THE WAKKER WEEKLY – Issue #1341 – Posted on: 10-Oct-2016


Our premium wines for October are from Argentina. The red is Crios Malbec; $8.95 for a glass and $24.95 for a half litre. The white is Portillo Sauvignon Blanc; $7.95 for a glass and $22.95 for a half litre.

Our guest tap is currently pouring a specially imported keg of Hofbräu München Schwarze Weisse (dark wheat beer) from Germany which was brought in specifically for our Bushwakker Oktoberfest Week. Next up we have a limited release offering from the Prairie Sun Brewery in Saskatoon. Their Saison du Miel et Vin is a local wild flower honey-infused Saison refermented with champagne yeast and aged in a wine barrel.

Bushwakker Brewpub’s New Writer’s Corner Seeks Books! We are creating a Writer’s Corner and are seeking donations of recent publications (2014-2016 publication dates) from Regina and area authors (all genres) to help create a library within the Writer’s Corner. The goal is to start slowly and gradually increase the size of the library a couple of times each year. More book shelves will be installed as the number of books increases. The books in the corner library will be available for patrons interested in reading works by local authors and the books will remain in the brewpub. To be considered for the library, books must be a minimum of 40 pages and professionally bound. Please drop off a copy of your recently published book (along with purchasing information which can be shared with brewpub patrons) to Grant Frew at Bushwakker. You can email Grant at Books will remain a part of the Bushwakker library. Rotating individual author biographies and a brief book synopsis will be featured in the brewpub’s weekly newsletter and social media channels on a regular basis.

The Bushwakker is now OPEN ON SUNDAYS from Noon to Nine. Enjoy our Sunday Steak & a Pint feature.

Time is running out! Bushwakker Dungarvon Irish Red Ale is available for growler fills at the Quance Street SLGA store but only until the Thanksgiving weekend. We are happy to announce that Quance Street SLGA store customers will soon have the opportunity to try our extremely popular Cheryl’s Blonde Ale. The response has been very positive and our beer is selling very well. Three other new Saskatchewan brewed beers will also become available. Be sure to support this SLGA pilot program and help grow Saskatchewan craft beer. If successful, more SLGA stores may also offer growler fills in the future!

Bushwakker 28th Single Malt Scotch Tasting Ticket Release Date. We have been receiving many inquiries as to when our November 26th scotch tasting tickets will go on sale. All six special order single malts have now arrived. We will release the 150 tickets on Sunday, October 30th at noon sharp! Tickets historically sell out in only a day or two!

Bushwakker Local Arts Wall October Featured Artists: Cristian Barreno & Amy Dawns

Popular Bushwakker Arts Wall artist, Cristian Barreno returns for the month of October but this time has included two pieces which he created in collaboration with Amy Dawns. Cristian is an Indigenous Mayan from Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.

Cristian started his first painting projects as a teenager and he painted much of the natural scenery and people from Guatemala. His first works were created using oil paint on canvas. There are many painters in Guatemala, so those who embrace this occupation have to be really good at it if they want to stand out, and be recognized. In other words, criticism was always tough but exciting!

Cristian moved to Regina SK in 2002 to pursue a Bachelor in Business Administration. Although he enjoyed his studies, he continued exploring new themes and other painting techniques. He befriended talented artists in the city who inspired him and motivated him to go the extra mile each day.

The Queen City is now Cristian’s home and he is happy in sharing beautiful memories with the love of his life Adriana who is from Veracruz Mexico.  Much of Cristian’s art today draws on the fascinating multiculturalism he is exposed to and highlights it with the bold, vibrant colors found in traditional Guatemalan artwork.

Amy Dawns was born in Regina. She moved quite a bit when she was young, but came back to Regina in 2006.  She has a great adoration for Saskatchewan sunrises, dogs, her son, yoga, painting, and teaching.  She loves poetry and spoken word.  She has a fondness for bacon and chocolate and was born to perform. She is grateful that she gets to perform in her career and personal life!  She believes we are all meant to play the leading role in our own story, so why not make it a good one!

Our Local Arts Wall for October features special collaboration pieces from local artists, Cristan Barreno & Amy Dawns.



Oct. 7: FIRST FIRKIN FRIDAY. Enjoy the pomp and circumstance as a small keg of specially created beer is paraded throughout the pub led by a piper from the Regina Polices Services Pipes & Drums. A volunteer is selected to tap the keg with the handmade wooden maul affectionately referred to as The Mighty Firkin Wakker. Squirting suds and delicious flavours await! This month Bushwakker head brewer, Michael Gaetz, has created a Chocolate-Milk Stout. Preliminary test tasting suggests that Michael has come up with a great combination of flavours this time. Don’t miss your chance to decide for yourself! 5:30 PM.

Oct. 8: GREAT PUMPKIN SPICED BROWN ALE RELEASE. This autumn specialty will be released right before Thanksgiving. A full-bodied brown ale infused with cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, ginger and more. Tastes just like pumpkin pie in a glass! Available on tap and in our offsale at 11:00 AM sharp!

Oct. 8: FLAVOURS OF FALL FOOD & BEVERAGE FESTIVAL. Approximately 800 people are expected to attend this brand new event offering Weyburn and area residents a unique experience sampling food, wine, beer and spirits. The evening will also feature entertainment from local artists. The Bushwakker will be there pouring a selection of specially chosen brews. 8:00 PM–12:00 AM.


Oct. 12: Wednesday Night Folk Night. AUTUMN SINGER/SONGWRITER SHOWCASE. Local veteran singer/songwriter, Neil Child, is joined by Jay Greenman, Tommy Douglas, Regan Hinchcliffe, Devon Floyd, Darren Forbes & Bob Szautner. Come experience diverse local musical talent. 9:00 PM.

Oct. 14: PRAIRIE BEER FEST 2016. A new event offering Moose Jaw and area residents a unique evening experience sampling beers, blues and BBQ. The Bushwakker will be there pouring a selection of specially chosen brews. 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Oct. 17: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. SYNCHRONICITY JAZZ. Guitar and flute jazz duo featuring Don Waite and Judy Young. 8:00 PM.

Oct. 19: Wednesday Night Folk.  FARMER THE BAND. BC duo multi-instrumentalists play drums, bass, guitars, percussion & harmonica. 9:00 PM.

Oct. 19-20: SCIENCE PUB – DOUBLE FEATURE. Our wildly popular Science Pub Series returns for a fifth incredible season and is bigger and better than ever with two special presentations in October! 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.

Oct. 19 – NIGHT ONE: NUCLEAR SCIENCE WEEK – SO JUST HOW DANGEROUS IS LOW DOSE RADIATION? Presented by Nicholas Priest from Chalk River Laboratory, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories. It is well established that the general public fears nuclear radiation and that it hugely overestimates the toxicity of what, in reality, is a rather weak carcinogen. Studies by the Royal Society and others have described this level of risk perception to be a function of two main factors: uncertainty concerning the effects of radiation, and dread of the consequences of irradiation (cancer and genetic damage). The situation is not helped by the radiological protection community that insists on using cancer mortality as its only outcome measure. This is so even though exposure to low dose radiation influences the prevalence of other diseases and that overall there is no convincing evidence of reduced life-span following the receipt of acute doses of external radiation up to 100 mGy. Moreover, at low doses the induction of adaptive responses to a stressor (radiation) may extend life. To change perceptions it is necessary both to address these factors and to explain why people are not similarly afraid of exposures to natural environmental and medical radiation. Sufficient evidence exists to allay the fear of radiation exposure, but the path forward to put to rest the apprehensions of the population is unclear.

Oct. 20 – NIGHT TWO: INVOKING THE WONDERS OF SCIENCE: A Way Forward in Upholding the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Presented by Vianne Timmons, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Regina. Since the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was adopted by the United Nations in 2006, a great deal of effort has been spent – with varying degrees of success – at having the nations of the world sign and ratify it.  A decade on, however, it is time to shift focus from ratifying the Convention to meaningfully upholding it.  As we look for ways to make this shift, the application of science provides tremendous opportunities to help persons with disabilities participate and be viewed as full and equal members in a global society.

Barley and Beer: What Grows Together, Goes Together

By Mark DeWolf

Food and drink writers have long promoted the idea of terroir-driven food and drink matches. The concept of pairing local food and drink can be viewed from a cultural perspective. In classic old-world beer regions, many theorize the style of drink (and food) has been modified over the centuries to harmonize with the food of the region, and vice versa.

It’s a sort of a food and drink evolutionary tale of flavour combinations. Others view the relationship from a more agrarian point of view. It only makes sense to drink and eat ingredients grown and made in the same area.

With the rise of artisanal craft-brewed beer in Nova Scotia, along with an ever growing locavore movement, it shouldn’t be surprising that we are beginning to promote the relationship of craft beer and Canadian and locally grown barley. Recently, the Barley Council of Canada, under their GoBarley Brand, have taken to promoting the relationship between local beer and dishes made from barley, including some recently hosted grower-to-glass food and beer tasting events.

A big launch forward for the local industry has been the opening of Horton Malt & Grain Company as they provide local breweries the opportunity of making 100 per cent Nova Scotia grown and made beer. According to Neil Campbell, the local representative for the Barley Council of Canada, “we hope to see more locally produced barley being used in local beer production. What that amount would be depends on research on developing newer and better quality varieties for farmers to grow and the malt companies to process.

“Consumers are increasingly interested in where and how the ingredients in their favourite foods and beverages are grown.”

The Barley Council of Canada (BCC), under their GoBarley brand, recently launched its Grower to Glass program which Campbell says “The Barley Council of Canada and the Canadian beer industry see this trend as an opportunity to celebrate the role of our world class barley as the key natural ingredient in our great Canadian beer.”

According to Campbell, “the BCC continues to work with our members, including Beer Canada, to bring value to barley farmers and the barley value chain (in this case brewers) across the country. We are always open to new opportunities, and are eager to hear from local brewers with ideas as to how we can continue to work together to further the local beer industry.”
For now, let’s have a glass of locally crafted beer and food made with barley.


1. “Mommy and daddy have a work meeting, that’s why we have to get a babysitter”. There is no work meeting. Mommy and daddy just need three hours of peace and quiet and a meal that doesn’t include French fries.
2. “The lunch lady calls me when you don’t eat your sandwich.”
3. That drawing is FANTASTIC!” Look, I’m your dad. I’m never going to tell you something you worked hard on sucks but why do you insist on playing this game where you make me guess what you drew? If I’m being honest, it looks like a sphincter with three arms – not Batman. In the future, just tell me what you drew so we don’t set ourselves up for mutual disappointment.

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




Hot Special

Beer Pairing

Fri., Oct 7

Chicken Noodle

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Curry Tasting Platter

Stubblejumper Pilsner

Sat. Oct 8 &

Sun. Oct 9


Deli Croissant

Steak & a Pint. $18.95

Mon., Oct 10




Tues., Oct 11

Creamy Tomato Bacon

Philly Cheese Steak Pizza. $13.95

Breast of Chicken Kiev

Sodbuster Brown Ale

Wed., Oct 12

Potato Leek

Red Wine Beef Pretzel

Bratwurst Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Harvest Lager

Thur., Oct 13

Spiced Pumpkin

Chicken Souvlaki Sandwich

Pork & Mushroom Pot Pie

Flek’s Czech Dark Lager

Fri., Oct 14

Chili Con Carne

Thai Pork Sandwich

Chicken Korma

Stubblejumper Pilsner

Sat. Oct 15 &

Sun. Oct 16



Steak & a Pint. $18.95