Platters of finger foods, men dressed as pirates, and beers aplenty were the scene at the historic Alexander Keith’s Brewery on Hollis street Wednesday night as Haligonians gathered to celebrate its founder’s 221th birthday.
In addition to a party, it gave Keith’s newest brewmaster a chance to show off his wares. Stefan Gagliardi began brewing at the Hollis Street location in May. It’s the first time the company has brewed at this location in a decade.
Keith’s recently released three small-batch beers: Fundy Low Tide white IPA, Cornerstone EPA (Edinburgh pale ale), and Lunenburg coffee stout. The brewery’s first collaboration beer, Hants County Hop On harvest ale, made with hops from Hill Top Hops farm in Scotchvillage, N.S., will be available at the brewery.
“I want to be able to find a new way for Keith’s lovers to fall in love with the new brands and styles that we create, new flavours that they might not know about,” says Gagliardi. “I want to expand people’s minds on what beer should taste like and what flavours can go into beer and educate them in the process.”