Road trip in Bas-Saint-Laurent – Part Two
Last time we stopped at Aux Fous Brassants in Rivière-du-Loup. Here’s the continuation of my article ”Road trip in the Bas-Saint-Laurent”. Forget hiking, famous sunsets or camping… here we’ll talk about food, beer and spirits!
Le Caveau – Trois-Pistoles
It was in 2017, a stone’s throw from the heart of the village of Trois-Pistoles, that Le Caveau microbrewery was born. Their beers are brewed from local ingredients, most of which made it less than an hour’s drive to the brewery. You’ll also find a bistronomic menu featuring local products, a terrace and a beautiful stage for artists of all kinds. I recommend the white raspberry.
21 rue Pelletier, Trois-Pistoles
Also in Trois-Pistoles: Go to Cantine D’Amour for nothing less than my FAVORITE POUTINE. Yes, yes, no kidding. Open since 1954, at 66 rue Notre-Dame Est, what first attracted me was the configuration of their dining room, but that was before I tasted their delicious poutine. A must-try!
Distillerie du St. Laurent – Rimouski
Distillerie du St. Laurent is proud to welcome you to their brand-new distillery since summer 2022. It’s located on the Pointe-au-Père site, home to the Empress of Ireland Museum, the Onondaga submarine and a 112-year-old lighthouse.
Among the pioneers of ”grain-to-bottle” micro-distillation in Quebec and obstinate in using raw materials from their region, the distillery has been offering us creative products since 2015. For example, their Gin St. Laurent seaweed-infused gin, their Whisky distilled with local grain and their maple syrup-based Acerum.
As for their new location, I really hope to be able to visit soon, as the view of the river and the Îles du Bic is simply breathtaking! Here are the services offered on site:
- Café-Bar and covered terrace
- Spirits tasting
- Distillery tour
- Mixology workshop
135 Av. du Père Nouvel, Rimouski
Keep your eyes peeled, Distillerie du St. Laurent will be presenting us with brand-new exceptional products very soon, like today. Visit their instagram to find out more: @distilleriedustlaurent
Le Bien, le Malt – Rimouski
Le Bien, le Malt is a microbrewery reminiscent of English pubs: an intimate place where you can stop in for a pint, chat with the waiter or spend an evening with friends. Since 2008, they’ve been offering a menu of beers brewed on site, scotch/whisky, meads, cider and local gin. On the food side, they offer dishes to share or nibbles. I recommend the Noctambule, a creamy stout.
141, avenue Belzile, Rimouski
L’Octant – Rimouski
You can’t drink on site at L’Octant, but there’s still a boutique located in Rimouski’s industrial district since 2018. I recommend the classic Toucan, a fruity NEIPA.
124 B Rue des Ateliers, Rimouski
That’s it! That’s it for Bas-Saint-Laurent. Next time, it’ll be Gaspésie, in three parts! I hope I’ve helped you and made you very, very thirsty! Can’t make it this year? Don’t hesitate to ask your favourite retailer for the products mentioned here and in Part 1: Road trip in the Bas-Saint-Laurent – Part 1.