A grand opening! Over 1,000 people contributed to the great success of the first edition of Marché des brasseurs on July 26. The event, held at the Hendrick Farm in the heart of Chelsea, was full of smiles, activities for children, delicious appetizers and great artisanal beer.
The Brewery Market, which organizes events in Ottawa and Toronto since 2011, has just arrived to Quebec under the name Marché des brasseurs. Its mission is to promote artisanal food and beer in a unique way, with a warm and inviting environment, intended for visitors of all ages.
That mission was more than achieved. Attendees were able to enjoy beer from some of the most renowned artisanal breweries in Quebec, such as Trou du Diable, from Shawinigan, Brasserie Dunham, from Dunham, Microbrasserie Le Castor, from Rigaud, Les Brasseurs du Temps, from Gatineau, and Benelux, from Montreal. The guests were spoiled with savoury hors-d’oeuvres prepared by la Maison du Village from Wakefield, Les Fougères and L’Orée du Bois in Chelsea and for the ones with a sweet tooth, pies and homemade ice creams were prepared by Patisserie La Toque from Wakefield.
“When we were wrapping up, several people didn’t want to go and many said wouldn’t it be great if we could do this every weekend, stating that Hendrick Farm was an ideal location for relaxing and enjoying the setting as much as the food and beer!”said Patrice Hall, event organizer. With such a high level of interest, it is possible that this first edition ends up becoming an annual event. “We’re very hopeful that we’ll be back next year. Perhaps even for more than one event.”
We need quality water in order to brew quality beer! The profits from the inaugural Marché des brasseurs in Chelsea will go to Ottawa Riverkeeper.
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Stay tuned for the upcoming beer festivals and brewers markets in the region!
Written by: Chloe Montreuil-Spencer, Translated by: Laura Bertolin< Previous post Next post >