- 5080 St-Ambroise
- (514) 939-3060
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McAuslan Brewing began operations in January of 1989. Located at 4850 St-Ambroise Street in Montreal's St-Henri district, it has established itself as Quebec's foremost micro-brewery.
The brewery launched its first beer in February 1989. St-Ambroise Pale Ale was an immediate success. Its distinctive hoppy-ness and clear reddish hue set it apart and gained it an instant following. Shortly after, McAuslan Brewing became the first micro-brewery to offer its product in bottles.
Since that time, McAuslan Brewing has steadily expanded both its brewing capacity and its place in the market. In the ten years since launching St-Ambroise, the brewery has introduced four new beers: St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout in December of 1991; the Griffon brands, Griffon Extra Pale Ale and Griffon Brown Ale in April of 92; and Frontenac - first test-marketed in the Quebec-City area in November 1995 and then launched province-wide in April 1996.
In June 1997, the brewery launched a family of seasonal beers. The four beers are brewed exclusively in season and include: Apricot Wheat Ale, brewed in the spring; Raspberry Ale, available during the summer months; Spiced Pumpkin Ale for the fall; and Strong Ale, for the winter.
In 1998, McAuslan, in conjunction with Verger du Minot, began distributing cider on draft. Mystique Cider in bottles was launched the same year.
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