DOLBEAU-MISTASSINI, QC – Quebec’s Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region is known for its long history of fur trapping and trading, so it’s fitting that the newest brewery in the area is paying homage to that history with its name and branding.
Microbrasserie Le Coureur des bois – which translates literally to “The Runner of The Woods”, and colloquially to “The Trapper” – is opening today in Dolbeau-Mistassini, a small city north of Lac-Saint-Jean. Operating as a brewpub, it will offer four year-round house brands, each named after local wildlife that corresponds to the colour of the beer: l’Ourse Noir (Black Bear), le Reynard Rousse (Red Fox), le Harfang Blanche (White Snowy Owl), and le Lynx Blonde (Yellow Lynx). Occasional seasonals are also planned, and beer from other Quebec craft breweries will be available as well.
The doors of Le Coureur des bois open this evening at 1551 Wallberg Boulevard in Dolbeau-Mistassini, although there’s a chance that the brewery’s own beers may not be available yet due to licensing delays. Should this be the case, co-owner and brewer Louis Simard says that the opening party will still go ahead, with other craft beer available to enjoy.