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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
10:00 - 20:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 20:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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An hour of fun and three or four glasses of beer

This tour is just good fun, and should be viewed from that perspective. You won't learn profound lessons about beer making, but you will enjoy yourself. The kids conducting the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Carl D
Titusville, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm a beer enthusiast in my mid 20s who has been on about 20 brewery tours across North America and Europe, and without a doubt the Keith's brewery is the most disappointing. I respect the history that the museum has and I do appreciate that they recently started to actually brew small batches beer again at the brewery. However, the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic experience touring the brewery with our amazing private guide Bill who showed us some of the off beaten corners of the tour allowing us to tune into the Paranormal activity and experience the visions of the pub and surrounding area of days gone past. Great for the history and ghost buff. Was an honor to met Mr.... More 

Thank spiderwoman808
East Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the tour of the brewery. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the Halifax area and the process of brewing beer. My boyfriend and I were really impressed with the tour and the people. We will be recommending this brewery tour to others. Thank you so much for making our visit so wonderful.

Thank KimberlyHauganamazon
Titusville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour is just good fun, and should be viewed from that perspective. You won't learn profound lessons about beer making, but you will enjoy yourself. The kids conducting the tour are clearly having a good time, and their attitude is infectious. The tour price includes a tiny bit of Halifax history, a tiny bit of beer brewing lore, and... More 

Thank Carl D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our tour! It was low season so we had a private tour - really learned a lot, had a lot of fun, enjoyed the samples! However, at $25/pp I feel the tour is overpriced.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Now a museum depicting the processes involved in making this great ale, from the malt plant, brewing plant, bottling plant. There is the Red Stag Tavern on the premises which is open for meals and to drink Alexander Keith's beers and ales.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I have been to numerous brewery/wine/distillery tours worldwide. This is by far the worst. They are stuck in this funk where the same is good. Tour guides are brutal. The beer is the worst in the city. The capital of craft brews.

Thank Christopher R
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Not your typical brewery tour. While you do get a history of the Keith family and an explanation of the brewing process and seeing the brewing facility, you get so much more. The staff dress up in Scottish attire, and they have a party for you after with live music and old Nova Scotian tunes. My Grandfather and I had... More 

Thank kee93
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This was one of the best tours I have been on and I do not even like beer! The staff were so good....friendly, energetic, fun and very knowledgable. A great mix of history, beer tasting and music!

Thank Rosey S
Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

If you've taken brewery tours before, you're in for a most pleasant treat. This is NOT like any you've ever had before. Sure they talk about wort, show you tanks, etc. but you actually get to taste the different malts and grains used. You're serenaded by local singers playing "down home" music. You get to walk thru the 1820 structure... More 

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