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Alexander Keith’s Hits 22 States

Alexander Keith’s Brewing, one of the oldest breweries in Canada and North America has made a big United States push.  The brewery was founded by it’s namesake Alexander Keith, a Scottish immigrant in 1820.  In addition to the Keith’s line, the brewery produces Oland Brewery beers, distributed only in eastern Canada.  3 beers head stateside in this American push- Nova Scotia Style Lager, Pale Ale, and Brown Ale.

Full Press Release

Alexander Keith’s Introduces Three New Brews to the United States

Famed Nova Scotia Beer Brand, Alexander Keith’s, Debuts in the U.S.

ST. LOUIS (June 8, 2011) — Alexander Keith’s announces the U.S. launch of three new brews: Nova Scotia Style Lager, Nova Scotia Style Pale Ale and Nova Scotia Style Brown Ale.  The beers are now available in 22 states across the U.S.

The three new Alexander Keith’s brews are perfect for the adventure-seeking beer lover:

– With a deep amber color and brewed with noble hops prized for their subtle, spicy character, the Nova Scotia Style Lager has a crisp finish with an assertive, but clean bitterness.

– Brewed with traditional two-row malt for a full, malty flavor, the Nova Scotia Style Pale Ale also includes a fruity, spicy and citrusy hop nose.

– The Nova Scotia Style Brown Ale is a classic full-bodied brown ale with hints of honey and caramel, balanced with a fresh hop aroma provided by the addition of cascade hops.

Though new to the United States, the heritage of Alexander Keith’s traces back nearly two hundred years to its brewery in Nova Scotia, founded in 1820 by Scottish native Alexander Keith.  After completing his brewer’s apprenticeship and emigrating from Scotland to “New Scotland” (Nova Scotia), Keith created what is now one of the oldest beer brands in North America.  The Nova Scotia brewery is still in operation today under the leadership of its brewmaster emeritus Graham Kendall.

The three new beers are brewed in Baldwinsville, N.Y., and Alexander Keith’s will also continue to be brewed in Canada in Nova Scotia, British Columbia and Ontario.

“Alexander Keith’s brands continue to be brewed under the guiding principles of our founder and the strong sense of adventure found in the people of Nova Scotia,” said brewmaster emeritus Graham Kendall.  “The brewery and its brewmasters have been certified under our strict certification program, showing our unwavering commitment to our heritage.”

About Alexander Keith’s

Alexander Keith’s brands maintain the quality and heritage first introduced by Alexander Keith himself in 1820.  Only the finest barley malt and select hops are used to brew these fine beers, which in the U.S. include Nova Scotia Style Lager, Nova Scotia Style Pale Ale and Nova Scotia Style Brown Ale.

The new Alexander Keith’s brands will be available in the following locations: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MN, ND, NH, NY, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, WI and St. Louis (MO & IL).


10 thoughts on “Alexander Keith’s Hits 22 States

  1. Anyone located this awesome Canadian beer in the state of Washington? Im Canadian and I miss my Keiths………have to go to BC to get my fix.

  2. I Remember Back In 1992 in Venice Beach I Saw a Canadian Beer at the Venice Beach Bistro, That Really Sucked I t Tasted Like Alpine Then I Saw The Same Beer at RALPH’S on Sunset Blvd, I Missed My Keith’s, Then I Phoned Some Friends in Halifax NS & They Sent Me My Care Package of Nova Scotia Goodies Like Donair Meat, London Dock Rum & Alexander Keith’s Beer, I am Glad to See It Made it the USA , Those Who Like It, Like It A Lot

  3. I lived in Halifax for a few years and its one of the things i miss the most, where i live in miami but i cant find any place where they sell it any thoughts

  4. My name is Mike Fayette. I live in Alexandria Bay, NY, right on the St. Lawrence River which is the border between the US and Canada. Alexander Keith IPA is my favorite beer. Nothing else comes close. I have a lot of your merchandise in my house and I have even visited your brewery in Halifax (and took the tour!). I purchase your beer at the Canadian duty free store at the Thousand Islands Border Crossing. However, because of the COVID-19 crisis, the US/Canada border has been closed except for essential business. This means that I cannot get any of your beer since it is not sold in any stores here in New York State. I meant to make a beer run to stock up (I always have at least 2 cases of your beer on hand) but didn’t get to do that before the border closed. It appears that the border will be closed for a while yet. I am down to my last bottle (I only drink your beer from a bottle). I’ve been saving it for my birthday, which, believe or not, is today. So, after today, I will not have any more Alexander Keith. I’ve looked online to see if I could purchase a few cases, without any luck. It was suggested to me that I contact you directly to see if you had any ideas that would solve my problem. I’ve even considered putting my boat in early and boat over to Canada directly and pick up some beer that way. However, Ontario and New York have determined that boating is not considered safe and I could get into big trouble, so even that is not an option for me. I would appreciate any thoughts or advice you could give me. Thanks for taking the time to read my tale of woe.

  5. Mike,
    I don’t know how they can consider a trip to pick up your favorite beer non-essential… it doesn’t seem right. My wife moved here to Minnesota from Ottawa and won’t shut up about Keith’s not being available! Good luck to you!

  6. #Alexander_Keith’s_IPA_in_TX
    Total Wine or SPECS…PLEASE!!

  7. I used to buy Alexander Keith’s brown ale at my local beer distributor in Pennsylvania but then about 10 years ago I went to pick up a case and was told it was no longer available. Will it ever be again, it was by far the best brown ale I ever had.

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