Beer lovers have a chance to try something new and local at the second annual YXE Beer Festival in Rotary Park.
More than 40 beer vendors, live music , and food trucks took over the park for two days, Friday and Saturday.
Prairie Sun has been at the festival both years.
Co-Founder Heather Williams said Friday it’s an opportunity to reach new customers.
“They figure out that we’re very unique…if they want something different for their night out or the holidays they’re going to come to us” she said.
Williams said it’s all about trying different ingredients.
“We use really crazy flavours in our beers” she said ” our amber lager has smoked birch wood in it and it tastes like bacon and maple syrup.”
If you’re more interested in the harder stuff, distillers are involved in this year’s festival too.
Willow Neules is with Last Mountain based in Lumsden, SK.
“We just want people to come and try our products and see what we have to offer” she said.
Neules said they make a point of using local ingredients “everything we use is from Saskatchewan, the grain, the honey, the fruit”.
The festival runs 5 p.m. to 11 p.m Saturday night.
With files from Chris Vandenbreekel.