Spirits high at annual beer-tasting fundraiser

Patrons sample beer at the 6th annual Wolf Back a Beer fundraiser held on Jan. 20, 2017. (Peter Lozinski/Daily Herald)

Mann Art Gallery pleased with turnout at sixth annual Wolf Back a Beer event

The beer was flowing and the music was pumping Friday night at the E. A. Rawlinson Centre as the Mann Art Gallery hosted their sixth annual Wolf Back a Beer fundraiser.

This was the first year the fundraiser wasn’t for the wolf sculpture, as it was installed in 2016. But the fundraiser is still a major event for the gallery, a means to raise some money for supplies and other costs to continue supporting the local arts community.

While the total funds raised have yet to be calculated, Mann Art Gallery director/curator Jesse Campbell was pleased with the turnout.

“It was probably our smoothest event to date,” Campbell said, laughing, when reached by phone Monday.

“It was strong all around, from the music, to the food, to the beverages of course. The atmosphere was fun and everyone was having a good time.”

The gallery had 26 beers available for tasting, including offerings from two Saskatchewan-based breweries, Prairie Sun and 9 Mile Legacy, as well as several beers from Calgary-based Big Rock Brewery. An additional selection of international beers, ciders and wines were also being sampled throughout the night.

For more on this story, please see the Jan. 24 print or e-edition of the Daily Herald.