2020 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 email@example.com.
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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.
- Deluxe Steak & a Pint - $21.95 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Monthly Sunday Book Signing Series: The last Sunday of each month. Celebrating Saskatchewan Authors. Join us for a brief presentation by our featured authors and an opportunity to buy an autographed copy! 3:00 PM.
Annual 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: War of The Wheats, Specialty Stouts, Sour & Wild Ales, The Beers of Belgium, Exotic Fruit Beers, Specialty IPAs, Abbey vs. Trappist Ales, 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 2020 Riders! The Grey Cup host venue will be Mosaic Stadium this year and we look forward to another Grey Cup win in our home province by Canada’s team!
BUSHWAKKER SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR
The Bushwakker 29th Anniversary/Robbie Burns 261st Birthday: Jan. 25, 2020
Join us at 6:00 PM as we celebrate almost three decades 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 Imperial Red Ale birthday firkin plus the Address to a Haggis from Dana Nairn. 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.
Sask Craft Beer Festival: Feb. 8, 2020.
The first ever Regina craft beer festival hosted by the Saskatchewan Craft Brewers Association! Showcasing truly unique beers brewed by independent breweries across Saskatchewan. Host venue is the German Club. Tickets are $25 available online at Eventbrite. 4:00 PM.
Bushwakker Valentines Sweetheart Dinner: Feb. 14, 2020
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!
The Sask Sampler: Feb. 22, 2020
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.
Saturday Afternoon Blues Showcase: Feb. 29, 2020
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 Treefellers 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 Party: Mar. 17, 2020
The big annual event falls on a Tuesday this year! Bushwakker head brewer, Michael Gaetz, will create a delicious firkin of our extremely popular Irish Coffee Stout to kick off the Irish celebration at 5:30. The Guinness will be cascading, the bartender's fingers will be stained green from pouring pints of Shamrock Ales, 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. Regina’s most danceable Celtic act, The Tilted Kilts will also grace the Bushwakker stage that evening. $5 cover charge in effect both nights.
Annual Brewer's Dinner: Apr. 18, 2020
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! This event is held in conjunction with the annual ALES Open national homebrewing competition which is held in the Bushwakker clubroom during the week leading up to the Brewer’s Dinner. Tickets will be available in mid-March.
The 5th Annual Poetry & a Pint Presentation: May 16, 2020
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
12th Annual JazzFest Regina Bushwakker Performance: June 18, 2020
The biggest night of the year for live jazz at The Bushwakker! The 12th annual Regina Jazz Festival is growing bigger and better every year. This year’s featured Bushwakker artist is The Uncoolas. The greatest hits of all time come to life when these award winning veteran professional musicians take the stage. Having played across Western Canada, they deliver rock, country, Motown and disco played the way you remember them on your K-Tel records. Be sure to get your tickets early because the Bushwakker JazzFest Regina shows have been selling out in advance. Plan to arrive early in order to get a good seat! 7:00 PM.
20th Annual Queen City Marathon Commemorative Beer Launch: Sept. 4
This special edition of First Firkin Friday will see the unveiling of a unique beer created in the spirit of marathon running in Regina. Inspired by the preferences runners have for certain beer styles. Plenty of distance running history and local inspiration (not perspiration) will be infused into this refreshing brew. A beer style never before brewed in the Bushwakker brewery. 5:30 PM.
Bushwakker Oktoberfest Week: Sept. 21 – Sept. 26, 2020
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 German-themed Lager. A selection of fine special order German and German-style bottled beers will also be available. Prosit!
Annual Great Pumpkin Spiced Brown Ale Release: Sept. 26, 2020
Our autumn specialty brew! 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 25, 2020
Tickets to the November 28th 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, 2020
What a Saturday Night this will be! Dance to live Celtic music with western Canada’s, West of Mabou, who will tap into their strong Scottish, Irish, and Cape Breton roots to deliver their unique brand of high-energy, traditional music. 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.
Bushwakker Writers Corner 5th Edition Reading: November 7, 2020. Presented by the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild and The Bushwakker Brewpub. Join us for this 5th edition author’s reading in the Bushwakker Writers Corner, a space dedicated to celebrating recent works of Saskatchewan published authors. Enjoy readings from approximately a half dozen local authors. It has become very apparent that local authors love Bushwakker desserts so a special Chocolate Surprise Dessert will be available that afternoon. 3:00 PM.
The 32nd Single Malt Scotch Tasting: Saturday, November 28, 2020
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 25th at noon sharp. Don't delay, they sell out very fast!
Annual Blackberry Mead Release: the first Saturday of each December (December 5, 2020)
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. 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 thousands of 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. 12, 2020
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 AM!
Nothing For New Year's 15: December 31, 2020
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 2021. 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!
Blackberry Mead Countdown
Another fantastic annual Mead Day! Thanks to all of you who take part in our annual holiday season kickoff year after year. You make this longstanding tradition a true Saskatchewan phenomenon! See you next year! #bushwakkerbrewpub #MeadDay2020 #seeyqr #exploresask #therealsaskatchewanbrewpubexperience
2020 Blackberry Mead Release
December 5th, 2020 11:00AM
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