Garrison Brewery | Halifax, Nova Scotia
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Garrison Brewery
Good based on 14 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

1149 Marginal Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada B3H [ print map ]
902 453 5343 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Mon-Thurs 10-8; Fri 10-10; Sat 8-10; Sun 10-8

Mayor: BrewGoblin (5) | Taps: 5 | Bottles: 5

Garrison Brewery

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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
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14 reviews for Garrison Brewery
 Ambiance  70%
 Service  68%
 Selection  68%
 Food N/A 
 Value  76%
 Overall  68%
 Rating  73%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey  (517) Croydon, England | July 25, 2015
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.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
UrbanCaveman  (15) Ohio | October 17, 2014
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
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
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
nbutler11  (350) Rota, Spain | July 21, 2013
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...
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 11/20
rejtable  (203) Ontario | June 4, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan  (328) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | July 5, 2011
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Ontbeertaster  (159) Ontario | May 11, 2011
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
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
AdamHeenan  (10) | October 29, 2010
This is the best brewery I have yet to go to. The serving staff were fantastic.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Atheist_Peace  (24) Halifax, Nova Scotia | May 21, 2010
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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