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Alexander Keith's Brewery

1496 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1R9, Canada (Downtown Halifax)
+1 902-455-1474
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Ranked #21 of 42 Activities in Halifax
Type: Breweries
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NJ
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were on a cruise that stopped in Halifax. On the way back from the Citadel, we passed this brewery. There was a sign out front. We took a chance and went in. I had expected an explanation of how beer was brewed. While we learned a little of that, the best part were the actors and... More

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Abbotsford, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This tour is fun and really gives you the whole story going back in time to how the brewery got started. Time to sample at least 2 full glasses of beer. Play a game and have a sing song. It is over 20 bucks a person (drinkers) and 1/2 price for non drinkers.

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Sarnia, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
3 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

First of all, My friend and I were not expecting people role playing about the history of Alexander Keith's beer and where it came from. The actors were very professional and friendly. We were both caught off guard at first and got into the role playing. Included is a sampling of their beers ( too short of time ), but... More

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Buffalo, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had a private party and beer tasting. I was reallly impressed with the tour and the "acting" that was done by castmembers. It was interesting and the beer was awesome!! Don't miss this tour if you go to Nova Scotia.

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ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We did not know what to expect except it cost $19.95 for the tour. It is great combination of history, mirth, merriment and great beer. The tour takes about an hour with a raucus welcome by an enactor, a welcoming film about the history of Alexander Keith's Brewery a tour of the brewing copper vats with an introcuction to the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is unlike any other brewery tour. You become part of a somewhat cheesy hour long play with 3 character actors recounting the life and times of Alexander Keith. A very short time is allowed to down 2 steins of beer. A complimentary glass with the brewery name and crest is a take home souvenir. Much time devoted to the... More

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Toronto, Ontario
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This isn't your typical brewery tour where you learn all about the type of hops they use and the brewing process, so if you're looking for that, I suggest you go elsewhere. This is more like a history lesson on what it was like in Halifax when Alexander Keith started brewing his famous IPA. There's a video and people dressed... More

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Marshfield, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The tour takes place in a great old building on Lower Water Street in the heart of Halifax. Unlike most brewery tours which focus on the actual brewing process, this tour is more of an homage to Alexander Keith, the founder of the brewery. The tour guides are dressed in period costume and you, the tour-goers, are supposed to be... More

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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