La Massawippi, a 5% ale, brewed according to the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516 is no longer bottled, but can still be tried in a bar in North Hatley.In the mid 1980s, the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux started issuing new permits authorizing commercial establishments to brew their own beer and sell it on site.
30-40 spirits writers and bloggers were brought to a restaurant to taste the multiple offerings of 8 breweries. But I thought it was only right to add my notes for those looking for guidance and want to take my experiences for face value.
I was reminded very much so of a speed dating scenario. I am not a novice to beer, and I actually know more than the average man.
The poorer ones drink only water which is of excellent quality."The Relations des Jésuites for 1646 mention that brother Ambroise prepared beer for the inhabitants.
A marriage contract dated October 22, 1650 mentions the existence of a brewery in Montréal.
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So, on the first night of Taste Camp 2013 in Quebec, we went to a beer tasting in Montreal. I want to say that I am not a beer expert, and that my observations are not worth as much as a professional beer writer or amateur enthusiast.
However, its main beers had been available in Montreal since 1878 through a distribution agency. In 1995, Labatt was purchased by Belgian Interbrew (today In Bev). Renaissance: During the 1960s all the way to the early 1980s, there were but three breweries, Molson, Labatt and Carling-O'Keefe, together monopolizing the market.
In 1982, Brasserie Massawippi located in North Hatley produced the first craft beer meant for commercial distribution.
One of the most successful microbreweries, Unibroue, was founded in 1990.