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Mondial de la bière’s 23rd Edition with a Gastronomy Theme

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The Mondial de la bière is America’s most prominent and international beer festival. The 23rd edition of the five-day festival will take place from June 8 to 12, 2016 at Palais des Congrès de Montréal and its terrace, l’Esplanade.

The new spokesperson of the festival is chef Jonathan Garnier, co-owner of La Guilde Culinaire. The festival believes it is time to consider beer as a gastronomic product. The theme is beer gastronomy with an important gourmand component, including two new events from the Flaveurs Bières et Caprices (FBC) terraces.

  • FBC Gastronomy: Five renowned chefs, a cheese-maker, a chocolate expert and some talented brewers will unite to offer gastronomic finger food paired with local beers. Wednesday June 8 & Thursday June 9 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost: $85.
  • FBC Spirits: Distilleries will offer spirit tastings. Jean-François Pilon, founder of Whisky Montréal, will host the event. Friday June 10 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Coupons required.
  • Sorties Flaveurs: Reuniting beer and fine dining to present beer as noble product from the Quebec terroir.
  • Beer, Cheese & Chocolate Pairing Workshops: Pairing presentations and new beer discoverings in collaboration with the Producteurs de lait du Québec.
  • 18 Food pavilions
chef-jonathan-garnier - La Guilde Culinaire

Chef Jonathan Garnier © La Guilde Culinaire

The Mondial de la bière is an event for any beer lover, whether you’re a beginner or a fine connoisseur. In exchange of purchased coupons, you can taste different beers or ciders while grabbing a bite to eat.

Numbers: 

190,000 visistors

586 products available (beers, meads, ciders…)

282 new beers

104 breweries, cideries and others, with 40 Quebec breweries

mondialbiere- Olivier Bourget

Bag & glass © Olivier Bourget

 

Free Admission 

Tasting Coupons: $1 each

Cost of one tasting: 2 to 8 coupons

Quantity served: 2 to 8 oz.

The souvenir glass is designed to accommodate 2 to 8 oz. samples.

 

Hours:  

Wednesday & Thursday: 3 to 11 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Sunday: 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 

Location: Palais des Congrès de Montréal 201 Viger St. W.

 

Visit their website for more information.

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