Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax
Beer Available At Garrison Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Garrison India Pale Ale 81, Garrison Hopyard Pale 90, Garrison Seaport Blonde , Garrison Grand Baltic Porter Rum Barrel Aged 89, Garrison Coast to Coastless Collaboration 82, Garrison Shipyard Radler , Garrison In Session , Garrison Professor McDougallís Weisse-Guy , Garrison Spruce Rum Barrel Aged 2015 , Garrison Imperial Chocolate Stout , Garrison This Is Radio Wheat , Garrison Olí Fog Burner 93, Garrison Grand Baltic Porter 91, Garrison Spruce Beer 93, Garrison Winter Warmer 93, Garrison Double Jack Imperial Pumpkin 51, Garrison / Beaus Sweet Ryeíd 61
Scopey (517) Croydon, England | July 25, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Garrison is located all the way along the coast next to the farmers market. Inside it is rather impressive space with the brewery taking centre stage. They have a decent sized shop, bar and patio area. I opted for a flight of beers served in proper glassware, which sounds like a recent improvement according to previous reviewers. Beers are well crafted, if a little tame in style for their regulars. Staff were very knowledgable and I got speaking to the brewer himself. Very friendly guy who generously shared some of his own stash of rum aged spruce beer. I thought that particular beer was delicious. I then moved on to their fresh-fruit radler which was mighty crushable. Shops is loaded with merch and full of special release beers (barrel aged stuff and collabs). I had a great time chilling here on the Monday afternoon. A Halifax must-visit for sure.
UrbanCaveman (15) Ohio | October 17, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Located on the pier near a decent little farmerís market, the building looks inviting. Popping in, however, one quickly discovers that it is less a brewpub and more a tasting room with bottle sales. Only 5 taps, plastic cups, that whole deal. That being said, the staff obviously know their stuff, and you canít beat the place for freshness!
JoeMcPhee (529) Toronto, ON, Ontario | September 10, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Just across the street from the Farmerís Market with a nice little outdoor seating area. Cheap samples and on a sunny day a great spot to do some people watching. Itís not exactly a pub - but itís a good place to hang out and knock back some cheap samples. They had one season/collaboration on when I was there but Iím not sure if thatís typical.
ben4321 (361) Hoboken, New Jersey | July 31, 2013
38 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
I wasnít impressed at all. They had alsmost nothing available on tap, and what they did have was being served in plastic cups. Stood around the bar area for a few minutes and couldnít find an employee to help me even though it was pretty empty, so I gave up and left. Iíd say skip it.
nbutler11 (350) Rota, Spain | July 21, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Awesome space across from the farmers market in the port. Love the decor and large selection of bottles and taps. Weird staff, though. I spoke to 3 people behind the bar and they all seemed very over it. Disappointing really. Sorry for buying a bunch of your beer and asking about your brewery...
rejtable (203) Ontario | June 4, 2012
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
I assume itís because of arcane NS liquor laws, but it totally sucks that you canít buy a tasty beer from their coolers and drink it on site. You are stuck with whatever they have on tap (probably 6-7 taps) and little 4 oz tasters in a plastic cup.
DuffMan (328) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | July 5, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Located at the end of the boardwalk, beside the Farmers Market, this brewery has a very open and welcoming appearance with handsome signage. Inside it really is just a large tasting room, albeit nicely arranged. Tons of swag for sale. A glass cooler houses everything they brew, including a few selections not circulated in stores, as well as house made sodas (which our kids loved). Excellent service. No food.
Ontbeertaster (159) Ontario | May 11, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Happen to just stubble upon this brewery when just walking along the pier from our hotel, had no actual plans to go here, but the brewery it self was in a really nice location. When you walk in you can see the brewing tanks and things the brewery is very modern in appearance, really nice in side, They had a big cooler to the left of the door with a large selection of garrison brews. There was a man with 5 tap handles I believe serving beer. Good stop, worth a stop if your in the area
AdamHeenan (10) | October 29, 2010
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
This is the best brewery I have yet to go to. The serving staff were fantastic.
Atheist_Peace (24) Halifax, Nova Scotia | May 21, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Not the best brews made in Halifax but youíve got to give them credit for always pushing the envelope and trying new things. Jalapeno beer anyone? (good for cooking with, not so much for drinking)
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