ALEXANDER KEITH BREWERY

1496 Lower Water Street #312, Halifax, NS

(902) 455-1474

Status: Historical Brewery; Tours Available

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History

This brewery was founded in 1820 by Alexander Keith shortly after he immigrated to Nova Scotia from Scotland.

It is one of the oldest still working breweries in North America.

In the beginning archived recipes show that the beer did begin as an India Pale Ale with a large hop content. The current beer, although it still carries the India Pale Ale name, has considerably less hops leading to a smoother taste.

It also only contains the accepted 5% alcohol by volume of most commercial Canadian beers now.

In 1928 the brewery was sold to Oland Brewery and Oland was sold in turn to Labatt’s Breweries.

In 19th and majority of the 20th centuries beer produced in the Halifax brewery was only available to be sold in the maritime Provinces but when Anheuser-Busch InBev acquired Labatt’s production was began in breweries across Canada and the US.

The beer is now available widely in both the Canadian and American markets.

 

Paranormal Activity

The most famous, and common, ghost is the apparition of Alexander Keith himself. He is often seen wandering the brewery floor seemingly still checking on his 200 year old investment.

The apparitions of both a man with a bloody face and a young boy with a misshapen face have also been reported at this location.

Other reported activity: phantom running footsteps; disembodied voices and feelings of being watched.