After the English conquest of Canada in 1759, many English, Scottish and Irish settlers crossed the ocean to join the new lands of what soon became known as the “Waterloo Settlement”, inspired by the name of the infamous Belgian battle.
In the middle of the 19th Century, a Scottish man by the name of Archibald Simons took the decision to make this settlement his home, hoping to raise his family and make his living far from the St-Lawrence’s banks. Like all of the settlers in the area, Simons was faced with challenging the elements, having to clear the rough and mountainous terrain to build his home and his business. His house remains standing to this day and can be found on the “rang du Brulé”, in the area now known as Lac-Beauport.
In 2005, the Lac-Beauport region charmed the founders of Archibald in the same way it did to settler’s, centuries ago. The tall pines, serene lake, and beautiful mountains served as inspiration for the inception of a brand new concept in the area : a brewpub.
The founders hoped to provide the people with the opportunity to live life to the fullest and enjoy a one-of-a-kind, high-quality and authentic food experience with their beer, complementing the beauty of the wilderness.
Archibald beers’ various designations are dear to Quebec traditions. They pay homage to those who have forged the past and who, from the start, have contributed to family success, fueling both empty stomachs and beautiful stories told by the fire.