What are the best Saskatoon Breweries to visit this year? Well, we’ve done the work to figure that out for you! We have sampled all their brews, spent time in their taprooms and read all the online reviews to come up with our take on the best breweries in Saskatoon to explore this year!
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. The craft beer industry in Saskatoon is rapidly expanding, showcasing some delicious Saskatchewan influenced flavours. We’ve highlighted our favourite 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. From traditional ales and crisp ciders, to award winning distillery cocktail ready spirits, Saskatoon is anything but ordinary.
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 do we pick 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 reviews and reviewing beer selections, to checking other authority websites and of course, sampling their beers, and even getting a behind the scenes look at the brewing process with brewery tours. 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, contact us and let us know who the brewery is and we’ll do our best to include them!
The Best Saskatoon Breweries
Alright, ready to discover which breweries in Saskatoon made our top list?
9 Mile Legacy Brewing
This nano-brewery opened it’s doors in 2015 and has been brewing quality English and Belgian-inspired craft beer ever since. The “9 Miles” in 9 Mile Legacy refers to the distance 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.
9 Mile Legacy Brewing features an industrial-style taproom where they serve their ales brewed on site. Located in Saskatoon’s Riversdale neighbourhood, this is the perfect place for drinking your new favourite beer! They love to collaborate with other local brewers in the community to come up with some pretty excellent beer creations. Definitely a must visit in Saskatchewan!
Customer Review: This place is fantastic. Small town pub feel combined with high quality craft beer makes them an easy favourite! The staff are so much fun, enthusiastic about people, and knowledgeable about beer. It’s easy to learn about and appreciate all the different varieties of beer they produce, haven’t met one of theirs that I haven’t liked. Even their snacks are on point. Highly recommend this easy to deal with brewery. Love them!
- Phone: (306) 380-6814
- Address: 229 20th St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0W8
- Best Beer: Rafiki Moja West Coast IPA and 9 Mile English Pale Ale
- Website: 9milelegacy.com
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 pouring when you pay a visit to this Saskatoon Craft Brewery, but we’re pretty confident that you’ll find something on to please your palate.
Their beautifully decorated space, full of plants and natural light really lets you appreciate the warm Prairie Sun, even when indoors. If outdoors is more your style, you can bring your pet along and have a cold glass on their pet friendly patio!
Customer Review: Great atmosphere and menu. The beer selection is extensive and the service very friendly. Highly recommended as a great place to socialize and relax with friends.
- Phone: (306) 343-7000
- Address: 650 Broadway Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7N 1A9
- Best Beer: Harvest Moonkin Pumpkin Spice Ale and Toffee 5 Porter
- Website: www.prairiesun.ca
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.
With a beautifully designed location and delicious yet surprising seasonal beers, High Key Brewing is definitely one of many hidden gems in Saskatchewan.
Customer Review: We just finished some great beers here and the most amazing burgers we have had. If you have not tried the beers here or the Sailor J’s menu you are missing out on some amazing tastes. Highly recommended.
- Phone: (306) 244-2422
- Address: 1905 Quebec Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1W3
- Best Beer: Pink IPA with Hibiscus and Pomegranate Pale Ale
- Website: www.hkbrew.ca
Shelter Brewing Company
Located in the heart of downtown Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Shelter Brewing Company is a nano-brewery focused on creating high-quality, small-batch beers. Though small in size, this craft brewery brings big flavour to the table with their constantly rotating taps. Their beers are only available in their tap room you’ll have to go straight to the source with this Saskatoon Craft Brewery.
Customer Review: Great food, great beer. Was nice for sitting in and convenient for take out on their website. Definitely a Saskatoon favourite! Have always had good service.
- Phone: (306) 979-9249
- Address: 255 2 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1K8
- Best Beer: New England IPA and Smoked Porter
- Website: www.shelterbrewing.ca
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 in their small but mighty brewery. Their great beer, only available in the taproom, are great takes on classic brews. They’ve got a large, beautiful space that’s just calling your (and our) name for a visit.
Customer Review: Better Brother Brewing offers a nice ambience and great beer. The staff are always happy to chat about the product and create a pleasant atmosphere. Their root beer is amazing too!
- Phone: (306) 220-5337
- Address: 536 2nd Ave N #150, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2C5
- Best Beer: Chocolate Oatmeal Stout and Pale Ale
- Website: www.betterbrotherbrewing.com
Enjoy the best breweries in Saskatoon!
Make sure to go and check out Saskatoon’s best locally operated breweries, grab a locally brewed pint (or 2) and support your local brewers!
If we’ve missed a brewery on our list that you think should be added, contact us and let us know who the brewery is and why you think it should be added to our list of the best Saskatoon Breweries!