Alexander Keith's Brewery, Halifax

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Learn about the beer and the man whose name adorns each bottle during a tour of Alexander Keith's Brewery, 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. Take a look at our Halifax sightseeing planning site to schedule your visit to Alexander Keith's Brewery and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Really enjoyed the brewery tour. The hosts were enthusiastic, the beer lovely, and the music at the end was unexpected and joyful.  more »
  • This is one of the most-see tours! Even if you don't drink beer, this is a wonderful tour! Of course, the beer is a must!!!  more »
  • Unlike some comments I read, I'd say the tour is totally worth the price. The guides are nice and entertaining, you can tell they love their job and they love the brewery as well. You'll get some infos about Alexander Keith's himself, about the history behind the brewery and a bit on how the beer is made. You'll also get the chance to taste some of Alexander Keith's beers that aren't available elsewhere. I'd suggest you eat before (you'll get 30oz of beer to drink in a somewhat short time). It's definitely an activity I recommend if you are in Halifax.
  • A highlight on our trip to Halifax. The tour is definately worth every penny! The staff were energetic, friendly, and very entertaining! The information on Alexander Keith's history and brewery are very informative. And to the gentleman and girls singing in the red stag, very talented!

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