2021 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 on 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 - $17.95 from 4:30 to 8:00 PM.
- Monday Night Jazz & Blues at 8:00 PM – currently suspended.
- Pizza & a Pint - $19.95 from 4:30 to 8:00 PM.
- Wings & a Pint - $17.95 from 4:30 to 11:00 PM.
- Wednesday Night Folk begins at 8:00 PM – currently suspended.
- 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.
- Classic Steak & a Pint - $21.95 from 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM.
BUSHWAKKER REGULAR EVENTS CALENDAR
Monday Night Jazz & Blues: Live music every Monday night
LIVE MUSIC NOT FEASIBLE AT THIS TIME. Kick-off your week with great live music every Monday night from 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM. 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
LIVE MUSIC NOT FEASIBLE AT THIS TIME. 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. 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM. Free admission.
First Firkin Friday: The first Friday of each month at 5:30 PM. Suspended for now.
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 - Suspended.
If you have been thinking about getting into the art of homebrewing or have been wanting to improve your skills as a homebrewer, now is the time to act! New members are always welcome. Come join some of the most passionate and talented homebrewers 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 - Suspended.
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.
Annual Connoisseur Beer Tasting Series. Suspended.
A special beer tasting theme night is held in The Bushwakker Arizona Room each summer. Generally eight to ten speciality 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!
We are monitoring the 2021 Home Game Season. Stay tuned! Join us at the Bushwakker on every home game weekend. Gourmet Burger & a Pint special inspired by every Green & White opponent for only $19.95.
BUSHWAKKER SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR
The Bushwakker 30th Anniversary: Jan. 23, 2021.
Although we can’t host a big 30th Bushwakker/Robbie Burns birthday party this year, we can commemorate three decades of award-winning craft beer and pub cuisine by releasing the biggest, strongest, richest beer in Bushwakker history! This ALES Open “Best of Show” winning beer was carefully brewed in the Bushwakker brewery almost two and a half years ago. Only 300 bottles of the 12.6% American Barleywine will be made available. It will also be served on tap. Complimentary Chocolate Birthday Cake will be served all day. Thank you for 30 years of enthusiastic support.
Bushwakker Bev Day: Friday, February 5, 2021.
Celebrate the birthday of the late Bushwakker co-founder and president, Bev Robertson, by enjoying two of his favourite loves; great beer and fine pub cuisine! His featured favourites include; Jumbo Portered Beef Ribs, Pop's Pizza, Hot Wings with Blue Cheese Sauce & Caesar Salad, Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream, Palliser Porter and Bushwakker Martinis! Enjoy these many features! Bushwakker Craft Beer Pioneer T-Shirts on sale today!
Bushwakker Valentines Sweetheart Dinner Weekend: Feb. 13, 2021. TBA.
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. 2021. Suspended.
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. 27, 2021. Cancelled.
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. Hosted by Jeff ``Redbeard` Corbett of 91.3FM CJTR. Be sure to try a slice of Redbeard`s signature chocolate cheesecake too!
St. Patrick's Day Party: Mar. 17, 2021.
The big annual event falls on a Wednesday this year! Bushwakker head brewer, Michael Gaetz, will create a delicious keg of our extremely popular Irish Coffee Stout. The Guinness will be cascading, the bartender's fingers will be stained green from pouring pints of Shamrock Ales and the traditional Irish food features will be delicious.
Annual Brewer's Dinner: Apr. 17, 2021 - Cancelled
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 Poetry & a Pint Presentation: May 15, 2021 - Suspended.
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 17, 2021 - Suspended
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. 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. 3. Suspended.
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: Oct. 4th - 9th, 2021
The official Oktoberfest in Munich may be in doubt due to the pandemic but the Bushwakker week-long Oktoberfest celebration will go ahead. Enjoy a variety of unique German-themed meal specials all week long as well as a one-litre stein of our special ordered Hacker Pshorr Munich Gold German Lager. This is one of the six official Oktoberfest breweries. Prosit!
Annual Great Pumpkin Spiced Brown Ale Release: Friday, October 15, 2021. Pending.
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 23, 2021 - Pending.
Tickets to the November 20th 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 30, 2021 - Pending.
What a Saturday night this will be! Dance to live Celtic 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 6, 2021 - Pending. 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 20, 2021 - Pending.
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 23rd at noon sharp. Don't delay, they sell out very fast!
Annual Blackberry Mead Release: the first Saturday of each December (December 4, 2021)
Advance online purchasing will return in 2021! Commemorative Mead Masks and T-shirts will be available. 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. 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 month. This date marks the kick-off to the Bushwakker holiday season.
Bushwakker Christmas Six Pack Release: Dec. 11, 2021. Pending.
Includes a bottle of Blackberry Mead and five other signature Bushwakker brews. See you at 11:00 AM!
Nothing For New Year's 16: December 31, 2021
We gave you a simple formulated event and you loved it. No noisemakers, 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. AVAILABLE FOR TAKE-OUT AGAIN THIS YEAR! What a comforting meal to finish off the year!
Blackberry Mead Countdown
2021 Blackberry Mead Release
December 4th, 2021.
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