5 Top Craft Breweries in Downtown Québec City

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Published on September 8, 2021
Several people on an outdoor terrace having a beer at the Noctem Artisans Brasseurs microbrewery.
Noctem Artisans Brasseurs, Jeff Frenette Photography

We are very fortunate in Québec City regarding the wide choice of microbreweries and the excellent beers produced by our local brewers. Here are my suggestions for the 5 best downtown craft breweries that offer a complete and distinctive experience, both for the atmosphere on site and for the quality of the products offered.

  • 1

    La Souche Limoilou

    At La Souche, wood is everywhere and it creates an intimate and warm atmosphere throughout the establishment. There is a wide selection of beers and I must mention that the sour style is often very well represented and pleasantly well mastered. Once again, there is something for everyone as the team overflows with originality to come up with creative beers. We strongly recommend to have a snack or a tasty dish with your beer. 

  • 2

    La Korrigane

    La Korrigane will charm you with a warm welcome and an intriguing decor highlighting raw materials of the beer brewing and elements recalling the origin of its name, inspired by an ancient exploration vessel. You can taste original beers designed with a choice of local and sustainable ingredients. It is also possible to eat delicious dishes featuring local artisans and producers.

  • 3


    If you like juicy and balanced IPA-style beers, you must visit Noctem which makes them excellently. They also master several other styles of beer. It is a must to taste their authentic and original cuisine, which diffuses the smell of smoked meats throughout the room. The place is dotted with decorations where cats -the emblem of the microbrewery- are in the spotlight. But, back to basics, you'll taste excellent, rigorously crafted beers.

  • 4

    La Barberie

    La Barberie is an institution that is now over 20 years old. They were pioneers in the promotion and production of craft beers and have evolved well over time, offering a variety of beers that are pleasant to drink. In summer, their terrace is an urban paradise with magnificent trees and plants that make this place a perfect setting to sit back and relax. Interesting fact: the whole family is welcome year round at La Barberie, including dogs!

  • 5


    The Griendel is a favorite gathering place in the Saint-Sauveur district (with 24 kinds of microbrewery beer on tap, we can easily understand why!). lt will please you with its extensive menu of beers brewed on site, a few guest lines and a slate overflowing with tasty dishes. 

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Je bois local est un média de promotion des microbrasseries et une communauté d'amateurs de bières artisanales. Le portail web Je bois local répertorie les microbrasseries du Québec, les activités et événements brassicoles, ainsi que des articles de blogue axés sur des sujets d’actualité. Les boutiques en ligne des producteurs locaux sur ce même portail viennent renforcer l'impact du mouvement pour l'essor de la communauté brassicole. Je bois local regroupe aussi la grande famille des Festibière de Québec, Lévis et Sherbrooke, ainsi que des événements nichés 100% IPA et Winter Warmer (Québec et Sherbrooke), la Cour arrière du Festibière dans le Port de Québec et le passeport brassicole de la Capitale-Nationale.   

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