The 22nd edition of Montreal’s Mondial de la Bière, America’s most important international beer festival, will take place from June 10 to 14, 2015 at Palais des Congrès de Montréal and on its terrace, l’Esplanade.

More than 150,000 festival goers are expected for this unique event which features beers from near and far.

The festival is happy to offer visitors a complete epicurean experience: tasting, discovering and entertainment! It boasts a friendly and festive ambiance and it is the perfect spot to satisfy both the curious minds but also any beer lover, both newcomer and epicurian, up to the finest connoisseur.

The Mondial de la Bière in numbers:
• 523 products available (beers, meads, ciders and others) including 475 beers
• More than 85 breweries, including 40 microbreweries from Quebec
• 226 new beers –never presented at the Mondial de la bière!
• More than 150,000 visitors expected!
• 16 food pavilions (kiosks and trucks)
• A 5 day-festival when Montreal becomes Beer Central!

NEW!–Brewing Week  (June 8-14)

The Mondial de la bière now offers (at last!) a brewing week called All Beer Montréal! which includes a variety of activities related to beer and fine food.

Sorties Flaveurs (June 8 – 14)
Initiated in 2013, in celebration of the Mondial de la bière 20th anniversary, Sorties Flaveurs mission is to reunite beer and fine cuisine and to present beer as a noble product from our terroir that has its place on our tables. For this third edition, the Mondial once more dares the most audacious chefs of Montreal’s restaurants to create original dishes cooked with beer and put them on their menu during the brewing week.

Participating restaurants:
Au Petit Extra / Beaver Hall / Bier Markt / Brasserie T! / Europea/ Brasserie Harricana / Industria Brasserie italienne / L’Académie (Crescent) / L’Alexia / L’Atelier / L’Assommoir Notre-Dame / La Coupole / La Prunelle / Le Saint-Bock / Les Incorruptibles / Toqué! / Uber Cafbar / Vargas / Vices&Versa/ L’Osco Brasserie Restaurant.

«Flaveurs Bières et Caprices» Cocktail Evening (Thursday, June 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.)
The gastronomical evening Flaveurs Bières et Caprices is a perfect opportunity to taste gourmet finger food prepared with beer —food and beer pairings created by experts. The event, whose goal is to provide a unique tasting experience to participants, is organized in collaboration with l’InterContinental de Montréal and chef Matthieu Saunier.

Beer and Cheese Pairing
Beer and cheese pairing presentationsand new beer discoveries on site at the festival (Viger Hall), in collaboration with les Producteurs de lait du Québec.

• Brewery Visits
Guided tours of breweries to help understand the process of beer making. Participating breweries: Les 3 Brasseurs (Crescent, St-Paul), la Brasserie Harricana and Beaus’ All Natural Brewing.

Furthermore, on June 12, 13 and 14, Local Montreal Tours be offering extra visits to satisfy Beertrotters eager to  discover some of Montreal’s artisanal breweries (3 hrs/ 3 brewpubs of Quartier des spectacles / 6 beer tastings and 4 beer and food pairing). For more information:

* New schedule: Wednesday, from 3:30p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:30a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Site: Palais des Congrès (exterior terrace on the Esplanade)
201, rue Viger Ouest, Montréal, QC H2Z 1H2
Transportation: Place-d’Armesmetro station
Admission: Free
Tasting: $1.00 per tasting coupon
Cost: 2 coupons and up per tasting
Quantity: 2 ounces per tasting

About the Festival:
The Mondial de la bière was founded in Montreal in 1994 by a trio of beer lovers, including Jeannine Marois, the event’s president since 2002. A unique and friendly tasting event, it is considered a doorway to the brewing industry in Quebec and around the world. In addition to its professional side, enriched by the Mbeer conference, the Mbeer school of bierology and the Greg Noonan Mbeer Contest, the festival offers visitors an education about beer.

Over the years, it has become the most important international beer festival in America and its reputation extends worldwide. Following this success, there are now two other events on the international scene: the Mondial de la Bière – Amérique du Sud, with a third edition November 19 to 22, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and the Mondial de la Biére – Europe, whose sixth edition will take place in Mulhouse (France) February 19to 21, 2016.

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