Innovating with every sip
Flavours of the North—from our tank to your glass. Drink one to your health!
For more than 30 years, day after day, beer after beer, Boréale has been helping people unleash their wilder side. It’s been brewing natural beers since day-one and was the first brewery to introduce the Rousse to Quebec. Always innovating, Boréale takes major strides toward green packaging and practices. Want to learn more? Check out these history highlights!
Birth of the bear
Laura Urtnowski and Bernard Morin start brewing their own beers to finance their studies. The endeavour leads to the creation of Les Brasseurs du Nord.
Quebec's first true Rousse
Les Brasseurs du Nord demonstrates that Quebec, too, can be a leader in crafting exquisite amber flavours.
From draft to bottle
After garnering much popularity, Les Brasseurs du Nord begins bottling Boréale products and offering them on shelves.
The bear grows stronger
Boréale Forte is launched to quench the thirst of strong beer lovers. Today, it is known as Boréale Cuivrée.
The big move
On the heels of its success, Les Brasseurs du Nord moves from Saint-Jérôme to Blainville and increases production.
A breath of fresh air
A decade after stepping onto the scene, Boréale gets a new look and launches a new product: La Dorée.
A newcomer to the family
Boréale Blanche is launched!
Les Brasseurs du Nord goes green by installing a solar panel, reusing bottles, and repurposing heat from its vats.
Boréale gets a makeover with modern, visually striking packaging.
Long live the IPA!
Boréale launches its first India Pale Ale (IPA) for hop heads!
After brewing for more than 25 years, the founders of Boréale hand the reins over to Fonds de solidarité FTQ.
Boréale makes its concoctions available in cans for the first time.
A booming market
The microbrewery market is booming. Les Brasseurs du Nord takes the opportunity to launch la Collection Boréale, la Lager, la Scotch Ale, and la ISA.
Ready for the next episode
Boréale launches its Épisode series, which caters to creative and daring beer lovers.
New original recipes
Hop lovers welcome the new Boréale Artisan Series, which includes several innovative and seasonal recipes. The IPA du Nord-Est is also launched.
A green brewery
Our master brewer
Gabriel Dulong loves brewing. His passion for hops led him to become Boréale's brewmaster in 2014. It's his dream job!
The Boréale experience exists not only in our bottles but also at our microbrewery.
Relais Boréale is a relay race for your taste buds. Run the gamut of exciting flavours and unleash your wilder side.