The northern territory is honored in the beers prepared so far. We travel right in the forest thanks to the fireweed and immortelle flower lager, the Labrador tea and American green alder red, the sweet gale NEIPA and the traditional wheat white.
Each sip bears witness to the meticulous and passionate work behind each step of the production process.
The FaunENord organization is responsible for the harvesting of the products. The harvest is done with care and respect for the renewal of the forest's resources.
The two brewmasters, Pascal and Francis, have been brewing in an artisanal way for 9 and 5 years. After having received great advice from the brewers of Le Prospecteur, in Val-d'Or, they were ready to conceive beers with Chibougamau's colors.
"From the start, it was obvious to us that we wanted to work with products from the boreal forest." - Pascal
They did a lot of tests to taste different non-timber forest products, making cold teas, mixing them with existing beers. This is how they came to create the ideal beers for Maître Renard. We guess that each beer is the result of the pleasure of imagining and experimenting with different combinations.
And as the possibilities are endless with non-timber forest products, Pascal, Francis, and the picker Vincent already have many other ideas to offer daring and delicious beers.
One thing is certain, this first microbrewery in Eeyou Istchee Baie-James does not disappoint. It is also an excellent way to discover the behind-the-scenes of beer brewing!
For the four epicureans, it is not enough to live their passions: they must share them! That is why they offer dynamic tours of the brewing room. We discover all the secrets (or almost!) behind the beers inspired by the territory and for the people here.