Nova Scotia's Best Distilleries and Brew Pubs

Photo of Kate Horodyski
19 December 2017

Nova Scotia has always been known for its beer, but did you know it also has more distillers per capita than any other city in Canada? Here are some of the best you can find in the province.

Big Spruce Brewing

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Big Spruce
Big Spruce | Courtesy of Big Spruce Brewery
Along Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail, you’ll find Atlantic Canada’s only organic, on-farm craft brewery and hop yard. With a tasting patio that overlooks Bras d’Or Lake, a local food truck, and onsite music three days a week in the summer, this is the perfect stopping point on your Cabot Trail road trip.

Coldstream Clear Distillery

A trip to Stewiacke is well worth the drive for a chance to try Coldstream’s internationally awarded spirits. They create lovely vodkas, rums, and liqueurs with fun flavors, such as salted caramel and homemade apple pie.

Coldstream Clear Distillery, 87 Main St W, Stewiacke, Canada, +1 902 956 3393


Coldstream Creek Distillery | Courtesy of Coldstream Creek Distillery

Nova Scotia Spirit Co.

Another international award-winning distillery, Pictou County’s Nova Scotia Spirit Co. truly represents the “spirit” of Nova Scotia, with products such as Blue Lobster Vodka and Fisherman’s Helper White Rum. They also plan to open a brewery, Painted Boat Beer Co., in Stellarton in May 2018.

Nova Scotia Spirit Co. | Courtesy of Nova Scotia Spirit Co.

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