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 (and cake), and celebrate this milestone with us!

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 in spring 2017 and best ticket prices are right now!

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


The 2017 participants list so far includes: 

Big Spruce Brewing
Boxing Rock Brewing Company
Breton Brewing Co.
Brightwood Brewery
Gahan House - Halifax
Garrison Brewing Co.
Granite Brewery
Good Robot Brewing Company
Hell Bay Brewing Company
Lazy Bear Brewing
Lunn's Mill Beer Company
Meander River Farm
Nine Locks Brewing Co.
North Brewing Company
Paddys Irish Brewpub
Propeller Brewing Company
Rare Bird Craft Beer
Roof Hound Brewing Co.
Rudder's Brew Pub
Saltbox Brewery
Schoolhouse Brewery
Sea Level Brewing
Sober Island Brewing Company
Spindrift Brewing Company
Tatamagouche Brewing Co.
Tidehouse Brewing Company
Trider's Craft Beer
2 Crows Brewing
Uncle Leo's Brewery
Wayfarers' Ale Society

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

The East Coast Cider Festival
5:00 pm17:00

The East Coast Cider Festival

Coming to Halifax next 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.

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


Annapolis Cider Company (Wolfville)
Bulwark Ciders (New Ross)
Chain Yard Cider (Halifax)
Elderkin's Cider Company (Wolfville)
L'Acadie Vineyards (Wolfville)
Meander River Farm (Newport)
No Boats On Sunday Cider (Nova Scotia)
Planters Ridge (Port Williams)
Red Rover (New Brunswick)
Seaside Grove (Halifax)
ShipBuilders Cider (Windsor)
Sid's Cider (Windsor)
Stutz Cider (Annapolis Valley)

Likely 4 more TBA.

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

Delicious eats from Ratinaud French Cuisine, Heartwood, Meadowbrook Meat Market, T Dogs, and Dee Dee's Ice Cream will also be available.

Live music TBA.

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

The 2nd Annual Cask Beer Throwdown

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

We'll continue to add breweries as we move forward, but the list so far includes:

Big Spruce Brewing
Boxing Rock Brewing
Bulwark Cider
Chain Yard Cider
Garrison Brewing
Good Robot Brewing
North Brewing
Tatamagouche Brewing


Tickets and more details coming soon!

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

The 5th Annual Craft Beer & Local Food Celebration

It's hard to believe that it's year five! To celebrate this, there will be 100 VIP tickets for a special early bird session, more cideries than in previous years, and more restaurants from Local Connections Halifax's 25 Best Local Eateries list.

Tickets and more details coming March 2017.

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!