Alexander Keith's, Halifax

3.5
#1 of 9 in Breweries in Nova Scotia
Learn about the beer and the man whose name adorns each bottle during a tour of Alexander Keith's, one of the oldest commercial breweries in North America. Founded in 1820 by Alexander Keith, a Scottish immigrant who would go on to become town mayor on three occasions, the brewery brews a range of beers, although its most popular remains the original India pale ale. Take a tour of the facility to learn about the history of the man and his beer, guided along your way by actors in period clothing. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Alexander Keith's and many more Halifax attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Halifax vacation generator.
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  • August 15, 2017
    It was a nice tour, but I was hoping to hear about the history of the brewery and have a visit to a "real" modern bottling plant. The tour guides keep you in an area that is supposedly historically co...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We did a little family tour of the Brewery. Great history & very cool building! The samplings are good but a little rushed. I'm not a big beer drinker, but others in our group were, they enjoyed what ...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    I was part of a tour of Keiths Brewery today and would say it was worth the money. The staff who handle the tour not only give one a tour of the brewery, they also entertain those who are there for th...  more »
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  • June 20, 2017
    I wish I could tell you about the tour, but I can't because we were "sticker shocked" at the cost. It would have been over $125 for the five of us to go on the tour. My group was excited about the tour so we called the night before in order to hear any pertinent last minute details - there was no mention of a fee. I researched online and in the Doers and Dreamers 2017 Travel Guide where it stated there was a charge for the hour long tour but NO WHERE could I find the cost listed..... probably because noone would go if they knew ahead of time.
  • June 20, 2017
    Very funny tour with good amount of beer to taste. Artist were funny! One Star less because it was too expansive. All in all definitely recommendable!
  • July 7, 2017
    Catch these guys while an event is going on and you might luck into a free beer. Its a pretty historic venue definitely worth going to, to get a vibe of traditional Halifax
  • July 1, 2017
    The place is usually busy as many tourists hit the door, but during the hours of operation they welcome you anyhow. The Beer is fresh and fantastic.
  • March 28, 2017
    I had a really fun time on the musical beer tour here. I think they recently started brewing beer here again. Cool place!

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