Le Bilboquet Microbrasserie was founded in 1990 in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec. It’s a brewpub with an Irish flair. Previously on available locally, Le Bilboquet recently expanded around Canada and now the United States. There are 2 sides to their brewing, ones brewed and available just at the brewpub, and ones that are available for distribution.
4 beers just hit larger distribution:
L’Archange – Hefeweizen, 5% abv. Wheat, malted barley, hallertau hops. Flavors are creamy banana & pear.
La Corriveau – Oatmeal Stout, 5.5% abv. Beautiful roasty nose. Flavors of coffee/chocolate. Roasted Barley, oats, Kent Golding.
Mac Kroken Flower – Scotch Ale, 10.8% abv. A big beer, with caramel & honey flavors. Kent Golding hops.
L’Affriolante – Herbed/Spiced Beer, 7% abv. Malted barley, honey, curacao, coriander, hallertau. Spicy, complex, sweet.
All 4 beers are available in 500 ml bottles, capped. No specified draft offerings in the U.S. All the above beers are interesting & complex. Great beers for those looking for something different. I dote on the L’Archange & La Corriveau.
More about the brewery —> http://www.lebilboquet.qc.ca/