The Great Western Brewing Company is an independent brewery in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The company currently produces several varieties of beer, some of which have received international awards for excellence. With an output of 360 bottles and 480 cans per minute, it is one of the larger regional brewers in western Canada.
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Brewery Building on 2nd Ave. in Saskatoon; designed by David Webster and built in 1927
The brewery's history extends back to 1927, when it was established as the Hub City Brewing Company. In 1930 the plant was renamed the Western Canada Brewing Company, and in 1932 it was changed again to Drewery's Limited. In 1956, the brewery was acquired by O'Keefe Brewing (which would later become Carling O'Keefe) and was operated under that name until 1989, when Carling O'Keefe was itself acquired by Molson. Plans were initiated by Molson to close the brewery.
However, in 1989, a group of sixteen employees and management succeeded in purchasing the brewery from Molson, at which point the Great Western Brewing Company was formed. The brewery has operated independently since that time.