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Alexander Keith's Brewery

Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
Breweries, Food & Drink
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Address: 1496 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1R9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-455-1474
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Trip back in time

My boyfriend and I were pleasantly surprised with our experience at the Alexander Keith's Brewery. A reasonable admission fee that allows you to enjoy 2 small pints of beer, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My boyfriend and I were pleasantly surprised with our experience at the Alexander Keith's Brewery. A reasonable admission fee that allows you to enjoy 2 small pints of beer, and about 30 minutes of well-rehearsed entertainment. The staff do a great job of embodying the personalities of someone who may have worked at the brewery when it was in full... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

The tour was fun - actors depicting characters in the 1860s - very cheesy, and we started out thinking we weren't going to like it all. In the end, we enjoyed it a lot. The actors were also very good singers, and I think we enjoyed that the most. A fun hour and good value. We got to sample the... More 

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Lower Sackville, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Before I moved to Halifax a good friend of mine told me to never do the brewery tour as it was the worst he'd ever been on. Having been on plenty of brewery tours myself and not being a fan of Keith's beer at all, I didn't think it would ever be a possibility. Until three and a half years... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Going on the Keith's Brewery tour seemed the kind of Halifax touristy thing that a local should do at least once. So I was happy to have the opportunity to do it for free at my husband's Xmas party. Not sure what to say... Extremely light on content (don't expect to learn anything much about beer, Halifax history, Alexander Keith,... More 

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San Clemente, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Yes! This is by far the BEST Brewery tour I have had and the MOST entertaining. You learn history and chemistry & business in 1 hour. I highly recommend visiting this place when you have an hour to spare. Beers are not not meant to be abused. Drinking is for social gathering and it definitely delivered on this tour.

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Sarnia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This was a great tour. You don't have to be a beer drinker to enjoy it. The brewery is the original building so the architecture is great. The tour is done by actors so you learn history of the time period as well as the history of the brewery. The actors are great and you will enjoy song dance games... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

generally love Keith's - got a lot of bars in Ontario to start carrying Keith's when I lived there, and got AST to use it - BUT: lately quality control is off - Keith's Red & the pale ale now pour inconsistently (bottles at same temp to glass of same temp) and I have had three total duds (flat) in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Not so much a brewery tour as a tour de force by a group of talented and enthusiastic actors. Each playing their part in telling the story of the brewery the beer and the man, in what is in effect, a series of set stages with some well produced video segments, in which you also play your part too.Once this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

the players at the AK brewery tour certainly get into their roles as 19th century period personalities. Something to occupy an hour or so on a rainy day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The Alexander Keith's Brewery was a great learning experience. I got to learn all about the history, and still had a great time ! The workers there were all AMAZING! They were so theatrical and made you feel like you actually went back in time! HOW COOL IS THAT?! And the fact that you get to taste the beer at... More 

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