This marked the 5th Anniversary of 9 Mile Legacy Brewing – the anniversary when most small businesses are said to have “made it”! Our anniversary was nothing like we had imagined it. The COVID-19 pandemic was in full swing and we had just converted our business to focus almost entirely on online sales and home deliveries. People were isolated to their homes and public spaces closed down. Nonetheless, we found a way to get back to our roots – distributing a mix pack including beer from our friends and live streaming a solo show by Ross Neilsen on our YouTube channel. Watch the performance
Growth by 5x
9 Mile Legacy Brewing moves to 229 20th Street West. We grew by 5x but are still a nanobrewery – and proudly so! Our nano-ethos allows us to put a hyper focus on quality, innovation and great relationships. This is the current home of our flagship taproom – the best way to experience the 9 Mile Legacy!
The Doors Are Open
9 Mile Legacy Brewing opens its doors! The tiny nanobrewery was originally located at Saskatoon Ideas Inc. and started on a 120L brewhouse – 10-15x smaller than a typical craft brewery!
Shawn and Garrett quit their jobs and start planning the craft brewery that would become 9 Mile Legacy. Shawn spent some time in Wellington, New Zealand working with Garage Project and Garrett worked under Cedric Dauchot of Townsite Brewing in Powell River, BC.
Shawn Moen and Garrett Pederson start homebrewing, after inheriting a homebrewing kit from Shawn’s family. They played around with different styles, moving soon to all-grain brewing and cultivating a love of beer.
9 Miles Apart
Moens and Pedersons homestead in SW Saskatchewan, near the towns of Cabri and Abbey. The homesteads are 9 miles apart and each generation of neighbours has found ways to work together for a century.