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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 #16 of 40 activities in Halifax
Type: Breweries
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We n3ed to say it ... the guided story tour wasnt really the best thing ... but it gives you a nice piece of history with what you need to know to settle the alexander keith's "journey" to halifax ... bit then ... for the one of us that needs a little more "tasting how to's" here you go to... More

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I had a feeling that we wouldn't have seen the entire brewery but we saw absolutely nothing at all. We were put in a room to watch some video which I could have watched on you tube. Staff were all bad actors and didn't answer any questions. They were way too scripted. I heard someone ask if we would see... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Definitely not your average brewery tour. The guides are costumed and in character the entire time. It's really more like a song and dance show than a tour of the brewery, so if you like that kind of thing, this is the place for you. You do get two pints at the end, but drink up fast, you don't have... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I should have listened to the other TripAdvisor reviews and saved myself the admissions fee. I knew this was not a real brewery tour, but I thought it might still be fun. It was so cheesey. The actors strictly follow a script and answer no questions. And... they aren't good actors, not that they have a god script to work... More

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I saw the write up on this place in the travel book and thought it looked fun. We weren't disappointed. It's sort of a period piece on early Halifax brought to life by the talented cast members who conduct the tour. You learn about the brewery and the making of the beer in a very unusual way... More

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Brussels
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26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is not an ordinary tour in a brewery but more a historical play with actors that explain you the environment in which Alexander Keith's developed his beers and its business. The tour finishes with the tasting of two ales. The tasting of the Galaxy hop and IPA ale were awesome. I regret that no displays with information on the... More

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Fort saskatchewan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Didn't know what to expect, but were blown away by the tour - would definitely recommend! Went with two couples on a Friday evening and really enjoyed it. Think kids would like it too though. Beer samples were included which made it worth the price of admission

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Vancouver, Canada
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65 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Down home maritime hospitality and entertainment with some history thrown in. Oh, and a sample of some of "the finest" in a typical 1860's pub.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My coworkers highly suggested this AK Brewery Tour so I came, and I conquered. It was quite fun and entertaining as the tour guides were very into character and a couple of them were just fun to watch and to listen to their continuous random laughter. This tour is more so the history of AK and his entrepreneurial journey to... More

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Shediac, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a fun little tour that takes you on the Alexander Keiths journey. It has very lively character guides that work very very hard to entertain you- even if you’re not a participator. The tour lasts about an hour and is scheduled every half hour. You also get to enjoy a couple pints of AK fine ale. Two things... More

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