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Must-try beers: Road trippin’

Get a designated driver and hit the road to explore these well-worth-the-trip Nova Scotian beer destinations.

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Nova Scotia beer roadtrip map

The Port Pub
Port Williams, N.S.
This local pub on the banks of the Cornwallis River was one of the province’s first gastropubs. It highlights the attached Sea Level brewery and nearby Wayfarer’s Ale Society.

Paddy’s Pub & Brewery
Kentville, N.S.
A cozy Irish pub known for lives tunes, homestyle food, and housemade ales. Pro tip: You’ll want to bring a growler or two.

Rudder’s Brew Pub
Yarmouth, N.S.
Unfiltered English style ales are the specialty here. Grab a window or patio seat for a view of the marina.

Saltbox Taproom
Mahone Bay, N.S.
Scheduled to open by early September. Drop in for a chat with the brewer and a pint of Saltbox’s latest small-batch brew. (Update: The taproom opens Sept. 17)

Antigonish, N.S.
In addition to the house brewed Terry’s Best bitter, you’ll find other Nova Scotia favourites like Rare Bird, Propeller, and Boxing Rock on tap. The menu blends old-world pub fare with
Maritime favourites.


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