2. Le Saint-Pub – Baie-St-Paul, Quebec
Not far from popular ski hill Le Massif, Le Saint-Pub has been a fixture in the Charlevoix region since its opening in 1998 alongside affiliated brewery Microbrasserie Charlevoix, which now handles increased demand – its bottles are sold across the province, in western Canada and even into the US – at an offsite location, though the original brewing room is still in use: on our visit, it was hosting several whisky kegs for experiments in barrel aging. Order a “palette” – a set of tasting glasses – to try what they’ve got on tap, and enjoy alongside a menu packed with dishes making excellent use of local food products and, naturally, beer.
(Photo: Courtesy of Le Saint-Pub)