YAKIMA IPA
alc: 6.5%

This beer is a celebration of the mighty West Coast hop, grown east of the Cascade mountains. Multiple varieties are used in this ale, at several different points in the brewing process. With emphasis on late hop & dry hop additions, we serve up juicy citrus flavours & aromas on a bed of pale malt.

INDIA SESSION ALE
alc: 4.3%

The India Pale Ale is without a doubt the most popular craft beer style in the world. But sometimes we want all those hops, without so much alcohol. Sometimes the night is young, the conversation is great, and we want to have more than just one. The India Session Ale was born out of this unsatisfied thirst. This is our interpretation of the fledgling style – an unbridled level of hop-thusiasm, in a package that lets you get on with your day, or night.

PILSNER
alc: 4.8%

Brewed with pilsner malt and a traditional lager yeast, this beer is hopped with Czech varieties Saaz and Premiant.  Designed to be an everyday beer, the objective was to create a thirst-quenching lager with a nice balance between the malt, yeast and noble hop profile.

NEW ENGLAND IPA
alc: 6.3%

Brewed with enormous quantities of organic El Dorado, Mosaic and Citra hops, this juicy IPA showcases the tropical fruit aromas of these hops, paired with extreme drinkability and a soft bitterness & finish.

HAIKU
alc: 5.5%

Haiku is a type of traditional short-form poetry that uses three phrases and adheres to a strict structure.  It embodies the idea of doing more with less.  And this is the philosophy behind this hazy Pale Ale.  Less alcohol, less malt, but no less of a hop-saturated experience.  And it uses three hops:  Idaho 7, Citra and El Dorado.

SOLEIL DE SINALOA
alc: 4%

Soleil de Sinaloa is our version of a Mexican-style lager. Brewed with organic malted corn and pilsner from our friends at Malterie Caux-Laflamme, this is probably the most pintable beer we have ever brewed – and it’s certified ORGANIC as well!

LA ROUSSE
alc: 4.8%

Brewed with organic pale & munich malts, we’ve added a touch of crystal malt and wheat to bring out the toasted bread & nutty accents that red ales are known for. This is not big, sweet caramel here – our low-temperature lager fermentation produces a clean yeast profile, with a thirst-quenching, semi-dry finish.

DOUBLE YAKIMA
alc: 8%

Brewed with 100% organic ingredients, this beer is a celebration of Pacific Northwest hops – namely Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe and Centennial.

AUSSIELAND
alc: 6.3%

A New England IPA hopped with enormous amounts of Ella, Vic Secret, and Galaxy hops from Australia, showcasing their unique fruity characteristics.

MÉTAMORPHE
alc: 8%

A double New England IPA brewed with Mosaic, Citra, and El Dorado hops.

WEST COAST LAGER
alc: 6%

Brewed with pilsner malt and a traditional lager yeast, this beer is hopped with varieties from the Pacific North-West in the United States.

CITRA WEISSE
alc: 5%

The German ale yeast in this beer produces aromas of banana, clove and bubble gum. Added to this are low residual sugars and a dry-hopping regime that produce a very sessionable summer ale. Goes perfectly with very hot days, friends and your favorite terrace.

OATMEAL STOUT
alc: 5%

Medium bodied & malty, this stout will win you over. Your senses will be seduced by its dark chocolate aroma and coffee flavour. Its silky smooth texture is courtesy of the flaked oats. This beer goes great with your favourite comfort food.

ECLIPSE – BLACK IPA
alc: 6.8%

We find it very hard to not dry­hop every beer that leaves the brewery. IPA, ISA, Saison, Barleywine, Berliner Weisse, Hefeweizen, Pale Ale, Farmhouse – we dry­hop them all! Dark beer styles tend to be dry hopped less often – but not this one. The Black IPA is a hybrid – a strong, dark and subtly roasty beer, that’s hopped like a Double IPA. A beer with both alcohol warmth and cold weather appeal, as well as juicy, thirst quenching hoppiness. Kind of a perfect fit for a Quebec autumn don’t you think…?

Our Story

Love at first sip

Most people remember when they had their first craft or micro-brewed beer. The experience is often a small epiphany, accompanied by comments like: “What? – beer can taste like this!?”. Our conversion to the church-of-good-beer happened in Scotland, in the tiny hamlet of Glenisla. We (the two founders of the brewery) were living in Scotland while serving our timber frame carpentry apprenticeships, and every Thursday we’d go to the local pub for a pint with our co-workers. The beer was served at cellar temperature with a hand pump, or “beer engine”, and was almost flat. And it was AMAZING. It was malty, with fruity aromas and flavours, and it usually clocked in at a whopping 3.5 to 4 % alcohol. We had just been introduced to cask conditioned ale, also known as real ale in the UK.

Guys + stainless steel = happy

Inspired by the beer, we went to visit the relatively new brewery (along with several distilleries in the area), and were blown away. Our noses were assaulted with the thick sweet aroma of malted barley steeping in hot water, and the huge shiny stainless steel tanks mesmerized us. Wouldn’t it be cool to start a brewery someday…

Brewing on the backburner

Well, many years went by as we came back to Canada and started our timber frame construction business, and the brewery idea fell to the back-burner. Things were going well with the construction, but then, during the 2008 worldwide recession, our business had a very difficult downturn, as clients got nervous and either cancelled or delayed their building projects.

If you can’t build, might as well brew, right?

With nothing to build for several months, we finally had time to try our luck at home-brewing. We cobbled together a few pots, and began brewing beers based on the styles we enjoyed in the UK. The results were delicious. As we began sharing our beer with friends and family, the idea of someday opening a brewery was re-kindled. Four years, and a lot of hard work later, we finally opened our doors to the public on June 23rd, 2012. Fast forward to today, and we now have a diverse group of talented people working with us to brew, sell and distribute our beer across the province of Quebec. We hope Le Castor’s beers will excite your taste buds & inspire you to begin your own craft beer journey of discovery. Cheers!

Media

La Presse : L’excellence signée Le Castor

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Montreal Gazette, In a small warehouse in Rigaud, it has become all about the beer.

La Presse: La Citra Weisse, un pur délice!

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LE CASTOR BREWING COMPANY
Email: info@microlecastor.ca
Tel: 450-451-2337
67 CHEMIN DES VINAIGRIERS, RIGAUD, QC, CANADA

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