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1496 Lower Water St.

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Founded in 1820, Alexander Keith's Brewery is one of the oldest commercial breweries in North America. The brewery is named for a Scottish immigrant who devoted his life to brewing his beer. Today, the institution still runs on Keith's values, creating flavorful ales and generously providing visitors with a relaxed, social experience.

The brewery offers booze enthusiasts hourlong guided tours of the facility (even kids will be entertained). Once the tour is over, you're welcome to sample some of Keith's most popular brews, such as the India pale ale at the on-site tavern. Recent visitors loved the interactive aspect to the tour and the friendly, entertaining guides.

Alexander Keith's Brewery sits in downtown Halifax about a two blocks south of the Maritime Museum. Tours are offered every day between June and October, and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the rest of the year (times vary depending on the season). The tour costs CA$26.95 (around $19) for adults with discounts for seniors and children. For more information, check out the brewery's website.

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