Meet Spindrift

Inspired by the land, sea, and people, Spindrift Brewing Co. wholeheartedly embodies Atlantic Canada. Our hands are tough and our hearts are soft. Our friendships are strong, and our kitchen parties are rowdy. We share our experiences, hardships, and laughter. Connected by the unforgiving sea that surrounds us, Atlantic Canada has a distinct character and […]


Here is what is going on at the various breweries around the Province on April 30th, Open Brewery Day! OPEN BREWERY DAY APRIL 30TH! Wayfarers Ale – Come for supper and try our new menu and enjoy our beer specials! Put a team together and enjoy a fun night of trivia (brush up on your beer […]

CBANS Welcomes Candid Brewing

Located in Antigonish, this family owned and operated brewery, has something for everyone, including a gluten reduced treat and non-alcoholic options.  They even have an on-site food truck called the Boneyard and the food is unbelievable!

CBANS Welcomes Serpent Brewing

Serpent Brewing, located in Spryfield, brews Belgian inspired ales, harnessing nature’s chaotic element with years of practice. On March 20th, Serpent celebrated a one-year anniversary with an open taproom and they opened during a global pandemic

Canadian Beer Awards 2022

The 2022 Canadian Brewing Awards winners who are also members of CBANS.  Once again, Nova Scotia Craft Brewers show they make award winning great beer! GOLD Medal Winners Uncle Leo’s Brewery for “Uncle Leo’s Czech Mate”                                        […]

CBANS Welcomes The Nova Scotia Good Cheer Trail

Tap into something new on the Nova Scotia Good Cheer Trail, Canada’s first and only winery, brewery, cidery, distillery and meadery trail.  This year, there are three easy ways to collect stamps – the print passport, the website or our Taste of Nova Scotia mobile app. Let the stories behind Nova Scotia’s local experiences inspire you […]

Hill Top Hops

In 2016 along with his family, John established Hill Top Hops developing their first hop yard. With a want to keep things as organic and sustainable as possible, they started off with 4 different kinds of hops which have now grown to 7. John and his family had fallen in love with the farm and […]

CBANS Releases 2021 Annual Report

Please click below to view our 2021 Annual Report and accompanying press release. 2021 Annual Report – Press Release 2021 Annual Report

Craft Beer Industry Partners With Cox & Palmer

In our efforts to continue to provide resources and services for craft breweries across Nova Scotia, CBANS has formalized a partnership with Atlantic Canada’s preeminent law firm, Cox & Palmer. All members of CBANS now have access to a combination of complimentary and reduced rate legal services from Cox & Palmer. Like any small business, […]