THE WAKKER WEEKLY – Issue #1257 – Posted on: 02-Mar-2015

Bushwakker News

Our premium red wine special for March is Finca Las Moras Dada 2 Merlot From Argentina. The premium white wine special is Crazy Life Rivaner/Pinot Grigio from Germany. Both are $7.95 for a glass and $22.95 for a half litre.

Our guest draught tap is currently pouring the De Molen Vuur & Vlum (Fire & Flames) IPA from the Netherlands for $8.95 pint. Next up is the GingerBreadHead Ale from the Shipyard Brewing Company in Portland, Maine.

Bushwakker Events

Feb. 28: Annual Saturday Afternoon Free Blues Showcase. The biggest Bushwakker blues event of the year! Held in conjunction with the Regina Delta Blues Society and the 21st Annual Mid-Winter Blues Festival, this year’s line-up of four talented blues acts includes: AZ Paris, Jeff Mertick, Billy & Karen and The Shane Reoch Trio. The event MC will be Jeff “Redbeard” Corbett of 91.3 FM CJTR Regina Community Radio. Be sure to try a slice of Redbeard’s signature Chocolate-Chocolate Cheesecake. 1:00-5:00 PM.

Mar. 2: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. The U of R Jazz Band. Come hear some of Regina’s future jazz stars! 8:00 PM.

Mar. 4: Wednesday Night Folk. Buffalo Narrows. Popular act plays bluegrass/roots revival/rock n’ roll gypsy music. 9:00 PM.

Mar. 4: Monthly ALES Meeting. If you are interested in improving your skills as a homebrewer, look no further. The ALES Club is one of the top ranked clubs in North America. New members are always welcome and the club continues to grow. Why not sit in on a meeting and discover what the club can offer you? This month’s presentation topics include Off Flavours and European Lagers. Meetings are held in the Bushwakker basement clubroom and begin at 8:00 PM.

Mar. 6: First Firkin Friday. A long standing monthly Bushwakker tradition. Enjoy the pomp and circumstance as a small keg of specialty brewed beer is lead in a procession throughout the brewpub by a piper from The Regina Police Pipes & Drums. A volunteer is chosen to tap the firkin and quite often this guest firkin tapper ends up taking a beer shower when the massive handmade wooden maul strikes the faucet. Delicious beer and a suds soaking spectacle await! 5:30 PM.

Mar. 9: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. 8’s Enuff. A mini big band plays popular big band jazz. 8:00 PM.

Mar. 11: Wednesday Night Folk. Tanner James Trio. First place winner in the 2014 Calgary Folk Fest Song Contest. 9:00 PM.

Mar. 16: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. Danny Jones Jazz Group. Young, talented act plays great jazz standards. 8:00 PM.

Mar. 17: St. Patrick’s Day Party. The big day falls on a Tuesday this year. No problem! We’ll just start the party a little earlier with the tapping of a firkin of Irish Coffee Stout at 6:00 PM followed by a performance from The Prairie Gael School of Irish Dance, a performance from The Regina Police Pipes & Drums and the return of popular Celtic band, Squeeze of Scotch. Plenty of Irish themed food features will be available. Pints of Guinness, bottles of Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Finish Stout, Jameson Irish Whiskey and Green Shamrock Ale will be flowing too. $5 cover charge begins at 5:00 PM.

Mar. 18: Wednesday Night Folk. Billarney. Acoustic Celtic tunes for fans who just can’t get enough of the jigs and reels of St. Patrick’s Day. 9:00 PM.

Mar. 19: Science Pub edition #27 – RADIATION: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Presented by The University of Regina Faculty of Science and The Bushwakker Brewpub. Our wildly popular monthly Science Pub Series returns in 2015! 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 presentation which begins at 7:00 PM. This month’s lecture will be presented by Dr. Zisis Papandreou from the U of R Faculty of Science – Department of Physics. Radiation surrounds us everywhere and is used in energy generation, science, medicine, food safety, among others. Dr. Papandreou will highlight misconceptions behind ionizing radiation, the role of bad science in making decisions and scaring the public, and hope to set the record straight on radiation and its benefits to humankind. Dr. Zisis Papandreou is a subatomic physicist. His research focuses on the conception, simulation, design and construction of nuclear physics detectors for foundational experiments at accelerators.  Since 1999 he has been working in a large international research collaboration at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Virginia, which seeks to understanding the nuclear glue that holds matter together. The low-light sensing technology that was developed for this led to applications in nuclear imaging from radioisotope uptake in plants with potential benefit to agriculture and food production, as well as personal radiation detection in nuclear safety, both under the auspices of the newly formed Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation.

Mar. 21: Sask Sampler. The biggest folk night of the year at The Bushwakker! Enjoy six live acts performing at the top of their game in hopes of securing a spot on the Regina Folk Festival, Ness Creek Music Festival and The Gateway Festival stages. The festival artistic directors will be here checking out top notch musical talent from all across the province and so can you! This year’s line-up includes: Colter Wall, Friends of Foes, Danny Olliver, Bears in Hazenmore, Parab Poet and The Hip Hop Hippies as well as Veronique Poulin. Show begins at 7:00 PM. $10 cover charge. Be sure to arrive early in order to get a seat.

Mar. 23: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. The Ministry of Groove. Popular act plays 1970’s jazz funk and more. 8:00 PM.

Mar. 25: Wednesday Night Folk. Brian Baguett. Enjoy the rich sound of the 10 string Chapman Stick from this native of Houston, Texas. 9:00 PM.

Mar. 30: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. The Dylan Wiest Fellowship. Young jazz act makes their Bushwakker debut. 8:00 PM.

Our newest beer label. “Pickard” is the maiden name of Elaine Robertson, one of the co-founders of the Bushwakker. It is, of course, the English version of the original French name “Picard”. There are two Pickard crests, one associated with Scotland and one with the Acadians. The Robertsons and Pickards are from New Brunswick, where many settlers were Acadians. Therefore we believe that the Acadian crest is more appropriate and is incorporated in the label above.

Time Out

Pete Carroll (head coach, Seattle Seahawks) received a telephone call.
Caller: “Mr. Carroll, this is the executive assistant to His Holiness, Pope Francis.”
Carroll, stammering: “Oh! Why are you calling?”
Caller: “His Holiness would like a word with you.”
Carroll: “Why certainly.”
Pope Francis comes on the line: “Mr. Carroll, would you consider coming to the Vatican to act as one of my senior advisors?”
Carroll: “Good Heavens! How do you think that I could be of assistance to the Vatican?”
Pope: “Any man who can get 100 million people to stand up as one and shout “Oh my God!” can find a useful role here.”

A man and wife attended church one evening, and the wife decided that it was time to stop her husband from sleeping in Church. So, she took her hat pin and decided she would poke him every time he fell asleep. Right about the first time he falls asleep, the preacher asks, “And who created the Universe?” The wife poked her husband and he awakes and yells, “My God!” The second time he falls asleep, the preacher asks, “And who died on the cross for you?” She pokes her husband and he screams, “Jesus Christ!” The third time, the Preacher asks, ” And what did Eve say to Adam after she bore him his 99th son?”
The wife pokes her husband and he jumps up and yells, “By God, if you poke me with that thing one more time, I am going to break it OFF!”

A priest is walking down the street one day when he notices a very small boy trying to press a doorbell on a house across the street. However, the boy is very small and the doorbell is too high for him to reach.  After watching the boys efforts for some time, the priest moves closer to the boy’s position. He steps smartly across the street, walks up behind the little fellow and, placing his hand kindly on the child’s shoulder leans over and gives the doorbell a sold ring. Crouching down to the child’s level, the priest smiles benevolently and asks, “And now what, my little man?” To which the boy replies, “Now we run!”

Feds lift restrictions on cross provincial border sales of beer and spirits

By Global News  February 16, 2015

PENTICTON – The Minister of National Revenue was in Penticton Friday, announcing a change to federal legislation that was enacted eight months ago.

Like it did previously for wine sales, the government has removed federal restrictions on the direct sale to customers of beer and spirits across provincial boundaries.

“The good news is updating the Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act has the potential to create a whole, new market for hundreds of local micro-breweries and small distilleries across the country,” says Kerry-Lynne Findlay.

But while the feds have ditched their restrictions, provincial legislation everywhere, except B.C. and Manitoba, still outlaws direct to consumer sales of alcoholic beverages across their boundaries.

That has the owner Cannery Brewing in Penticton wondering what impact the change to federal legislation will have on her business.

“It remains to be seen what the impact will be. But certainly it’s something i think people coming here in the summer season will be interested in. Whether that impacts into (sales) numbers that are trackable, I’m not sure,” says Patt Dyck.

Two more provinces, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia, are expected to soon lift their restrictions on direct to consumer shipping of alcohol products across their borders.

Our weekend Seafood Feature is Shrimp Linguini. $15.95

Soup & Sandwich Special is $11.95.  All hot specials are $15.95, except where noted, and include a serving of soup du jour, chopped, or Caesar salad. 





Fri., Feb. 27

Chicken Noodle

Cajun Chicken Wrap

Carpetbagger. $18.95

Sat., Feb. 28


Eggs Benedict

Steak & a Pint. $17.95

Mon., March 2

Cajun Chicken & Mushroom

Classic Clubhouse

Quiche Lorraine w/ Spinach Salad

Tues., March 3

Beef Pepper Pot

Ham, Mushroom, Salami & Green Pepper Pizza. $13.95

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Wed., March 4

Cream of Tomato

BBQ Chicken Philly

Pork Medallions w/ Mixed Peppercorn Sauce

Thur., March 5



Athenian Chicken

Fri., March 6

Sausage & Bean

Dagwood Club on Marble Rye

Beef Bordelaise

Sat., March 7


Mexican Denver

Steak & a Pint. $17.95