5 Fantastic Places to Grab a Drink in May


It's spring and a lot of things are in full bloom, including the local wine, beer and cider industries. Whether you're already a fan or you've never experience local wine, beer or cide, May is your month. Local is on full display at a whole bunch of festivals and tasting events. Plan to check out one... or all of them!


Celebrate Nova Scotia’s Signature Wine – Tidal Bay at 12 Tides in Halifax, May 5th, Halifax Marriot Harbourfront

Discover Nova Scotia’s signature white wine, and taste all twelve of the new 2016 vintage of Tidal Bay side by side. For local wine lovers, here’s your chance to be among the first to savour these beauties. Hosted by the Winery Association of Nova Scotia.


Get tapped at the Truro Craft Beer Fest, May 6th, NSPEC Complex, Truro

Aside from sampling creations from some of Nova Scotia’s best breweries, you can hit up the food truck rally, take in live music, ride a mechanical bull and hey…there’s axe throwing too. And then there’s an after party.


Raise a local brew or two at the Craft Beer Week Full House Event in Halifax,May 12th & 13th, Halifax Forum

Your ticket gets you in, it gets you 12 samples from the 28 participating breweries and it gets you a snazzy souvenir glass to remember the great time you had. Who could ask for more?


Head south…to the Yarmouth Craft Beer Festival, May 27th, Rodd Grand Hotel, Yarmouth

More than a dozen breweries are on board to showcase their best brews. Your ticket includes 5 samples with additional tickets available for purchase for $2 each. Live music and delicious local food are also part of the party.


Party with the locals in Pictou at Northumbeerfest, May 27th, Pictou Lodge Beach Resort

Local music and local beer sampling in a great location. That pretty much sums it up. It’s a long weekend. Why not make a trip of it? Book a room for the night or weekend at the lodge.