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Alexander Keith's Nova Scotia Brewery

Alexander Keith's Nova Scotia Brewery Review

Although Alexander Keith served three terms as mayor of Halifax, his political achievements are overshadowed by another accomplishment: he was colonial Nova Scotia's first certified brewmaster. Today, the popular beer is brewed in several modern facilities across Canada, but you can visit the original 1820 brewery building, a local landmark. On hour-long tours you can see how Keith's India Pale Ale was originally made, then sample a pint or two in the Stag's Head Tavern. (Nonalcoholic beverages are also available.) Actors in period outfits provide the explanations as well as old-fashioned maritime entertainment.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Brewery Market, 1496 Lower Water St., Halifax, NS, B3J 1R9 | Map It
  • Phone: 902/455–1474; 877/612–1820
  • Cost: C$19.95
  • Hours: June–Oct., Mon.–Sat. noon–8, Sun. noon–5; Nov.–May, Fri. 5–8, Sat. noon–8, Sun. noon–5
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  • Location: Halifax
Updated: 11-15-2013

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