2019 Bushwakker Events Overview
The Bushwakker offers a wide variety of special events. Some are aimed at supporting various community cultural and charitable organizations. Others are intended to help patrons become familiar with food and beverage products that may interest them, like single malt scotches, classic beer styles and beer related cuisine. Events are usually intended for both the beer connoisseur and the neophyte.
THE WAKKER WEEKLY NEWSLETTER ONLINE
Events are also listed in The Bushwakker weekly newsletter, the Wakker Weekly. The Wakker Weekly is available by email and is available in hard copy at the counter at the Bushwakker entrance. It is also posted in this website. To subscribe, simply visit the Weekly Newsletter section of our website and enter your name and email address in the subscription form. For reservations or tickets to an event please call 306-359-7276 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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SPECIAL MENU NIGHTS
- Wings & a Pint - $16.95 from 4:30 to 11:00 PM.
- Monday Night Jazz & Blues at 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM.
- Pizza & a Pint - $18.95 from 4:30 to 11:00 PM.
- Wings & a Pint - $16.95 from 4:30 to 11:00 PM.
- Wednesday Night Folk begins at 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM.
- Super Import Beer Night - one of Regina’s largest selections of special order imported beers are all on sale.
- The Classic Friday Happy Hour - 4:30 to 6:30 PM.
- Steak & a Pint - $19.95 from 11:00 AM to midnight.
BUSHWAKKER REGULAR EVENTS CALENDAR
Monday Night Jazz & Blues: Live music every Monday night
Kick off your week with great live music every Monday night from 8:00PM to 10:30PM. Enjoy live jazz and blues acts in Regina's only regular live jazz & blues venue. Free admission.
Wednesday Night Folk: Live music every Wednesday night
Folk music isn't limited to an acoustic guitar, a lone voice and a campfire anymore. Enjoy local and touring solo artists, duos and bands playing a variety of musical genres from roots, bluegrass, alt-country to classic folk. 8:00PM to 10:30PM. Free admission.
First Firkin Friday: The first Friday of each month at 5:30 PM
Experience the pomp and circumstance surrounding our decades-old monthly tradition where a firkin (small keg) of fresh ale is paraded throughout the pub led by a piper from the Regina Police Services Pipes & Drums band. A volunteer is then selected to drive a tap into the firkin with a handmade wooden maul affectionately named, "The Mighty Firkin Wakker". A suds-soaking spectacle normally ensues and quite often the volunteer tapper and the spectators in near proximity receive a beer bath. If you have a special event you would like to commemorate by tapping the firkin, just email us at email@example.com.
Monthly ALES Meetings: The first Wednesday of every month
If you have been thinking about getting into the art of home brewing or have been wanting to improve your skills as a home brewer, now is the time to act! New members are always welcome. Come join some of the most passionate and talented home brewers in the province and learn how to make better beer and how to appreciate better beer. A different brewing topic is presented each month. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 8:00 PM in the Bushwakker basement clubroom.
Monthly Science Pub Series: The third Thursday of the month
Our wildly popular Science Pub Series has returned and has developed so that a larger segment of the university including health researchers will be involved to make the revitalized Science Pub even bigger and better! Presented by the Bushwakker Brewpub and the University of Regina Faculty of Science. Enjoy lectures on scientific topics of general interest in our Arizona Room (main floor banquet room) over beer and snacks. The room opens at 5:00 PM and quite often is full by 6:00 PM. Avoid disappointment and come down early for dinner and a pint before the one hour presentation which begins at 7:00 PM. Please note there are no presentations in the summer.
Annual Summer Connoisseur Beer Tasting Series
A special beer tasting theme night is held in The Bushwakker Arizona Room each summer. Generally eight to ten specialty imported beers are discussed and evaluated. Some previous themes include: Specialty Stouts, Sour & Wild Ales, The Beers of Belgium, Exotic Fruit Beers, Specialty IPAs, Abbey vs. Trappist Ales, Wheat Beer Wonders, Lovin’ the Lambics, Imperial Stouts, Imperial IPAs and Big Bad Barleywines!
Every Saskatchewan Roughrider Home Game!
Join the Sea of Green at the Bushwakker before, during or after every home game. Gourmet Burger & a Pint special inspired by every Green & White opponent. Good luck in 2019 Riders!
BUSHWAKKER SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR
The Bushwakker 28th Anniversary/Robbie Burns 260th Birthday: Jan. 26, 2019
Join us at 6:00 PM as we celebrate well over a quarter century of award-winning beer and pub cuisine and Scotland’s favourite son, Robbie Burns. Live rollicking reels with Squeeze of Scotch and The Regina Police Services Pipes & Drums, highland dancing, FREE haggis, neeps and birthday cake, the tapping of the Robert Burns single malt scotch – infused Robertson Strong Scottish Ale birthday firkin plus Burns poetry and historical overview from Saskatchewan author and playwright, Ken Mitchell. Bushwakker trivia quiz and prizes to be won too! A great way to shake those January blahs. The dance floor will be open! $5 cover charge in effect.
Saskatchewan Archives Night: Feb. 6, 2019
Presented by the Saskatchewan Archives Board as part of 15th annual Archives Week event. This two hour event begins at 7:00 PM. This year’s theme which will be presented at Bushwakker is called New to Town: Newcomer Reflections Then & Now. Join us for a "Spotlight on the Past" evening where guest speakers reflect on their transitions to life in Saskatchewan including readings on the Settler Experience, the old Regina Campus and other stories and then juxtaposing that with current newcomer experiences. Archives Week showcases the role that archives and archivists play in preserving and making available Saskatchewan's documented heritage. Activities in communities across the province include celebrity reading events, film nights, open houses, exhibits and more.
Bushwakker Valentines Sweetheart Dinner: Feb. 14, 2019
Fancy-schmancy restaurants may be the choice destination for some young lovers. Others who prefer great value and delicious food in a comforting and cozy setting often prefer to have their Valentine’s experience with us. Bushwakker executive chef, Mike Monette, will offer a special Valentine Dinner Feature which is sure to impress. Reservations accepted!
Saturday Afternoon Blues Showcase: Mar. 2, 2019
Presented in conjunction with The Regina Delta Blues Association and The Mid-Winter Blues Festival Week, our Saturday afternoon showcase is a great way to warm up for the festival finale later that evening. Enjoy two exciting blues bands beginning at 1:30 PM including: The AZ Paris Band as well as Billy Hughes & the Instigators who will deliver a special tribute to the Plains Hotel famous Saturday jams. Hosted by Jeff ``Redbeard` Corbett of 91.3FM CJTR. Be sure to try a slice of Redbeard`s signature chocolate cheesecake too! We will also be presenting live blues music at 8:00 PM on the Monday and Wednesday evening earlier that week.
St. Patrick's Day Celebration Weekend: Mar. 16 & 17, 2019
The big annual event falls on a Sunday this year so we will be celebrating all things Irish all weekend long! The Guinness will be cascading, the bartender's fingers will be stained green from pouring pints of Shamrock Lagers, the traditional Irish food features will be delicious and everyone will be enjoying fine traditional Irish dancing from The Prairie Gael School of Irish Dance as well as pipes and drums from The Regina Police Services Pipes & Drums Band. On the Saturday night western Canada’s, West of Mabou, taps into their strong Scottish, Irish, and Cape Breton roots to deliver their unique brand of high-energy, traditional music. Sunday afternoon will see Celtic music and more from The Highlanders and then huge act, Billarney, will deliver acoustic Celtic reels in the early evening. $5 cover charge in effect both nights. Michael Gaetz will create a delicious firkin of our extremely popular Irish Coffee Stout to kick off the Irish weekend at 5:30 on Saturday night.
The Sask Sampler: Mar. 23, 2019
The biggest Bushwakker Folk Night of the year! Up-and-coming folk artists from across the province strut their stuff are vying for a spot on the Regina Folk Festival, Ness Creek Music Festival and Gateway Music Festival stages. It`s not Folk Band Warz but it is a great night of Saskatchewan musical talent.
Annual Brewer's Dinner: Apr. 27, 2019
It is the defining theme of The Bushwakker to provide delicious beer and delicious food. This evening truly reflects what we are all about. Enjoy a fabulous multi-course meal in which each course is prepared with a unique beer and served with a different beer to enhance the flavours of each dish. Cutting-edge beer cuisine awaits! Tickets will be available in late March.
May Long Weekend Keg Event/Screamin’ Mosquito Chili Beer Release: May 17, 18 &19, 2019
What better way to celebrate the year’s first warm long weekend than with a Bushwakker keg? Receive free ice, cups, coasters and the use of a keg chiller tub with any May long weekend keg order. Four sizes of kegs are available for any gathering big or small. Our hot pepper-infused blonde ale also makes its annual return this weekend. A popular brew for those who like it spicy!
The 4th Annual Poetry & a Pint Presentation: May 18
We are delighted to have the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild as a partner in this event. Enjoy a Saturday afternoon of poetry readings from some of Regina and area’s established and up-and-coming writers. Perhaps enjoy a slice of our special poet-inspired featured dessert created just for the occasion! 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
11th Annual JazzFest Regina Bushwakker Performance: June 13
The biggest night of the year for live jazz at The Bushwakker! The 11th annual Regina Jazz Festival is growing bigger and better every year. This year’s featured artist will be secured soon. Be sure to get your tickets early because the Bushwakker festival shows have been selling out in advance. Plan to arrive early in order to get a good seat! 7:00 PM.
August Long Weekend Keg Event: Aug 2, 3 & 4, 2019
Celebrate the peak of a Saskatchewan summer with a Bushwakker keg! Receive free ice, cups, coasters and the use of a keg chiller tub with any August long weekend keg order. Four sizes of kegs are available for any gathering big or small.
IPA Day/Home Rider Game: August 1, 2019
Join us as IPA fans around the world celebrate what has become the symbolic beer of the entire craft beer movement. All Bushwakker brewed and specialty imported IPAs will be on sale. Because the Hamilton Tiger Cats will be in town to take on the Riders, our kitchen will offer a tasty gourmet Game Day IPA Tabby Burger & a Pint feature incorporating this iconic beer style as an ingredient. The biggest day of the year for hopheads and local football fans alike!
Motherwell Red Fife Witbier Release at the Motherwell Homestead: August 24, 2019
The Bushwakker is pleased to once again be a proud partner with Parks Canada and the Regina Symphony Orchestra this summer and will brew an extremely popular Motherwell Homestead commemorative brew – but with a new twist! This special Belgian-style wheat beer will be officially released at The Symphony Under The Sky event at the Motherwell Homestead national historic site on Saturday, August 24.
Bushwakker Oktoberfest Week: Sept. 23 – Sept. 28, 2019
The official Oktoberfest celebration in Munich will be just underway as the Bushwakker weeklong Oktoberfest celebration begins. Enjoy a unique German-themed meal special every day of the week as well as a pint of our Bushwakker brewed Oktoberfest lager, Harvest Lager. A selection of fine German bottled beers and a draught will also be available. Prosit!
Annual Great Pumpkin Spiced Brown Ale Release: Sept. 28, 2019
Just in time for Thanksgiving! Cinnamon, nutmeg, fresh ginger, vanilla and cloves make for a delicious ale that tastes just like pumpkin pie.
Single Malt Scotch Tasting Ticket Release Day: October 27, 2019
Tickets to the November 23rd annual Bushwakker Single Malt Scotch Tasting Event go on sale at noon today! Plan to come down a bit early and get in line before we open. Ticket sales tend to be rather brisk indeed!
A Celtic Hallowe'en: October 31, 2019
Dance to live Celtic music with The Tilted Kilts and enjoy our Great Pumpkin Spiced Brown Ale which will be on tap. Be sure to come dressed for the occasion and enter our Hallowe'en Costume Contest for a chance to win one of our most excellent Bushwakker prizes. The grand prize will be a $100 Bushwakker gift card! $5 cover charge in effect.
The 31st Single Malt Scotch Tasting: Saturday, November 23, 2019
One of our most popular events of the year! The featured scotches will be presented in six flights with product description and commentary. Entertainment for the evening includes live performances from The Regina Police Pipes & Drums Band and The Regina Highland Dancing Association. A special Scottish-themed dinner will be available as an optional dinner choice prior to the tasting event that evening. A selection of door prizes will be given away. Tickets will go on sale on Sunday, October 27th at noon sharp. Don't delay, they sell out very fast!
Annual Blackberry Mead Release: the first Saturday of each December (December 7, 2019)
A true Saskatchewan phenomenon! We spend all year making this Lumsden Valley honey nectar infused with juicy blackberries. Something this special takes quite a bit of time to ferment and mature. The result is an exotic elixir unlike any other. A new Bushwakker Mead Day record was broken last year when eager customers began lining up over 21 hours in advance and camped out overnight last year. Some brought lawn chairs, some brought patio heaters, some brought sleeping bags, some brought heated tents and ice fishing huts, some even brought BBQs and made bacon and eggs! Bushwakker head brewer, Michael Gaetz brings out cups of hot chocolate to those waiting in the line. We open our doors at 11:00 AM and over 6000 bottles are snapped up by the legion of devoted Bushwakker Blackberry Mead fans. The supply of mead on tap lasts throughout the holiday season. This date marks the kick-off to the Bushwakker holiday season.
Annual Missiletow Christmas Ale Release: Dec. 14, 2019
Avid fans of our “other” Christmas specialty brew look forward to this day every year. Only one tank of our English Barleywine is produced each year. Rich malt flavours with plenty of depth and complexity. The perfect ale to sip on whilst curled up with a good book in front of a fireplace on a cold Saskatchewan winter night. See you at 11:00!
Nothing For New Year's 14: December 31, 2019
We gave you a simple formulated event and you loved it. No noise makers, no escalated drink prices, no cover charge, no midnight champagne, no dancing, no line-ups, no hassle, no problem. Come spend a relaxing evening at the good 'ol Bushwakker as we welcome 2020. Perhaps try chef Mike's special prime rib and jumbo Yorkshire pudding New Year's Eve dinner. What a comforting meal to finish off the year!
For reservations or tickets to an event please call 306 359-7276 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Blackberry Mead Countdown
2021 Blackberry Mead Release
December 4th, 2021.
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