Québec City Craft Breweries List

Outdoor tasting of several different beers in a microbrewery.
Jeff Frenette Photography

Microbreweries have come a long way in recent years, and Québec City is far from an exception. Personally, I’m pretty thrilled with the “drink local” movement—discovering a new brewery is a pretty good time. I 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 one of the microbreweries in and around Québec City to quench their thirst for adventure and beer:

  • Downtown Craft Breweries

    1 Brasserie 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.

  • 2 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.

  • 3 Archibald Petit-Champlain

    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.

  • 4 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!

  • 5 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.

  • 6 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.

  • 7 La Barberie

    A pioneer among Québec City’s microbreweries, this coop always has wide‑ranging selection of beers on tap. Plus, you can bring your own lunch! Their patio is bursting with plants and trees in the summer, making it a lush location for a cool drink.

  • 8 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.

  • 9 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.

  • 10 Brasserie Générale

    La Brasserie Générale is a great place to sample the goods coming out of this Charlesbourg‑based brewery. Be sure to try their excellent ribs and sample some of the craft beers brewed exclusively on site.

  • 11 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.  

  • 12 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.

  • 13 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

    14 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.

  • 15 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.

  • 16 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?

  • 17 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.

  • 18 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.

  • 19 Emporium Microbrasserie

    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.

  • 20 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.

  • 21 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.

  • 22 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.

  • 23 La Souche - Stoneham

    The tasting room is done up like a ski lodge, making it perfect for your après-ski. In summer and fall, the garden at the back of the building gives new meaning to the words “farm to table.”

  • 24 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. 

  • 25 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 the fall.

  • 26 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.

  • 27 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!

  • 28 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.

  • 29 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.

  • 30 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 or next door at La Taverne. If you’re looking for a fun night out, both establishments have a great line‑up of shows.

Where to Buy Craft Beer Downtown?

  • Dépanneur La Duchesse d'Aiguillon, 469, rue St-Jean
  • L’Axe du Malt, 601, rue d'Aiguillon
  • La place, 699 rue Saint-Joseph Est
  • Le Grand Marché de Québec, 250-M, boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel
  • Je bois local, 1033 Avenue Cartier


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