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Alexander Keith's Brewery

Closed Now: 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Great way to spend an hour

Staff were excellent, energetic, entertaining and engaging. Location is spectacular, history is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geoff H
Toronto, Canada
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Most of us have had a pint or two of keith's in the past but when visiting here make sure to grab... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada
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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...more
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1496 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1R9, Canada
Downtown Halifax
+1 902-455-1474
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth checking out if you have an hour of time to kill. The staff were informative on the history of Alexander Keith. You get a decent amount of sampler for the price. 3 testers and 2 regular glasses. However, near the end, the staff...More

Thank Megan W
Reviewed 5 days ago

If your going to Halifax, this is a must see! The building is stunning, the history intriguing, the staff friendly, and the beer Outstanding! We had the opportunity to meet the Master Brewer, Stefan Gagliardi. He was so gracious and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff were excellent, energetic, entertaining and engaging. Location is spectacular, history is fscinating and real. I’d have liked an option to see the authentic business, the real brewhouse (the kettles you see are not operational) and the rest of the packaging hall and cellars. Maybe...More

1  Thank Geoff H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a tour today. I loved the history of the building, the original bar, and tunnel. A great place for a private party. I highly recommend a stop here while you are in town. Thank you!

1  Thank Danielle R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had a tour of one amazing brewery. Historic rooms and tunnels and more importantly great beer. Thanks!

Thank Allan R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick service, friendly staff, good selection of beer and wine. Excellent soups, fish&chips, salads. I would return next time in town.

Thank Jerry L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Full points for being entertaining. Not as detailed or interesting as halifax distillery tour. Lots of beer is served so that is a plus. They have a military discount. Very touristy

Thank loraine01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most of us have had a pint or two of keith's in the past but when visiting here make sure to grab some of the local specialty brews only. Even picked up a neat growler which for an added charge they will fill. Sadly did...More

Thank bradr879
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends advised us to go to Alexander Ketih's Brewery and join the tour, as this is one of the famous hotspots of Halifax and a must do. They were so right. We enjoyed the well planned and performed tour through the brewery as well as...More

Thank Christoph Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came to Nova Scotia for the first time and had the best tour at Alexander Keith’s! Everyone was so friendly and the tour was very informative and extremely fun! Shout out to Stephen!! :) an amazing guide! :) can’t wait to come back!!

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8 September 2018|
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Response from abarker02 | Reviewed this property |
Yes although the tour is very simplistic and I don't think you will find much history that you couldn't get from guidebooks or google.
Nancy C
31 May 2018|
Response from bon1979 | Reviewed this property |
It takes about 1 hour or so. Great tour.
1 February 2018|
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Response from WillyTRock | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember the cost but it was reasonable. We did not book ahead, just went to the counter purchased our tickets and waited for the tour to start. Just remember this is a tour and a small museum with beer tasting not a... More