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. 
    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!!! 
    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 »
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  • The tour dives into Alexander Keith’s history and how the beer is made. There were some fun facts presented. Definitely fun for tourists to partake in. The staff was great and answered any questions we had. They gave us a taster during the tour, and two small glass at the end to enjoy with live music (1 beer we got to choose).
  • My partner and I had already done the tour in 2015, it was extraordinary! It was a visit and a play at the same time! We loved it and that's why while passing through Halifax this year with my parents as well as my brother and his wife, we praised the tour to them, calling it a must. What was our disappointment! There was not even the introductory video in the dining room, the "characters" were simply in jeans, there were no role-playing games that we loved so much in 2015 and finally we heard nothing because they had N95s in their faces. I will never recommend this tour again!

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