The Bushwakker Management Team

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Elaine Robertson - Co-Founder

Elaine Robertson is The Bushwakker's General Manager Emeritus. Elaine continues to assist in making things run smoothly at The Bushwakker, for both staff and customers. She can still sling a mean pint while keeping her eye on everything happening on the floor of The Bushwakker. That means that if a server has not noticed a new customer, Elaine will get a server to that customer quickly. Elaine grew up in the small town of Keswick, New Brunswick. She has a background in Sociology and Special Education and worked for a time as a teacher. She has given presentations on Brewpub Management at international brewpub meetings. The Bushwakker is a family business and three generations of Robertson's may be found on any day working at The Bushwakker.

E-mail Elaine at: elaine@bushwakker.com

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Kelly Monette

Kelly Monette is the Bushwakker General Manager. She also serves as the bookkeeper, office manager, pastry chef, general problem solver and last resort at the Bushwakker. If you have questions about the unique services that The Bushwakker can provide, (special events, catering, baked goods to go, etc.) call Kelly (306 359 7276). Similarly if you wish to approach us about any unique service or product that you want to provide to The Bushwakker, call Kelly.

E-mail Kelly at: kelly@bushwakker.com

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Mike Monette

Journeyman Bushwakker Executive Chef, Mike Monette began his career in the culinary field over 30 years ago as a dishwasher in a small downtown Regina country western venue called Sheila Anne's. His passion for the food service industry was apparent and he quickly began assuming positions of greater responsibility at The Landmark Inn and The Vagabond. He then moved on to a sous chef and acting executive chef position at The Hotel Saskatchewan. He then worked as the executive chef at The Bushwakker before returning to his home province of British Columbia for a short time. When Mike returned to Saskatchewan he was the sous chef at The Conexus Arts Centre before returning to The Bushwakker to ask for the hand of the owner's daughter, regain his status as Bushwakker Executive Chef and create a menu and professional kitchen atmosphere which has greatly contributed to The Bushwakker receiving the accolade as being one of Canada's best brewpubs by The Globe and Mail. Mike still snickers when his Lions thump The Riders.
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Michael Gaetz

Our Head Brewer, Michael Gaetz, discovered his love for beer in the late 2000's, taking after his grandfather Bev Robertson. Michael first began his Bushwakker career in the kitchen. When the Assistant Brewer position opened up in early 2009, Michael jumped at the opportunity to start learning and brewing with then Bushwakker Head Brewer, Mitch Dalrymple. Michael immediately enrolled in a six-month brewing course at the Siebel Institute in Chicago, furthering his passion and knowledge of craft brewing. Michael looks forward to continuing the award-winning legacy of past Bushwakker Head Brewers and to working alongside his family. Michael adds "There is nothing more gratifying than pairing fine beer with fine food, the essence of the Bushwakker."

E-mail Michael at: beer@bushwakker.com

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Grant Frew

Bar Manager Grant Frew became a member of the Bushwakker team just a few months after the Bushwakker opened in 1991. He completed a bartending course at the age of 18, before he had reached the Saskatchewan legal drinking age. He worked in a number of positions before arriving at the Bushwakker, including head bartender in a large nightclub/dinner theatre, and in a English-style pub featuring a strong imported beer list. In addition to his work behind the bar, Grant is also the person who puts together all of the special events at the Bushwakker, from jazz nights to single malt scotch tastings. He is also responsible for marketing. He was named Regina's top bartender in 1999 and 2003. He has also received training as a brewer in The Bushwakker brewery. Like many members of the Bushwakker team, Grant takes great pride in being part of what is widely recognized as one of North America's top brewpubs.

E-mail Grant at: bar@bushwakker.com

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Cheryl Tovey

Cheryl came to the Bushwakker in the Spring of 1992, just a few months after it opened. Serving is her choice profession and she does it professionally! Readers of Regina's entertainment and hospitality magazine, The Prairie Dog, have voted her “Best Regina Server” a total of seven times.

As Floor Manager, Cheryl trains new servers at the Bushwakker, schedules their shifts and watches over all the tables to catch and correct any oversights. She also fills in wherever needed, as bartender, hostess, light office worker or table re-arranger. She helps coordinate the many special events at the Bushwakker, takes bookings, arranges seating, and oversees the hosting and seating of the events. Cheryl loves her work and it shows. She has confidence that every item from the brewery, the bar and the kitchen at the Bushwakker will be absolutely top notch! It is always her goal to see that every Bushwakker customer is a satisfied customer.

Cheryl is responsible for the addition of the blonde ale to our in-house beer list. She worked with head brewer at the time, David Rudge, to formulate the beer and it is appropriately named “Cheryl's Blonde Ale”. It is one of our most popular ales.

E-mail Cheryl at: cheryl@bushwakker.com

Blackberry Mead Countdown

Welcome to another fantastic annual Bushwakker 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! #bushwakkerbrewpub #MeadDay2020 #BeeSafe

2020 Blackberry Mead Release
December 5th, 2020 11:00AM

Order Your Mead Now!Pick-Up December 5th Starting at 9:00 AM
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The Wakker Weekly Newsletter

There is so much going on at the Bushwakker that it is tough to keep track of it all. Subscribe to our weekly electronic newsletter to keep up to date on upcoming Bushwakker events, upcoming Bushwakker beer and guest import beer offerings, local, national and international beer news, humour column and daily kitchen specials for the upcoming week! READ THIS WEEK'S WAKKER WEEKLY

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The Bushwakker Kitchen

The Bushwakker Brewpub kitchen has a set menu, seasonal specials and daily specials. Several dishes on the Bushwakker menu are made with the finest fresh Bushwakker beer. The Bushwakker philosophy that it must offer the very best, and that means everything possible must be prepared to the highest standards by Bushwakker staff within the Bushwakker, not only applies to the brewery, it also applies to the kitchen. Bushwakker kitchen staff arrive every workday morning by 7:00am, preparing meals for the day from basic ingredients. That is why Bushwakker fish and chips, nachos, hamburgers, fries and many other dishes are known to local customers to be simply the best you can get anywhere!
THIS WEEKS DAILY SPECIALS
our full menu
our gluten free menu

Bushwakker Upcoming Event Calendar

See what special events and live music performances are coming your way!

Brewpub Awards

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Hours of Operation:

Monday to Thursday
11:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday and Saturday
11:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

Closed on Sundays
Sorry No Minors

BUSHWAKKER BREWING COMPANY LTD.
2206 DEWDNEY AVE
REGINA, SK, CANADA
PHONE: 306·359·7276

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