Located at 7955 Nova Scotia Trunk 7, Musquodoboit Harbour, NS, The Harbour Brewing Company is one of the smallest craft breweries in the province at 800 sq/ft. Nestled in the heart of Musquodoboit, this true microbrewery is close to beaches, trails, and has both taps and a patio on site. Despite its size, The Harbour Brewing Company produces a surprisingly large selection from which to choose, ranging from the approachable Ginger Pale Ale to a robust Black IPA. There is something to meet everyone’s taste preference. It is a welcoming space that helps the locals keep well stocked with freshly made beer. Our pick is their Ginger Pale Ale because it’s crushable with lots of flavour to enjoy.
Located at 169 Main St, Parrsboro, NS, Two Islands Brewing is on the shores of the Bay of Fundy and brews both traditional and more modern varieties. The taproom is a meeting place for friends and family to enjoy a pint of local Nova Scotia craft beer. It is a rustic space that reflects a bygone era. The walls are decorated with photographs from the 1800s and 1900s, and the whole space pays tribute to the heritage of the town. With recent listings in the NSLC, Two Islands beer is now more accessible to the entire province. Our pick is their Parrsboro Porter.
Located at 235 Main St, Tatamagouche, NS, Tatamagouche Brewery, a family-owned organic brewery that produces incredibly well-made handcrafted beer, sits in the middle of this small but bustling Nova Scotian town. Opening in 2014, they converted an old butcher shop into the current brewery and have been growing ever since. Their beer ranges from the familiar to the weird, but in offering such, they have literally created a beer for everyone. This brewery is one of the more adventurous in the province; they are not afraid to push the envelope regarding either flavour or style. Although there is usually something new to try, one can always find the classics on tap. Our beer of choice is their Square One Saison or Jitney Dry Hopped Sour.
Located at 363 Main St, Mahone Bay, NS, Saltbox has a strong focus on community, relationships, and family. This craft brewery services Mahone Bay and Nova Scotia’s South Shore. It has a welcoming tap room and often have food trucks parked outside so that patrons can enjoy a delicious meal with their freshly brewed beer. With both indoor and outdoor space, this brewery really accommodates everyone. They have also expanded to Bridgewater, under namesake King Street Beer, and to Lunenburg, under Lightship Brewery. They have a line of standard beer offerings representing most popular styles. Their Bluenose Ale is a nice easy drinking pint to enjoy in the summer heat.
Located at 250 Main St, Yarmouth, NS, Heritage is where the ocean meets the rugged coastline. They have been brewing since 2017, where they went from brewing under the patio to the independent brewery that they are today. They pride themselves on pushing the boundaries of regular brewing styles. As one of the most southern breweries in Nova Scotia, they are committed to producing quality beers and engaging in craft beer culture. They have a line of standard beer offerings but also experiment with a variety of fruit and unique ingredients. Their Wheat Kings Pineapple Wheat is a summer sensation.