Montreal's biggest beer tasting festival returns from May 22 to 25

May 10 2019, 10:48 pm

Cold beer! Bière froide!

If you’re into the hops, suds, and buds, the Mondial de la Bière Festival Montreal might be right up your alley.

Established in 1994 by a trio of beer enthusiasts, the Mondial de la Bière returns to Montreal at the end of the month for its 26th anniversary.

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The festival is a celebration for beer lovers and connoisseurs, allowing participants to sample over 500 different types of brew from all over the world.

Participants are given a Mondial de la Bière stein upon entering and though admission is free, guests are urged to buy beer coupons in exchange for tasters. Each coupon costs $1 and beers costs between two to eight coupons per sample, depending on the size and variety of suds.

Beers are sampled in two to four-ounce glasses, so tread lightly (or darkly, if you’re into stouts).


The festival will host a bevy of beers from Quebec as well as Canada, the United States, Belgium and Brazil, totalling 526 different beers in all. Activities include beer making tutorials, proper pouring demonstrations, and expert discussions.

Since its inauguration, the Mondial de la Bière festival has extended its horizon into France and Brazil.

Check out the festival’s website for an extensive list of beers and exhibitors on tap at this year’s four-day beer bash.

We all probably consider ourselves beer experts on weekends and here’s your time to prove your worth. Don’t forget to drink a lot of water and remember, pace yourself.

Mondial de la Bière

When: May 22 – 25
Time: 11 am-11 pm
Where: Windsor Station, 1100, avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal
Price: Admission is free, VIP tickets available online

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