The Mondial debuted in 1994 and since then, festival goers have looked forward to tasting over 600 different beers, ciders and other products under the same roof at the Windsor Station, the beer fest's traditional location, which, since 2011, was swapped with the roomier convention space of Place Bonaventure allowing for bigger crowds. But venue swapping was necessary again in 2013, proposing beer fans converge under the roof of Montreal's largest convention facility, the Palais des congrès, in time for the 20th anniversary edition. The Mondial also offers seminars, workshops and other events throughout the five-day beer event. In 2014, the Montreal Beer Festival is held from June 11 to June 15, 2014. More details.
With beer giants like Stella Artois and Molson as well as microbreweries sharing the stage, an exceptionally wide array of brewers, beer styles and flavors can be conveniently explored for a reasonable price. Locals and tourists are also likely to discover, if not rediscover, a series of delectable brews by local brasseurs such as:Get the scoop on the 2014 edition of the Montreal Beer Festival.