Canada’s ultimate beer and cider crawl, right here in Halifax

Staking a claim for the city’s suds and sipping superiority, complete with self-guided tour map.

Your map to what might just be Canada's most-concentrated brewing district. - ANISA FRANCOEUR
ANISA FRANCOEUR
Your map to what might just be Canada's most-concentrated brewing district.

Consider: All over this country are places where you can find a cluster of brewers, and we're not just talking about East Vancouver. Hell, Dartmouth has two such hot spots: Lake City, New Scotland, Battery Park and Brightwood downtown; and Wright Avenue’s Upstreet, Moosehead, Propeller trifecta. But we bet nowhere else in Canada has as high a concentration of breweries and cideries, over as long a distance, as peninsular Halifax. From Garrison to Good Robot is three kilometres as the crow (2 Crows?) flies, and on a meandering route between them you can sample from 13 different brewers at the brewer’s bar. Check the map, clear your schedule and take the tour for a decadent afternoon/fact-finding mission about Halifax’s drinking gains. Enjoy the journey.

About The Author

Kyle Shaw

Kyle is the editor of The Coast. He was a founding member of the newspaper in 1993 and was the paper’s first publisher. Kyle occasionally teaches creative nonfiction writing (think magazine-style #longreads) and copy editing at the University of King’s College School of Journalism.

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