Canada Go to "shelf" beer in Quebec

Discussion in 'Canada' started by LarryAppleton, May 9, 2013.

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  1. LarryAppleton

    LarryAppleton Aspirant (270) Dec 1, 2012 Quebec (Canada)
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    Whats everyones go-to cheap "shelf" beer in Quebec? The 6$ 500ml bottles can really add up, and for me Fin du Monde/Maudite is too strong to drink on a regular basis. So what do you fellow Quebecois drink on a regular summer night?
  2. ricochet173

    ricochet173 Initiate (184) Jul 6, 2011 Quebec (Canada)
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    I'm a big fan of the Boreal Cuivree and IPA. It may be one of the best deals for the price (usually around 8.50/6-pack).
  3. papat444

    papat444 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2006 Quebec (Canada)
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    Same here, Boreale or St-Ambroise stout is a good deal also.
  4. ZorPrime

    ZorPrime Savant (989) May 17, 2008 Quebec (Canada)
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    For me, It's either a 6-pack of St-Ambroise IPA or a 6-pack of boreale IPA or any 4-pack cans from archibald.

  5. Surfscience

    Surfscience Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2011 Quebec (Canada)

    I'm drinking St-Ambroise IPA as well ($9.99/6). I like it better than the boreale but that may just be an aversion to boreale
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  6. ricochet173

    ricochet173 Initiate (184) Jul 6, 2011 Quebec (Canada)
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    I find the St. Ambroise IPA too piney for my taste. Boreal's has more of a tropical thing going on.
  7. Vicar_Rizvi

    Vicar_Rizvi Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2014 Quebec (Canada)

    The Boreale has a more fulsome hoppy flavour, with sufficient and not overbearing citrus notes. The St. Ambroise veers too close to being overbearing on the citrus for me. In response to the original question, I find enough deps in Montreal that carry some nice German, Dutch and Danish pilsners, as well as other varieties, for less than $3 a can. The SAQ obviously will carry even better deals on European can beers.
  8. iguenard

    iguenard Aspirant (236) Jan 30, 2006 Quebec (Canada)
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    My favorite shelf beers under 13$ a 6-pack... Dieu du Ciel Moralité (IPA), Dieu du Ciel Route des Épices (I'm a pepper lover), Jukebox American Pale Ale, Unibroue Fin du Monde, Unibroue Trois Pistoles, Unibroue Blanche de Chambly... probably forgetting tons.
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