THE WAKKER WEEKLY – Issue #1343 – Posted on: 24-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 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. The result is a tart, champagne-like Saison. Next up is a special aged version of the Black Bridge Wee Heavy which has been safely aged in our beer cellar for one year.

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

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! This year’s offerings include: Talisker 25 year, Speyburn Sherry Cask 8 year, Caol Ila Young and Feisty, Glenturret 2001, Wolfburn and Glendronach Peated. A performance from the Regina Police Pipes & Drums and the Regina Highland Dancing Association adds definite Scottish flare to this event. Tickets $84.95 each. Please note: We will serve customers who are waiting in line before taking phone call ticket purchase orders.

Bushwakker Prime Rib Weekends Return. Back by popular demand! Our melt-in-your-mouth, low-and-slow roasted prime rib dinners with jumbo Yorkshire pudding return this weekend. And Sunday suppers just got a whole lot better at the Bushwakker! Choose from either an 8 oz. or 10 oz. cut. Prime rib is definitely one of Bushwakker executive chef Mike Monette’s specialties.

Our very popular Cheryl’s Blonde Ale is now available for growler fills at the Quance Street SLGA store in Regina. Three other new Saskatchewan brewed beers are also available from Black Bridge, Prairie Sun and Nokomis Craft Ales. 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!

Launch Date Announced! Bushwakker Brewpub’s New Writers Corner Seeks Books! The Writers Corner will be launched on Saturday, November 12 at 3:00 PM. We are still seeking donations of recent publications (2014-2016 publication dates) from Saskatchewan authors (all genres) to help create a library within the Writers 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.


Oct. 22: SASK VS. MONTREAL. Be sure to stop by The Bushwakker and join the Sea of Green before, during or after the game. Kickoff is at 2:00. Enjoy our gourmet Montreal Burger & a Pint special for only $17.95 and “devour” the competition!

Oct. 24: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT.  Veteran Regina act plays popular jazz tunes. 8:00 PM.

Oct. 26: Wednesday Night Folk. LEXY & THE POWER TRIO FIVE. Bushwakker server/bartender, Lexy Desjarlais, struts her musical talents in an encore performance. 9:00 PM.

Oct. 29: A CELTIC HALLOWE’EN. Win a $100 Bushwakker gift card in our costume contest; enjoy a pint of Great Pumpkin Spiced Brown Ale, devilishly delicious food specials and great live Celtic music with Regina’s most danceable Celtic band, The Tilted Kilts. $5 cover charge in effect. Band starts at 9:00 PM. Costume contest at 10:30 PM.

Oct. 29: RIDERS VS BC. Kickoff is a 5:00 PM. Enjoy our gourmet BC Burger & a Pint special for only $17.95 and “devour” the competition. Head back to The Bushwakker for our Celtic Hallowe’en Party.

Oct. 30: Single Malt Scotch Tasting Ticket Release Date. Tickets to our November 26th scotch event go on sale at noon. Come get in line early!

Oct. 31: Monday Night Jazz Blues. TERRAPLANE.  Regina’s friendliest bluesman, Shane Reoch, leads this very popular family blues band. 8:00 PM. If you are looking for Bushwakker Hallowe’en fun, hoped you joined us last Saturday night!

Don’t tell the kids to go play outside.


Iron Horse Brewery’s Dream for Craft Beer

By Andy Sparhawk

Craft beer can do many things, but would you believe me if I told you that it teaches us to enjoy life and enjoy each other more? It’s true. So many of us connect with old friends and meet new friends over craft beer that we hardly notice it anymore. Not only is craft beer a social lubricant, it also acts as a bonding agent—helping us to understand each other on deeper levels. Please tell me how you’re going to do that with an appletini?!?

That’s why I wanted to share a blog post from Iron Horse Brewery’s Connie Morgan on one of the world’s most divisive realities, the issue of race in society: “I Have a Dream for Craft Beer”. As an African American woman in the brewing industry, Morgan takes a look at statistics within Iron Horses’ own fan base as well as craft beer as a whole and asks why there’s not a bigger minority presence in the industry.

“It’s not just Iron Horse Brewery with a predominantly Caucasian fan base, a lack of color is an issue with virtually every craft brewer in America, writes Morgan. “White people make up roughly 60% of the population but they drink 80% of the craft beer according to a Nielsen study commissioned by the Brewers Association. I’ve read other studies that claim the craft beer audience is 90% white. We know black people like to drink beer though, about 13% of the U.S. population identify as black and black people make up about 11% of the domestic beer market.”

I don’t dispute the numbers, or the perception that craft beer is skewed to one race. Morgan suggest a cultural disconnect may be a reason: “Although I have no hard evidence of this, I have a hunch that many black people view craft breweries just like they do Seinfeld or tents; things white people are oddly obsessed with and any blatant interest in them would label you as an “Oreo” or “white washed.”As the infatuation with craft beer spreads across the world, I believe that other nationalities, races and classes have become more interested in craft beer. But the question remains, how does craft continue to grow without making those who feel left out not feel like they are a demographic to be marketed to?

No matter the reasoning or hurdles involved, I think as craft beer fans, we, in particular, can have an understanding and appreciation of diversity. We all benefit from the diversity and the ability to share our ideas, views and dreams over a craft beer.

Read Morgan’s entire post entitled: “I Have a Dream for Craft Beer” and many other posts from Iron Horse Brewery on their blog.


-“No, I don’t think you’re getting a shot at the doctor’s today”. Actually, you’re getting 4 shots, which means I really didn’t really lie.

-“Elmo is sad because you didn’t take a nap”. Simple, effective… no kid wants to disappoint Elmo. You can use that love to your advantage.

-“They don’t sell replacement batteries for that toy”.

-“We can’t have a cat because you’re allergic to them”. We’ve never had you tested, so technically this might not be a lie either.

-“It’s such a shame; the movies, arcade, and bowling alley are all closed after 6:00pm on weeknights”.

-“The restaurant I’m going to with daddy doesn’t allow kids or we would totally take you”.

-“It’s a tie”. Bullshit! I won. Not only that, I mopped the floor with you. It wasn’t even close. I’m not sure why I have to spare your feelings, since it’ll only be a few years until you’re older, I’m weaker, and you dance on my withered bones once you’re able to defeat me in just about everything.

Our Weekend Prime Rib & Giant Yorkie Special Returns. 8 oz – $20.95 & 10 oz – $25.95

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

Soup Sandwich Hot Special

Beer Pairing

Fri., Oct 21

Cajun Sweetcorn Chowder

Meatball Sub

Sticky Teriyaki Ribs

Sodbuster Brown Ale

Sat. Oct 22


Burger & a Pint. $17.95

Steak & a Pint. $18.95

Sun. Oct 23


Hangover Sandwich

Steak & a Pint. $18.95

Mon., Oct 24

Potato Bacon

Loaded Grilled Cheese

Penne Bolognaise

Last Mountain Lager

Tues., Oct 25

Lemon Chicken & Rice

Tropical Pork Pizza. $13.95

Stuffed Yorkshire Pudding

Sodbuster Brown Ale

Wed., Oct 26

Zucchini Dill

Cuban Panini

Shrimp Nikos

Northern Lights Lager

Thur., Oct 27


Mexi Chicken Ciabatta

Braised Beef Ribs

Saskadian Black IPA

Fri., Oct 28


Roast Vegetable Sandwich

Beef Madras Curry

Regina Pale Ale

Sat. Oct 29


Burger & a Pint. $17.95

Steak & a Pint. $18.95

Sun. Oct 30


Breakfast Omelette

Steak & a Pint. $18.95