One of the best things about traveling as a beer lover is delving into whatever might be available where your plane touches down. With the U.S. reaching a total of 4,144 licensed breweries as of December 2015, it’s almost a given that where ever you end up, you’ll be able to find something new and noteworthy from a brewery you hadn’t even heard of five minutes before walking into a bar. What has become exciting personally is seeing first-hand the way Canada has begun to shape their craft beer scene in a similar fashion. Each trip to the great white North brings something new and noteworthy.
Every other month or so for the last two+ years, I fly to Montreal in Quebec, Canada’s biggest producer of beer and while beer in Canada may make you think of brands like LaBatts and Molson or the popular “gateway” beer La Fin du Monde from Unibroue, it’s the several smaller craft breweries that are beginning to take their share of the market. According to Beer Canada, the country currently has roughly 550 licensed breweries, a small percentage in comparison to the States, but has begun a mirrored effort to make craft beer as prevalent as it is in the U.S. … Read More