Saskatoon is right on trend! The beautiful city on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River has so many local breweries and distilleries that it would take a few weeks to visit them all. Especially since you should take a break in between tastings... But if you have enough time and are in the mood for typical drinks from the region, you can look forward to award-winning spirits, beers brewed from local ingredients, fresh ciders and a general level of quality born out of pure passion and abundant dedication to the craft of brewing and distilling!
9 Mile Legacy Brewing Company
A small but mighty brewery in Saskatoon’s Riversdale neighbourhood, 9 Mile Legacy Brewing Company was named after the nine-mile stretch between the founders’ family farms. Several of the beers on offer are brewed in collaboration with restaurants, sports teams, event organizers and other breweries.
High Key Brewing Co.
High Key Brewing Co. makes traditional ales and porters, with surprising seasonal beers like the Pomegranate Pale Ale. Find High Key’s brews at bars, restaurants and liquor stores across the province, or visit its new taproom on 23rd Street E.
Prairie Sun Brewerie
On Broadway Avenue, Prairie Sun Brewery has a reputation for excellent beer made with Saskatchewan-influenced flavours.
Before you ask what “LB” stands for, know that the company’s founders parlayed a lucky lottery ticket into an award-winning distillery. LB Distillers carries a full line of cocktail-ready spirits, liqueurs and bitters.
Shelter Brewing Company
Shelter Brewing Company labels itself as a “nano brewery,” with four core brews and three rotating taps available at its warm and inviting taproom on 2nd Avenue in downtown Saskatoon. Shelter’s beer is only sold from its taproom, so take the time to drop by and try a glass, or purchase some cans to go. Have a taco or three while you’re there – drinking can be hungry work.
Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
Paddock Wood Brewing Co. was established in 2002, and is one of Saskatchewan’s first, major microbreweries. Its unique and refreshing brews can be found bottled, canned and on-tap in liquor stores and restaurants across the province. Stop by the brewery for a chat and a case of beer!
Black Fox Farm & Distillery
Black Fox Farm & Distillery was started by John Cote and Barb Stefanyshyn-Cote with the intent of connecting people to agriculture. The Cotes grow 90% of their ingredients on the farm. Acres of fresh fruit, flowers and grains are harvested and distilled into award-winning gin, whisky and liqueurs. Book a tour of the farm, just a short drive from Saskatoon, and sample a spirit or liqueur in the tasting room.
One of Saskatoon’s newest distilleries, Stumbletown Distilling boasts the first vodka made with 100 per cent locally grown Saskatchewan purple wheat. Its full-service cocktail bar showcases the unique variety of spirits it produces. Pick up a bottle at the distillery during a tour or tasting or find Stumbletown at liquor stores across the province. For those, who prefer a nice craft beer: They have just recently launched City Limits Brewing!
Crossmount Cider Company
Established in 2016, Crossmount Cider Company has grown into the largest craft cider company on the Prairies, producing hard apple cider from 100 per cent Canadian apples. Tour the 1,500-tree apple and 500-tree pear orchard and taste six delicious flavours of cider. Find it at pubs and liquor stores around the province or visit the cidery for tastings and tours.
Further information can be found at www.tourismsaskatchewan.com.