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Happy Birthday Alexander Keith

October 1st, 2010 @ 12:12pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Next week the beer-drinking nation in Canada will be celebrating the 215th birthday of Alexander Keith. The original Keith’s brewery was established in 1820 and is still producing beer from lovely Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Alexander Keith's prize packTo mark the occasion, there is a celebration tour around Vancouver October 5th that will start at 5:00pm at the Atlantic Trap & Gill. Participants are asked to come decked out in traditional Celtic gear and they’ll be joined by the Keith’s Girls, bag pipers, and plenty of samples.

The tour will move on to Ceili’s as well as the Lamplighter in Gastown and at each location there is a chance to win a trip for two to Halifax for Alexander Keith’s Birthday in 2011. Registration for the tour is on-site on October 5th starting at 5:00pm so you’ll want to arrive early to take part.

I have a quick giveaway that includes four t-shirts, custom Keith’s mugs, an ice bucket, foam antler and a kilt to help you pay tribute to Alexander Keith. My winner will also get two tickets for the celebration tour.

If you would like to enter to win this prize pack, please leave a comment on this post answering any one of the following questions:

  • In what year was Alexander Keith Born?
  • How many different kinds of Alexander Keith’s Beer are there currently?
  • Who is Alexander Keith’s current Brew Master Emeritus?
  • What is the meaning of Veritas Vincit, the motto of the Keith Clan of Scotland?
  • In what year did Alexander Keith take ownership of the Nova Scotia Brewery?
  • You must be 19 years of age or older to enter and I will draw one winner at 12:00pm Monday October 4th.

    Update The winner is Tina — have fun on the tour!
    Transportation for the tour is provided. Please plan a safe ride home from the event and enjoy responsibly.

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    56 comments

    1. Matt says:

      In what year was Alexander Keith Born?

      1795

    2. Colleen says:

      Veritas Vincit is Latin for “truth conquers all things”

    3. Diane says:

      Alexander Keith was born in 1795

    4. Sean says:

      Who is Alexander Keith’s current Brew Master Emeritus?

      Graham Kendall

    5. Hardev says:

      Alexander Keith was born in 1795

    6. Shannon says:

      He was born 5 October 1795

    7. Ian yeung says:

      The great Keith was born in 1795!

    8. Masey says:

      There’s currently five (5) delicious Alexander Keith’s brews right now. ;)

    9. Ryan says:

      How many different kinds? 5 – IPA, Premium White, Red Amber Ale, Dark Ale, Light Ale

    10. Bonnie says:

      Alexander Keith Born was born October 5, 1795.

    11. Carlos says:

      Alexander Keith was born in 1795!

    12. Lana says:

      Veritas Vincit; Latin, Truth Conquers: The motto of the Clan Keith and incidentally the motto town of Peterhead – a stronghold of the Keith family prior to the Jacobite uprising of 1715.

      According to http://www.picti.co.uk/clans.htm

    13. adell says:

      Alexander Keith’s current Brew Master Emeritus is Graham Kendall.

      Graham describes himself as a Maritimer through and through. Also he earned his Masters in Brewing from Heroit-Watt University in Scotland!

    14. James says:

      Hey, I could use another kilt! Alexander Keith was born in 1795.

    15. Jeremy says:

      Alexander Keith was born in 1795 :)

    16. Jen says:

      By 1820 he was running his own brewery!

    17. Areta says:

      What is the meaning of Veritas Vincit, the motto of the Keith Clan of Scotland?

      Truth conquers

    18. Chris says:

      Alexander Keith was borned in 1795

    19. Karey says:

      Alexander Keith born October 5, 1795

    20. Megan says:

      In what year was Alexander Keith Born?

      1795!

    21. tina says:

      Alexander Keith was born in 1795

      (that’s older than canada!)

    22. Teresa K says:

      born in 1795

    23. Andrew M says:

      “Uncle” Alex was born in 1975!

    24. Lisa says:

      He was born in 1795.

    25. Veronica says:

      Alexander Keith was born in Halkirk, Caithness, Highland, Scotland on October 5, 1795.

      After emigrating to Canada, he founded the Alexander Keith brewing company (among other things).

      Happy Birthday!

    26. liz says:

      Alexander Keith was born in 1795.Hey dude there is only 1 day and 171 years difference between us.Rock on!

    27. maria says:

      He was born in 1795!

    28. Ed says:

      He was born in 1795

    29. Anne says:

      The motto veritas vincit translates to truth conquers.

    30. Dragan Djogovich says:

      Truth Conquers is the answer for What is the meaning of Veritas Vincit, the motto of the Keith Clan of Scotland?

    31. dragana dogovic says:

      Truth Conquers is the answer for What is the meaning of Veritas Vincit, the motto of the Keith Clan of Scotland?

    32. Emmanuel says:

      Veritas vincit means Truth Conquers and the truth is that Keith’s is the best Canadian beer (coming from a Belgian beer lover :-))

    33. PaulC says:

      Oh my… It never dawned on me that Alexander Keith would be of the Scottish Keith clan. The Gunn side of my family had a 500 year feud with the Keiths! (True story) And here I am in a band that pretty much drinks Keith’s exclusively… Oops.

      Veritas vincit – Truth conquers

    34. Julie says:

      Veritas vincit – Truth conquers

      Being an East Coaster living on the West Coast, a taste of home would be mightily welcomed!

    35. alex says:

      Alexander Keith was born in 1795!

    36. James says:

      What is the meaning of Veritas Vincit, the motto of the Keith Clan of Scotland?

      Truth conquers

      For the record, Keith’s go with everything.

    37. Kevin Wong says:

      born in 1975

    38. K8ie says:

      Veritas Vincit = truth conquers. The been from back home. :)

    39. K8ie says:

      ^ of course I meant beer not been above. Whoops.

    40. Xing says:

      Veritas Vincit means “truth conquers.”

    41. Vanessa says:

      In what year was Alexander Keith Born? Seventeen Ninety-Five

    42. ruby says:

      In what year was Alexander Keith Born?
      Ans: 1795

    43. Lauren Smith says:

      Alexander Keith was born in 1795!

      There are five different Keith’s brews – IPA (the original), Premium White, Red Amber Ale, Dark Ale and Light Ale

      Veritas vincit means Truth conquers

      The Brew Master Emeritus is Graham Kendall

      And he started making the IPA in 1820, when he established the brewery in Nova Scotia!

      :)

    44. Katie says:

      He was born October 5 1795

    45. Jeff says:

      How about answering all five?

      In what year was Alexander Keith Born?
      1975
      How many different kinds of Alexander Keith’s Beer are there currently?
      Five
      Who is Alexander Keith’s current Brew Master Emeritus?
      Graham Kendall
      What is the meaning of Veritas Vincit, the motto of the Keith Clan of Scotland?
      Truth conquers
      In what year did Alexander Keith take ownership of the Nova Scotia Brewery?
      1820

    46. Lisa says:

      VERITAS VINCIT = Truth Conquers

      Cheers!

    47. Tricia says:

      He was born on October 5, 1795!

    48. Avandi says:

      Alexander Keith – Born 1795!

    49. Lindsay says:

      October 5/1795!

    50. Ryan says:

      1795, a truly memorable year for any Beer lover!

    51. Holly says:

      1795 was the year!!!

    52. Richard W says:

      The dude was born on Oct 5th 1795!

    53. Lyndsey says:

      Alexander Keith was born in 1795…. and his birthday just so happens to be 2 days before mine =)

      I would welcome a piece of home, being that I am a Maritimer living on the West Coast. I’ve been to the Keith’s Brewery a couple of times, but never got to participate in any Birthday celebrations…yet, so this would be fun1

    54. Vivian says:

      Alexander Keith was born in 1795

    55. Michelle says:

      In what year was Alexander Keith Born?
      1795! :D

    56. Cameron says:

      Born in 1795. I visited the Brewery in Halifax a few years ago. They have a good tour setup, and at the end you go down to their cellar and have a frosty one.

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