2023 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 - $19.95 from 4:30 to 9:00 PM.
- Monday Night Jazz & Blues at 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
- Pizza & a Pint - $21.95 from 4:30 to 9:00 PM.
- Wings & a Pint - $19.95 from 4:30 to 9:00 PM.
- Wednesday Night Folk begins at 7:30 PM –9:00 PM
- Super Import Beer Night - one of Regina’s largest selections of special order imported beers and ciders are all on sale.
- The Classic Friday Happy Hour - 4:30 to 6:30 PM.
- Classic Steak & a Pint - $26.95
BUSHWAKKER REGULAR 2023 EVENTS CALENDAR
Monday Night Jazz & Blues: Live music every Monday night
Kick off your week with great live music every Monday night from 7:30 PM to 9:00 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
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. 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM. 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 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
Our wildly popular Science Pub Series will return for a 12th season on September 21st! Presented by the Bushwakker Brewpub and the University of Regina Faculty of Science. Enjoy free 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 Summer Connoisseur Beer Tasting Series.
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! Join us at the Bushwakker on every home game. Gourmet Burger & a Pint special inspired by every Green & White opponent for only $22.95.
BUSHWAKKER 2023 SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR
The Bushwakker 32nd and Robbie Burns 264th Birthday: Jan. 21, 2023.
Free haggis, neeps and birthday cake! A performance from The Regina Police Services Pipes & Drums, the Regina Highland Dance Association and Billarney. The event kicks off with a Scottish firkin tapping at 6:00 PM. Thank you for 32 years of enthusiastic support!
Bushwakker Bev Day Weekend: Friday, February 3rd & 4th, 2023
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; Portered Beef Ribs, Pop's Pizza, Hot Wings with Blue Cheese Sauce & Caesar Salad, Apple Betty with Vanilla Ice Cream, Palliser Porter and Bushwakker Martinis! Enjoy these many features! Bushwakker Craft Beer Pioneer T-Shirts on sale today!
Bushwakker Vintage Valentines Sweetheart Dinner: Feb. 14, 2023
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. We will offer a special Valentine's Dinner featuring some classic courtship cuisine which is sure to impress. Reservations accepted!
Saturday Afternoon Blues Showcase: Mar. 4, 2023.
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. A special "Women in Blues" theme will be presented this year.
St. Patrick's Day: Mar. 17, 2023
The big annual event falls on a Friday this year! Bushwakker head brewer, Michael Gaetz, will create a delicious keg of our extremely popular Irish Coffee Milk Stout. The Guinness will be cascading, the bartender's fingers will be stained green from pouring pints of Shamrock Ales, the Irish dancers will be laying down some serious hard shoe work on our wooden floor and the traditional Irish food features will be delicious. Live music performance from West of Mabou. Cover charge in effect.
Festive Fish Good Friday: Friday, April 7, 2023
The biggest day of the year for Fish & Chips! Enjoy our classic award-winning Alaskan Cod in Stubblejumper Pils beer batter in a full or half order. Select your fish size and you are done like dinner!
Annual Brewer's Dinner: April 22, 2023
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.
The 6th Poetry & a Pint Presentation: May 13, 2023
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.
15th Annual JazzFest Regina Bushwakker Performances: June 15 and 19, 2023
The two biggest nights of the year for live jazz at The Bushwakker! The June 15th show features a top-tier national jazz touring act. The June 19th show features local dance band extraordinaire, Soul Deep. Get your tickets and plan to arrive early in order to get a good seat!
Annual Queen City Marathon Commemorative Beer Launch: (postponed until 2025)
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. 2 -7, 2023
Enjoy a variety of unique German-themed meal specials all week long as well as a one-litre stein of imported German brew. Prosit!
Annual Great Pumpkin Spiced Brown Ale Release: October 7, 2023.
Cinnamon, nutmeg, fresh ginger, vanilla and cloves make for a delicious brown ale that tastes just like pumpkin pie.
Bushwakker Writers Corner 6th Edition Reading: November 4, 2023
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 Saskatchewan Writer's Dessert will be available that afternoon. 3:00 PM.
The 33rd Single Malt Scotch Tasting - Rare & Powerful edition: Saturday, November 18, 2023
One of our most popular events of the year! This edition will be the most powerful in Bushwakker history. All whiskies are cask strength and are limited edition or one-time offerings. The featured scotches will be presented in six flights with product descriptions 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 Saturday, October 14th at 11:00 AM sharp. This event sold out last year.
Annual Blackberry Mead Release: the first Saturday of each December (December 2, 2023)
Advance online purchasing will become available in early November! Just click on the Mead 2022 button on our website homepage. 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 of the Bushwakker holiday season.
Bushwakker "Missile"tow" Christmas Ale Release: Dec. 9, 2023.
Our popular English Barleywine will be back after a two-year hiatus. Rich and malty and complex and warming and oh so delicious!
Bushwakker Christmas Six Pack Release: Dec. 9, 2023.
Includes a bottle of Blackberry Mead, our "Missile"tow" Christmas Ale and four other signature Bushwakker brews. See you at 11:00 AM!
Nothing For New Year's 18: December 31, 2023
Many years ago 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 2023. Perhaps try Chef Mike's special New Year's Eve dinner. A delicious meal to finish off the year!
Blackberry Mead Countdown
2023 Blackberry Mead Release
December 2nd, 2023.
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REGINA, SK, CANADA