By Michael Boriero
Siboire microbrewery co-owners Pierre-Olivier Boily and Jonathan Gaudreault officially unveiled a new guided tour activity for tourists, visitors and residents on Wednesday.
The tours will be held out of Siboire Depot, located in downtown Sherbrooke, between Wednesday and Sunday. It offers a chance for people to learn about the fermentation process, and taste different types of beer throughout various stages before it is completed.
However, the co-owner wanted to make the tour more than a simple beer-making tutorial. They hired a museology consultant, Michel Harnois, to put together a history component. The microbrewery resides in one of Sherbrooke’s historic buildings, the old Union Station.
“I learned, well I can speak for our whole team, that the beer culture in Sherbrooke is incredibly rich, and working with Michel Harnois, all of the anecdotes, the stories around the railroad, at a certain point it contributed to the development of the city,” said Boily.