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Alexander Keith's Nova Scotia Brewery

  • 1496 Lower Water St. Map It
  • Halifax
  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Updated 11/15/2013

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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 On hour-long tours you can see how Keith's India Pale Ale was originally made, then sample a pint or two in the Stag's Head Tavern.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.

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Brewery Market, 1496 Lower Water St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 1R9, Canada

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902-455–1474; 877-612–1820


Sight Details:

  • C$19.95
  • June–Oct., Mon.–Sat. noon–8, Sun. noon–5; Nov.–May, Fri. 5–8, Sat. noon–8, Sun. noon–5

Updated 11/15/2013


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