Great Western Brewing Company

Great Western Brewing Company

October 07, 2014 16:10 ET

A Beer for Saskatchewan

Introducing a Saskatchewan beer to celebrate the harvest in Canada's breadbasket

Saskatchewan producers grow the grains. We just add the yummy.

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - Oct. 7, 2014) -

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In celebration of harvest and Saskatchewan farmers, Great Western has proudly brewed a Harvest Bock. Our Master Brewer has used 100% local barley to create a delicious, light copper coloured Heller style Bock.

"The best barley in the world is grown right here in Saskatchewan," says Michael Micovcin, President and CEO, Great Western Brewing Company. "We want to acknowledge the amazing product produced by Saskatchewan farmers. They grow the crop, and as we like to say, we add yummy."

"This is a very interesting beer," notes Brewmaster Viv Jones. "We wanted to produce a Bock with 100% Saskatchewan barley and be as local as possible. So to capture that unique Bock sweetness we used Canadian brown sugar."

Molasses infused sugar instead of roasted malts gives Harvest Bock its light copper colour and a delicious very full body, which for Jones, is perfect after a Saskatchewan harvest. "I love it. At 5.8% alcohol it has a nice warming effect, perfect for a fall and winter beer. It has a beautiful, lovely colour. I'll be drinking it."

Harvest Bock will be available across Saskatchewan for a limited time.

About Great Western Brewing Company

Great Western Brewing Company brews premium beer with the finest 100% Saskatchewan barley for a taste that's uniquely Western and truly great. Great Western Brewing Company produces three core brand families of beer: Original 16, Great Western Brand Family, and Brewhouse. The company regularly wins international awards for its premium beer and has been repeatedly selected as one of the 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada.

Did you know?

Harvest and beer have a great history.

Beer is the reason man started farming.


Anthropologists claim beer is the reason man started farming. Grain cultivated through farming was too sparse to have much use as food and instead was used for brewing. Beer also acted as an important catalyst for people to come together and was used in ceremonies and celebrations - just like today!

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Contact Information

  • For interviews or more information contact
    Viv Jones

    Michael Micovcin
    President and CEO