Spindrift Summer Survival Pack Contest Rules


 Hey, Nova Scotia! It’s officially summer – time to get your East Coast activity schedule squared away. Camping? Fishing? Beach? Sports? Deck? Hiking? Picnics? This province has it all. So we’ve created the ideal kit for your summer plans – The Spindrift Summer Survival Pack. That’s right, a stylish backpack cooler jammed full of Spindrift products. But there are only 12 to be had, and only for Nova Scotia, so we’ve devised a contest schedule and an extra special event at the end.

For all 12 Fridays this summer, we’ll be giving away one of these backpack coolers filled with beer. (You come in and fill it up, or we can choose them for you!) Your job is to watch our social media channels for each week’s contest, enter following the rules outlined, and tag your friends! We’ll pick a winner each Friday, and all 12 winners over the course of the summer will be invited along with 4 friends each to our location in Dartmouth for an End of Summer Bash on September 21st!

What better way to celebrate the great Nova Scotian summer than with our favourite pastimes and our favourite Nova Scotian beer?

First contest announced June 21st, and first draw will be held on June 28th. Must be of legal drinking age and in Nova Scotia to enter. Full contest rules here: [website link]

How to Enter

  1. Each week from June 21st to September 13th, our staff will post a challenge for the coming week (submit a photo, tag a friend, caption a picture, etc).

  2. Entrants must follow the contest rules for that week, posting on either our Facebook or Instagram pages as required.

    • By submitting any photos or other content Spindrift digital properties, you agree to allow Spindrift to use this content and your name free of charge and copyright in other posts or marketing efforts around this promotion.

    • None of your private information will ever be stored, shared, or otherwise distributed without your permission. Spindrift will only tag your profile on social media as necessary for promotional purposes related to this contest.

  3. The following Friday we will pick a winner from the pool of eligible entrants.

  4. Prizes may be claimed during our regular business hours at our brewery located at 21 Frazee Avenue in Dartmouth.

Full Contest Rules

  1. Entrants must be residents of Nova Scotia, Canada.

  2. Entrants must be 19 years of age or older. Photo identification will be checked at time of prize pick up.

  3. Contest winners will be asked to answer a skill-testing question to claim their prize.

  4. Odds of winning are dependent on the number of entrants to each week’s contest.

  5. Contest main prizing: Each winner will receive one of 12 Spindrift Brewing Company-branded cooler backpacks that can hold a maximum of 18 x 355ml cans filled with Spindrift beer.

    • Winners picking their prize up at our brewery located at 21 Frazee Avenue in Burnside, Dartmouth, are eligible to choose from the following brands (subject to availability) when filling their pack: Killick Lager, Coastal Lager, Hurricane IPA, Knotty Buoy Pils, Wheel House Radler, Abyss Black Lager, Toller Lager.

    • Please be aware that larger volume cans (473ml) will reduce the overall number of cans that can fit in a given backpack.

  6. All 12 winners of the Spindrift Summer Survival Packs will be invited to an End-of-Summer Bash party at our brewery located at 21 Frazee Avenue, Dartmouth, on September 21, 2019.

    • Each winner can bring up to 4 friends who are 19 years of age or older. Photo identification will be checked at the door on the day of the event.

    • Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

  7. Spindrift Brewing Company encourages responsible consumption of our products and cannot be held responsible for the consumption or use of these products once they have left our facility.

  8. Spindrift Brewing Company is not responsible any electronic posting failures that could lead to invalid submissions.

  9. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook or Instagram.

Here Comes Fika!

The latest in our Out of the Hold limited-edition bottle-conditioned series is here! Fika is a Swedish-themed imperial stout aged in a French oak barrel with espresso beans, vanilla, cardamon, and lactose. At 10% ABV in a 500ml bottle, it’s a big, bold entry. More below!


Fermented in stainless before being laid to rest for months in a French oak barrel. Prior to bottling the beer was infused with IKEA espresso beans, vanilla and cardamom. This bold, coffee stout was brewed to showcase the flavours one would experience in a traditional Swedish coffee break i.e. ‘Fika’.


This is a beer with substance that is best shared with friends while eating past Swedish cardamom rolls (Kardemummabullar), IKEA Swedish meatballs, or Reindeer steak with lingonberry sauce.


  • Limited Release Spring, 2019

  • 500 mL bottles only.


New Out of the Hold Releases


Coming soon! Our newest Out of the Hold releases. Out of the Hold is a program of limited-release, bottle-conditioned specialty beers in collectible bottles featuring original art by Paul Hammond. Available at our location at 21 Frazee Ave in Dartmouth, as well as in limited quantities at private liquor stores in the Halifax region.

Watch this space for a release announcement, because the last batches went super quickly, and once they’re gone, they’re gone.


The Darkest Month

January. Love it or hate it, it’s undeniably a dark and chilly month for the East Coast. And here we are in it. Boy, are we in it.

But you know what else is dark and chilly? Our Abyss Black Lager.

This traditional German-style Schwarzbier combines a malt profile with upfront notes of toasted grains, coffee, and chocolate malts, leading to an elegantly smooth finish. Big on flavour, but easy-drinking and sessionable as well.

We’re kegging this seasonal bad-boy right now for distribution to bars and restaurants around the East Coast. Ask for it by name. Availability subject to how fast you all find it and drink it.


New Year, Huge Beer

Have you tried the surprisingly smooth and easy taste of our strongest lager to date? Our limited edition Doppelbock Beaufort 10, named for the storm rating that indicates the strongest possible conditions, was brewed in August and has undergone a lengthy primary fermentation and conditioning period followed by a month of lagering. A wonderful beer for the most wonderful time of the year (and also now.)


Holiday Hours for 21 Frazee

Our retail store holiday hours -- so you don't end up out in the cold scratching at the frosty window to see if we're inside. Stock up on growlers and cans (for when you need that post unwrapping beer), our limited edition Out of the Hold bottle series (think beer collector stockings — UPDATE: Already sold out!!), and lots of Toller (to keep the costs reasonable on New Year's)! Enjoy us responsibly and have a safe and happy holidays!


Happy Holidays!


….When down in the fridge there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the couch to see what was the matter.
Away to the fridge I flew like a flash,
Tore open the door with a bang a splash.

The light from above began its soft glow
Giving the lustre of mid-day the cans that I’d stowed,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reinbeer…

Please enjoy Santa and his eight tinny reinbeer responsibly this holiday season! And remember, Spindrift makes you look cool at parties. Stock up before the chaos starts and you’ll be all ready for anything the end of December throws at you. From our family at Spindrift to yours, all best wishes for 2019!