Cape Breton Island is an idyllic destination in Eastern Canada that offers visitors abundant natural beauty, cultural attractions, and exciting activities to enjoy. One of the things that Cape Breton Island is known for is its craft beer and cider scene, which includes some of the best Nova Scotia breweries. If you love libations and are planning a visit to the Cabot Trail, one of the top-rated scenic drives in the world, you’ll want to explore the various cider houses and breweries in Cape Breton.
Whether you’re a beer aficionado or just enjoy a cold one on a hot day, the crew at Cabot Shores knows of a few breweries on Cape Breton Island that will satisfy your thirst.
Big Spruce Brewing
Located in Nyanza, Big Spruce Brewing is one of the most popular breweries on Cape Breton Island. The brewery is known for its organic beers, made using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Guests can take a guided tour of the facility, including a visit to the hop yard and tasting their delicious beers. Some of the most popular brews at Big Spruce include the Kitchen Party Pale Ale, the Cereal Killer Oatmeal Stout, and the Regatta Red Ale.
If you’re looking for a family-friendly brewery on Cape Breton Island, then Breton Brewing in Sydney is a great option. The family-owned brewery produces a range of craft beers, including its flagship beer, the Black Angus IPA. They also offer seasonal beers and limited releases, so you’ll find something new and exciting to try every time you visit. Breton Brewing offers tours of their brewery, which include a behind-the-scenes look at their brewing process and a tasting of their beers.
Island Folk Cider House
While not a brewery per se, the Island Folk Cider House in Sydney offers a range of craft ciders made from locally sourced apples. The cidery offers facility tours, including visiting its orchard and tasting events. Some of the most popular drinks at Island Folk include the Island Peach Cider, the Gingerbread Cider, and the Hopped Cider.
Route 19 Brewing
Located in Inverness, Route 19 Brewing is a popular brewery that offers a wide range of beer styles, including IPAs, stouts, and lagers. They also have an on-site restaurant that serves locally sourced food, making it a great place to stop for lunch or dinner. Route 19 Brewing offers brewery tours, which include a walk-through of their brewing process and a tasting of their beers.
Half Cocked Brewing
Half Cocked Brewing in North Sydney is a small brewery that produces a variety of craft beers.
The brewery is known for its welcoming atmosphere and live music events, making it a great place to stop for a drink and some entertainment. Some of the most popular beers at Half Cocked include the Fiddler’s Jig IPA, the Sunset Strip Pale Ale, and the Mr. Big Stuff Porter.
Cape Breton Lodging on the Cabot Trail
If you’re planning a trip to Cape Breton Island and looking for a place to stay, consider booking a stay at Cabot Shores. Our prime location is excellent for exploring the best Cape Breton breweries, offering comfortable accommodations and various activities, such as hiking, kayaking, and yoga, to make your trip even more enjoyable! No matter your penchants, Cabot Shores provides the perfect home base for an unforgettable adventure. So why wait? Book your stay at Cabot Shores today and experience the best of Cape Breton Island!