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Quebec City

Postby al » Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:24 am

Hi all

I'm of on vacation for just over a week, leaving on July 30/05. We are going to do some camping first and then spend two nights in Quebec City.
So we are looking for suggestions as to where to go for beer, food and if any has any must sees... in Quebec City, that would be Great. Thank you very much.
We may also stop of in Monteal for a night.

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Postby PierreBiere » Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:16 am

Check out Josh Oakes' Quebec beer roadtrip article on ratebeer, "THE BLOND, BLANCHE, ROUSSE ET NOIR TOUR":
http://www.ratebeer.com/Beer-News/Article-515.htm
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Postby Cass » Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:49 am

This is a couple of years old but I think still applicable:

http://www.bartowel.com/reports/quebec.phtml
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Postby lister » Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:08 pm

If you stop in Montreal I don't recommend going to Brutopia. Very watery thin beer. I really enjoyed Le Chavel Blanc though. Nice cool atmosphere and good beer.
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Postby Josh Oakes » Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:35 pm

PierreBiere wrote:Check out Josh Oakes' Quebec beer roadtrip article on ratebeer, "THE BLOND, BLANCHE, ROUSSE ET NOIR TOUR":
http://www.ratebeer.com/Beer-News/Article-515.htm



Plus, I went there a couple of years ago as well on my way out to Halifax:

http://www.ratebeer.com/Story.asp?StoryID=228
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Postby Belgian » Fri Jul 22, 2005 2:40 pm

lister wrote:Le Chavel Blanc


sp. Cheval Blanc (= White Horse.)

Quebec City has few disappointments, but be sure to also look around the lower town for restaurants, etc. Try the Tarte Lapin (rabbit pie) and Caribou Stew (seasoned with maple.)

Creperie Cote Breton has nice fast crepes for any time of day, I usually go there 3 or 4 times in a visit!

I forget the name of a great café hidden on a twisty little street off the main drag (going east.) You will find your own discoveries I'm sure. This is a very European little city.
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Postby lister » Fri Jul 22, 2005 2:52 pm

Belgian wrote:sp. Cheval Blanc (= White Horse.)


Yeah I know. Keyboard finger screwup.
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Postby Belgian » Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:09 pm

I thin a "Charvel" is an electric guitar from San Dimas CA, not a Mtl. brewpub!
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Postby al » Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:57 am

Thanks for the suggestions. We head out tomorrow morning.
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Postby Cass » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:45 am

Digging up an old one.

Heading out to Quebec City for both of the next two weekends (business & personal).

Any new places to check out? Heard about Corsaire on the other side of the water which sounds like a good place.
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Postby The_Jester » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:56 am

lister wrote:If you stop in Montreal I don't recommend going to Brutopia. Very watery thin beer. I really enjoyed Le Chavel Blanc though. Nice cool atmosphere and good beer.


Benelux on Sherbrooke is outstanding, and very close to 24,385 hotels.
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Postby Brews Phillips » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:18 pm

There was an article about pubs on Saint Jean Street in Bieres et Plaisirs, Oct 2009. In French, but you'll get the gist:

http://journal.bieresetplaisirs.com/arc ... _10-09.pdf

I went to Quebec City a few months ago and tried several of the pubs in the article. I really liked Bateau de Nuit. It's a dark and dingy, but the owner is super friendly and was willing to talk to me about Quebec beers en francias. He has a few books on QC micros at the bar in case you need a conversation starter. Some hard-to-find QC beers on tap. There's a separate article on this place on page 2. Based on my single visit there, BdN seems to pick up after 10pm or whenever the local punk band shows up to play.

Lots of tatoos and probably a near-complete line-up of Unibroue at Ninkasi. Busy if there is a game on.

Sacrilege didn't have a whole lot on tap, but you'll feel like one of the locals if your able to get a seat and sip your Cheval Blanc in the tiled, back-patio-like area.

A trip to the Corsaire is always a good idea, but it is probably best in the evening so you can see the lights of the city from across the river. And if you miss the ferry, you can always go back for another pint.

La Barbarie is downtown in the Lowertown area on St. Roch. Since they don't have food, you might consider duck confit pizza at Mo's Urban Tavern around the corner on Saint Joseph for dinner. (There are some amazing bakeries on St. Joseph if you in the area during the day.)

If you have wheels, the brewpub on L'Ile d'Orleans is about 30 minutes away. It has a very nice view of the river, and you can see the Montmorency Falls on the way there. Don't pay for the cable car. Just drive to the top.

Also for people with cars, Depanneur de la Rive is a must if you're looking to fill up your trunk and break some laws regarding interprovincial transport of alcohol. It's a dep that sells QC micros and basically nothing else. Floor to ceiling beer.
http://www.depdelarive.com/main.php?action=Default

If you don't have a car, there are a couple of stores along St. Jean with good selections. Also, try the market in the Old Port. See ads in the PDF.

Not so impressive: L'Inox. Nothing wrong with the look and feel of the place, but their beer tasted like my first homebrew.

On a non-beer-related note, Paillard on St. Jean is a fun place for breakfast or lunch.
http://www.paillard.ca/
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Postby icemachine » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:40 pm

Brews Phillips wrote:Also for people with cars, Depanneur de la Rive is a must if you're looking to fill up your trunk and break some laws regarding interprovincial transport of alcohol. It's a dep that sells QC micros and basically nothing else. Floor to ceiling beer.
http://www.depdelarive.com/main.php?action=Default



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Postby Sanchex » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:22 pm

I was in QC just over a year ago and if you are looking for bottles you need to go to Dépanneur La Duchesse D'Aiguillon. From what I remember the owners bought the place a few months prior and one of them knew/was related to someone at Hopfenstark. Needless to say, I stocked up. Definitely better than JA Moison for beer. Although, it's a little worrisome that there website is no longer up. Also, +1 on Depanneur de la Rive.
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Postby Cass » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:01 am

Thanks for the tips, especially the writeup Brews. It's looking pretty cold (-8 to -15) but I'll keep myself warm with many Quebecoise beers.

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