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Alexander Keith's Brewery

1496 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1R9, Canada (Downtown Halifax)
902 455 1474
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Ranked #21 of 42 Activities in Halifax
Type: Breweries
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Went to the Brewery expecting a bit more information about how they brew the beer (not realizing that this isn't where it's actually brewed anymore!) Taken on a tour by several VERY enthusiastic actors in period costumes, who lead you through the old brewery, all the while talking about "Oh Mr. Keith is just running a bit late" and "Oh,... More

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Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Excellent tour, really enjoyed the last half hour where we got to try the different beer and the tour guides entertained the crowd. A little too showy and theatrical for my taste but the guides were definitely very talented.

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Cute concept for a tour and I don't mind character tour guides however I found there was not as much information as I would have liked. Great work to the tour guides but it was all a little awkward... Sort of like watching your kids Christmas concert and cheering them on while thinking to yourself this is the lamest thing... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I would have to say this is one of the most unique and fun experiences I have ever had on a brewery tour. I have been to many different breweries and none of them have done what they did at Alexander Keith's. We went as a group and loved the wonderful singing, storytelling and of course beer tasting! It was... More

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London, Ontario, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

First of all, just the clear the air from all the other reviews I've noticed on here: Yes. This is the historic location of where Alexander Keith first started brewing his beer in Halifax. No. This is not where they brew the beer today. Now that that is all cleared up, the learning experience offered here at the Brewery is... More

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NOva Scotia, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We enjoyed our tour, but would have liked to actually see more of how the beer was made today compared to then. It was entertaining though, I loved the singing (Barrett's Privateers) and drumming in the bar at the end of the tour, as well as the samples.

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Called in the restaurant for a snack lunch at the beginning of our tour of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Excellent food, excellent service. For the male chauvinists, the waitresses wear very short kilts. The beer was good too.

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Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I visited this place with my kids (8&9 years old) recently. We loved it! There were real actors explaining brewing process, showing the brewery itself, singing, dancing, and much more. At the end of the tour they give adults to taste one or even two of their famous beers (which I already tasted before and quite enjoyed) and my kids... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Although we drank a lot of Keith's while in Nova Scotia, we were disappointed at the brewery itself. The tour was overpriced, as were the souvenirs.

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Montreal, Canada
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196 reviews 196 reviews
35 attraction reviews
764 helpful votes 764 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Expect the unexpected! This was a very fun way to spend an hour. The tour was entertaining and informative all at once. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour guides being in costume and character as well as visiting Alexander Keith's real home. Loved the beer options (bonus points for having a non alcoholic option) and in particular the setting which we were... More

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