Tag Archives: NS Craft Beer

Garrison Brewery – Halifax

Garrison opened their doors in 1997. Their very first beer was an Irish Red, a beer that they still brew and sell today. Garrison has a strong presence in Nova Scotia and a loyal fan base. It is what introduced me to craft beer, a story we often hear repeated among locals. Everything brewed at… Read More

Authentic Seacoast Brewing Company – Guysborough

Authentic Seacoast Brewing Company is located in Guysborough, home to the oldest commercial brewing operation in Atlantic Canada with a history dating back to 1659. Authentic Seacoast opened their doors in 2005, intent on continuing the town’s long brewing history. Their beer is brewed with pure, unchlorinated, artesian water sourced in the community. Locals believe… Read More

Big Spruce Brewery – Nyanza

Big Spruce is Nova Scotia’s first (and Canada’s second) certified organic on-farm brewery. They are also the first brewery to set up shop in Cape Breton. The brewery carries four regular beer, but they release regular seasonals and special brews. All of the beer at Big Spruce is unfiltered. Despite being one of the newest… Read More

Hell Bay Brewery – Liverpool

A chef by trade, Marc Baillie started brewing Hell Bay beer as a hobby, but it wasn’t long before a local restaurant and then his whole community caught on. Pretty soon, that hobby was taking over most of a large shed at his home in Cherry Hill, and demand for his beer throughout the community… Read More

Uncle Leo’s – Lyon’s Brook

Uncle Leo's Brewery
Named one of 11 of the best new Canadian breweries by Huffington post (2013), Uncle Leo’s is the dream of Karl and Rebecca Whiffen. Karl grew up in Newfoundland, in a remote out port where his great-uncle Leo ran a general store. Leo provided the community with ales he brewed at his store, so this… Read More

Boxing Rock Brewery – Shelburne

Boxing Rock Brewery
Boxing Rock is the newest in a wave of craft breweries opening their doors around the province. The owners, Emily and Henry, were both engineers by trade and craft beer enthusiasts by passion. After spending a few years testing their brew on a willing group of friends, the pair settled on three inaugural beers and… Read More

Rogues Roost – Halifax

Rogues Roost is a brewpub on Spring Garden Road. Rogues opened in 1998 and has built a name for its craft beer and Wednesday night Trivia. Readers of The Coast have named Rogues Roost Halifax's Best Brewpub every year since 2004! It is the kind of place to put back a few pints with friends.… Read More

Complete Nova Scotia Craft Beer Guide

Sealevel Brewing Craft Beer Sampler NS
Updated June 16, 2016. More updates to come! The complete Nova Scotia Craft Beer Guide! Discover Nova Scotia breweries and brewpubs, find great craft beer bars, bottle shops, and tours, and discover soon-to-open craft breweries. The list below is divided by region and includes website and social media links (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) to each… Read More

Craft Beer: Boxing Rock Brewery – Shelburne, NS

New Brewry in Shelbourne Nova Scotia
When Big Spruce started brewing organic craft beer in Nyanza and Uncle Leo’s opened in Lyon’s Brook, we were excited because it meant that every tourism region now had its own craft brewery.  Now with Boxing Rock (@BoxingRockBeer) having their soft opening this past weekend in Shelburne (plus Townhouse Pub’s own craft beer in Antigonish almost… Read More