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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
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Was great to be able to have a tour that brought us to the time of Alexander Keith. The actors where not to bad and the end tour party brought us to amazing beer and great story telling.

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Whitby, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

105 bucks for family of 5 to watch a few guys act like idiots and pretend to be back in the old brewing days. If you are expecting to see the brewery and experience the factory it ain't happening. Expect to suck back your 1 or 2 small glasses of beer in 10 min because the next bunch of suckers... More

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Having been on a number of other brewery tours, I personally prefer those that focus more on the brewing process. This tour focused more on very scripted theatrics and the history of Alexander Keith himself. We happened to go on a day in which tours were offered at half-price, so we probably would have been disappointed if we'd paid full-price.... More

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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Very nice tour that takes you back in time and great beer! If you aren't planning on having a few pints while you're there, the admission cost is a little steep. As with any tour, it ends in the gift shop!

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

I know some reviewers have mentioned that they wish there was more about the brewing process. That being said keep that in mind if you book the tour. I had a really great time and enjoyed the theatrics. It was fun! I enjoyed the history and learning some more about the man behind the beer...Alexander Keith. I had two beers... More

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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