BREWERY “HOPP”ENINGS! Bushwakker Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports that our seasonally available BARON BOCK, SASKADIAN BLACK IPA, MARRY BERRY BLONDE ALE and CHOCOLATE MILK STOUT are currently available. There are still some bottles of the amazing THREE-DOWN BOHEMIAN PILSNER in our offsale cooler. Lots of Bushwakker seasonal brews are on the horizon! Batches of FLEK’S CZECH DARK LAGER, BOMBAY IPA, and GRANNY’S BITTER are currently working their way through the brewery.
After a three-year hiatus, our beautifully bitter Bombay English IPA returns on First Firkin Friday. Not as aggressive as our Chico West Coast IPA. Made with pale and caramel malts as well as divinely earthy and floral English hops. One classy brew!
This Weekend’s Special Dining Feature for June 2nd & 3rd is POACHED SALMON w/ BEARNAISE SAUCE for $24.95. Our Saturday CLASSIC STEAK & A PINT SPECIAL as well as our Monday and Wednesday WINGS & A PINT SPECIAL and Tuesday PIZZA & A PINT SPECIAL are also great value deals.
Our SASK CRAFT GUEST TAP is currently pouring the HALLO HEFEWEIZEN from Malty National Brewing. This will be followed by a POMEGRANATE PALE ALE from Saskatoon’s High Key Brewing.
JUNE PREMIUM WINE FEATURES: Our June wine features hail from Italy. The red wine is Vigneti del Sole Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. The white wine is Pasqua Pinot Grigio delle Venezie. Both are $8.50 for a glass and $22.95 for a half litre.
Another season of Saskatchewan Roughrider football has arrived! Last week’s exhibition game against the BC Lions saw a SEA OF GREEN at The Bushwakker! Our veteran server Donna is excited that our game day gourmet Burger & a Pint Special is back. Enjoy a kicked-up burger named in honour of the visiting team, with a side and any Bushwakker pint for only $23.95 whenever the Riders play at Mosaic Stadium. Come “devour” the competition. Good luck in 2023 Team Green!
Regina’s most popular handyman, Remi Cote, is back once again to help keep YOUR Bushwakker beautiful! Earlier this week he was cleaning our massive windows inside and out. Let the sun shine in! Merci beaucoup monsieur!
UPCOMING BUSHWAKKER EVENTS
June 2: FIRST FIRKIN FRIDAY! Enjoy the pomp and circumstance of this longstanding Bushwakker monthly tradition! A piper from The Regina Police Services Pipes & Drums leads a keg (the firkin) of special ale throughout the pub in a procession. A guest volunteer tapper is selected to wield the handmade wooden maul affectionately named, The Mighty Firkin Wakker, and attempts to tap the keg in one mighty blow! This month’s firkin offering will be a LE VOLTE DELL’ORNELLAIA SUPER TUSCAN RED WINE & TOASTED OAK – INFUSED ENGLISH INDIA PALE ALE! The suds-soaking spectacular takes place at 5:30 PM.
June 5: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. JAKOB BJORNSON – CHLOE JACKSON-REYNOLDS DUO. Talented young bassist and tenor sax/flautist act return for an encore performance of classic jazz in an exploratory vein. 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.
June 7: Wednesday Folk Night. THE STRANGE VALENTINES. Australian rocker, David Farrell, and Canadian Maritimer, Janet Mills, deliver edgy folk.7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.
June 7: MONTHLY ALES CLUB MEETING. If you are interested in delving into the world of homebrewing or are just looking to brush up on your brewing skills then the ALES Club is for you! This month’s presentation topics will be PAIRING BEER WITH CANDY. Come to the Bushwakker basement clubroom at 7:00 PM and discover what the ALES Club can offer you. New members are always welcome!
CURRENT HOURS OF OPERATION AND RESERVATIONS NOTES
We are open Monday – Thursday from 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM. The kitchen closes at 9:00 PM and last call is at 9:15 PM. Fridays and Saturdays we are open from 11:00 AM until midnight. The kitchen is open until 11:00 PM and last call is at 11:15 PM. Closed Sundays.
Reservations are accepted and encouraged. We accept a limited number of reservations as late as 6:00 PM every day except Fridays. Fridays we accept reservations as late as 3:00 PM. Call us at 306-359-7276 to secure your table. Our two banquet rooms are also available for private party rentals. Call Kelly at 306-359-7276 to book either our main floor Arizona Room or basement Clubroom.
NASHVILLE — The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers—recognized 307 winners during the 2023 World Beer Cup (WBC) awards ceremony in May, 2023.
The best beers in 103 beer categories covering 176 different beer styles (including all subcategories) received gold, silver, and bronze awards, setting new standards for craft beer globally. Judging for the World Beer Cup took place over 18 sessions and 9 days. A panel of 272 judges from 26 countries evaluated 10,213 entries from 2,376 breweries representing 51 countries.
“The World Beer Cup brings together the finest brewers and beers from around the globe and celebrates creativity, craftsmanship, and passion for great beer,” said Chris Williams, World Beer Cup competition director. “Receiving a World Beer Cup award is a testament to quality and innovation, and we commend this year’s winners for setting the bar higher than ever.”
The awards ceremony was held in conjunction with the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn.
Established in 1996, the World Beer Cup celebrates the art and science of brewing globally and creates greater consumer awareness about different beer styles and flavor profiles. Previously a biennial event, the competition was annualized last year, making 2023 the first back-to-back competition.
One year, I decided to buy my mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift.
The next year, I didn’t buy her a gift.
When she asked me why, I replied,
“Well, you still haven’t used the gift I bought you last year!”
…and that’s how the fight started.
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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!