Unibroue was established in the city of Chambly, in Southwestern Quebec in 1990 by André Dion and business partner, Serge Racine. While the Quebec beer industry had formerly been dominated by larger breweries such as Molson and Labatt, Unibroue quickly became the prize of Quebec’s brewing history due to its unique bottle-refermented, Belgian-style ales. ‘La Fin du Monde’, their 9% Abbey Tripel ale was the brew that first put them on the world map.
Meaning 'the end of the world', La Fin du Monde is a deluxe beer made by triple fermentation with a unique strain of yeast. The flavor produced is of unexpected subtlety. With its champagne-like effervescence, it has a vigourous mouthfeel which accentuates its strong personality. Slightly tart, with the balanced flavors of wild spices, malt and hops, it belongs to the class of great Trappist beers and, in this regard, is a North American first. At meals, it can replace white or red wines and enhances the flavor of most dishes. This beer is brewed in honor of the great explorers who believed they had reached the end of the world when they discovered America.