of EXP to offer exceptional beers in Val-Bélair. EXP Artisan Brasseur is a new destination for craft beer lovers, especially to taste delicious India Pale Ale. Charcuteries, cheese, chips and other snacks are on the menu to enhance the tasting. A winning combination with a visit to Village Vacances Valcartier or Wendake!
La Souche - Stoneham
The tasting room is done up like a ski lodge, making it perfect for your après-ski.
In summer and fall, enjoy the patio and access to the wonderful ecosystem that allows them to offer a farm to table menu: vegetable and hop gardens without pesticides, beehive and chicken coop.
Microbrasserie de l'île d'Orléans
Speaking of magnificent views of the St. Lawrence River, Île d’Orléans has that and more. Choose from beers brewed on site or a selection of Belgian imports, with the chirping of birds as your background music.
Microbrasserie des Beaux Prés
Located right near Mont-Sainte-Anne, this is one pit stop you won’t want to miss. The nachos are the perfect way to end a day of skiing or mountain biking. Plus, the patio looks out over the St. Lawrence River, making it a great place to watch the snow geese as they migrate south in May and in October.
- Brasseur des Monts
Brasseur des Monts
Located right in the area of Mont-Sainte-Anne ski and mountain bike resort, Brasseur des Monts quickly became a popular place among outdoor enthusiasts for a well deserved craft beer.
- Microbrasserie L'Esprit de Clocher
L'Esprit de Clocher
The “Spirit of the Bell Tower” summons parishioners and visitors to a covered and heated patio with a magnificent view of the St. Lawrence River. This country retreat is the perfect place to kick back, relax, and enjoy a local pint brewed with local corn.
- Brasserie la Fosse
Brasserie La Fosse
Located in Donnacona, this very recent microbrewery is a friendly place to enjoy great beers and local products. You can also take a few beers in cans to go to extend the pleasure, but hurry... Their beers often get sold out quickly!
- Microbrasserie La Shed
Microbrasserie La Shed
Donnacona does not have one, but two microbreweries! Take a moment to stop at La Shed to discover one of their beers and a varied food menu made up of delicious local products from the region.
- Le Roquemont
This spot is a favourite with the outdoor sports and good times crowd. If you like snowmobiling, mountain biking, craft beer and comfort food, don’t miss it.
- Microbrasserie Les Grands Bois
Les Grands Bois
This place is one of the best things about Saint-Casimir, hands down. Stop by and try their tasty brews on site. If you’re looking for a fun night out, the establishment has a great line‑up of shows.
Where to Buy Craft Beer in Downtown?
- Dépanneur La Duchesse d'Aiguillon, 469, rue St-Jean
- L’Axe du Malt, 601, rue d'Aiguillon
- Je bois local, 1033, Avenue Cartier
- La place, 699, rue Saint-Joseph Est
- ChaLou at Le Grand Marché de Québec, 250-M, boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel
- Tite Frette, 497, 3e Avenue
- Alimentation L'Impact, 1600, 4e Avenue
- Tite Frette, 1396, avenue Maguire