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Bières Dépôt au Vent du Nord

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Bières Dépôt au Vent du NordBières Dépôt au Vent du Nord

Type: Store

338 Rue Belvédère N
Sherbrooke, Quebec, J1H 4B1

(819) 569-9534 | map

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Added by Tim2000 on 01-09-2007

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Small corner store located in downtown Sherbrooke. Selection is quite impressive with every local breweries with a couple hundred of KMs for this place is represented. They were also a few hard to find beers that were on the shelves. Nice selection of glassware. Staff are very knowledgeable and always willing to help. Prices are fair considering the selection.

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Photo of Mirkan79
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of johnnnniee
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Last stop on my way out of Canada yesterday, I had a bit of Canadian currency that I didn’t want to bring home with me so what better way than converting it to beer? Small shop in the middle of town I guess, my GPS got me here. Parking is sparse, but I found a spot around the corner. Selection well, I have only gas stations to compare it to, but there were at least 300 labels I’d never seen before. I looked around for a few minutes and when the guy was finished helping the woman shopper he came over to help me. My French and his English weren’t a good match so he called over the guy who was putting a beer delivery away to assist. They went on to tell me that they carry only Quebec beers although I did see a couple of imports. They helped me spend the last of my money and assisted with packaging so these would arrive safely via motorcycle. Pricing seemed on par with what I would expect to pay in the States which seemed odd since everything else on this trip seemed expensive. I’ll go back in a heartbeat next time I’m in the area.

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Photo of jorondo
4.85/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

This place is perfect; the only one in its style in the whole eastern township. They do tasting every two sundays with food pairings from local food places and good bread from a local. Always intertaining and great atmosphere.

The choice is huge, they have all bottled beers in quebec except a few rare ones which are hard to get for everyone (e.g. trou du diable). The employees know their stuff in general. However there could be more food, although the good food places are nearby. A must for beer lovers!

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Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -8%

The place to go for beer in Sherbrooke if not the whole Eastern Townships. This is a beer (and wine) place with a small amount fo space devoted to groceries, just to be eligible. The owner is knowledgeable about his inventory, though not a beer geek with no recommendations. Large number of coolers for beer, ten. They are well organized by brewer. Entire lineups together were helpful. Breaking up a Charlevoix gift pack for me to get at a one-off was appreciated. Good selection of glassware. Growlers from Lion D'or in Lennoxville was a nice touch. Not the best selection in Quebec, but still pretty good outside of Montreal for what I have seen.

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Photo of papat444
4/5  rDev -8%

Came here last Saturday afternoon on a quick trip from Magog.

The store is quite small and a little untidy but the beers are nicely identified. They are spread in different areas of the store. They had a good selection of breweries though they only had a handful of beers from each with the exception being Dieu du Ciel, Maitre Brasseur and Brasseur & Freres. I don't think i saw any 3 Mousquetaires and Boque Biere (which is weird as they're only 5 minutes away) but they had Charlevoix, Brasseurs Illimitees (only the Vin d'orge), Voie Maltee and others. Saw some growlers from Lion d'Or and a beer from Brasseurs & Freres, both of which i've never seen. They have mix-six speacials also.

This is probably your only option in the area for craft beer and i think it's a good one. Worth stopping when you're in town.

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Photo of Tim2000
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%

Le Vent du Nord is a small dépanneur on the corner of Belvedere and Portland, just outside of Sherbrooke's downtown area, towards the northern part of the city.

From what the owner tells me, Québec law forces convenience stores to limit their alcoholic beverage inventory to no more than 50% of their total stock, and Le Vent du Nord must push this to the limit. Their selection of local beers is the best that I've seen so far. If it's brewed in Québec, they either have it or are waiting for it to be delivered. They have a lot of limited edition beers as well as a couple of interesting imports.

The staff is friendly and are happy to give you their opinion on what's good, and even crack open a bottle now and then for a tasting.

The only problem with this place is that the prices are a bit steep, with regular singles going from $2.50 to $3.00 and 500 mL bottles for around $5.00. A mixed 6-pack will set you back 15$ (with taxes) and some of them, like Bièreopholie's Imperial Stout, can cost up to 18$ a 6-pack.

Nonetheless, I'm sure it's the best place to buy beer in the Eastern Townships , and if you're coming to Québec from the East Coast of the U.S., it's only 45 minutes from the border and definitely worth the detour.

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Bières Dépôt au Vent du Nord in Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
Place rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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