THE WAKKER WEEKLY – Issue #1279 – Posted on: 03-Aug-2015

Bushwakker News

Our August premium red wine is from Portugal; Terras de Estremoz TE Red, a blend of Arogonez/Trincadeira/Castelão Portuguese grape varietals. The white is from Spain; Goru el Blanco (Moscatel/Chardonnay). Both are $7.50 for a glass and $22.95 for a half litre.

Our guest draught tap is currently pouring the Saugatuck Serrano Pepper Amber Ale from Douglas, Michigan for $8.50 a pint.  Compare with the Bushwakker Screamin’ Mosquito Chili Beer.

The current beer in our single hop series beer is hopped with Zythos, a HopUnion (a hop provider) proprietary blend, but the same blend is used at all stages of the brewing process; lots of tropical, citric flavors and aromas.

And binder twine and sealing wax.

Bushwakker Events

Aug. 1: Food Day Canada 2015.
The largest national food event in the country! Food Day Canada (originally called the World’s Longest BBQ) was founded to support local farmers during the BSE crisis of 2003. It has evolved into a network of local celebrations, aimed at encouraging people to think about, be inspired by, and celebrate the importance of local food and community. An explosion of all things culinary in Canada. The Bushwakker will once again be participating in this nationwide celebration. Bushwakker Executive Chef, Mike Monette, has sourced some fresh and delicious local meats to create The Bushwakker Saskatchewan Slider Trio.  Each slider features meat  sourced from a unique local supplier. Lamb from  Miller’s By-Gone Farm near Whitewood topped with fresh goat cheese from Salyview Farm just south of Regina, Wild Boar from Golden Prairie Meats in Foam Lake and Angus Beef from Hi Low Angus Meats in Lumsden. Each trio will feature house-made artisan slider buns with our award winning hand cut fries.  The beer that would pair nicely with this local offering would be none other than our Bushwakker brewed Regina Pale Ale!

Aug. 1: August Long Weekend Keg Event. Receive free ice, cups, coasters and the loan of a keg chiller tub with the purchase of any one of our four sizes of kegs this summer long weekend. Perfect for any size gathering large or small.

Aug. 3Closed for the Holiday. Happy Saskatchewan Day!

Aug. 5: Wednesday Night Folk. Kory Istace Songwriter’s Circle. This popular showcase of talented Regina/songwriter’s returns. Lead by “seasoned” Regina artist, Kory Istace. 9:00 PM.

Aug. 6: IPA Day 2015. Join us as IPA fans around the world celebrate what has become the symbolic beer of the entire craft beer movement. A number of bottled IPAs will be available. Our kitchen will offer a tasty feature incorporating this iconic beer style as an ingredient. Chef Mike’s Chico IPA Battered Fish & Chips will be available all day and night (or until it sells out.) And the BIG NEWS this year is Bushwakker head brewer, Mitch Dalrymple will resurrect his famous Trephination Imperial IPA. We haven’t seen this particular Bushwakker beer in years! It will be made available on tap and in bottles at 11:00 AM sharp. Mitch reports that his 2015 version will be even maltier, richer, hoppier and more warming  than his previous offerings so this will definitely be a beer for the Bushwakker record books! The biggest day of the year for hopheads and craft beer lovers alike!

“Trephination” refers to the practice, used from the stone age at least up until the renaissance, of drilling a hole in the skull in an attempt to cure various problems associated with the brain. Brewer Mitch first brewed Trephination during a hop shortage, proving, according to himself, that he must have had a hole in his head. We haven’t seen this particular Bushwakker beer in years! It will be made available on tap and in bottles at 11:00 AM sharp. Mitch reports that his 2015 version will be even maltier, richer, hoppier and more warming than his previous offerings so this will definitely be a beer for the Bushwakker record books! The biggest day of the year for hopheads and craft beer lovers alike!

Aug. 7: First Firkin Friday. We have experienced quite a few messy firkin tappings over the last few months. Yes, craft ale has been spilled on the floor, yes, the volunteer tappers have been getting soaked, yes, the beer has been delicious and yes, it has been lots of fun too. The tradition continues! Join us as we bear witness to a piper from the Regina Police Pipes  Drums leading a firkin (small keg) of specially prepared beer in a procession throughout the pub. Tapping takes place at 5:30. Get set to get wet and savour some special suds!

Aug. 10: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. Call Me Mildy. Original, alternative blues from this talented trio. 8:00 PM.

Aug. 12: Wednesday Night Folk. The Empire Associates. Indie folk/alt/rock act inspired by Mumford & Sons, The National, Dan Mangan, The Beatles, & Bob Dylan. 9:00 PM.

Aug. 17: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. The Jeff Mertick Band. Soulful vocals from this veteran bluesman. 8:00 PM.

Aug. 19: Wednesday Night Folk. The Banff Wardens. Lots of buzz about this show. The Wardens’ mountain music blends folk, roots and western styles. A piece of Canadiana reflecting the pristine wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. 9:00 PM.

Aug. 21: Motherwell Red Fife Witbier Firkin Preview. The Bushwakker is a proud partner of Parks Canada this summer and has been asked to brew a Motherwell Homestead commemorative
brew, as part of  Parks Canada’s “Cultivate Victory” celebrations. Motherwell Red Fife Witbier, will utilize the historic Red Fife wheat in its production. This special Belgian-style wheat beer will be officially released at The Symphony Under The Sky event which will be held at the Motherwell Homestead on Saturday, August 29. Motherwell Homestead interpreters will be at the Bushwakker for a special firkin tapping and preview of this refreshing commissioned brew on the 21st. They will be wearing period dress, and will briefly describe the big Motherwell Threshing Day/SUTS Grand Event.  You will have the opportunity to have an advance preview of the special beer before it is officially unveiled next weekend. 5:30 PM.

Aug. 22: Riders vs. Stampeders. Be sure to stop by The Bushwakker before, during, or after the game and enjoy our Stampeder Burger & a Pint feature for only $16.95. Think of it as “devouring” the competition. Kick-off is at 5:00 PM.

Aug. 24: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. Shane & Ethan Reoch. Regina’s friendliest bluesman is now joined by his son. They may be joined by a rhythm section too. Just keeps getting better & better! 8:00 PM.

Aug. 26: Wednesday Night Folk Special Event/2015 ALES Open “Best of Show” Launch. Every April, the Ale & Lager Enthusiasts of Saskatchewan home brewing club host a national brewing competition at the Bushwakker. In 2015, over 600 entries were received from as far away as St. John’s to Victoria to Whitehorse. This year’s “Best of Show” winner hails from Regina. Under the watchful eye of her father, Carly Falkenstein brewed an amazing IPA which beat out every other beer in the entire competition. Her prize included the opportunity to brew her award-winning beer in the Bushwakker brewery with head brewer, Mitch Dalrymple. Carly also happens to be a talented folk singer and guitarist. If you thought top notch brewsters can’t possess top notch pipes, think again. Come on down and treat your eyes and taste buds to some genuine Regina talent! Carly will also share the stage with another young Regina artist, Taylor Dyke.

Aug. 29: Bushwakker Motherwell Red Fife Witbier Official Launch. The Bushwakker is a proud partner of Parks Canada this summer and has brewed a Motherwell Homestead commemorative brew which will be officially unveiled at the Symphony under the Sky at Motherwell 2015. Motherwell Red Fife Witbier, a Belgian style of wheat beer, utilizes the historic Red Fife wheat in its production. This special easy-drinking wheat beer is the perfect summer quencher.  Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site is located an hour NE of Regina.  Enjoy a jam packed day of activities including threshing demonstrations, the Field to Fork Festival and kids activities during our “Cultivate Victory” world war commemorations. The highlight of the afternoon will be the performance of the Regina Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony under the Sky! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a symphonic concert at the homestead. Event goes ahead rain or shine so come prepared. Tickets are available at the Bushwakker. $10 each or $35 for a family. Enjoy a great family day of historic music at a historic site drinking a historic brew! (This event is allowed to sell beverage alcohol under an SLGA special occasion license and only beverage alcohol sold on the premises may be consumed on the premises.)

Aug. 31: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. Brian Baggette. A master of the 10-string Chapman Stick. Such full sound from one man playing one instrument! 8:00 PM.

August Artist

Our August artists is Ryan Peterman. His autobiography  follows.

I have been shooting images since I was a kid.  We were a nomadic family living in the 4 western Canadian provinces I added Guyana (South America) and Montana to the list before settling down in Regina 7 years ago; Regina has become home and the last planned stop.  Full time I dedicate my life to transforming lives through photography in studio. For almost 20 years I have shot Canada day fireworks, never missing a year! I also love exploring nature and watching wildlife (birds specifically); the camera is never far from hand.  It isn’t abstract, nouveau, or any other fancy art term; my mission is for my photography to be approachable and relatable. If you have a sense of peace, home or recall a memory after viewing my work my mission is accomplished.

IPA Day Returns Thursday, August 6

By Ashley Routson July 17, 2015

On Thursday, Aug. 6, join beer enthusiasts, breweries and bars  across the globe in a collective toast to one of craft beer’s most iconic styles: the India pale ale.

Founded in 2011, IPA Day is a universal movement created to unite the voices of craft beer enthusiasts, bloggers and brewers worldwide, using social media as the common arena for connecting the conversation.

IPA Day is not the brainchild of a corporate marketing machine, nor is it meant to serve any particular beer brand. IPA Day is opportunity for all breweries, bloggers, businesses and consumers to connect and share their love of craft beer. It is an opportunity for the entire craft beer culture to combine forces and advocate craft beer through increased education and global awareness.

Why Celebrate the IPA?

This illustrious style represents the pinnacle of brewing innovation with its broad spectrum of diverse brands, subcategories and regional flavor variations—making it the perfect style to galvanize craft beer’s social voice.

At the 2014 Great American Beer Festival, the most entered style category was the American-Style India Pale Ale with 279 entries. The second most entered category was its little cousin, the American-Style Pale Ale (145 entries). Its popularity and accessibility makes the IPA the most inclusive style for brewers, retailers and consumers to collectively celebrate.

The goal is to make this year’s IPA Day even more viral. Getting involved is easy! The only requirements are an appreciation for great craft beer and the willingness to spread the word. Anyone can participate by enjoying an IPA with friends, making some noise online with the #IPAday hashtag and showing the world that craft beer is more than a trend.

How to Participate in IPA Day

Organize an IPA Day event at your brewery, brewpub, restaurant, bar, bottle shop, home or office. Be sure to post your events on the Event Calendar so others in can join in. Here are some helpful tips on submitting an event.

On August 6, share your photos, videos, blog posts, tasting notes, recipes and thoughts on IPA with the world. Be sure to tag your posts on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ and other social media platforms with the #IPAday hashtag. Please note that this year we are using a lower case “d” in the hashtag to reduce confusion.

See what other people are saying on Twitter by searching #IPAday. Follow the conversation closely by adding an #IPAday search column on your Tweetdeck.
Become a craft beer steward in your community. Encourage non-craft beer drinkers to take a break from their normal beverage routine and join the collective toast on IPA Day. Set the goal of converting at least one person, if not the whole world of drinkers to IPA lovers!
For more information follow: @TheBeerWench

Time Out; air travel

A mother and her very young son were flying Southwest Airlines from Kansas City to Chicago. The little boy (who had been looking out the window) turned to his mother and asked, “If big dogs have baby dogs, and big cats have baby cats, why don’t big airplanes have baby airplanes?”
The mother (who couldn’t think of an answer) told her son to ask the stewardess.
So the boy went down the aisle and asked the stewardess. The stewardess, who was very busy at the time, smiled and said, “Did your Mom tell you to ask me?”
The boy said, “yes she did.”
“Well, then, you go and tell your mother that there are no baby airplanes because Southwest always pulls out on time. Have your Mom explain that to you.”

I was scheduled to fly from North Carolina to Germany, where my husband was stationed in the military. As I checked in at the airport, the ticket agent asked me some standard security questions. “Has anyone given you any packages that you didn’t pack yourself?” he asked.
I told him that my mother-in-law had given me a parcel to take to her son.
He looked at me very carefully and asked: “Does she like you?”

A customer service award should go to the United Airlines gate agent in Denver for being so clever while making her point when confronted with a passenger who probably deserved to fly as cargo. A crowded United Airlines flight was cancelled. A single agent was rebooking a long line of inconvenienced travellers, when suddenly an angry passenger pushed his way to the desk front. He slapped his ticket on the counter and said, “I HAVE to be on this flight and it has to be FIRST CLASS!”
The agent replied, “I am sorry, sir, I’ll be happy to try to help you, but I’ve got to help these folks who were in the line ahead of you first. I’m sure we will be able to work something out.”
The irate passenger was unimpressed. He asked loudly, so that the passengers behind him could hear, “DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHO I AM?”
Without hesitating, the agent smiled and grabbed her public address microphone: “May I have your attention, please,” she began, her voice heard clearly throughout the terminal. “We have a passenger here at Gate 14 WHO DOES NOT KNOW WHO HE IS. If anyone can help him find his identity, please come to Gate 14.”
With the folks behind him laughing hysterically, the man glared at the United agent, gritted his teeth and swore “F**K YOU!”
Without flinching the agent smiled and said, “Sorry sir, but you’ll have to get in line for that, too.”

Weekend Seafood Feature: Seared Salmon w/ Parmesan Potatoes & Chef’s Veg. $15.95 (Suggested Beer Pairing: Brunkdrunkymuncle Dunkleweissen )

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., July 31

Beef & Potato

St. Petersburg Club

Roast Striploin w/ Farmer’s Market Veggies. $16.95

Palliser Porter

Sat., Aug. 1


Food Day Special: Trio Sliders

Steak & a Pint. $17.95

Mon., Aug. 3




Tues., Aug. 4

Chipotle Corn Chili

BBQ Beef Pizza. $13.95

Jerked Pork Chops w/ Mango Salsa on Yam

Last Mountain Lager

Wed., Aug. 5

Zucchini Dill

Perogie Quesadilla

Mesquite Chicken on Smokey Potatoes

Zythos Single Hop Ale

Thur., Aug. 6

Black Bean Minestrone

BBQ Pork Wrap

Chico IPA Fish & Chips

Trephination Imperial IPA

Fri., Aug. 7

Sweet Potato & Coriander

Smoked Turkey on Rye

Boar Meatloaf w/ Garlic Mashed

Palliser Porter

Sat., Aug. 8


Breakfast Hash

Steak & a Pint. $17.95