Saskatoon probably isn’t the first city that pops into your mind when you think of places to go for a great selection of craft beer. Yet, if you were to pass over this city, you’d miss out on some amazing craft breweries. We’ve highlighted our favorite Saskatoon Craft Breweries to hopefully shine some attention on these great breweries!
What are the top breweries in Saskatoon?
Saskatoon is home to a surprising number of award-winning spirits, ciders, and beers all created using local ingredients. The local drink scene in Saskatoon is rich with people who are passionate about craft creations. Saskatoon is 19th in Canada for the overall city population but this hasn’t stopped locals from brewing up some incredible breweries. If you’re passing through Saskatoon, or it’s your end destination, we definitely encourage you to take some time to visit one of these top Saskatoon Craft Breweries.
How we picked the best Saskatoon Breweries?
With every ‘Best Breweries’ post that we write, we make sure to do diligent online research to determine who makes it on our list. From reading online reviews and reviewing beer selections, to checking other authority websites and of course, sampling their beers. We do our best to take all the information we collect and give you our opinion of the top breweries in Saskatoon.
However, we know we aren’t perfect and if we’ve missed a Saskatoon brewery that you think should be on this list, please write a comment below and we’ll consider adding them!
THE BEST SASKATOON BREWERIES
Alright, ready to discover which breweries in Saskatoon made our top list?
High Key Brewing Co.
This microbrewery, founded by Madeline Conn, brews both traditional recipes and creative specialty releases. High Key Brewing is built on the foundation of community, creativity, collaboration, and damn good beer and we can say they’re nailing it on every category. Stop by this beautifully designed brewery and taste one of a few of the delicious beers they have on tap!
- Address: 1905 Quebec Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1W3
- Beers to try: Pink IPA with Hibiscus and Pomegranate Pale Ale
9 Mile Legacy brewing
This nano-brewery opened it’s doors in 2015 and has been brewing quality English and Belgian-inspired ales ever since. The “9 Miles” in their name refers to the 9 miles that separated the two founders’ family farms. It is a testament to the history that the two families have shared working together for decades, and now a dedication to their continued partnership. Their industrial-style taproom located in the vibrant Riversdale neighbourhood is the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon brew.
- Address: 229 20th St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0W8
- Beers to try: Rafiki Moja West Coast IPA and 9 Mile English Pale Ale
Shelter Brewing Company
Located in the heart of downtown Saskatoon, this nano-brewery focuses on creating high-quality, small-batch brews. Though small in size, this craft brewery brings big flavour to the table with their constantly rotating taps. With beers only available from their taproom, this Saskatoon Craft Brewery is a must-visit if you’re in town.
- Address: 255 2 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1K8
- Beers to try: New England IPA and Smoked Porter
Better Brother Brewing Co.
Brand new in 2020, this is Saskatoon’s newest craft brewery on the scene. Opened by a pair of twin brothers (we’ll let you decide who is the “better” brother), Better Brother Brewing offers 5 beers on tap. Their brews, only available in the taproom, are great takes on classic brews. They’ve got a large, beautiful taproom that’s just calling your (and our) name for a visit.
- Address: 536 2nd Ave N #150, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C5
- Beers to try: Chocolate Oatmeal Stout and Pale Ale
Prairie Sun Brewery
Prairie Sun Brewery opened with a mission to serve Saskatoon with an extraordinary craft beer experience. With over 25 seasonal rotations, we believe they are doing just that! You never know what might be on tap when you pay a visit to this Saskatoon Craft Brewery, but we’re pretty confident that you’ll find something on tap to please your palette.
- Address: 650 Broadway Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7N 1A9
- Beers to try: Harvest Moonkin Pumpkin Spice Ale and Toffee 5 Porter
Paddock Wood Brewing Co.
One of Saskatoon’s first, major microbreweries, Paddock Wood Brewing is considered the place that “brought” craft beer to the city. Now, Paddock Wood’s brews can be found on tap and in liquor stores all over the city. Specializing in English and Belgian-inspired brews, you have the choice between their core lineup (about 7 different brews) or their limited release barral-aged brews.
- Address: 116 103 St E B1, Saskatoon, SK S7N 1Y7
- Beers to try: Saskatcheweizen Wheat Beer and 1000 Monkeys Imperial Stout
Well, there you have it! Our top picks for Saskatoon Craft Breweries for 2021!
Make sure to go and check these Saskatoon breweries out, grab a pint (or 2), and tag @craftbeer_guide in your photos!
If we’ve missed any of your favourite Saskatoon breweries and you think they should be added to the list, share it with us in the comments below!