Kari Stenson, President
Black Bridge Brewery
Shawn Moen, Secretary
9 Mile Legacy Brewing
Grant Frew - Director at Large
Dave Freeman - Director at Large
Pile O' Bones Brewing Co.
The week of April 7-14 will be the first official observance of Saskatchewan Craft Brewing Week.
The week of April 7-14 will be the first official observance of “Saskatchewan Craft Brewing Week” and will be officially proclaimed by the Government of Saskatchewan.
The media is invited to a similar announcement being made at The Bushwakker Brewpub in Regina on Friday, April 6 at 5:30 PM by Mary Taylor-Ash, CEO of Tourism Saskatchewan. Her announcement will coincide with the brewpub's longstanding monthly First Firkin Friday event. Her tapping of the firkin (small keg) will play a role in launching Saskatchewan Craft Brewing Week. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to enjoy the special collaboration ale which was created by the 13 member breweries of the Saskatchewan Craft Brewers Association (SCBA). The ale is a single malt and single hop beer incorporating 100% two-row pale malted barley from Saskatchewan's newest maltster, Maker's Malt, located near Rosthern, Saskatchewan. A relatively new German hop variety called Hallertau Blanc sourced from Northwest Hop Farms in BC’s Fraser Valley was also incorporated in the recipe. The beer was brewed in early March at Nokomis Craft Ales in Nokomis, Saskatchewan where SCBA craft brewery members from across the province met to participate in the brew day. The beer will be available in kegs and will be served in various outlets across the province during Saskatchewan Craft Brewing Week.
SCBA Collaboration held at Nokomis Craft Ales, March 10th, 2018
Many craft beer events will be taking place around the province during Saskatchewan Craft Brewing Week including:
- The ALES Open. The 25th edition of one of the largest homebrewing competitions in Canada. Apr. 9-14. Bushwakker Brewpub. Regina
- The Rebellion Cask Festival. A craft beer keg event involving many Saskatchewan craft breweries. Apr. 13. Rebellion Brewing. Regina
- Bushwakker Brewer's Dinner. A culinary/brewing dinner showcasing cuisine cooked with beer and also paired with beer. Apr. 14. Bushwakker Brewpub. Regina
- Saskatchewan Craft Beer Tap Takeover. Beer Bros. Regina
- Saskatchewan Craft Beer Tap Takeover. Winston's. Saskatoon
- 9 Mile Legacy and Friends – 3rd Anniversary Celebration. 9 Mile Legacy Brewing. Saskatoon
- High Key Brewing Company official grand opening. Apr. 14. Saskatoon
- Saskatchewan Craft Brewers Association Annual General Meeting. Apr. 12. Bushwakker Brewpub. Regina
- Saskatchewan Craft Brewers Association finalist nomination at the Tourism Saskatchewan Awards Gala for the Fred Heal Tourism Ambassador Award, which recognizes major contributions to the promotion or development of Saskatchewan as a tourism destination. Apr. 12. Marriot Delta Hotel Regina
The momentum in the province’s craft brewing industry is impressive. Breweries are emerging in towns and cities throughout the province, breathing new life into communities and neighbourhoods. Equally exciting is the shifting perspective of Saskatchewan as a high-quality manufacturer of craft beer. The SCBA and its 13 members play a significant part in tourism and are recognized as “ambassadors” for the province by creating products and services which contribute to exceptional and unique guest experiences.
Our province recently lost one of its pioneers in craft brewing. Bev Robertson, co-founder of the ALES Club and of co-founder of The Bushwakker Brewpub, passed away on November 19.
Saskatchewan Craft Brewing Week will be an occasion to pay tribute to his work, and highlight the activities and products currently brewing in Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan Craft Brewing Week will be a time to raise a pint to the entrepreneurial spirit, the solid work ethic, and creativity among the province’s craft brewers. Their efforts and products are putting Saskatchewan on the map as a place to discover and enjoy great food and drink experiences.