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.
Located at 281 Water St, Shelburne, NS, Boxing Rock make both unique and approachable beer for a range of beer drinking palates. Shelburne, Nova Scotia is an historic community known for a range of picturesque heritage homes and buildings. The brewery itself was founded by a couple of chemical engineers in 2012 who loved the area and set out to produce great beer for everyone to enjoy. Boxing Rock offers a line of standard beer offerings but also releases speciality and barrel aged brews. Their Vicars Cross DIPA is a Nova Scotian favourite.
Located at 16030 Central Ave, Inverness, Route 19 is home to a striking new building that has multiple levels, a great deck, and impressive ocean views. They have a pub style restaurant on site and regularly host live entertainment. Route 19 are also located next to the world class Cabot Cliffs golf course, so it’s a natural stopping place for 19th hole drinks. Standard beer offerings are available with seasonal or specialty brews like their Supernova NEIPA - a hazy citrus bomb!
Big Spruce hosts spectacular views of the Bras d’Or Lake and often have food and interesting treats to try. Some of their hops are grown on-site and they are Nova Scotia's only certified organic on-farm brewery. They have a line of familiar beer offerings but regularly release seasonal or specialty brews. Their annual release of the Ra Ra Rasputin barrel aged imperial stout is an excellent representation of style and flavour.