Taste of Birchtown: Guided Museum Tour & Craft Beer Tasting

Step back-in-time at the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre to hear the stories and learn about the lives of Black Loyalists who arrived at Birchtown Bay in 1783. Then, savour a craft beer tasting experience with us at the taproom, including their Back to Birchtown ale.

Our Company Values

Quality
Our commitment to quality extends beyond the beer to creating exceptional experiences, where every aspect, from design, to production, to service, reflects our dedication to our craft.
Community
We create an environment that is safe, welcoming, and inclusive. Our commitment to the community goes beyond the brewery and taproom walls—we actively engage with and contribute to our community. Whether you're a customer, supplier, or part of our team, we strive to foster a sense of belonging.
Integrity
We are committed to fulfilling our promises and taking ownership of our mistakes. We aim to create reliable and authentic connections with our customers and community.
Customer Experience
We believe in cultivating genuine connections and creating a small-town experience for every customer. We are genuinely curious about what excites our customers, ensuring every interaction is personal and memorable. Customer experience is not just about serving beer; it's about building connections and making every visit special.rom your home.
Respect
We actively listen, embrace diverse perspectives, and practice empathy. We aim to foster curiosity and understanding. In every interaction, whether with customers or coworkers, we ensure a space for diverse experiences and viewpoints, valuing and respecting all perspectives.

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About Us

Our Beer is Legendary
We are two chemical engineers who fell in love with Shelburne, Nova Scotia – the place, the people and the lifestyle.  We quickly discovered that our career options here were limited.  So…in 2012 we founded a craft brewery and made our own jobs, and a few others too. We create craft beer experiences – we like to think we meet each of our customers where they are at on their craft beer journey.  We do this by focusing on quality and consistency (like the well-trained engineers we are) and by crafting our products with purpose and intention.  We brew a wide variety of styles and we believe we have a beer for everyone, even those of you who think you don’t like beer.  We design beers to challenge your assumptions, and to honour traditional styles.  We love what we do and where we live, and we love helping people like you find a local beer that you will love. We were not always beer geeks – we have been on our own journey with craft beer.  We started brewing in lobster pots in the backyard and fermenting in carboys in the living room (which occasionally meant yeast clumps on the ceiling)…and when we started drinking beer at least one of us mixed it with Clamato juice.

The Legend of Boxing Rock

Yes! Boxing Rock is a real place...
Sea captains in the good old days who sailed into Shelburne Harbour had a special use for this rock. If they had crew members that couldn’t get along, they might set them out on Boxing Rock. The captain’s instructions as he sailed away: “Shake hands and share a beer, or box until one of you drops. We’ll be back before high tide to pick up one or both of you.”Often, the two would duke it out and the winner would return alone to the ship. But sometimes a pair would appreciate the dry land beneath their feet. Enjoying the break from their labours they would agree to share the jug of beer. They would sit, laugh and drink together, breathing the fresh air and watching waves lap at their feet.
"This place was amazing!!! We had a great time, our waiter was so good and very informative on the products. Awesome place and the food is good too!!!
Tracy
Tracy
"This place was amazing!!! We had a great time, our waiter was so good and very informative on the products. Awesome place and the food is good too!!!
My husband and I recently went on a staycation and stayed near Shelburne. We stopped for a couple drinks and enjoyed the nachos as well! The customer service was great! Very helpful and attentive! We will be back for sure!
Sarah
Sarah
My husband and I recently went on a staycation and stayed near Shelburne. We stopped for a couple drinks and enjoyed the nachos as well! The customer service was great! Very helpful and attentive! We will be back for sure!

Visit our Shelburne Taproom

Address
218 Water Street, Shelburne NS
Open hours
Sun - Thurs 12 - 7 pm Fri - Sate 12 - 9 pm

Visit our Halifax Location

Our address
2790 Windsor Street, Halifax
Full Service (Growler Filling) Hours
Tuesday - Sunday 12 - 7 pm Self Serve Kiosk available from 10 am Tues - Sun