Craft Beer Hop
What: A stroll through downtown Saskatoon to explore the local craft beer scene. Participants will also receive bingo cards to complete on the stroll, with prizes for the winner(s)!
When: Thursday, July 11th, 2019, starting at 17:30h. Volunteers will be at the Place Riel bus terminal at 16:55 to accompany participants on public transit to the first stop ($3 bus fare or a valid bus pass is required). Feel free to meet us at 9 Mile if you'd like to make your own way there.
Where: 9 Mile Legacy Brewing Company, Congress Beer House, and Winston’s Pub / 21st Street Brewing
Why: Beer is one of the tastier results of the rich soils and clean waters of Saskatchewan—let’s explore! So, the question really is, “why not”?
Who: Max 26 people due to space constraints.
Cost: $35 per person. That gets you the 9 Mile tour, a flight, and a glass you can take home with you. This also covers snacks at Congress. Please pay by cash at the registration table either Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning. Sorry, no refunds for misses or cancellations.
Please sign-up here if interested. For more information, contact Steven Mamet (stevem.mamet[at]usask.ca).
9 Mile: Half hour brewery tour, a beer flight, and souvenir glass.
Congress Beer House: Beer tasting and snacks.
Winston’s Pub / 21st Street Brewery: TBD
Malted barley, hops, water, and yeast. The essential ingredients of any great beer.
And what better place to find these ingredients than in the heart of agriculture country, Saskatchewan?
The contemporary North American microbrewery movement began taking hold in the 1980s. But make it to SK until the 1990s when University of Regina physics professor and beer-lover Bev Robertson worked with the provincial government to amend the law to permit brew pubs.
Local beer really picked up after 2013, with breweries popping up across the province. Saskatoon, Regina, Swift Current, and even Nokomis (pop. 436) all have microbreweries serving delightful amber infusions across the province.
With a rich history of producing beer from the ground up, we would like to explore some of the beer Saskatoon has to offer.
1. 9 Mile Legacy Brewing Company
The prairies’ smallest brewery opened its doors in the spring of 2015. Two long-time homebrewers, Shawn Moen and Garrett Pederson, have partnered up to create 9 Mile Legacy. 9 Mile offers a series of original beers, including regular cask and experimental delights.
2. Congress Beer House
Opened in 2013, Congress Beer House offers 32 taps and 50+ bottles, ranging from local craft beer to international brews. Chef Cole Dobranski sources local ingredients to craft an ever-evolving menu of delicious cuisine that goes beyond typical pub fare.
3. Winston’s Pub / 21st Street Brewery
Situated in the Senator Hotel, which opened in 1907, Winston’s Pub features 76 taps of lagers, stouts, ales, and meads. Also in Winston’s is the 21st Street Brewery, a small batch brewery dedicated to producing fresh local beer, from Cask ale to a Nitro pouring tap!