Our Story

Welcome! RARE BIRD® Craft Beer is handcrafted on the pristine shores of Guysborough, Nova Scotia, where Maritime brewing began in 1659. Authentic Seacoast’s brewery is proud to offer craft beers of rare character. 

With our brand-new portfolio of 6 unique beers, inspired by the birds and people of Nova Scotia, we’re proud to bring together the beauty of birds and beer. Celebrate nature with us, with the natural goodness of craft beer!

Our Brewery

Located on historic Guysborough harbour, Authentic Seacoast opened its showcase Brewery & Distillery in 2016, adjacent to its hopyard, vineyard and apiary. This was the first combined distillery/brewery in Canada. And with the addition of its winery, it is the only oceanfront combined distillery/brewery/winery in the world.

Custom-designed state-of-the-art equipment includes grain silos, milling, a four-vessel wort/mash system, plate and tube-in-tube heat exchangers, cold and hot liquor tanks, agitated distillery fermenters, large cylindrical-conical fermenters, brites tanks, filtration systems, and both high-speed glass bottling and canning lines. Hops driers, honey extraction, yeast development, R&D/QC lab, maturation and cold storage facilities complement overall capabilities. Plenty to see and learn during a visit.

Find Our Beer

Our RARE BIRD® Craft Beer collection can be purchased through our Online Store here or at our Tasting Bar at our brewery in Guysborough, or at our ACADIAN MAPLE® shop in Upper Tantallon, Nova Scotia. Select brews are also available at the NSLC as well as at various restaurants and retailers across the province. We hope you enjoy collecting all six birds, discovering your favourite, and sharing a glass or two with friends!

Meet our Flock