One of the first pubs to serve its own beer was Le Cheval Blanc on Ontario Street in Montreal, founded in 1986.
Microbreweries started appearing all over Quebec in the late 1980s: Mc Auslan, Les Brasseurs du Nord, Brasseurs de l'Anse, Schoune and Seigneuriale.
It is written that the Governor of Montreal Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve offered "a land adjacent to the property of the brewery" to the newly wed.
In 1690, the Sieur de Longueuil built a brewery on his lands. From 1704 to 1744, the Charron brothers, founders of the Hôpital général de Montréal, added a brewery to their building. The first recorded commercial brewery was that founded by Intendant Jean Talon in 1671.
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.New France: In the 17th and 18th century, the colonists of Quebec made an alcoholic beverage which was characteristic of the region for a long period of time: spruce beer. According to historian Benjamin Sulte, the first colonists of Quebec were from the regions of France where beer and cider are more important produces than wine is.Although spruce beer today generally refers to a soft drink of the same name, it was in fact an actual beer in which spruce replaced hops. They would have brought the bouillon, an alcoholic beverage from Picardie and Haute-Normandie.German-type beers are also brewed, but the production is not very important compared to the others.The history of beer in Quebec goes all the way back to the early days of French colonization.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.Industrial production truly begins in the 19th century under British rule.A microbrewery industry appeared in the 1980s, with small productions to be found all over the province today.From Wikipedia: Quebec beer is the beer brewed in Quebec, Canada, often with ingredients from Quebec itself and generally following the recipes of the French, Belgian and British brewing traditions.Generally, the beers brewed in Quebec differ from those in the rest of North America because of the relative importance of the French and Belgian traditions alongside that of Great Britain.