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Don't miss downtown Montreal's best free beer tastings

Discover Brasserie Harricana, the microbrewery of the month at Time Out Market Montreal!

Laura Osborne
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Laura Osborne
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The Beer Bar at Time Out Market Montreal is featuring another one of our favorite local microbreweries in September: Brasserie Harricana.

What makes Brasserie Harricana so special?

Brasserie Harricana introduced high-quality microbrewery beer to the Mile-Ex neighborhood of Montreal in December 2014. Their success prompted the company to change direction in 2017, transitioning from a craft brewery to an industrial license.

The summer of 2017 marked the beginning of their beer distribution. Located in a beautiful spot on the border of Little Italy and Mile-Ex, Brasserie Harricana was designed as a cozy neighborhood microbrewery, where they brew epic house beers—earning them a spot on our list of the best bars in Montreal.

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Photograph: Brasserie Harricana / @bharricana / Facebook

The beer recipes are developed under the supervision of the Director of Brewing Operations and Partner, Francis Richer. His diligence ensures the creation of authentic beers that are true to each chosen style. The beers are brewed using a traditional method that maximizes the quality of ingredients, following strict protocols that ensure consistent freshness.

We're talking about classic, traditional, and historical style beers; beers enhanced with special ingredients or techniques outside a typical style; barrel-aged beers, as well as hybrid fermentation or experimental beers.

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Photograph: Courtesy Brasserie Harricana

Brasserie Harricana also has strong ties to the world of sports. Founder and CEO, Marie-Pier Veilleux, had a high-level basketball career, while her father, co-founder of the original Brasserie Harricana, had a career as a professional hockey player.

The numbers on the labels have been designed as a nod to jerseys. Each beer has its number chosen
by the person who inspired the beer.

Brasserie Harricana
Photograph: Brasserie Harricana

When are the free tastings at Time Out Market Montreal?

Don't miss the official tasting day on Wednesday, September 6th, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Beer Bar at Time Out Market Montreal (one of the 7 bars at Time Out Market Montreal). You'll have the opportunity to meet the brand ambassador during happy hour and learn from their expertise while enjoying snacks from some of the city's best chefs and restaurants, and sipping on the latest brew from Brasserie Harricana.

What beers will be available at the market?

7 | Hefeweizen

German-inspired wheat ale with notes of cereal, bananas, pears, cloves and pepper, as well as a very moderate bitterness. It pairs well with bitter cheeses, goat cheese, seafood, sausage, and cold cuts.

Brasserie Harricana
Photograph: Brasserie Harricana

1984 | Gose Lime Poivre Long

Multigrain gose with fresh lime and long pepper aromas, a biting body, and a salty finish. It pairs well with goat cheeses, burrata, lobster, shrimp, seared scallops, nachos.

Brasserie Harricana
Photograph: Brasserie Harricana

6800 | Funky Pale Ale

Pale ale fermented for several months in a foeder with a Belgian-Scandinavian hybrid yeast developed by an Ontario laboratory and with wild Brettanomyces yeasts. Expect complex fruity aromas with funky, woody, and herbal notes. It pairs well with creamy cheeses, salads, ceviche, spicy dishes from India and Asia.

Brasserie Harricana
Photograph: Brasserie Harricana

Each month, a local microbrewery is invited to offer a selection of their best products at the Beer Bar at Time Out Market Montreal. For more information about Brasserie Harricana, click here.

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