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Must-try beers: For noobs

Your dad says he doesn’t like craft beer. Pour one of these to prove him wrong.

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North Shore Lager
Tatamagouche Brewing Company
Tatamagouche, N.S.
“A nice approachable low bitter beer that is great for craft beer newbies.” —Todd Beal, Maritime Beer Report

Dirty Blonde
Nine Locks
Dartmouth, N.S.
“One of the things people seem to like about this brewery is that you don’t need to over think it, it’s just really good beer.” —Jenny Gammon, Bishop’s Cellar.

Honey Wheat Ale
Propeller Brewing Company
Halifax
“That was one of my transition beers to craft beer back in the day.” —Kellye Robertson, Spindrift Brewing Co.

Blanched Blonde (witbier)
Rockbottom Brew Pub
Halifax
This bubbly Belgian white beer is brewed with coriander and orange peel for a fruity taste with a spicy finish.

Knotty Buoy (lagered pilsner)
Spindrift Brewing Co.
Dartmouth, N.S.
“It’s nice and clean and crisp. Easy drinking. Non-craft beer people can get on board with this.” —Mark Huizink, 2crows Brewing

In Session (India session ale)
Garrison Brewing
Halifax
This easy-drinking ale offers pineapple, mango, and citrus notes with a hop finish.

Blanche de Chambly (white)
Unibroue
Chambly, Que.
Creamy. Champagne-like bubbles with subtle spice notes. A simple, straight-forward starter beer.

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