Alexander Keith's Brewery

Local nameAlexander Keith's Brewery
LocationHalifax, Canada

Founded in 1820, Alexander Keith's is a brewery in Halifax, Canada. It is among the oldest commercial breweries in North America.Keith's was founded by Alexander Keith who emigrated from Scotland in 1817. Keith moved the facility to its final location, a three-storey building on Hollis Street at Lower Water in the downtown area, in 1820. Keith had trained as a brewer in Edinburgh and London. His early product included ale, porter, ginger wine, table and spruce beers. Alexander Keith was mayor in 1843 and in 1853-54 and president of the Legislative Council from 1867 to his death in 1873.

Keith's was sold to Oland Breweries in 1928 and to Labatt in 1971. Today, the brewery is under the control of this subsidiary of Anheuser–Busch InBev which took the brand national in 1990's.

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Opening hours

Retail Store:
Summer (Jun 1 - Oct 31):
Mon - Sat: noon - 9 pm
Sun: 11:30 am - 6 pm

Winter (Nov 1 - May 31):
Mon - Thu: 11:30 am - 6 pm
Fri: 11:30 am - 9 pm
Sat: 10 am - 9 pm
Sun: 11:30 am - 6 pm

Tours (every half hour):
Summer (Jun 1 - Oct 31):
Mon - Sat: noon - 7:30 pm
Sun: noon - 5 pm

Winter (Nov 1 - May 31):
Fri: 4 pm - 7:30 pm
Sat: noon - 7:30 pm
Sun: noon - 5 pm


Adult: $24.95
Senior: $20.95
Youth (Under 19): $10.95
Family (2 Adults, 3 Youths): $49.95
Children under 10: free

More information and contact


Official Website

Phone +1-800-268-BEER

Address 1496 Lower Water St Halifax, NS B3J 3R5, Canada

Coordinates 44°38'40.422" N -63°34'12.801" E

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