2011 Halifax Seaport Beerfest

Enjoyed a tasting session at the 5th seaport beerfest along the Halifax waterfront. Garrison Brewery helped organize a great event with the Halifax Seaport Market nearby. Close to 200 beers & ciders were available over 3 2.5 hour blocks from friday night , saturday afternoon & saturday night.


Luckily, Premiere Wines, located in downtown Halifax gave me a ticket for Friday night, and that gave me more than ample time to check out Maine & Quebec brewers.


Saturday was spent focusing mostly on Ontario brewers. Taste of Nova Scotia had a few tents selling food, including scanways. Lots of IPA beers were around, along with stouts. It was interesting to focus on try as many IPA – you really see now how everyone is a bit different.


Our top beers are the following:


  • Corne de Brume A L’abri de la Tempete Quebec
  • Pale Ale AMB-Maitre Brasseur Quebec
  • Hawaiian Style Pale Ale Spearhead Brewing Ontario
  • Stowaway I.P.A. Baxter Brewing Maine


Other mentions are:

  • Tintamarre Acadie-Broue Maritimes
  • Hell Bay English Ale Hell Bay Brewing Maritimes
  • Export Ale Shipyard Brewery Maine
  • IPA Kennebec River Brewing Maine
  • Vache Folle imperial Milk Stout Microbrasserie Charlevoix Quebec