Craft beer is all the rage these days – so much so – we just had to board a bus for it! This tour will start with a drive out to the first official microbrewery in the Annapolis Valley, Sea Level Brewing in Port Williams, to tipple a few of their fine ales. Then we’ll continue with a few more craft beers and snacks overlooking the beautiful Cornwallis River from the patio of the area’s first gastropub, the Port Pub & Bistro. Finally, guests will be delivered back to one of the iconic fixtures of Main Street, Paddy’s Pub, to sample some of their brews. Thankfully this stop is just a short stumbling distance from the Al Whittle Theatre. Round trip: 2 hours.
Note: This activity is restricted to 19 years of age and older.
Paddy’s Irish Pub
A Wolfville icon! Just a stone’s throw away from Acadia University, Paddy’s is an Irish pub in the truest of senses. A staple for students, out-of-town guests and (of course) their regulars, the relaxed, comforting atmosphere mixed with local brew and classic pub eats keep everyone coming back, time and time again.
Sea Level Brewing
Upon opening their doors in 2007, The Seal Level Brewing Company quickly established themselves as the first and only microbrewery in the Annapolis Valley. All along their mission statement has been to produce an approachable taste to quality, micro brewed beers – and believe us, they’ve nailed it. Using as many local ingredients as possible, they provide distinguished characteristics and unique flavours to each of their handcraft recipes, all the while guaranteeing to never compromise quality for quantity in the pursuit of brewing happiness.
The Port Pub
Being named one of Canada’s Favourite Bars and One of Five Must-Visit Canadian Patios by enRoute Magazine (all in the same year) is no easy feat, but The Port Pub managed to do it in 2014. Quickly becoming a staple in the Annapolis Valley community, The Port is known for being a social crossroads from the entire valley. Constantly striving to up their culinary game, their menu features many sought-after local ingredients and brews, showcasing the best of their community.