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Welcome to the Halifax Seaport Beerfest

Atlantic Canada’s largest gathering of craft beer, imports & cider! Breweries and agents representing over 110 producers will be on hand to sample and discuss nearly 300 unique products. Special booths include Ireland, Maine, Ontario, Quebec and a new booth dedicated to cask ales. One of the top summer festivals in Halifax, this is an event not to be missed.

2014 Special Guest

Introducing Nicholas Pashley

Nicholas Pashley is well known & loved within the Canadian beer world. He brings humour, passion & historical context to the dynamic, multi-billion dollar industry that is Canadian beer today. Nicholas' two books - "Notes on a Beermat: Drinking and Why it's Necessary" & "Cheers: An Intemperate History of Beer in Canada" - have become immediate classics. He is regularly invited to attend beer festivals, jury beer competitions & contribute to beer periodicals. He is also a founding board member of Toronto Beer Week & Cask! Toronto.

2014 Special Guest

Introducing Stephen Clinch

Stephen Clinch is co-founder and co-owner of Trouble Brewing, part of the second wave of Irish craft breweries pushing the boundaries of beer in Ireland over the last five years. Started in 2010, Trouble Brewing produces diverse and interesting beer styles, many of which have not previously been produced in Ireland. Trouble Brewing moved locations in 2013, expanding its brewery and continuing to produce outstanding beer from only natural ingredients. His love for beer is matched only by his love for sport. If he isn't in the pub, sampling the latest brew, he's in a park...

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2014 Special Guest

Introducing Craig Pinhey

Former Engineer Craig Pinhey has been writing about beer for two decades, starting with his first gig for the Great Lakes Brewing News in Southern Ontario. He had his booze epiphany well before that, though, with a pint of cask conditioned real ale in 1985 at the original Ginger’s Tavern in Halifax. An award winning homebrewer, BJCP judge and former President of the Canadian Amateur Brewer's Association, Craig turned his obsession into a career, taking the Sommelier program in 2000 in Halifax and becoming a full time beverage writer and consultant. Craig writes for...

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Experience Halifax Seaport Beerfest

Atlantic Canada’s largest gathering of craft beer, imports & cider! Breweries and agents will be on hand to sample and discuss 275 unique products.  Over 110 producers will be on hand representing local brewers, imports and cideries. Special booths include Ireland, Maine, Ontario, Quebec and a new booth dedicated to cask ales. One of the top summer festivals in Halifax, this is an event not to be missed.