In 2007, three engineers who met at the École de technologie supérieure (ETS) in Montréal had a crazy idea to launch a western microbrewery in cowboy country, home of one of the founders, Pierre-Paul Carpentier. À la Fût was born from a passion for beer, entrepreneurship and a common desire to settle in a rural area. Discover our complete history here!
The cooperative is chosen as a modus operandi by the founders, because it adheres to their social and entrepreneurial values. Today, it has 11 members, each working in their own department: brewery, kitchen, floor, sales & marketing.
One of the most important cellars in Québec
À la Fût also has a cellar composed of over 512 barrels and has become a master in the art of assembling its exceptional beers. The Rouge de Mékinac, the Cuvée Western Spontanée and the Matawin are excellent examples. In this capacity, À la Fût has won 30 distinctive awards since 2010 in London, the United States and Canada. The Rouge de Mékinac won 13 awards including “Beer of the Year” in Canada in 2012 and the best Kriek style beer in the world in 2014 and 2015. Products are distributed in Québec and export projects are underway.
Since its creation in 2007, À la Fût brewers have shown themselves to be cutting-edge on several occasions. The founders like to innovate in their techniques and in the presentation of their products, never fearing to try, test and change ways of doing things. Some examples:
- Québec precursor of barrel aged products
- Among the first to offer products in cans
- Among the first to develop sour beers and with Brettanomyces yeasts
- Pioneer of collaborative assemblies with other microbreweries
- Among the first in Québec to distribute products aged in oak barrels in cans.
A real western saloon in the Mauricie
In St-Tite, the authentic resto-pub is well established in the first general store of the western village of St-Tite, in the Mauricie. We serve a local cuisine – see our menu – and 20 keg lines are always in service for tastings oftaste our homemade beers brewed on site with local and organic barley.