Monday 26 August 2013

Specialty Beer Shops: Le Marché des Saveurs du Québec

Our next destination in the Specialty Beer Shops tour is Le Marché des Saveurs du Québec, situated within the Jean-Talon market only a few steps away from La Grange du Marché. As the name suggests, their focus is on all things Quebec and artisanal. They offer various products from oils, ice creams, cheeses, jams, honeys, to cream liquors, wines, and beers. There craft beer selection is in no way vast, but it is carefully selected, and they have the added benefit of having opened their doors in 2000. Thirteen years of customer loyalty and distributor loyalty, as Microbrasserie de l'Île d’Orléans' products are only available at this location within the Jean-Talon market, gives them an edge.

The refrigerated counter holding the beer is about 10 feet in length, not very large, but you will find representations from many of the major microbreweries in Quebec. Their greatest advantage in the specialty beer store world is that they are not exclusively dealing in beer. They have an excellent selection of cheeses and many other Quebec products that would pair well with a night of beer tasting. We left the store with a nice bottle of Françoise Lelièvre from Microbrasserie de l'Île d’Orléans.

Thanks for reading our post! And, don't forget to check out Le Marché des Saveurs du Québec the next time you are in the Jean-Talon market, or vice versa.


- Jean

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