QUÉBEC CITY, QC – A new brewery with aims to be an “original, somewhat eccentric, unconventional and daring craft brewery, but with industrial production” has opened in the Charlesbourg borough of Québec City.
Brasserie Maltco has been founded by Alain Rochette, Patrick Lessard, Eric Asselin, and David Veilleux, a group which also owns gastropub Les Maltcommodes in nearby Beaufort. As reported by Bières et Plaisirs, Maltcommodes previously had its house brands brewed elsewhere under contract until the partners decided to establish their own brewery to have better control over production.
The 20,000-square-foot, $3.5 million facility began production last month, and has launched with four core brands – La Tannante Weizen (4.7% abv), La Sacripante Steam Lager (4.4% abv) , La Fraîchier Winooski NEIPA (6.1% abv), and L’Achalante Irish Red Ale (4.4% abv) – that are available on tap at Maltcommodes, and in 473 ml cans at the Maltco brewery retail store and beer retailers throughout the province. Additional brands are expected to be released in coming weeks.
Future plans for the Maltco facility include the addition of a tasting room with capacity for up to 125 visitors, and an interactive museum focused on the history of beer and brewing in Québec.