Nine Locks Brewery

Nine Locks Brewing Company is located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, close to the historic Shubenacadie Canal.

To create the best beer possible, we brew in small batches using all natural ingredients, no preservatives, no pasteurization, and never any filtration.


This classic English pub ale has a rich copper colour with an aroma of toast, honey, and pear. This beer has a subtle spiciness with a broad malt body featuring kilned coffee and toffee. Pairs perfectly with crispy appetizers and of course Fish and Chips.

5.6% ABV / 35 IBUs | 4 x 473ml can | 20L KEG | 50L KEG

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Big, bold, and bitter! India Pale Ale was fashioned to survive the long voyage from England to India during the British colonization. Citrus, tropical fruit, pine, and floral hop flavours and aromas overpower the malty sweet body. Wort hopped, hop burst, and then dry hopped, our flagship IPA pairs perfectly with all things spicy or cheesy, and poultry or fish.

6.9% ABV / 70 IBUs | 4 x 473ml can | 20L KEG | 50L KEG

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Delicious easy drinking London style porter. Dark brown with a restrained chocolate biscuit character derived from a combination of black and chocolate malts and roasted barley. Aromatic and medium bodied with a toasty toffee finish. Pairs well with grilled steaks and chocolate desserts.

5% ABV / 25 IBUs | 4 x 473ml can | 20L KEG | 50L KEG

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Dirty Blonde

Light, crisp, effervescent, and quenching, Nine Locks Dirty Blonde is a North American-style Weizen brewed with Canadian wheat and barley. Bready, grainy wheat notes give way to a slightly tart, acidic finish. Nine Locks Dirty Blonde is the perfect choice for a summer barbeque, a night out with friends, or any time you’re thirsting for something a little different.

5.0% ABV / 12 IBUs | 4 x 473ml can | 20L KEG | 50L KEG

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Our Gear

We sell hoodies, T-shirts, and hats to help you take it outside. Visit our retail store at 219 Waverley Road, Dartmouth NS to get locked out.

Our Story

Nine Locks Brewing came about when the founders Shaun and Danny O’Hearn (cousins) were enjoying a craft beer on a warm summer night in 2014. Both craft beer enthusiasts, the two often talked about building a craft brewery in their hometown of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

After finding an ideal location on the Waverley Road in Dartmouth, the two decided on the name Nine Locks Brewing Co. to give tribute to the historic Shubenacadie Canal, where there were nine original locks built to facilitate transportation between Halifax and the agricultural, timber, and coal producing areas of Northern Nova Scotia and the Annapolis Valley.

It was important to them that the brewery honoured the tradition of craft brewing techniques using all natural ingredients with no preservatives, no pasteurization, and never any filtration to ensure the most flavourful beer possible. After a year of planning, and another 8 months of building, their dream of opening their own craft brewery has come to fruition. Located at 219 Waverley Road, stop in for a sample of our beer, or just say hi and have a look at our brewery. If we aren’t brewing, we’ll give you the 10 cent tour.

Our Growlers

Our beers are available in 1L and 2L stainless steel or glass growlers.

We fill other companies' growlers.

So you can take it outside. Or inside. Extra Large.

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Find Us

Nine Locks Brewing Company
219 Waverley Road
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B2X 2C3

Mon- Fri 11-9
Sat & Sun 10-9
(902) 434-4471