Fun beer store with a great selection of beers from the Quebec province. Most of the beer is stored in coolers which is always a plus. I had great recommendations from Francis and grabbed a Dunham Le Cerbère to go. I could of easily bought more but my backpack can’t fit any more beer! A nice visit along with Le Projet and Bateau de Nuit further along rue Saint-Jean.
I have not visited all the top places in town, but that’s the address I go to if looking for a large selection at reasonable prices in the area. As good a selection as most good stores in the province and the couple of times I visited, the staff seemed educated and very interested and interesting. While it’s on a small street requiring a steep climb, its location remains very close to the action.
I was in town for only a couple of days and was more focused on visiting beer bars that buying beer to drink in my hotel room...however...after visiting Bateau de Nuit...they told me the store was a must visit. They were right! It’s a great place down a side street...small but with no wasted space. As soon as I entered Matthew asked if he could help me (obviously recognizing an American somewhat lost in a French craftbeer store...LOL!). When I explained I was a hop fan in town for a short time and wanted to know what the Province of Quebec had to offer...he knew just want to recommend. I walked out of the store with a bottle of Houblonniere (hoppy blonde ale), and a Brasserie Dun Ham. The first was amazing...the second...pretty darn good. Thank you Matthew and La Duchesse d’Aiguillon! I highly recommend a visit to this store when visiting Quebec City.
Been here a few times. A typical depanneur with an excellent beer selection. Friendly staff will help you make your choices. And the location is such that you will have to exercise (those are steep hills!). They laso have some products for tasting the time I went. A must in Qc City.
Well located, walking distance from the heart of the touristy Quebec. Ugly but fun little store. Small over-crowded messy display. Probably the best selection in town but the small space and (probably) small backstore means that they only have new beers or beers that do no sell. When I was there they didn’t have many of the products that were available in the good beer stores of Montreal and Trois-Rivières. Staff is really passionate about the beers, a bit too much, every beer was great. They get some mostly-so-so exclusive beers brewed for their store. A nice store but Quebec City lacks a clear winner as far as beer store are concerned.
Visited February 6, 2014 in the evening, just before going to Bateau de Nuit. Small convenience store between the bar Bateau de Nuit and Old Quebec, in a neighborhood with a lot of convenience stores with a good beer selection, but this one is solid. It looks small but go to the counter, turn right and here are the beers. It doesn’t look like a big solection, but it is, all compact. Friendly staff, they seemed knowledgeable.
While it has been the best beer store in Quebec city for a long time, it’s not even a shell of its former self. Selection is ok, but often they either don’t have the new releases (including special DBSQ releases because they aren’t member of that association) or they have them a while after l’Axe du Malt. Service can be ok to subpar depending who is working but since the former manager left it’s not nearly as good. Prices are still ok. But with l’Axe du Malt a few hundreds meters away, the choice is easy.
Small beer store with a pretty good selection Had a night - shop feel with some food, 4 coolers of beer. IPAs were stored cold and warm which is fine I guess. Friendly staff. even spoke english which was nice!