The COVID-19 virus (the coronavirus) is obviously a real concern for every Canadian as well as for our families, friends and colleagues around the globe. At the Great Western Brewing Company, we are taking increased measures to protect the health and safety of our employees, customers, suppliers and community:  All employee business travel is suspended; Staff have been asked to work from home…

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Official Beer of Curling Across Western Canada

Original 16 is proud to be the official beer of curling in BC, AB, SK and MB Curling is uniquely at the heart of hometowns across Western Canada, from Flin Flon, MB to Cowichan, BC. Our families have kept up the tradition by playing and watching together at home and in local pubs. Through these partnerships, Original 16 is working to strengthen our connection and presence in both big and small…

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Supporting Saskatchewan's Western & Junior Hockey Leagues

Strengthening our communities is one of the core values of the Great Western Brewing Company. We are especially proud to sponsor junior hockey teams in our home province of Saskatchewan. You can find us at these games supporting these local junior jockey teams : La Ronge Ice WolvesSaskatoon BladesPrince Albert RaidersRegina PatsSwift Current BroncosMoose Jaw WarriorsMelfort MustangsNipawin…

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Original 16 Cheers on The Saskatchewan Rush

Go Rush Go! In 2020, we proudly enter in to the 3rd year of being the official beer of the Saskatchewan Rush team. "Being the Official Beer of the Saskatchewan Rush is an important partnership for Original 16 and the entire team at the Rush are one of the best partners I’ve ever worked with.  They are passionate, creative, customer-centric, always looking to drive value with the…

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Great Western Brewing Releases Original 16 Helles Half Acre

SASKATOON, SK – Great Western Brewing has announced a new addition to its Original 16 line-up of brands that honour the sixteen founders of the brewery. Helles Half Acre (2.6% abv, 10 IBU) is described as “a crisp, malty, gold-coloured German lager that is skillfully brewed to create a perfect, full-flavoured harmony of malt and hops.” The brewery…

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