THE WAKKER WEEKLY – Issue #1345 – Posted on: 07-Nov-2016


Our premium wines for November are from the Durbanville Hills Winery in South Africa. The red is a Shiraz and the white is a Sauvignon Blanc; both are $7.95 for a glass and $21.95 for a half litre.

Our guest tap is currently pouring a special aged version of the Black Bridge Wee Heavy which has been safely stored in our beer cellar for one year. Next up we will pour their Smoked Porter. A couple of fine brews befitting the autumn season!

We are pleased to offer the following Scotch-inspired meal as a dining option prior to our annual scotch tasting event on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016.

Choice of Starter:
Seared Duck Breast – with a Macallan Amber sour cherry gastrique Or Lowland Creamy Purple Kale Soup – with a hint of  Auchentoshan 12 Year

Main: Island Steak & Lobster – a charbroiled eight ounce AAA New York steak marinated in Bowmore 15 Year Islay single malt whisky with a Highland Park distilled Fascadale butter poached lobster tail served with potato rosti, roasted shallots and grilled asparagus. $35

Dessert option: Highland Chocolate Scotch Bombe – silky chocolate mousse and dark chocolate ganache filled with an Old Pulteney 12 year infused caramel sauce atop rich chocolate cake with fresh raspberry coulis. $8

2016 Bushwakker Blackberry Mead King/Queen Bee Contest – Eat & Drink Like Royalty, 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Mead and Friends with Mead are Friends Indeed!
A true Saskatchewan phenomenon! Last year our entire Blackberry Mead offsale inventory of over 6000 bottles sold out in less than two hours. A new record was set when the devoted mead enthusiasts braved a Saskatchewan winter night and began forming a line 15 HOURS before it went on sale – yes, 7:00 PM on the Friday night! The line-up stretched half a city block by 9:00 AM. It was just like a tailgate party! Experienced mead lovers came prepared with ice fishing huts and propane heaters. Porta potties will once again be in place and we will be serving hot chocolate to all those waiting in line as well as conducting a mead trivia contest with prizes to be won. We have been brewing our Blackberry Mead all year long preparing for our annual kick off to the holiday season. 400 pounds of Lumsden Valley honey and 84 pounds of blackberries are in every batch. View the days remaining to Bushwakker Mead Day (#MEADDAY2016) on our countdown clock over our brewhouse door. Limited edition 2016 commemorative Bushwakker “A Friend with Mead is a Friend Indeed” t-shirts designed by local artist, Gavin de Lint, will be available. Enter our “Why I Love Blackberry Mead” Poetry Contest at for a chance to be King or Queen Bee for a day and sit upon a huge throne on our stage wearing a royal purple crown and robe whilst being wined and dined for free!

Last Call Sask Authors! Bushwakker Brewpub’s New Writers Corner Seeks Books! Our 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.

The official launch of the Bushwakker Writers Corner is Sat., Nov. 12 at 3:00 PM.

Our very popular Cheryl’s Blonde Ale is now available for growler fills at the Quance Street SLGA store in Regina until the first weekend in November. One of our original six Bushwakker beers, Regina Pale Ale, will then become available. 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!

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

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 have returned. And Sunday suppers just got a whole lot better at the Bushwakker! Choose from either an 8 oz. or a 10 oz. cut. Prime rib is definitely one of Bushwakker executive chef Mike’s specialties.


Nov. 7: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. AZ PARIS. Veteran blues guitarist fronts this talented trio. 8:00 PM.

Nov. 9: Wednesday Night Folk. RON LOOS. Talented guitar plucker showcases his razor-sharp wit. 9:00 PM.

Nov. 11: REMEMBRANCE DAY. Open at noon.

Nov. 12: BUSHWAKKER WRITERS CORNER LAUNCH. Presented by the Saskatchewan Writers Guild, the Saskatchewan Poet Laureate Program and the Bushwakker Brewpub.  Join us for an intimate unveiling of a new space dedicated to celebrating the recent works of Saskatchewan published authors. What will begin as one shelf will hopefully grow into a large library showcasing our province’s word smiths. Pub patrons are encouraged to peruse a copy whilst enjoying a pint. Enjoy select readings from some of Bushwakker’s patron writers. Event Emcees will be Gerry Hill – Saskatchewan Poet Laurete and Tracy Hamon – Saskatchewan Writers Guild. Presentation from Shelley Banks, Linda Biasotto, Tara Gereaux, Brenda Niskala, Bruce Rice, Edward Willett and friends. 3:00 PM.

Nov. 14: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. THE U OF R JAZZ BAND. Come see and hear Regina’s future jazz stars! 8:00 PM.

Nov. 16: Wednesday Night Folk. BRADFORD. Talented folk duo featuring Brad Papp and Mark Radford. 9:00 PM.

Nov. 17: HEALTH SCIENCE PUB. Our wildly popular Science Pub Series returns for a fifth incredible season! 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 is titled, Man vs. Woodpecker: What happens to the brain during a concussion? Presented by Patrick Neary, Professor, Kinesiology & Health Studies, University of Regina.
Regardless of the mountains of information that we collected on concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury, the diagnosis of concussion is still a clinical diagnosis; i.e., a medical doctor must make the decision. Unfortunately, this medical decision is not accompanied by objective scientific evidence. Thus, an objective biomarker of concussion is one goal of our research laboratory by investigating the biology of the brain before, during and after a concussion. We use non-invasive equipment to measure brain blood flow, oxygen levels and blood pressure to try to guide athletes back to school and return-to-play.

Nov. 21: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. JEFF MERTICK & JASON FISKE.  Veteran bluesman returns to deliver an acoustic blues performance with Mr. Fiske. 8:00.

Nov. 23: Wednesday Night Folk. THE HUMDINGERS.  Recently awarded the title of “Saskatchewan’s Saddest Band” for the second year in a row. 9:00 PM.

Nov. 26: THE 28TH BUSHWAKKER SINGLE MALT SCOTCH TASTING. SOLD OUT. One of our most popular events of the year returns! 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. 150 tickets went on sale Sunday, October 30th at noon and sold out in just 45 minutes.

Sask. Slashes Taxes for Craft and Regional Beer Brewers

By Courtney Markewich, CBC News October, 2016

Jeremy Harrison, minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, explained that a big part of the change was due to Alberta’s increase in taxes on out-of-province brewers. It will soon be easier for brewers in Saskatchewan to sell more beer.

On Thursday, the provincial government announced that the markup structure for beer manufacturers will change on Nov. 1. There are markups for all beer products sold in the province. Currently, small manufacturers have to pay a lot as their production volumes grow. The change will see the markups decrease.

A release from the Great Western Brewing Company explained that the change for them — as they produce between 20,001 and 200,000 hectolitres — will result in the markup decreasing to $0.75 per litre from $1.42 per litre. One hectolitre is equal to 100 litres.

Jeremy Harrison, minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, explained that a big part of the change was due to Alberta’s increase in taxes on out-of-province brewers, which he called, “nothing less than a declaration of war on Saskatchewan-produced beer”.

“What you’re seeing today, it’s a free-market response that’s going to allow our craft and regional brewers to continue to grow, to continue to build.”

Harrison said he hopes cutting the tax in half for craft and regional brewers will result in lower prices for consumers, more choice and more opportunity.

Great Western and Saskatoon’s 9 Mile Legacy both said the change puts Saskatchewan more in line with other provinces. The province highlighted other changes that will help craft breweries, including the ability to deliver their products directly to Saskatchewan retailers, to sell other Saskatchewan-made beer, wine and spirits, and being allowed to set up a second retail location away from their production site.

All 150 tickets to our 28th Single Malt Scotch Tasting Event sold out in just 45 minutes!


A young man and a priest are playing together. At a short par-3 the priest asks “What are you going to use on this hole, my son?” The young man says “An 8-iron, father. How about you? “The priest says “I’m going to hit a soft seven and pray”. The young man hits his 8-iron and puts the ball on the green. The priest tops his 7-iron and dribbles the ball out a few yards. The young man says “I don’t know about you, father, but in my church, when we pray, we keep our head down.“

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.




Hot Special

Beer Pairing

Fri., Nov. 4

Washington Chowder

Roast Beef & Cheddar on Multigrain

Bacon Wrapped Turkey w/ Aged Cheddar Mash & Brussel Sprouts

Last Mountain Lager

Sat., Nov. 5 &

Sun. Nov. 6


Bacon & Egg Sliders

Steak & a Pint. $18.95

Mon., Nov. 7

Moroccan Vegetable

Cajun Chicken Salad Wrap

Seafood Spaghetti

Dungarvon Irish Red Ale

Tues., Nov. 8

Beef & French Onion

Thai Chicken Pizza. $13.95

Stuffed Yorkshire Pudding

Northern Lights Lager

Wed., Nov. 9

Greek Chicken

Steak Fajita

Pork Skewers w/ Couscous Salad

Regina Pale Ale

Thur., Nov. 10

Roast Red Pepper

Bison Meatloaf Sandwich

Scotch Egg Burger

Palliser Porter

Fri., Nov. 11

Spanish Paella


Sweet Honey Ribs

Sodbuster Brown Ale

Sat. Nov. 12 &

Sun. Nov. 13



Steak & a Pint. $18.95