The 2nd Annual Cask Beer Throwdown
5:00 pm17:00

The 2nd Annual Cask Beer Throwdown

Saturday, September 30 from 5 - 8pm
The Olympic Community Centre

The Cask Beer Throwdown is back at the Olympic for another evening of good times. This year will feature 2 more breweries along with more casks, and even some cask cider from 2 local cideries as well.

Ticket price includes event access, 12 tickets for 4oz. beer samples, and a take-home glass. Additional tickets and delicious eats will be available for purchase.

Here's our list of official participants:

Asado Wood Fired Grill
Big Spruce Brewing
Boxing Rock Brewing
Bulwark Cider
Chain Yard Cider
Garrison Brewing
Good Robot Brewing
Halifax Press
North Brewing
Propeller Brewing
Saltbox Brewing Co.
Sober Island Brewing
Sòlas Kombucha

Tatamagouche Brewing
Upstreet Craft Brewing

The 5th Annual Craft Beer & Local Food Celebration
7:00 pm19:00

The 5th Annual Craft Beer & Local Food Celebration

Join us for an exceptional evening of fabulous local food and drink, live music and more. Your ticket is all-inclusive, which means you only need to show up.

Tickets and more details coming, but here's where we're at today:


Black Sheep
Durty Nelly's
Eliot & Vine
Gahan House
Grand Banker
Harbourstone Sea Grill + Pourhouse
Indochine Banh Mi
Krave Burger
Le Bistro by Liz
Pete's Fine Foods
Primal Kitchen
Ratinaud French Cuisine
Rime Restaurant
Rousseau Chocolatier
Scanway Bakery + Café
The Stubborn Goat
2 Doors Down Bar + Bites


Big Spruce Brewing
Boxing Rock Brewing
Bulwark Cider
Chainyard Cider
Garrison Brewing
Gahan House
Good Robot Brewing
North Brewing
Propeller Brewing
Schoolhouse Brewing
Shipbuilders Cider
Sid's Cider
Tatamagouche Brewing
Tidehouse Brewing
2 Crows Brewing
Unfiltered Brewing

East Coast Cider Festival 2018
1:00 pm13:00

East Coast Cider Festival 2018

Yes folks, we're bringing the East Coast Cider Festival back for another year. 2018 will be bigger and better, but you'll also have the option to choose between one of two sessions.

Session One (1:00 - 4:00pm)

Session Two (6:00 - 9:00pm)

SOLD OUT: The East Coast Cider Festival
5:00 pm17:00

SOLD OUT: The East Coast Cider Festival

Coming to Halifax this spring is the province's first-ever cider festival. Hosted by Local Connections Halifax, this cider tasting extravaganza will take place on Saturday, May 27 at the Multipurpose Room in Halifax's north end.

Tickets include 12 - 4oz. samples (4 glasses), a take-home glass, and access to the event.

Designated driver tickets for each session will be available at the door only for $10 cash/each.

Here's what we have lined up so far (much more coming soon):


Annapolis Cider Company (Wolfville)
Boars Back Cider (Aylesford)
Bulwark Ciders (New Ross)
Chain Yard Cider (Halifax)
Coastliner Craft Cider (New Brunswick)
Elderkin's Cider Company (Wolfville)
Meander River Farm (Newport)
No Boats On Sunday Cider (Nova Scotia)
Noggins Cider (Annapolis Valley)
Planters Ridge (Port Williams)
Red Rover (New Brunswick)
Seaside Grove (Halifax)
Seven Shores (Nova Scotia)
ShipBuilders Cider (Windsor)
Sid's Cider (Windsor)
Stutz Cider (Annapolis Valley)


Meadowbrook Meat Market
Rinaldo's Italian American Specialities
Dee Dee's Ice Cream

Live music TBA.

The Third Annual Full House Craft Beer Fest
May 13

The Third Annual Full House Craft Beer Fest

The flagship event for Nova Scotia Craft Beer Week is coming to the Multipurpose Room at the Halifax Forum May 12 + 13, and this event has the most Nova Scotia craft brewers ever assembled under on roof!

Tickets are moving fast, so don't wait too long to make your move!

Ticket price includes access to the event, 12 - 4oz. beer samples, and a take-home glass.

Designated driver tickets for each session will be available at the door only for $10 cash/each.

Official food vendors for all three sessions will be Studio East Food + Drink, Boneheads BBQ, Heartwood Restaurant, and Afishionado Fishmongers.

The Feed Nova Scotia coat check will be by donation. We'll also have a taxi service thanks to our friends Casino Taxi, and the info booth will be hosted by The Curated Guide.


Big Spruce Brewing (Nyanza)
Boxing Rock Brewing Company (Shelburne)
Breton Brewing Co. (Sydney)
Brightwood Brewery (Dartmouth)
Downeast Beer Factory (Dartmouth)
Firkinstein Brewing
Gahan House (Halifax)
Garrison Brewing Co. (Halifax)
Granite Brewery (Halifax)
Good Robot Brewing Company (Halifax)
Hell Bay Brewing Company (Liverpool)
Lazy Bear Brewing (Smith's Cove)
Lunn's Mill Beer Company (Lawrencetown)
Meander River Farm (Newport)
Nine Locks Brewing Co. (Dartmouth)
North Brewing Company (Halifax + Dartmouth)
Paddys Irish Brewpub (Wolfville + Kentville)
Propeller Brewing Company (Halifax + Dartmouth)
Rare Bird Craft Beer (Guysborough)
Roof Hound Brewing Co. (Digby)
Rudder's Brew Pub (Yarmouth)
Saltbox Brewery (Mahone Bay)
Schoolhouse Brewery (Windsor)
Sea Level Brewing (Port Williams)
Sober Island Brewing Company (Sheet Harbour)
Spindrift Brewing Company (Dartmouth)
Tatamagouche Brewing Co. (Tatamagouche)
Tidehouse Brewing Company (Halifax)
Trider's Craft Beer (Amherst)
2 Crows Brewing (Halifax)
Uncle Leo's Brewery (Lynn's Brook)
Wayfarers' Ale Society (Port Williams)

SESSION 1: Friday, May 12 from 6 to 9pm

SESSION 2: Saturday, May 13 from 1 to 4pm

SESSION 3: Saturday, May 13 from 6 to 9pm

Local Connections Halifax's 5 Year Anniversary
11:00 am11:00

Local Connections Halifax's 5 Year Anniversary

It's our 5th Anniversary and we're gonna celebrate this milestone at Garrison Brewing. There will, of course, be a big giant cake, maybe the best ever, plus we'll be releasing our 5th Anniversary Issue and The 2017 Curated Guide (printed edition), all at the same time.

Come on down for your piece of the action (cake from Scanway Bakery and dry sparkling from L'Acadie Vineyard), and celebrate this milestone with us!

The Fourth Annual Craft Beer & Local Food Celebration
7:00 pm19:00

The Fourth Annual Craft Beer & Local Food Celebration

  • Halifax Marriott Harbourfront

The Craft Beer & Local Food Celebration is returning to the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront on January 12, for this fourth annual event. As always, tickets are all-inclusive, which means you get to eat and drink as much as you like.

Without reservation we can say that this will be THE event of the first quarter of 2017, and the great number of guests from last year, who have snapped up tickets already, can attest to that.

This event typically sells out in December, so grab your tickets before it's too late!


Ratinaud French CuisinePrimal KitchenLe Bistro by LizElle's BistroStudio East Food+DrinkKrave BurgerRelishThe Stubborn Goat GastropubDurty Nelly'sMeadowbrook Meat MarketDee Dee's Ice CreamThe Grand Banker Bar & GrillTemple Bar Cocktails & Kitchen, Battery Park Beer Bar, Scanway Bakery & Café and the Harbourstone Sea Grill & Pourhouse


Sober Island Brewing Company, Boxing Rock Brewing Company, Bulwark Ciders, Gahan House - Halifax, Spindrift Brewing Company, North Brewing Company, Tatamagouche Brewing Co., Schoolhouse Brewery, Breton Brewing Co., Good Robot Brewing Company, Big Spruce Brewing, Stutz Cider, Garrison Brewing Co., Nine Locks Brewing Co., Hell Bay Brewing Co., Propeller Brewing Company, Tidehouse Brewing Company, and Lazy Bear Brewing.

We have also confirmed the Mike Cowie Quartet.

And once again, our friends at Downtown Halifax will be sponsoring the take-home glassware.


If you're attending the Fourth Annual Craft Beer & Local Food Celebration and would like to stay overnight in the hotel, we have negotiated a rate of $139/night for all attendees (while supplies last). All you need to do is mention the event at the time of booking.

The Cask Beer Throwdown
12:00 pm12:00

The Cask Beer Throwdown

  • Olymic Community Centre

Halifax's first-ever cask beer festival! Two sessions will be available, where guests will get to try cask beers from many of Nova Scotia's best craft breweries. Tickets include access to the event, 14 sample beer tickets (equal to 4 glasses), and a take-home glass.

Session One (12-3pm)

Breweries include: Garrison Brewing Co., Big Spruce Brewing, Schoolhouse Brewery, Tatamagouche Brewing Co., Propeller Brewing Company, Sober Island Brewing Company, Good Robot Brewing, and Boxing Rock Brewing Company, and more TBA

Session Two (5-8pm)

Breweries include: North Brewing Company, Spindrift Brewing Company, Gahan House - Halifax, Hell Bay Brewing Company, Garrison Brewing Co., Big Spruce Brewing, Sober Island Brewing Company, Good Robot Brewing, and more TBA

We'll also have a super special menu created by our friends at T DOGS, The Food Wolf, and Bramoso Pizzeria & Beer Bar.

Hops N Brats
6:30 pm18:30

Hops N Brats

Friday September 16th from 6:30 PM until 11 PM, the Oktoberfest Site is transformed into a Nova Scotia Beer Celebration Sausage Fest Style! Breweries from across the province for this 19+ event to present their top brands, while enjoying your favorite Sausage themed food with live music. Entry is $20 which includes 4 sample tickets and a souvenir sample cup.

Sausage Fest 2016
Sep 22

Sausage Fest 2016

Welcome to the Fourth Annual Sausage Fest hosted by Local Connections Halifax! This year's festival begins on Saturday, September 16th and runs to Sunday, September 25th. If good times and deliciously local sausages are your thing, you've come to the right place. We have all the sweet hook-ups!