In a time in Northern France where trucks and commercial transportation were not yet a part of daily life, the process of brewing beer was a very different one than it is today. In small villages across Europe, it was the local brewer that filled the vessels of pubs and cafés with beer made from his own closely guarded recipes. With the advent of industrialization, however, local breweries all but disappeared, bringing to an end the era of the authentic microbrewery.
Twenty years ago, a family of brewers decided to revive the traditions of the past that were deeply rooted in three generations of their family – thus the name The 3 Brewers – “three” for three generations of brewing tradition. The 3 Brewers opened its very first microbrewery restaurant in Place de la Gare à Lille in 1986. Since then operations have expanded to 28 locations in France as well as several restaurants in other parts of the world including Quebec and Ontario.
Les 3 Brasseurs' success can be attributed to a unique concept: Fresh non-pasteurized beer made from the purest ingredients and from traditional recipes – all brewed right at the heart of each of our restaurants for patrons to see.
A varied menu includes
simple “ brasserie” fare,
bistro dishes, and local favorites. Our
house specialty, in keeping with traditions
from France, is the “flammequeche”,
or Flamm for short – an Alsatian-style
open-faced pie served with varied toppings.
A stunning authentic microbrewery installation and European décor mixed in with some local flavour makes the atmosphere inimitable. Where else would you find a restaurant with sacks of barley stacked shoulder-high, gleaming copper tanks and aging barrels in full view for the patrons to see and experience?
The 3 Brewers restaurants offer a truly unique beer-tasting experience in an authentic microbrewery atmosphere reminiscent of the old days. Our mission is simple – to share with our patrons our passion for beer.