- Address: 1496 Lower Water Street
- Hours: June - Oct: Mon - Sat 12pm - 9pm, Sun 11:30am - 6pm; Nov - May: Mon - Thurs 11:30am - 6pm, Fri 11:30am - 9pm, Sat 10am - 9pm, Sun 11:30am - 6pm
- Admission: Adults: CAD$16.95, Senior: $14.95, Youth: $8.49, Under 10 yrs: Free
Alexander Keith's Brewery
The brewery is one of the oldest breweries in Canada, built in 1820 and made of ironstone and granite. It’s located on the waterfront of Halifax, and for a small fee you’re able to tour the facilities with some very entertaining guides. Animators in period costume will guide you through Halifax life in 1863, complete with songs and even a few pub games from that time.
You’ll have plenty of opportunity for beer tasting as well, with at least five regular beers on tap and seasonal brews available when possible.
Alexander Keith himself is a legend. He was one of those rare, beloved politicians revered by the locals, and he was elected as mayor of Halifax three times. He died in 1873, but every year on his birthday, people visit his grave at Camp Hill Cemetery and pay tribute by leaving behind beer bottles or caps.