Sociable! All About Nova Scotia Beer, Wine, Cider and Spirits

Few things scream out Nova Scotia more than “Sociable!” If you’ve spent an afternoon here on a patio or dancing the night away to a local band, you know this familiar greeting is traditionally followed with a sip of a favourite local beverage. Need options?

Local Beers

Discover our many outstanding micro and craft breweries that feature everything from India pale ales, lagers, pilsners and stouts to twists on traditional brews including spruce, maple, and pumpkin beers.

Wineries & Vineyards

Nova Scotia has a long and rich tradition for growing grapes that dates to the 1600s, when this was one of the first areas to cultivate grapes in North America. Don’t leave Nova Scotia without trying our signature wine with unique character, Tidal Bay.


In recent years there has been a craft cider resurgence in the province, with several producers creating distinctive ciders that reflect the terroir of the region. Our craft cideries offer visitors the opportunity to meet makers, learn about unique apple varieties and sample delicious products.


Distilleries in Nova Scotia are pushing the envelope in creating quality distilled products using superb local ingredients. May we suggest liqueurs made from award-winning Tangled Garden’s fresh herbs, or North America’s first single malt whisky from Glenora Distillery?

Good Cheer Trail

In Nova Scotia, you can explore Canada’s first winery, craft brewery, cidery and distillery trail! From Yarmouth to Sydney, the trail weaves through stunning landscapes, heritage sites, beaches, farmlands and cities to 50+ locations across the province. With your Good Cheer Trail passport in hand you’ll be able to chart your own route as you taste your way through Nova Scotia.

It won’t take long before you’re a regular here, and to that thought we hoist a pint!

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