Craft Beer Festivals

Équipe édito
Editorial Team
Updated on May 15, 2023
Beer festival
Étienne Dionne

With tons of great festivals and events season after season, Québec City is hopping all year round. And with so many festivals dedicated to our talented craft brewers, you could even say it’s all about the hops! So grab a buddy, grab a pint, and get tasting!

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    Le Festibière de Québec

    With ten sudsy years under its belt, Festibière de Québec is now firmly established as one of Québec’s biggest beer gatherings of the year. Thousands of people descend on Bassin Louise in the city’s Old Port for the festival, which lasts a full four days and four nights and draws around a hundred different microbreweries from around the province. Craft beer, live music, food trucks, presentations, entertainment, and giant games are all part of the fabulous beer‑tasting experience that is Festibière de Québec. Mid-August

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    Winter Warmer

    If you’re going to beat the February chill, you’ll need to circle back to the Grand Marché de Québec (Québec City's public market) for a cozy winter pint or two. Here, it’s all about full‑bodied beers with slightly stronger flavours and, for the most part, a higher alcohol content. Falling right in the middle of the Québec Winter Carnival, the Winter Warmer is an event unlike any other, with folk singers, a festive, laid‑back vibe, and kegs of beer brewed specially for the event and tapped over the course of the evening. If you like a good imperial stout, barley wine, or Belgian‑style dubbel or tripel, this is going to be your new happy place. The Winter Warmer usually held in early February.

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    100% IPA

    Born out of the “Je bois local” (Drink Local) movement, this event was created especially for IPA lovers and has become THE spring event for anyone who enjoys a good hoppy brew. Go for all the tasty local beer on tap (nearly thirty!), the comfort food, the live music, and the fantastic location: the original hall of Saint‑Fidèle Church in Limoilou. Early April

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    Commission Brassicole

    The founders of Saint‑Casimir’s Grands Bois microbrewery invite you to their home village for a special one‑day outdoor event. With live bands, a welcoming vibe, and fifteen microbreweries on site, this is the perfect way to dive into the local culture and taste some great beer. Mid-June 

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    Foire brassicole du quartier Saint-Sauveur

    The neighbourhood of Saint‑Sauveur teams up with Griendel craft brewery to give beer lovers one last chance to get together before winter hits. This is a weekend for relaxing beside the wood‑fired kettle, dancing, enjoying tasty dishes prepared by local restaurants, and sampling delicious craft beers. A great excuse to get your friends out and have a good time. The Foire brassicole du quartier Saint-Sauveur usually held in early October.

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Editorial Team

As proud ambassadors of our beloved city, we’re delighted to be sharing the things and places we love most in the Québec City area. What a joy for us to help you discover everything this vibrant and welcoming city has to offer!

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