Located at 275 Rocky Lake Drive, Bedford, NS, Off Track Brewing Ltd. is a microbrewery that makes highly drinkable beer intended to be enjoyed again and again. They have a welcoming tap room with take-away bottles, lots of options on tap, and plenty of room to catch up with friends over quality beer.
Located at 35 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS, Brightwood Brewery started when founders Ian and Matt started brewing beer in a basement on Brightwood Avenue. They eventually expanded to sell commercially at the Alderney Landing Market in 2016 and eventually moved into their new brewery on Portland Street in 2018. The taproom regularly hosts musical guests and is a great hangout for the downtown Dartmouth community. Their beer lineup leans heavily on IPAs in various styles ranging from West Coast to NEIPAs, and from Hazys to Rosés, but they also have other styles such as light beer or porters. Our pick is their Made Me Blush Rose IPA as it’s a unique take on a classic style.
With locations in Tusket Falls at 20 Slocomb, and 2220 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS, Tusket Falls Brewing has two impressive spaces to enjoy quality beer, great food, and a welcoming atmosphere. Their food is upscale pub fare and old-fashioned BBQ, which pairs perfectly with their flavourful brews.
Located at 230 Ford Street, Stellarton, NS, Painted Boat resides within the Blue Lobster Public House, where they sell Painted Boat Lager, Blue Lobster Vodka Soda, and Nova Scotia Spirit Co. Spirits. This modern establishment has a food truck inside the building, a hip bar, a space for recreational activities such as washer toss, and mounted TV screens featuring sporting events.