Alexander Keith's Brewery
Alexander Keith's Brewery
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11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
In 1820, Alexander Keith established his brewery in the heart of Halifax. Now, over 200 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. Cheers to all things raised in Nova Scotia.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Lynne L
    Summerside, Canada102 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very informative
    The tour guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. The ceilidh was fun. Beautiful building with lots of history. Only negative, they allow small children on the tours; the children lacked interest and were somewhat disruptive and took away from the experience. I would have given the tour a 5 star if it wasn’t for the children attending.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 8, 2023
  • U4482GRjosephg
    Oxford, Pennsylvania2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love the Samples!
    This is the only brewery tour that starts you with a sample, gives samples as you go through various sections of the brewery and then ends up with more samples and musical entertainment at the end of the tour. They have it down to a 'T' and get everything done within the hour. Easy location to find, very historical building and a remarkable background of the founder of the brewery. Parking is right across the street. Tour guides were very knowledgeable and easy going. You need to do this tour!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 12, 2023
  • Darcy73
    Nantwich, United Kingdom22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Charming guides and plenty of beer to sample
    There’s not a huge amount to physically see, but the young and enthusiastic guides more than make up for it. They put an enormous amount of effort into the experience and brought the story to life. My advice would be to eat before the tour, as they’re generous with the samples. It’s the first tour of that nature, where I’ve felt I really had the opportunity to sample what is produced in pleasant surroundings (I won’t spoil the surprise), rather than a thimble full of liquid, and then thrown out into the gift shop to buy the gin, whisky, beer whatever it is.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written October 26, 2023
  • Vincent L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a TRUE story, I swear.
    Hello there, In the summer of 1960 or 61, I went to Darthmouth, working as a sailor on an Irving tanker. In the evening we went across to Halifax to see the town. Actually we ended up in a bootlegger joint probably cause we were too young or there were no place selling beer. This was a private home where we sat around the kitchen table qnd the woman of the house served us some beer..... don't ask me what kind..... and we all got drunk. I was remembering this anecdote while drinking a good cold Alexander Keith this afternoon while watching TV. I thought perhaps my story would bring a smie to your face. Are there still boothleggers in Nova Scotia? I suppose not. Hope you have a good week, Vincent Lapierre
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written November 26, 2023
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Mélissa G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
The tour is amazing and interesting. The prixe you paid is nothing compares the experience you will live. I Love it so much!
Written March 3, 2024
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zach
Orangeville, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
First time in the east coast what a experience it was the tour guides where amazing lots of good taste testing and facts about Alexander Keith and the beer 10/10 would recommend
Written February 25, 2024
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Alie H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
I booked with tour without really knowing what it would entail. It was a lot of fun with good vibes, lots of interesting information and a very cool ending to the tour. I definitely recommend checking this out to learn about Halifax’s history.
Written February 17, 2024
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Trevor
Sherwood Park, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Worth the money, you get samples of small batch beer throughout the tour, the guides are engaging and funny and even sing a local Celtic song in the Keiths pub.
Written January 20, 2024
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Vincent L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Hello there,

In the summer of 1960 or 61, I went to Darthmouth, working as a sailor on an Irving tanker. In the evening we went across to Halifax to see the town. Actually we ended up in a bootlegger joint probably cause we were too young or there were no place selling beer.

This was a private home where we sat around the kitchen table qnd the woman of the house served us some beer..... don't ask me what kind..... and we all got drunk.

I was remembering this anecdote while drinking a good cold Alexander Keith this afternoon while watching TV.

I thought perhaps my story would bring a smie to your face.

Are there still boothleggers in Nova Scotia? I suppose not.

Hope you have a good week,

Vincent Lapierre
Written November 27, 2023
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Stephen R
Sydney, Australia1,466 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
I would recommend booking this in advance if you can, because spaces fill up! The tour of Alexander Keith's brewery was well-paced and very informative. One of the things I really liked about how they've organised the tour is that from the very first room, you have a sampler glass of beer in your hand. I prefer this to a lot of other brewery tours I've done worldwide where you spend a long time walking from room-to-room in the factory and only get to taste the beers at the very end.

Another interesting feature of the tour is that it isn't the same guide who takes you around the factory, they hand over from guide to guide during the experience.

The highlight of course is the culmination of the tour in the Stag's Head pub where the staff put on a fantastic ceilidh with song, dance and of course, plenty of beer! It was really well done and felt authentic.

For the non-drinkers there were non-alcoholic items on offer but I think this tour is best for those who want to try some beers. Would definitely recommend!
Written November 11, 2023
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Kenneth R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
I loved it, very informative found out a lot of interesting information. Lots of good history hear. Would love to visit again.
Written November 5, 2023
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Kim S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The beer was great and the tour was fabulous but the entertainment was awesome! Thanks for a wonderful time
Written October 26, 2023
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Darcy73
Nantwich, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
There’s not a huge amount to physically see, but the young and enthusiastic guides more than make up for it. They put an enormous amount of effort into the experience and brought the story to life. My advice would be to eat before the tour, as they’re generous with the samples. It’s the first tour of that nature, where I’ve felt I really had the opportunity to sample what is produced in pleasant surroundings (I won’t spoil the surprise), rather than a thimble full of liquid, and then thrown out into the gift shop to buy the gin, whisky, beer whatever it is.
Written October 26, 2023
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Yesung K
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Business
It was fun - the beer was great, and the staff were lovely and enthusiastic. However, we didn't have that much prior information about Halifax and Alexander Keith, so the part on his personal legacy were a bit confusing without the historical basics already set.
Written October 18, 2023
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