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Alexander Keith's Brewery

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
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Address: 1496 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1R9, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 902-455-1474
13:00 - 18:00
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Sun 11:30 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 13:00 - 18:00
Fri 13:00 - 20:30
Sat 11:30 - 20:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

In 1820, Alexander Keith established his brewery in the heart of Halifax....

In 1820, Alexander Keith established his brewery in the heart of Halifax. Now, 196 years later, we’re proud to welcome you back into our home on Lower Water Street, the Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Brewery. We invite you to come and visit us at our beautifully restored and renovated brewery, and to try our exciting new beers crafted by our brewmaster, Stefan Gagliardi. Cheers to all things raised in Nova Scotia.

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Great, entertaining tour!

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our tour--it was a really great way to get to know more about Halifax and Alexander Keith's life. We really enjoyed the tour guides (thanks... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Meghan S
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of my favourite memories of Halifax. I would highly recommend this tour. Staff are friendly, tour is informative and the beer is delicious!!!

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Thanks for this amazing tour, i don't even drink beer and found it so interesting and very historic, we were able to taste many beers and I loved the Cider option, the tour is great, the pub in basement wonderful, the singers amazing and staff friendly and outgoing and answered all questions, I would totally come back and do it... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Drawbacks: the cost for entry. 89$ for 3 of us, one who was senior rate. I was at the Sam Adams tour in Boston last summer where the tour was much more in depth with way more beer tasting for a $2 admission which went to charity.There are stairs to climb so not ideal for individuals with mobility concerns. Positives:... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live in Halifax and always bring friends and family on the Brewery tour when they visit. This is not a true brewery tour like you might find at one of our many microbrewerys, it is a lot more like going to a play. Tour guides in costumes will act as though you have been transported back in time to... More 

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Regina, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first adventure in Halifax and it was awesome! The tour guides were awesome, the beer was tasty and a lot of great history!

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great,well narrated tour through the brewery,free beer tasting along the way! Great for a group of friends, business colleauges or even a first date! A must do when in Halifax!

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our tour--it was a really great way to get to know more about Halifax and Alexander Keith's life. We really enjoyed the tour guides (thanks ladies!), as well as learning (and sampling!) all the different types of beer :)

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I loved our visit to the Alexander Keith's brewery house. Great way to learn some history of the area. The best part of the tour I have to say were the three ladies that sang a couple of maritime songs, they even chose baby friendly songs for my little one.

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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Went here on a friday night and we had a blast. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming, and the tour provided a good balance of history, tastings and Nova Scotian culture. The guides were all friendly and helped contribute to our great time. Would definitely reccomend this to anyone who likes beer, even those who don't. Prices are extremely reasonable... More 

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Reviewed 23 January 2017

There are several possibilities open to a visitor who comes to this building. The simplest and fastest is just to wander outside and then go in to look at the architecture of this historic building. Then, if you have the time, you can take a tour of the brewery. It is on the expensive side but there are some interesting... More 

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