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| MONTREAL MICROBREWERIES |

Welcome to our website! For our multimedia project, we take a look at the local microbrewery scene in Montreal.

Interested in learning more about a specific microbrewery? Scroll down to find profiles or click any of these links below, and you’ll be taken directly to the profile you are looking for.

Brouhaha
Dieu du Ciel!

Le Cheval Blanc
Les 3 Brasseurs
HELM
McAuslan
Brasseur de Montreal
Brutopia

For a more detailed look at the industry, process and craft, head over to our Meet the brewers page, where we speak with Marc Bélanger from Brouhaha and Chris Downey from Brutopia.

If we’ve piqued your interest and you’re ready to make a trip to a microbrewery, check out our interactive map for additional information and the location of each destination.

For an in-depth look at the history of microbreweries and how they came to be popular in Canada, head to our article on the rise of microbreweries in Canada and Quebec.

Lastly, we’ve put together our top 10 craft brews to help you narrow down your choices!

Thanks for visiting!

- Audrey, Nahila and Leah

Dieu du Ciel! | Microbrewery profile

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Dieu du Ciel! opened in 1998, on Laurier street. Since then, they have been accumulating prizes for their original, tasty beers. The pub is always packed, a sign of Dieu du Ciel!’s popularity for beer connoisseurs. They even sell their beers in bottles at depanneurs and grocery stores. You can even find their Rosée d’Hibiscus, Péché Mortel or Dernière Volontée around the world, as they export their products.

Their brew pub on Laurier street also offers an interesting menu, with nachos, pizza or salads. They offert 16 draft beers and the beer menu changes quite often. Dieu du Ciel! beer is brewed in St-Jerome, in the Laurentians, where they also have a pub.

Important info

Address: 29 Laurier Ouest

Phone number: (514) 490-9555

Website: www.dieuduciel.com

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 3pm to 3am

Saturday and Sunday: 1pm to 3am

Le Cheval Blanc | Microbrewery Profile

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Le Cheval Blanc is Montreal’s very first microbewery, obtaining its artisanal brewing license in 1986. Even though the owners revamped the place that used to be a tavern, they kept some of the vintage vibe in the settings.

Located very close to UQAM, it is a perfect spot to relax after a long day of classes with a pint in hand. The place is always buzzing with students or artists and that is why it also has a cultural mandate, with weekly shows and exhibitions.

The brew pub offers nine draft beers on a regular basis.

Important info

Address: 809 Ontario Est

Phone number: (514) 522-0211

Website: www.lechevalblanc.ca

Opening hours: Everyday from 3pm to 3am

3 Brasseurs | Microbrewery Profile


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Les 3 Brasseurs takes pride in brewing their beers only a few feet away from where their costumers are sitting.

Historically, in early 20th century, 3 men, whom were all brewers, met and decided to found a brewery in the Southern region of France. The first 3 Brasseurs restaurant and brewery opened in September 1986 in Lille, France, and was an immediate success.

Since then, les 3 Brasseurs developed and can now be found in diverse countries such as Canada, France, Polynesia, New Caledonia, and soon in Brazil.

In Montreal, les 3 Brasseurs has four locations to serve its costumers better. The microbrewery has five house beers all year long, which are the Blonde, the Amber, the White, the Brown and the IPA. They also have a special monthly brew and seasonal brews that vary according to the brewer’s creativity.

In the summer, enjoy your beer on one of their terraces. They also serve food inspired from a diversity of countries and cultures with which you can pair your beers for an ultimate tasting experience.

 

Important info

Address #1: 1356 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montréal, QC H3G 2B2 ‎

Phone number #1: (514) 788-9788

Address #2: 732 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montréal, QC H3B 2V5 ‎

Phone number #2: (514) 788-6333

Address #3: 105 Rue Saint Paul Est, Montréal, QC H2Y 1G6

Phone number #3: (514) 788-6100

Address #4: 1658 St Denis St, Montreal, QC H2X 3K4

Phone number #4: (514) 845-1660

Website: http://les3brasseurs.ca/eng/

Opening hours: Sunday to Wednesday: 11:30am to midnight

Thursday: 11:30am to 1am

Friday and Saturday: 11:30am to 2am

Sunday: 4pm to 1am

HELM | Microbrewery Profile

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HELM stands for Houblon, Eau, Levure et Malt, which are the main components for beer. The pub, established since 2006, is located in the Mile-End neighborhood, on Bernard Street. They offer various sorts of beer, ranging from the typical american blonde ale to the strong stout. Their beers are named after famous streets in the city, like Clark, St-Viateur, du Parc or Van Horne. Their food menu is extensive and goes well with a good pint. HELM is recognized for their original grilled cheese.

HELM is proud to produce their beers with 90% of the grains coming from Quebec. They also choose Quebec ingredients in their different plates to encourage the local economy.

Important info

Address: 273 rue Bernard Ouest

Phone number: (514) 276-0473

Website: www.helm-mtl.ca

Opening hours: Monday to Tuesday: 4pm to 1 am

Wednesday to Saturday: 3pm to 3am

Sunday: 4pm to 1am

 

 

Terrasse St-Ambroise | Microbrewery Profile

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McAuslan microbrewery is the most important microbrewery in the province. Established since 1989 in St-Henri neighborhood, on St-Ambroise street, the microbrewery quickly gained the hearts of beer fanatics in Quebec. Throughout the years, McAuslan steadily grew their collection of beers, always making sure that the quality meets the highest expectations. Now, you can find their beer almost everywhere.

The brewery has its own pub, la Terrasse St-Ambroise, which is opened during the summer season. You can taste their regular products or try their newest seasonal concoction. The Terasse is conveniently located along Lachine Canal, where you can enjoy the weather and relax after a nice day of outdoor activities with your favourite beer. The pub is open from May to September, from noon to 9PM

Important info

Address: 5080 St-Ambroise Street

Phone number: (514) 939-3060 ext.0

Website: http://mcauslan.com/en/terrace

Opening hours: Everyday from May to September, from noon to 9pm

Broue Pub Brouhaha | Microbrewery Profile

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Founded in June 2008, Broue Pub Brouhaha is located in the Rosemont borough and specializes in Belgian beers. The pub holds as many as 16 artisanal beers on tap, including seasonals, and privately imports over 60 other beers.

Even though beer is its specialty, Brouhaha has a reputation for its original meals. Brouhaha is more than a pub; it’s a venue for comedy shows every Monday and is home to the comics, Les Douteux. Brouhaha also plays all the Montreal Canadiens games on HD screens for the fans to watch while enjoying their favourite beer.

The pub holds popular events such as La foire de l’absurde and L’hivernale des brasseurs, and also showcases improvisation events. Brouhaha also offers introduction to beer courses and brewing training.

Important info

Address: 5860 Av. De Lorimier

Phone number: (514) 271-7571

Website: http://brouepubbrouhaha.com

Opening hours: Every day from 3pm to 3am

Brasseur de Montreal | Microbrewery Profile

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The new guy in the microbrewery scene in Montreal, Brasseur de Montreal (BdM) only opened in March 2008 and has already become one of the most prominent industrial microbreweries in the city.  It is located in the historic neighbourhood of Griffintown, on Ottawa St. just east of Guy, walking distance from the Bell Centre.

BdM offers seven beers year-long and brews a great number of seasonal beers to suit the ever-changing tastes of their costumers. You can enjoy one of their beers at their resto-bar just next door to the brewing facilities. If you are interested in the brewing process, you can also take a look at how a beer comes into being while you enjoy your meal. In the summer, you can also enjoy their spacious terrace.

They owners describe the beers they produce as beers with eyes, beers with personalities, and beers with a recipe respective to a certain country. They are looking to create a more accessible product than that of the majority of microbreweries, which is less bitter, lower on alcohol and carbohydrates. They say that they are wanting to make a product that differentiates from the commercial beers but which is not as hardcore as the regular microbreweries.

May you want to bring some of their beers home with you, there are over 300 grocery stores selling their beers, and you can also find them in specialty convenience stores, bars and restaurants in Montreal and around, as well as in Quebec City, the Laurentians and the Outaouais region.

Important info

Address: 1485 Ottawa St.

Phone number: (514) 788-4505

Websitehttp://www.brasseurdemontreal.ca/en/index.php

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, from 11:30am, lunch and supper

                              Saturday and Sunday, from 3pm

Brutopia | Microbrewery Profile

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Brutopia opened in 1997 in the heart of downtown Montreal, on Crescent just below Ste.Catherine street, with three bars spread across three floors. For the past 16 years, master brewers at Brutopia have sought to bring their costumers unique full-flavoured all-natural beers that would get you coming back for more.

The brew pub holds five original ales all year long, which are the I.P.A., the Honey Beer, the Nut Brown Ale, the Extra Blonde and the Raspberry Blonde. It completes the available selection with a wide range of seasonal beers that vary along with the brewer’s creativity.

To complement your drink, Brutopia serves a variety of dishes from different cultures, from tapas, to finger food to sandwiches. People can enjoy meals Monday through Saturday from 3PM until 11PM, and starting at noon on Fridays.

From early spring to late fall, or from as long as the weather allows it, the bar has three terraces open to its costumers. They can also enjoy Happy Hour specials on house beers and mixed drinks from opening time to 8pm every day, and all day on Monday.

Also, if you are looking for an intimate place to hold your next big event, Brutopia rents spaces and can also arrange a buffet and custom table d’hôte menus at your convenience.

Important info

Address: 1219 Crescent st.

Phone number: (514) 393-9277

Website: www.brutopia.net

Opening hours: Every day, 3pm-3am, Friday from noon