What happens when you love beer and the planet? You make sure to hit each of these three Halifax breweries! These local breweries have a common goal: to make great beer through sustainable practices.
Garrison Brewing Co.
Garrison Brewing is an award-winning craft brewery located on the Halifax waterfront. Their commitment to sustainability is woven into every part of their business, including offering refillable growlers, properly treating wastewater, and using alternative green electricity. Garrison donates their spent grains (a.k.a. brewing food waste) to a nearby farm as feed for dairy cows, an inexpensive and digestible protein source for cattle.
Visit their waterfront location or stop in to the Oxford Taproom in the West End to try a flight of their distinctive, flavourful brews.
Tucked into a cozy corner of the North End, Unfiltered Brewing is a micro-brewery producing a rotating selection of cheekily named IPAs and gluten-reduced beers. Beneath the punk rock exterior, this little gem of a brewery is a local leader in responsible consumption and production. Unfiltered Brewing actively reduces wastewater, minimizes energy consumption, and cuts food waste. They even send their spent grains to be used as feed for insects on local salmon farms.
2 Crows Brewing Co.
Located in the heart of downtown Halifax, 2 Crows Brewing offers everything from classic brews to sour beers and hearty stouts. A seat in the lively taproom provides a front-row view of their brewing and canning facility. Several of their beers are made with 100 percent Atlantic Canadian ingredients.
2 Crows’ locally minded ethos goes beyond just brewing. Local artist Alex MacAskill at Midnight Oil designs the brewery’s colourful can labels. The tables and benches in the taproom were created by a family-owned custom furniture business on the south shore of Nova Scotia, and a local woodworker crafted the bar and countertops.