THE WAKKER WEEKLY – Issue #1266 – Posted on: 04-May-2015

Bushwakker News

Our premium wine specials for May are from the Cupcake Vineyards in California. The white is their Angel Food (A Chardonnay/Viognier). The red is their Chianti (Sangiovese grapes). Both are $7.95 for a glass and $22.95 for a half litre.

Our guest draught tap is currently pouring XXXX Signature Series Imperial IPA from the Shipyard Brewery in Portland Maine; 9.25% ABV, 70 IBU, 91 points on Ratebeer. Next up will be the Black Bridge Brewery’s Belgian-style Witbier from Swift Current, Saskatchewan.

Beautiful, but how much time is spent retrieving the ball?


Bushwakker Events

May 1: First Firkin Friday. Enjoy the pomp and circumstance of a small keg (the firkin) of specialty created beer being paraded around the pub in a small procession lead by a piper from the Regina Police Pipes & Drums. A volunteer guest firkin tapper is selected and quite often gives everyone in the immediate vicinity a beer shower if the keg isn`t tapped with proper strength and precision. Check out the April First Firkin Friday tapping video on our website homepage at to see the messy and hilarious results that befall those who miss the mark when tapping the firkin. If you ever wondered what a set of beer soaked bagpipes and kilt looks like, be sure to check out our short FirkinCam video. The firkin tapping takes place on the first Friday of every month at 5:30 PM.

May 4: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. The Jazz Band-Its. Over 20 members comprise this very large band playing some great big band jazz. 8:00 PM.

May 6: 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 Emerging styles; Cascadian Dark IPAs. Meetings are held in the Bushwakker basement clubroom and begin at 8:00 PM.

May 6: 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 Emerging styles; Cascadian Dark IPAs. Meetings are held in the Bushwakker basement clubroom and begin at 8:00 PM.

May 6: Wednesday Night Folk Special Edition. Annual Bushwakker Regina Women In Song event begins at 9:00 PM. A showcase of three young and very talented female artists. This year`s performers include:
Katie Miller – A new voice to the Saskatchewan music scene, releasing her debut album, Silverflower, February 28, 2015, available here: Katie’s musical influences include artists that cross the genres: Neil Young, Lucinda Williams, Eddie Vedder and the Avett Brothers. Katie draws inspiration for her folk-rock songs from her prairie landscape and it’s people, often writing about life’s battles and conquests. Her song, “Prairie Sea,” was was featured as the theme song for Saskatoon’s Embrace Theatre’s family production that toured Saskatchewan’s provincial parks in the summer of 2014. Katie’s “Prairie Sea” also placed her as a regional semi-finalist in the 2015 CBC Music Searchlight contest. Katie will performing originals from her debut album and will be accompanied by her “Lady of the Bass,” Kathy Travis Boreen, for this event.
MYLA – Multi-Award winning singer/songwriter/guitarist, MYLA will be performing her Acoustic-Fusion set. MYLA is a Canadian artist recognized for her soulful, edgy vocal abilities & unique songwriting who moved to Regina a couple years ago. She has performed three acoustic Canadian tours and is a part of another electronic-vocal-fusion project, “Myla x Dafusia” to release their EP and music video this spring, as well as released a single, “All Of Me” with Sara Simms, April 27th, 2015. Her new acoustic album is in the works to be released soon, so keep a sharp ear and come listen to some gripping acoustic tunes.
Annie Burch – an acoustic singer/songwriter who likes trampolines and high-calorie food.

May 11: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. The Ministry of Groove. Popular act plays 1970`s jazz funk and beyond. 8:00 PM.

May 13: Wednesday Night Folk. Kory Istace Vs. The Time Pirates. Renegade folk rock. 9:00 PM.

May 14: Science Pub edition #29 – Photos of Baby Animals Can Help Keep You Safe. Presented by The University of Regina Faculty of Science and The Bushwakker Brewpub. Our wildly popular monthly Science Pub Series continues! 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 Sarah Posehn who is a chemical and laboratory safety consultant from the University of Regina. This talk deals with dispelling some of the myths and misconceptions that give health and safety a bad name, highlights some noteworthy and serious incidents of the past (from the seemingly silly, to stark and scary) and discusses whether safety is just common sense, or a skill that must be honed.

May 15 & 16: May Long Weekend Keg Event. The first long weekend of the Saskatchewan summer season will hopefully be a warm one. With the purchase of any one of our four sizes of Bushwakker kegs available, you will receive free cups, coasters, ice and the loan of a keg chilling tub. 10 litre (29 standard servings), 19 litre (55 standard servings), 29 litre (85 standard servings) and 59 litre (171 standard servers) are available for any size gathering big or small.

May 15: Single “Hot” Series Screamin’ Mosquito Chili Beer Release. For over 20 years, the May long weekend has marked the beginning of the Bushwakker Chili Beer Season. From the May long weekend until Labour Day (Saskatchewan mosquito season), our spicy hot blond ale is available in 650ml take home glass bottles. We have offered a variety of hot peppers in our chili beer over the years – some mild and some painfully burning. We have received customer feedback indicating our previous year’s offering of Thai Red Chili Pepper beer was far too mild. This has sparked an interesting learning opportunity mirroring what many craft breweries are offering as “single hop” beers. These beers showcase the characteristic of a single hop variety in order to educate the consumer on the characteristics associated with that one particular hop. We have begun to offer single hop beers with the release of our Bushwakker Amarillo Single Hop Pale Ale in April. Beginning in May we will introduce a series of single hot chili beers utilizing a sequence of chili peppers offered throughout the summer. We have partnered with local businessman, Tony Matharu at the India Food Centre in Regina to provide a selection of fresh spicy peppers that will showcase their unique flavours in addition to varying degrees of heat. Things will kick off with a fiery bang! The Single Hot Scotch Bonnet Screamin’ Mosquito Chili Beer will be one of the hottest offerings in our history! You may choose to use it as a spicy marinade or as an ingredient in a pot of chili rather than drinking it. Subsequent offerings this season include Green Indian Chilies and Thai Green Chili Peppers. Try them all and pick your favourite. Let the 2015 sizzling Single Hot Chili Beer Series begin!

May 18Closed for the Holiday. Enjoy our Bushwakker keg feature this Victoria Day weekend!

May 20: Wednesday Night Folk. The Moose Javians. Cowboy poetry and songs from Ken Mitchell, Slim Mitchell, and Johnny Twofingers. 9:00 PM.

May 25: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. Little Chicago. Veteran bluesman, Ray Eberle, leads this “real deal” blues trio. Don’t miss their only 2015 Bushwakker performance. 8:00 PM.

May 27: Wednesday Night Folk. Sea Perry. Sudbury, ON indie/folk/rock trio plays giant singalong choruses, pristine melodies, chiming guitars and steady, driving rhythms. 9:00 PM.

May 28: The 13th Annual Souls Sisters Benefit Dinner & Concert. Presented by The Room Hair Design. Don’t miss this very popular annual fundraiser event. Your $30 ticket gets you a famous Bushwakker Burger, hand cut fries, Caesar salad and a half pint of Bushwakker beer. You can also take in the massive silent auction, raffles and 50/50 draws. Enjoy live music performances from Roxie Lenton, Judith Morrissey, Poor Nameless Boy and more. Proceeds go towards YWCA programs for women and children. Tickets available at the YWCA and The Room.

Time Out; it’s the clergy’s turn.

There were three men playing a round of golf, Moses, Jesus, and an old man. They get to the 18th hole and Moses gets to tee-off first; he hits his ball into the water. Next up is Jesus, and he does the same as Moses, hits it right into the water. Next up is the old man and he hits it right into the water with Moses and Jesus.
All three approach the edge of the pond. Moses walks up a little closer, throws his arms high into the air and the water of the pond begins to part down the middle. He walks down to his ball, hits it out of the pond and into the hole.
Next up, Jesus. He walks out onto the water and his ball floats up to the surface, so he hits his ball off of the water into the hole. The old man decides he will try something cool so he walks into the water and hits his ball, which flies out of the water, hits a bird, bounces off a tree, then gets deflected off the pin and hits a rabbit then bounces into the hole. Moses turns to Jesus and says,” I hate it when your father plays!”

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!”

There were two ministers who met each Sunday morning riding to their particular church. They both enjoyed riding the bikes and talking. Then one Sunday one of the ministers was walking. “My what happened to your bike?”
“Can you believe that someone in my congregation stole it?”
“NO!,” then an idea struck him, ” You want to know how to get your bike back?”
“Next Sunday give a fire and brimstone sermon on the Ten Commandments and when you get to the part about Thout shall not steal, just look out into the congregation and see who looks guilty.”
Well the next Sunday the minister comes riding up on his bike.
“Hey I see my suggestion worked.”
“Well sort of, I was going along real good on the Ten Commandments and when I got to the part about Adultery I remembered where I left the bike.”

Weekend Seafood Feature: Arctic Char & Shrimp Boxty $14.95 (Beer Pairing: Northern Lights Lager)

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. 




Hot Special

Beer Pairing

Fri., May 1

Mushroom Purée w/ Sherry

Lobster Roll

Thai Burger

Amarillo Ale

Sat., May 2


Smoked Salmon Frittata

Steak & a Pint. $17.95

Mon., May 4

Potato Bacon

Classic Clubhouse

Blackened Chicken Fettuccini

Amarillo Ale

Tues., May 5

Beef Barley

Mexi Pizza. $13.95

Beer-Battered Perch w/ Spiced Potato Wedges

Stubblejumper Pilsner

Wed., May 6

Cajun Chicken Mushroom

Chicken Satay w/ Peanut Sauce

Adobo Rubbed Tenderloin w/ Corn Succotash

Brew & Gold

Thur., May 7

Tomato Macaroni

Hot Montreal Smoked Beef & Swiss

Roasted Jerk Pork Loin w/ Red Beans & Rice

Chico IPA

Fri., May 8

New England Clam Chowder

BBQ Pulled Pork on a House-Made Sweet Bun

House-Made Irish Corn Beef w/ Braised Cabbage & Parsley Potato

Palliser Porter

Sat., May 9


Breakfast Enchilada

Steak & a Pint. $17.95