FAQ

Everything you need to know about our distillery, our brewery, our products and retailers.

COMPANY

We’ve chosen the name Menaud to pay tribute to Félix-Antoine Savard’s 1937 book titled “Menaud, maître-draveur”. Check out the “Roots” page of our website to find out more.

Grégoire Bluteau, Charles Boissonneau, Enrico Bouchard, Martin Brisson, and Gilles Brouard. For more information, visit the “Roots” page on our website.

In our distillery and brewery at:

1 de la Rivière Street
Clermont, Charlevoix (QC,CA)
G4A 1B5

You can reach us by email at [email protected] or on social media.

We always aspire to use more ingredients from Charlevoix in our spirits and to only make products in line with what botanicals are available in our area. We’re proud to say that most of the ingredients we use come from right here in Charlevoix and elsewhere in Quebec.

When it comes to beer, the process of only using local ingredients is a bit trickier. Especially when it comes to primary ingredients such as yeast and hops. That’s why we strive to showcase at least one local ingredient in each beer.

DISTILLERY AND BREWERY

Monday – Sunday : 1 PM to 5 PM.

 

Absolutely! Our indoor room and terrace are open for tastings.

We do not take any reservations no matter the size of your party. 

Unfortunately, we do not provide this type of service.

You can purchase all our products, as well as a few exclusive ones, at our distillery and brewery.

We do not offer guided tours of our facilities. However, you can taste our spirits and beers on site (at the bar or terrace) and/or purchase products to go.

We do not serve food on site.

You can bring your kids with you. 

Dogs are allowed on the terrace but not inside the building.

Our stills are the same shape as our bottles. They were designed by Olivier Raymond and made on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

SPIRITS ET BEERS

We purchase all our grains directly from the Harvey family on Isle-aux-Coudres. You can read all about them here.

Currently, our neutral alcohol is only used to produce our own spirits. Because of the quantities we use, we cannot sell any to other distilleries for now.

We recommend drinking them neat or on the rocks to start. Then you can add a bit of sparkling water. If you’re looking for inspiration, check out our recipes for cocktails here.

We recommend keeping the bottles in a cool, dark room. That way the liquid’s taste won’t change over time. But we know our bottles are quite the showpiece so you can place them wherever you want as long as they are not exposed to direct light.

None of our spirits contain gluten or lactose. However, because our grains are ground in our production facilities, we cannot guarantee that there has not been any cross-contamination. If you would like to find out more, please check the list of ingredients on each product page.

All our beers contain gluten while some of them also contain lactose. Please check the list of ingredients on each product page.

We sell cans on site you can use to refill your Menaud Gin bottle.

For now, only gin is sold in cans for the purposes of refilling your bottle.

Yes, you can fill it on site.

You can purchase a keg of your favourite beer at our brewery. We will also require a deposit.

Absolutely! Write to us at [email protected] for more information about our cask society.

Because we produce our spirits and beers with grains, fruit, yeast, etc., they may contain sediments. All of us at Menaud love sediments. They’re a natural part of the process.

You can sign up for our newsletter (at the bottom of the page) to make sure you receive all the latest information about our projects and product launches. You can also follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

Our Maria and Génépi gins are only available for purchase at our Charlevoix distillery. Quantities are limited because the botanicals we use to make these spirits are rare.

Absolutely. Please write to us at [email protected] for more information.

ONLINE ORDERS, DELIVERY, RETURNS

Unfortunately, our products are not available for sale online.

It is illegal in Quebec to deliver spirits and beer to consumers without the purchase of food. We therefore cannot ship our products, even abroad.

For now, our products are only available in Quebec. Follow us on social media for updates on this topic.

 

If the spirit was purchased at the SAQ, please contact your store for more information about their return and refund policy. The same goes for where you purchased our beer products.

If you purchased your products at our distillery and brewery and want to return them, please write to us at [email protected].

RETAILERS

All our spirits are available for sale at our distillery in Charlevoix. Most of them are also available in SAQ stores across Quebec. You can find a store by checking their website.

All our beers are available at our brewery in Charlevoix. If you cannot travel to this location, you can consult our list of retailers here.

Please send an email to [email protected]. A representative will be in touch.

ENVIRONEMENT

By-products are created when we produce spirits and beer. The spent grains are sent to local farmers, including La Ferme des Quatre-Temps and La ferme Éboulmontaise. 

We also try to limit our use of packaging from non-renewable resources such as plastic. Furthermore, the cardboard we use for our packaging is mostly made from recycled material. Finally, we’ve created an initiative to reduce our use of glass. It is also possible to purchase gin refills in an aluminum can.

Our spirit bottles are not refundable, but you can place them in your recycling bin or even use them as a vase or water carafe. You can also keep them for a refill. Beer cans and bottles are all recyclable or refundable.