Trail Stops

Visit a Trail Stop and start collecting stamps today.

Gather your stamps at trail stops featuring tours, tastings, and special events. From tasting this year’s vintage of Tidal Bay wines, to learning how craft beer is made, or sampling single malt whisky straight from the cask, the Good Cheer Trail offers a mix of education and adventure all over the province.

Start collecting stamps today! Pick up a paper passport at trail stop locations or log in here to use our digital passport.

  • 2 Crows Brewing Co.

    2 Crows Brewing Co is the brainchild of husband and wife duo Mark and Kelly Huizink, and brewer Jeremy Taylor. We brew modern beers, with the utmost care and focus on quality above all else. Our aim is to get people thinking about craftsmanship, where their beer is coming from, and the various characteristics that make beer great. We aim to make the best contribution to the local and global beer scene that we possibly can.

  • 9Zero2 Brewing Company

    Craft distilling is a rich Steinhart family tradition over 300 years in the making. Thomas Steinhart still remembers coming of age in rural Germany, where he spent many happy hours helping his grandfather stoke the woodfired still. Though the fire has long since extinguished and the family farm has been sold, the joy of using natural ingredients to craft superb spirits is still ablaze in Thomas’ memory. Thomas Steinhart is a bold personality, with a flair for rebellion and living life on his own terms. Now, after travelling the world for work, Thomas is ready to settle down on his farm in Antigonish, NS, and revive his family’s heritage by launching Steinhart Distillery. When coming to Steinhart Distillery you will have the option to experience a tour of the distillery and taste some of our famous products. We have a wide range of cocktails and craft beer on our menu; anywhere from gin and tonics to our special sweetheat drink. Not only do you get to experience our friendly staff but you get to enjoy our beautiful view of the northumberland straight. Come on out and give us a try.

  • Annapolis Brewing Company

    Come experience craft beer in the oldest settlement in Canada. Try various beer from the Annapolis Brewing Company while taking in the sights of Fort Anne. We provide visitors with a tasting, retail and historic experience.

  • Annapolis Cider Company

    Come tap into the valley! The Annapolis Cider Company is all about local – we get our apples from nearby orchards, have them pressed into juice just down the road, and ferment the juice into cider right on Main street in Wolfville, in the heart of Annapolis Valley. Visitors to the cidery can view the cider making process by peering directly into the cellar while enjoying a selection of our ciders at the tasting bar. The cidery is open 7 days a week, offers tours and has a spacious retail shop with art featuring Annapolis Valley scenery.

  • Authentic Seacoast

    Tours are Offered to the public from June 15 to October 01 at 2pm and by appointment for the balance of the year Fortress Rum; Sea Fever Amber rum; Sea Fever Spice Rum; Sea Fever Coffee Maple Rum, GLYNNEVAN Double Barrel; GLYNNEVAN Cabot and GLYNNEVAN 12 year old Whiskey; Virga Vodka Rare Bird Craft Beer IPA; Pale Ale; Full Steam Coffee Stout; Rocket Lager; Maple Ale; Spruce Ale Pumpkin Ale; Red Ale

  • Avondale Sky Winery

    Located on one of the oldest vineyards in the province, Avondale Sky invites you to experience our tranquil sanctuary. Gentle southern slopes and rolling hills nurture acres
    of vines against an ever-changing tidal landscape.


    Enjoy a guided tour of our vineyard and learn how we harvest every grape by hand. Step inside “the church that walked on water” for a tasting of our award-winning wines. Hungry? Dine on our vineyard-side patio and indulge in locally-sourced cuisine that highlights the very best of what’s in season.


    “Today the great travelling church is one of the most tranquil and lovely wine tasting rooms in the world” – The Globe and Mail


    Winemaking is a delicate balance between science and art. Join our Winemaker Ben Swetnam for an exclusive, hands-on wine experience, revealing how Nova Scotia’s signature Tidal Bay blends are made. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the winemaking process and create your own blend in our wine lab to be entered in a blind tasting competition with your peers.⁣⁣⁣⁣ Stroll our surrounding vineyard, learn about the grapes we grow, and why Nova Scotia is such a unique place to produce wine. Savour a gourmet multi-course meal by our Chef Justin Floyd, made from the highest-quality local ingredients and thoughtfully paired with a selection of our wines. Finish your day as a winemaker by taking home a bottle of your very own custom labelled signature blend to share with your family and friends.⁣⁣⁣

    Saturday, August 17th
    Sunday, August 18th
    Only 12 spots available for each date!

    $295 per person + tax (gratuity included)

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  • Backstage Brewing

    Backstage Brewing is a 4HL microbrewery specializing in pale ales and IPAs. We have a taproom that features our craft beer as well as other Nova Scotian craft beer.


    Check our Facebook page for new hours of operation - dates for food trucks on site - patio seating available and local musicians Friday to Sunday.

  • Barrelling Tide Distillery

    Barrelling Tide Distillery is an multi award winning small batch craft distillery.  Located on the banks of the Cornwallis river in Port Williams, in the beautiful Annapolis Valley. We have partnered with local farmers and producers, doing as much and using as much local as possible. We have a beautiful and bright tasting area & retail space that is open year round. We have a very transparent operation; you can see into the production area, from the mash and fermenting tanks to the gorgeous copper still; everything is done on site! Come and experience a true taste of Barrelling Tide.

  • Bear River Vineyards

    The first vines in Nova Scotia were planted in Bear River in 1611. Over 400 years later, the banks of the river valley are home to Bear River Vineyards - one of the most picturesque vineyards in the province. Housed in a bank barn that was built in 1883, the winery offers 100% estate grown and bottled wines for tasting and sale. Tours are offered upon request and provide guests with an insight into the only gravity fed wine making process in the region. There is also a guest suite with a view of the vineyard for booking.

  • Benjamin Bridge

    Benjamin Bridge is Canada’s most acclaimed sparkling wine house, located in the picturesque Gaspereau Valley. In 2000, a team of international winemakers took up the challenge to produce world-class Methode Classique sparklings and the results have astonished critics. The wines display the hallmarks of classic prestige cuvees from Champagne with a Nova Scotia signature. Tony Aspler — Canada’s foremost wine authority says, “They are, without question, the best sparkling wines I’ve tasted in Canada…they’re worth the trip to Nova Scotia.”

    We would be delighted to welcome you to the Benjamin Bridge estate where you will experience our extraordinary terroir and taste our critically acclaimed wines. Benjamin Bridge offers a tier of unique tour and tasting experiences. Please check out our website for further details.

  • Bent Ridge Winery/Bent Nail Brewery

    We built Bent Ridge and Bent Nail as a destination that captured the eclectic mix of people, locations and events that shape our lives.​ A small batch winery and pico brewery, located in the beautiful Avon Valley, Bent Ridge and Bent Nail offers guests a unique escape and a great way to spend an hour or an afternoon.

  • Big Spruce Brewing

    Big Spruce Brewing is an on-farm, certified organic craft brewery located in Nyanza, Cape Breton. We brew unfiltered, unpasteurized, unbelievably good beer.

  • Blomidon Estate Winery

    Blomidon Estate is nestled on the shore of the Minas Basin, near Canning, in the picturesque Annapolis Valley. Our beautiful coastal setting offers a unique location for viticulture, as well as a scenic stopping point for our many visitors. We offer tours and tastings along with charcuterie and cheese boards on our patio overlooking our seaside vineyard. If you are to visit Blomidon Provincial Park or Cape Split consider stopping at our Winery for a respite and a glass of wine.

  • Boxing Rock Brewing Company

    Boxing Rock has been brewing legendary Nova Scotia Craft Beer on the South Shore since 2013. Visit us to enjoy samples of our beer in our hospitality room, shop in our retail store or enjoy a flight of beer on our outdoor patio and some delicious local food from our partners at Finest Kind Food! We offer brewery tours on weekends by appointment, but our staff are always available to chat about craft beer or tell you about our latest seasonal brew.

  • Breton Brewing Co.

    Independently born, crafted by passion. Ask about the people behind our beer, and you’ll find the answer none too difficult. Ask what it was that started us on our journey, and what you’ll find isn’t the story of a brewery. It’s the story of a place. It’s the story of a people. Cape Breton has always been as harsh as it is beautiful, as barren as it is rich. Anything wondrous growing here, does so more out of determination than fertile soil. And so when it came time to name our brewery and the beers we serve, there was only one option. The brewery is named for the land it hails from. The beer, for the legends that have made our Island what it is. Every sip represents our homage to a longstanding Cape Breton tradition: to make greatness in the most unexpected of places. Come join us for Trivia Nights, Live Music, Tours, Special Events and sample some of the best craft beer Nova Scotia has to offer from this award winning brewery!

  • Brightwood Brewery

    After years of planning, Brightwood Brewery pieced together a 1BBL (~120L) brewing system using an eclectic arrangement of pots, electric heating elements, pumps and controls and licensed Ian's house on Brightwood Ave in Dartmouth as a microbrewery in 2016.

  • Bulwark Cider / Muwin Estate Wines Ltd.

    Bulwark Cider and Muwin Estate Wines are a true expression of what Nova Scotia is all about: fresh, wholesome, premium-quality fruits and berries. Our award-winning craft ciders and fruit wines are made from 100 per cent freshly pressed juice on-site which is then fermented and bottled, all under one roof. This commitment to quality craft production makes Muwin Estate the largest owner-operated cider house in Nova Scotia and the only one that is fully integrated. Come visit us and tap into distinctively local and discover the luscious taste of carefully made ciders and fruit wines.

  • Caldera Distilling

    Handcrafted in the historical shipbuilding community of River John, CALDERA pays tribute to the heritage of craftsmen and explorers of all Nova Scotia. Our award winning Hurricane 5 Whisky is shaped by the land and offers an approachable smoothness and unique character that embodies the spirit of the explorer, eye of the craftsman, and patience of the farmer. We believe in celebrating heritage that inspires conversation. Join us for tours, tastings, and shopping at our distillery and estate farm and enjoy a slower pace of life here on the North Shore of Nova Scotia.

  • Casa Nova Fine Beverages

    Casa Nova Fine Beverages is situated on one of the oldest properties in Bear River East, Nova Scotia. We offer visitors the opportunity to tour our vineyard and winery/cidery. The original homestead has been renovated and is now our tasting room. We offer complimentary tastings of all our products, including wine, cider, cellos and kombucha and look forward to sharing our knowledge and experience. Our long-term plan includes a bistro, however for 2019 we will offer food and cider/wine tastings customized to your liking if you book in advance. We will also have concerts on the property this year.

  • Chain Yard Urban Cidery

    Chain Yard is the first urban cidery in Halifax making approachable, unique and traditional ciders using 100% Annapolis Valley apples. We never use concentrate or artificial flavors. Our taproom has 12 taps dedicated to local cider and beer. Stop by for a tasting flight of our ciders,  as well as other Nova Scotia ciders and craft beer. Our taproom is also home to Unchained Kitchen who make great cider snacks, local oysters, and Nova Scotia food with a southern accent.

  • Coldstream Clear Distillery

    Coldstream Clear Distillery is a family owned and operated spirits producer in central Nova Scotia. The family tradition of distilling dates back to 1749 when Mr. Simon Giffin first settled in Halifax and practiced his trade as a distiller. Today’s products include a unique line of rum, vodka, liqueurs, and vodka sodas which focus on exceptional taste while making use of an abundance of local ingredients. Drop by the distillery to view and learn the fascinating process of fermenting and distilling quality spirits. Tours and tastings are always free of charge.

  • Compass Distillers

    Compass Distillers is Halifax's only grain to glass distillery. We are dedicated to the place we live and the products we make. The two are inseparable for us. Being a craft distillery means starting with real ingredients and nurturing the product in every step of its creation. From milling and mashing Nova Scotia grain and raw ingredients like sugar and molasses, to fermenting, distilling and bottling. Everything happens right in our distillery on Agricola St in Halifax's North End. Stop in and we'll show you how we do it and what makes it taste so good.

  • Domaine de Grand Pré

    Domaine de Grand Pre is the oldest farm winery in Atlantic Canada, owned and operated by the Stutz family. Enjoy a wine tasting at our tasting bar or go for a vineyard tour offered two times a day. Stroll through our wine shop where you can find a selection of wine accessories as well as local cheese and fine foods. Treat yourself to a meal at our Restaurant Le Caveau or sip a glass of wine on the patio and take in the atmosphere of old world Europe right here in the heart of Nova Scotia.

  • Elderkin’s Farm Market and Cider Company

    We produce hard ciders from our own tree picked fruit We offer 8 ciders and a perry, when crop allows, produced on farm. We offer the opportunity for customers to visit our orchards , sample our ciders and get some home cooking from our bakery. Our farm has been continiously farmed by the Elderkin family since 1760 and one of the few producers where customers can see their product from blossom to bottle.

  • FirkinStein Brewing

    We offer a very personal experience. Firkinstein is a laid back kitchen party atmosphere with lots of stories and laughs. 99% of the time there is either an owner or someone who has been there from the start on site. Also, on weekends we offer the best place for live music around!

  • Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

    RUM: THE SPIRIT OF LOUISBOURG Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

    Discover the taste and aroma of the most popular drink of 18th-century Louisbourg. Sample an authentic rum punch recipe and learn how sugar cane and its alcoholic offshoot influenced trade, shipping, and slavery in colonial North America. Parks Canada has partnered with Authentic Seacoast Company, who created a signature rum that is maturing in oak barrels at the Fortress of Louisbourg. Fortress™ Rum captures the authentic spirit of New France’s historic rum trade. À la santé and cheers! • Fortress™ Rum tasting and sample of 18th-century rum punch • Rum trade fascinating history talk • Daily, June 1st - Oct. 14th, 2019 (19 years and up) – 35 min. $10.80 per person

  • Gahan House Nova Centre

    Gahan House Nova Centre has been brewing for 20 years and has won many awards over the years. Gahan House Nova Centre  has 15 of their own beer on tap including their own cider. From lagers to stouts to IPA's to Barrel Aged Beer, there is something for everyone. Our knowledgeable bar staff and bar manager are happy to talk beer with our guests. Not sure what beer to order? Try some of our sampler trays to find the beer that is right for you!

  • Garrison Brewing Co.

    Since 1997, Garrison has strived to create exceptional craft beer – real beer made with passion, hard work, and East Coast pride. Garrison beers are premium, distinctive, and always full of flavour, with an exceptional range – crafted in the historic and vibrant Halifax Seaport. From clean and crisp brews like Tall Ship East Coast Ale to boundary-pushing specialties like Pucker Up! Crafty Kettle Sour, each Garrison flavour is distinctive in taste and experience. Come visit us down at the Halifax Seaport to experience our “Seaport Hall” tasting room, enjoy a flight of delicious craft brews and soak in our unique atmosphere.

  • Gaspereau Vineyards

    Nestled on the south-facing slopes of the Gaspereau Valley, Gaspereau Vineyards is a boutique winery best known for outstanding Rieslings and fruit forward, terroir driven white and red wines. The winery creates award-winning, premium, estate-grown wines.

    Gaspereau Vineyards' winemaker takes great care to transfer the essence of Nova Scotia’s terroir into truly unique wines. The result is wine of exceptional quality for the sophisticated palate and intimate occasions.

    Located just 3 kilometres from downtown Wolfville, visitors can enjoy wine tastings, seasonal vineyard tours, locally inspired charcuterie pairings and browsing the broad selection of wines. Grab lunch-to-go and bike along the valley roads, or linger with a glass of wine on the licensed open-air Vine Side Patio.

    Visit our website for hours of operation and upcoming events. Follow us @gaspereauwine

  • Good Robot Brewing Company

    Welcome to Good Robot, a brewery, bar, beer garden and restaurant run by a pack of misfits in the heart of Halifax’s historic North End. Our beers are known to be eclectic, eccentric, and untrue to style, fraught with foraged materials, impulse decisions, and whimsy. We don’t make ‘craft beer’; we make beer (kinda). And we enjoy sharing our beer, our building, and our childish minds with our communities.

    In the summer, our GastroTurf (beer garden featuring AstroTurf) brings all the flavours of summer ales to the familiar comfort of a putting green. Year-round, we host oddball eventsbrew with the communitysponsor festivals, facilitate charitable incentives, and make questionable marketing decisions. Want to sit your bum somewhere and let your freak flag fly? Well, matey, set sail for Halifax's Most Questionable Brewing Experience.

  • Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

    Rising majestically in the heart of the provincial capital, the Halifax Citadel National Historic site is a must-see attraction offering a fascinating step back in time. See what life was like for British soldiers in the 18th and 19th centuries while exploring the finest local spirits produced by the award-winning Compass Distillers – Halifax’s only grain-to-glass distillery. Sample handcrafted rum, gin, and genever – all aged on-site at the Halifax Citadel. Raise a glass & raise your spirits!

  • Halifax Distilling Co.

    Building on the tradition of four generations, we’re an independent distillery using a small-batch copper still to make a selection of fine spirits, right here on the Halifax waterfront! Experience the passion, commitment and can-do spirit of the Halifax Distilling Co. Take a tour to learn about the distilling process, immerse yourself in the history and legacy of the Shore family distillers, and enjoy the sensory experience of a taste (or two) of our spirits.

  • Hell Bay Brewing Co.

    Hell Bay Brewing Co. is a small, locally owned and operated Craft Brewery located in downtown Liverpool, Nova Scotia. We offer a high quality beer that is sure to satisfy both tourists and neighbors alike. Made using only the best malts, hops, and yeast, our beer is handcrafted in small batches to ensure maximum freshness. Our beers are unfiltered, to maintain the appropriate body and flavour for its style.

  • Heritage Brewing Company

    Heritage Brewing Company is a small batch brewery located in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Started in 2017 by 4 friends with a passion for beer, they are undergoing an expansion and relocation for the summer of 2018. We have a wide range of styles available, stop by for a flight today.

  • Hill Top Hops
    • Hill Top Hops

      Brewery • Newport
      Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

    Hill Top Hops, located in beautiful Hants Counry, NS. Harvesting our first hop yard in 2016 and opening our brewery in 2018.

  • Horton Ridge Malt & Grain

    Horton Ridge is Nova Scotia's only malt house, and the only brewery in the Province to make its own malt. Horton Ridge PRACTICES the time honoured method OF MALTING known as floor malting. Visitors can view the malting floor where organic grains are transformed to malt, the most important ingredient of beer. The rural setting of the taproom and patio allows expansive views of the surrounding countryside. Enjoy beers brewed on site, and by other breweries of the region, all of which contain malts made at Horton Ridge. CELTIC MUSIC EVERY SATURDAY 3-5PM.

  • Ironworks Distillery

    Ironworks Distillery is located by the sea in the heritage town of Lunenburg. The building was erected in 1893 and for the next 110 years operated as a marine blacksmith shop, creating iron fittings for the sailing vessels built in the town. When we took over the building in 2009, we took the name Ironworks as an homage to its past. We continue the tradition of fine craft in our own way - distilling and infusing premium spirits and fruit liqueurs all of which are made with local produce. Come and visit us, for a complimentary taste of our products within our unique historical environment.

    Book your tour online today.

  • Jost Vineyards

    Tucked in the gentle hills and coastal inlets of the Northumberland Shore, Jost Vineyards is Nova Scotia’s largest winery and a pioneer of the local wine industry. Our distinctive wines have won many national and international awards. Come for daily wine tastings, seasonal tours, hiking or cycling the vineyard trails and the broad selection of wine and wine merchandise in our boutique.

    Seagrape Café at Jost Vineyards offers fresh-daily, locally inspired fare carefully selected to complement our wines. While you dine, enjoy the view of the vineyard from the comfort of the fireside lounge or from the vine-covered, open-air patio.

    Join us for live music on the patio at our free monthly festivals and events. Discover Atlantic Canada’s original wine country and a taste of the North Shore!

    Visit our website for hours of operation and festival listings. Follow us @jostvineyards

  • King Street Beer Company

    King St. Beer was established in partnership with the Saltbox Brewing Co. and is founded on the same core values: community, cleanliness, good service and good beer. Our tap rooms aren’t just a place for you to share a drink with friends, they’re a place to celebrate the histories of the people who drink (and brew) there. As William Yeats said, “There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t met yet.”

  • L’Acadie Vineyards

    Nova Scotia’s premier producer of sparkling wine and the first certified organic winery. Owner-winemaker Bruce Ewert has over 25 years of winemaking experience and pioneered leading releases of award winning Traditional Method sparkling wines, earning silver medals for Prestige Brut in 2011 and 2015 at the prestigious international competition of the world’s best sparkling wines, Effervescents du Monde, France. Beppi Crosariol, Globe and Mail, “…(L’Acadie) released Nova Scotia’s first Champagne-method sparkling wine back in 2008. The local industry owes much to his foresight…” Visit the wineshop and estate vineyard planted on unique ancient seabed soil in the heart of Gaspereau Valley and explore sparklings, crisp dry whites and appassimento reds. Available at NSLC, private wine stores and direct. Wine Shop and tastings open May-October Tours by appointment

  • Lake City Cider

    Lake City Cider produces craft cider using the best of what Nova Scotia has to offer, its apples! Our tasting room boasts 8 taps to explore variations of cider influences by the flavours of our province and produced in small batches in Downtown Dartmouth. Come in for a flight, a pint or some bottles to go.

  • Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards

    Family owned and operated by eighth-generation farmers, Lightfoot & Wolfville is a Demeter certified biodynamic farm and winery located in the heart of the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. With close proximity to the Bay of Fundy and the world’s highest tides, coastal breezes and excellent temperature moderation help create wines with great distinction. At an annual production of 10,000 cases, Lightfoot & Wolfville’swinemaking program is about a return from modern, large-scale methods to classic, artisanal viticulture and enology. The focus is on terroir-driven, cool-climate wines including traditional method sparklings, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and aromatic whites such as Riesling. Opened in 2017, the new state-of-the-art winery hospitality facility features modern-barn inspired architecture and a farm-to-table culinary program focused on elevated Nova Scotian cuisine. The Marquee Tent, set amongst the vines with a stunning coastal view of Cape Blomidon, and the underground Barrel Cellar provide the ideal venue for special events.

  • Luckett Vineyards

    Here, Luckett Vineyards captures the magic of Nova Scotia’s distinctive character through wines that truly are worth phoning home about. We’re open from May to October, and it’s never too early to start planning your visit. Stop in and try our exciting line up of wines and have an unforgettable dining experience in our Crush Pad Bistro!

  • Lunenburg County Winery

    Visitors can experience a working commercial blueberry farm with seasonal U-pick (August-September) while visiting Nova Scotia's pioneer Fruit Winery (licensed in 1993). Located on a South Shore glacial drumlin this winery & farm are surrounded by rows of Nova Scotia's official provincial & historically favourite fruit, the blueberry. Blueberry rows and vineyards relax & thrive in our warm salty Atlantic breezes surrounded by a multitude of inland lakes and the Acadian forest. LaHave River and Indian Falls Municipal Park a short drive or walk away.

  • Lunn’s Mill Beer Company

    In 1760, this beautiful part of the Annapolis Valley was known as Lunn's Mill, named after the major industry in the area: a bustling sawmill owned by John Lunn. Around this time, the Charming Molly set sail from New England carrying the first New England Planters. These intrepid people helped expand the community with farms and shops and in 1822 it was renamed Lawrencetown. We have 10 rotating taps of local craft beer and cider. Most beer is brewed on site, but we also feature other great selections from around Nova Scotia. Try a sampler flight, grab a glass of your favourite, or take a growler home with you. We also offer a simple menu of eclectic entrees and shareable snacks.

  • Malagash Cidery at Vista Bella Farm

    On our farm, we produce cider in a way that encompasses a "bloom to bottle" experience. Our cider is made on site using a majority of our own fruit, including over eighty varieties of apples, pears, cherries, currants and plums. We offer tastings on weekends in our barn "farm store" where you can usually taste up to eight different ciders. Walk our orchards, visit our honeybees and enjoy the view of the flower blossoms and apples on the trees overlooking the coastline of the Northumberland Strait.

    Come check out our screened in patio - as we slowly expand our space to welcome guests.

  • Maritime Express Cider Co.

    The Maritime Express Cider Co., is a cidery and taproom located in what was once the stone patio of an iconic railway hotel located in Kentville, Nova Scotia. The taproom offers a place to purchase a large selection of our growlers and bottles, while also providing a place to sit down and grab a pint and have a meal. Take time to appreciate that the building was once known as one of Canada's most architecturally beautiful hotels. In a rush? grab a bottle or growler of our cider to go. For the craft beer lovers, we also have a rotating selection of our favorite craft beer from around the province and beyond.

  • Meander River Farm and Brewery

    An adventure, or a wrong turn, leads you to Meander River Farm & Brewery. Nestled beside the twisting river it’s named after, the Farm provides an agri-tourism experience like no other. With 186 acres, the farm features a micro-brewery and cidery, retail shop, hopyards, rows of lavender, lush gardens, West Hants County’s tallest waterfall, and seasonal livestock. The farm produces seasonal brews and ciders, and handmade products from farm resources. Products include reclaimed wood birdhouses and benches, lavender soaps and creams, honey and pickled veggies.

  • Mercator Winery
    Mercator Vineyards is distinctive for its authentic heritage and welcoming in its relaxed and simple focus on old world style wines. Located just east of the town of Wolfville and adjacent to the Grand-Pré National Historic site, the vineyards are situated on a bluff overlooking the historic Acadian dykelands at the point where the Cornwallis River enters the tidal bay of the Minas Basin. 
    Named for the pioneering cartographer whose world map was the gold standard in the age of exploration, the winery celebrates the first agrarian settlement in the area. We are devoted entirely to growing exceptional grapes and making extraordinary limited-edition wines that express our terroir’s deep earth, nourishing water, coastal breezes and warm valley sunshine. Mercator wines challenge our perceptions of “local” wine by taking us into a world of premium, estate-select and cellared wines that aspire to be among the best the world has to offer.
    The Mercator experience is one of sharing wine and local artisan food in a peaceful, intimate setting with breathtaking views. We encourage visitors to immerse themselves in the timeless tranquility and warmth of our region while enjoying some of Nova Scotia’s finest, award-winning wines.
  • New Scotland Brewing Company

    New Scotland Brewing Co. is a community based microbrewery and live music venue located in heart of downtown Dartmouth Nova Scotia, and overlooking the Halifax Harbour. NSBC is dedicated to showcasing the best Nova Scotia has to offer, all while producing exceptional small batch beer, mead and cider.

  • Nine Locks Brewing Co.

    Brewing craft beer in the heart of Dartmouth, NS close to the historic Shubenacadie Canal. To create the best beer possible we brew in small batches using all natural ingredients. No preservatives, no pasteurization and no filtration- that's just how we do things down at the locks. Come in & see us!

  • North Brewing Company

    North Brewing Company is all about great beer and an alternative approach to business. We are proud to brew our beer in the communities of North End Halifax and Downtown Dartmouth.

  • North Brewing Company (Portland St)

    North Brewing Company is all about great beer and an alternative approach to business. We are proud to brew our beer in the communities.

  • Off Track Brewing Ltd.

    We are a microbrewery in Bedford, NS. We first opened our doors just days before Christmas 2017 and are enjoying being a part of Nova Scotia's craft beer community. We offer both 1 litre and 2 litre growlers, aw well as tasting flights and full pints. In our 40 seat taproom, we aim to provide our customers with a true craft experience! When you walk through our doors, our shiny tanks are in plain view and it's clear you are inside a working brewery! We are always looking to offer new and exciting beers, including rotating guest taps and experimentals! Come in and try a Beer Block or a full pint!

  • Paddy’s Brewpub & Rosie’s Restaurant (Kentville)

    We are a brewery, cidery, Irish pub and family restaurant! We have been brewing all natural ales and lagers since 1995, using the traditional methods and ingredients. Our team of craft brewers are passionate about showcasing a variety of beers and we focus on freshness. Our beer and cider are available to-go!

  • Paddy’s Brewpub & Rosie’s Restaurant (Wolfville)

    We are a brewery, cidery, Irish pub and family restaurant! We have been brewing all natural ales and lagers since 1995, using the traditional methods and ingredients. Our team of craft brewers are passionate about showcasing a variety of beers and cold lagered local cider, and we focus on freshness. Beer and cider available to-go!

  • Petite Riviere Vineyards

    Petite Rivière Vineyards is an old-world French style winery located on the unique slopes of the South Shore’s drumlin hills. The winery is surrounded by lavender gardens and a stone terrace, with sweeping views of the vineyards. You would think you were in Provence! Enjoy wine and cider tastings, relax on the terrace or indulge in our “Ultimate Tour & Wine Tasting,” which run daily throughout the summer (reservations required). The winery hosts a variety of events throughout the year and is available for private events and weddings. Our award-winning wines are sold at our wine shop, the NSLC, local farmers’ markets, and many local restaurants.

  • Planters Ridge Winery

    At Planters Ridge Winery, we pay exceptional care to our grapes, growing varietals carefully selected to excel in our unique Annapolis Valley terroir. We are known for our aromatic white wines and well-balanced, silky smooth reds. Our tasting room, a stunning renovated 155-year old timber-framed barn rich with history, is open year-round for walk-in tastings and scheduled educational tours. We offer wine by the glass, as well as local food boards. Join us on our patio in summer, or by the fireplace in winter for a glass of uncompromising Nova Scotia wine in a serene locale. Taste the Tradition and Passion in every bottle.

  • Port-Royal National Historic Site

    Explore the Habitation at Port-Royal, a reconstruction of a small French compound and home to the original "Order of Good Cheer" founded by Samuel de Champlain in 1605. Imagine what life was like in this early French colony by talking with costumed animators as they go about their daily lives. Hear first-hand how friendship and alliances played an integral part in the relationship between the French and the Mi’kmaq during this period in time. One of the earliest French settlements in North America, Port-Royal lives on today as Canada's first major historical reconstruction completed in the 1940’s.

  • Propeller Brewing Company

    Propeller Brewing Company has been Halifax’s North End craft brewery for over 20 years. Propeller focuses on handcrafted, small-batch beer with time-honoured methods that produce distinct, full-bodied tastes and aromas. This commitment to quality lead to our India Pale Ale being the best-selling craft beer in Atlantic Canada for the past decade.

    Visit our tasting room to sample our wide variety of beer. There’s always something fresh from our Gottingen Small Batch series: limited edition new brews dreamed up by our head brewer. For soda lovers, we have our refreshing Ginger Beer and Root Beer.

    From 4pm-close, Thursday to Sunday, visit our retro arcade onsite! New and classic games are always on rotation.

    Propeller is currently available at NSLC stores in Nova Scotia, ANBL stores in New Brunswick, LCBO stores in Ontario, at Propeller’s Gottingen Tasting Room and Windmill store, and in some of the greatest bars, restaurants, and kitchens on the East Coast.

  • Propeller Brewing Company (Dartmouth)

    Propeller Brewing Company has been Halifax’s North End craft brewery for over 20 years. Propeller focuses on handcrafted, small-batch beer with time-honoured methods that produce distinct, full-bodied tastes and aromas. This commitment to quality lead to our India Pale Ale being the best-selling craft beer in Atlantic Canada for the past decade.

    Visit our tasting room to sample our wide variety of beer. There’s always something fresh from our Gottingen Small Batch series: limited edition new brews dreamed up by our head brewer. For soda lovers, we have our refreshing Ginger Beer and Root Beer.

    From 4pm-close, Thursday to Sunday, visit our retro arcade onsite! New and classic games are always on rotation.

    Propeller is currently available at NSLC stores in Nova Scotia, ANBL stores in New Brunswick, LCBO stores in Ontario, at Propeller’s Gottingen Tasting Room and Windmill store, and in some of the greatest bars, restaurants, and kitchens on the East Coast.

  • Raging Crow Distillery

    Raging Crow Distillery is Nova Scotia's newest distillery. They feature all-natural, small-batch, locally-sourced and handcrafted products. They have many unique products including their Spruce Tip Gin, Dill Pickle Vodka, Cajun Chocolate Liqueur, Haskap Gin, Nova Scotia's only potato vodka, and Honey Liqueur. This unique distillery is located in the heart of Nova Scotia, just outside of Truro. Check them out on Facebook or on their website

  • Rare Bird Craft Beer

    The Authentic Seacoast’s Brewing Co.’s commitment to Atlantic Canada’s oldest brewer means we make beer the authentic seacoast way – handcrafted in small batches using no preservatives. Our Rare Bird Craft Beer is made with pure artesian water and premium ingredients to capture the history, flavour and pioneering spirit of Chedabucto Bay.

  • Rockbottom Brewpub

    Best brewpub in Atlantic Canada, according to the Atlantic Canadian Brewing Awards. Hand crafted beer and hand crafted food come together for the perfect experience. Constantly changing seasonal beers and nightly specials, live entertainment makes for the perfect craft beer experience.

  • Roof Hound Brewing Co.

    Roof Hound Brewing Co. offers a dynamic and creative beer and culinary experience just outside of Digby, NS. Our kitchen is all about elevating the ordinary to offer fresh and exciting versions of old favourites. Our brewery is all about connection to craft beer through familiar and relatable flavours and ingredients. Our Beverage Room boasts 12 taps that allow us to offer our flagship beers as well as a variety of one-offs and seasonal brews. Our Full Kennel Sampler trays is a great way to help you find your favourites to take home by the bottle or growler. Come out and enjoy a delicious meal and refreshing pint on our patio or in our dining area.

  • Route 19 Brewing

    Located along the coast of beautiful Cape Breton, Route 19 Brewing - Tap & Grill is a three level restaurant and craft brewery with seating for over 400 guests providing breathtaking views of the ocean. We are also located directly across the road from the world renown golf course, Cabot Links. The building is fully equipped with an elevator, providing handicap accessibly to all floors to ensure a quality guest experience.

  • Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub

    Good times, great food and hand-crafted ales are served up daily at Rudder's Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub. Our unique ten barrel gravity flow brewery located on site, is the only microbrewery restaurant on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. We pride ourselves in brewing handcrafted full bodied craft ales, in the English tradition, using only quality fresh malted barley, hops, spring water and top fermenting yeast. Our high quality ales are served unfiltered, naturally carbonated and contain no adjuncts or preservatives. We're recognized as the social hub of the waterfront.

  • Sainte Famille Wines

    Sainte Famille Wines has been creating award winning wines for 28 years. We offer educational and entertaining tours, and informative wine tastings. Sit on our patio, enjoy the spectacular views, while sipping some delicious wine.

  • Saltbox Brewery

    Like the building of a historical Saltbox, brewing small batches of quality beer is a deeply rooted expression of the heritage and craftsmanship found in Nova Scotia. The Saltbox house is identified by its sloping gable roof that gives it the asymmetrical shape of a lidded wooden box used to store salt during Loyalist times. In those days, most brewing and drinking was done in the home. Some say the lower roof line jutting out from the main part of the house was an addition to allow owners to incorporate a small brew room onto their living quarters. The resurgence of craft brewing marks a renaissance of the kind of local brewing that took place before the Industrial Revolution – when making beer was a standard household chore as integral as baking bread. Incorporating the iconic Maritime architecture of the saltbox house into our logo is our nod to the notion that quality, small-batch beer brewing started in the home. At Salt Box Brewing Company, we celebrate the development of the skills and artistry required to create fresh, full-flavoured beer for consumption by the local community. Our motto: “think social, and drink local”.

  • Schoolhouse Brewery

    Located along the waterfront at the heart of downtown Windsor, Schoolhouse Brewery showcases their array of quality craft beer in a cheery, school-themed taproom. The “Classroom Taproom” offers a full experience where you can enjoy a pint alongside something from the kitchen, try a sample flight of all the offerings or browse the unique merchandise in the Brewtique. Don’t forget to take some of your favourite brews home with you and keep your eyes peeled for the yellow pencil taps at many other great watering holes around the province! Schoolhouse Brewery: The beer with class!

  • Sea Level Brewing

    We have a retail location on site, and we are connected to the Port Pub where food and tastings are available, as well as a great view.

  • Sea Level Brewing (Canning Area Location)
    The new location will be the new home of Sea Level Brewing, it will be a Estate Brewery (the first one in NS). As an estate brewery our farm will produce a large portion of all of our inputs and ingredients. This location will include- Tap room, retail space, brewery tours, future event space and scenic views of the Annapolis valley country side.
  • Shipwright Brewing Company


    A craft brewery by the Grand Banker Bar & Grill on the historic Lunenburg waterfront. Traditional and creative brews by local brewmaster Kellye Robertson available for samples, pints and retail sales. Take a tour of our brewery and enjoy a pint brewed to perfection overlooking the waterfront paired with our award winning cuisine.

  • Sober Island Brewing Company

    Inspired by an Oyster Stout, this is our Flagship Ale, brewed with whole fresh Pristine Bay Oysters! We focus on brewing quality English style ales using local ingredients where possible. Come visit us after enjoying a pint and meal at The Henley House Pub and Restaurant, our home base with all of our beers on tap and dishes to pair with them. Step into the brewery for a tour and to purchase local beer for your next outdoor adventure.

  • Spindrift Brewing Company

    We here at Spindrift Brewing offer a wide array of both lagers and ale brands. Come on in a taste for yourself...there is always something new on tap four you to try. Come in and see our ultra modern facility and enjoy a flight of world class brews. You will not be disappointed. Our staff will be happy to show you around, fill your growler and pour you a glass of your choice. We are located at 21 Frazee Ave, in Burnside Industrial Park, just 1KM from IKEA!

  • Steinhart Distillery

    Craft distilling is a rich Steinhart family tradition over 300 years in the making. Thomas Steinhart still remembers coming of age in rural Germany, where he spent many happy hours helping his grandfather stoke the woodfired still. Though the fire has long since extinguished and the family farm has been sold, the joy of using natural ingredients to craft superb spirits is still ablaze in Thomas’ memory. Thomas Steinhart is a bold personality, with a flair for rebellion and living life on his own terms. Now, after travelling the world for work, Thomas is ready to settle down on his farm in Antigonish, NS, and revive his family’s heritage by launching Steinhart Distillery. When coming to Steinhart Distillery you will have the option to experience a tour of the distillery and taste some of our famous products. We have a wide range of cocktails on our menu; anywhere from gin and tonics to our special sweetheat drink. Not only do you get to experience our friendly staff but you get to enjoy our beautiful view of the northumberland straight. Come on out and give us a try.

  • Still Fired Distilleries

    We are a small batch craft distillery located in Annapolis Royal, NS. We are delighted to bring you high quality spirits from all natural, locally sourced ingredients, that we hope you can share with friends and family time and time again. Our spirits are truly one of a kind because they are fermented, distilled and bottled on premise from the first "legal" stills to be built in Nova Scotia. Stop by for a free sample, a guided tour and a chat.

  • Tangled Garden
    • Tangled Garden

      Distillery • Grand Pré
      Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

    Wander our garden, boozy popsicle in hand or—for the somewhat abstemious—a rose petal ice-cream. From century-old quince and pear trees to orderly rows of lavender, tarragon, rosemary, you will meet the fruits, herbs and flowers with which we infuse our liquors. Walk the labyrinth, enjoy the views of the Minas Basin, then stop into the shop to sample innovative concoctions from Spicy Cucumber and Dill to Damson Plum and Basil. Licensed for over ten years, we hand-craft liquors to add a fresh twist to your cocktail, enliven a sparkling wine, elevate a simple desert to something scrumptious.

  • Tanner & Co. Brewing

    Traditionally Different... focusing on traditional German Ale recipes, yet keeping things interesting by experimenting with single batch nontraditional brews. A small brewery with an onsite vineyard in rural Nova Scotia.

  • Tatamagouche Brewing Co.

    At our open concept brewery, we offer complimentary sampling as well as an ever changing menu of our organic beer available for flights. 4oz pours ($2) each - flights of 6 ($12) as well as 10 oz pours for $6 each. During brew days you are able to sit, drink and watch the brewer create the very thing you are drinking! Our Story: Many years ago, a two-headed calf came to Tatamagouche. We think it's no coincidence that he happened to show up here. After all, Tatamagouche is a place of many strange and wonderful things. It's a little town with big ideas. A town that's always looking forward while still keeping an eye on the past. Since we opened in 2014 we have transformed the old butcher shop as well as the town library into the brewery, retail and tasting area. This two-headed place is our home and it inspired us to make good beer for good people. Beer that just happens to be a mix of the traditional and the unexpected. We are the Tatamagouche Brewing Company. Let's raise a glass to Pure Tatamagoodness.



  • The Harbour Brewing Company

    1 Bbl. System producing small batches of great craft beers. The whole operation is in one room providing a unique view of the brewing process and allows the combination of tour and tasting.

  • Tidehouse Brewing

    Tidehouse Brewing is a small brewery with a big heart. We have a small, intimate taproom in Downtown Halifax. When you visit us you can have a seat and sample the current beers on tap or purchase beer for take-away by growler or bottle, all while we spin records on our taproom's turntable. We are always brewing something new so our offerings change often.

  • Trider’s Craft Beer

    Trider's Craft Beer is proud to be a family run brewery where we focus on easy drinking beer and good times. We are ordinary people who love great beer and being a part of our vibrant local craft beer community. Stop in for a visit; we'll show you around and give you an opportunity to taste some exceptionally approachable beer. Now raise your glass to a beer worth sharing!

  • Tusket Falls Brewing Company

    Tusket Falls Brewery has a large, two level, interior seating area with windows overlooking our production area. It boasts a beautiful deck space where patrons can indulge in our many styles of craft beer and enjoy the picturesque, rural setting of Yarmouth County; seconds off Highway 103. Come join us at Tusket Falls Brewing Company and experience some South West Nova Scotian culture.

  • Two Islands Brewing Company

    Two Islands Brewing was born from a love of beer and our community to create pleasing, approachable beers. Our beers are carefully crafted in small batches using only the finest malts, hops and yeasts with no added preservatives and are unfilteres for maximum flavour that will appeal to locals and tourists alike. We began as an idea of 4 local business people and quickly attracted community support. Our newly constructed facility is located in the heart of Parrsboro and was built to reflect the architectural heritage of our community along the shores of the Bay of Fundy.

  • Uncle Leo’s Brewery

    Uncle Leo's offers a variety of hand crafted ales made in small batches to ensure quality and consistency. We offer an, IPA, Irish Red Ale, Kolsch, Smoked Porter, Sunburst Pale Ale as well as seasonal ales.

  • Upstreet BBQ Brewhouse

    Our team at Upstreet BBQ Brewhouse is all fired up to bring Dartmouth a tasty range of authentic Southern barbecued and house-smoked meats, crowd-pleasing salads and down-home sides.

    Inspired by our neighbours in the South, our mouth-watering meats are butchered, slow cooked and smoked from four to twelve hours in our Southern Pride smoker. We use our beers in brines and sauces to enhance the naturally delicious flavours. To keep things fresh, we bake our cornbread daily, prepare our sides in the old style, and offer a variety of bright and flavourful salads and vegetarian and vegan options.

    Our Upstreet beer is brewed onsite in our Brewhouse for the freshest flavours around. Need to grab and go? We’re happy to offer takeout BBQ and beer so you can enjoy wherever your adventures take you. Looking to stay awhile? Grab a chair, grab a beer and dig in among friends!

  • Wayfarers’ Ale Ltd.

    Wayfarers' Ale Craft Brewery and Wharf is located in the heart of the Annapolis Valley, minutes from Acadia University and historic Wolfville. Visit us at the Port Williams wharf for tours, tastings, specialty crafted beer and good pub food. Taste the unique 'One Eyed River Hog,' named after the fabled creature supposedly living in the Cornwallis River. Enjoy our taproom and riverside deck restaurant while on "The Loop" and while you're here, ask for the 'Wayfarers Dole,' a token of bread and ale that pays tribute to the old medieval custom of hospitality to those passing through - for we are all Wayfarers.

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