THE WAKKER WEEKLY – Issue # 1418


THE WAKKER WEEKLY – Issue #1418 – Posted on: 02-Apr-2018


NEWS FROM THE BREWERY! Head brewer, MICHAEL GAETZ, reports our seasonally available PICKARD’S OATMEAL CREAM STOUT, ARCTIC DARK LAGER, SASKADIAN BLACK IPA and BUSHVAR CZECH PILS are now on tap. His extremely popular BLOOD ORANGE BLONDE is now back on tap. A batch of BREW & GOLD DORTMUNDER and CHINOOK ESB are also currently working their way through the brewery.

Our guest tap is currently pouring a keg of Foreign Extra Stout from Saskatoon’s 9 Mile Legacy Brewing. Next up is a dry-hopped Saison from Swift Current’s Black Bridge Brewery. This will be followed by the Hop Tart from Regina’s Malty National Brewery.

Our premium wines for the month of April are from the Bodacious Winery in Ontario. The red is a Shiraz and the white is a Pinot Grigio. Both are $6.95 for a glass and $17.95 for a half litre.

Our Cheryl’s Blonde Ale is now available for growler fills at the Quance Street SLGA store in Regina. Three other fine Saskatchewan craft beers are also available. Enjoy them for a limited time!

Congratulations to Chelsea Fleury, who won a Bushwakker Joe Fafard t-shirt in our draw we conducted at the Fantasy Food event at The Saskatchewan Science Centre last weekend.

Prairie Dog Magazine’s Best of Food and Drink 2018.  Regina’s dynamic local food & beverage scene is highlighted in this popular reader poll and contest. Last year Bushwakker took home quite a few awards and this year we are nominated in 18 categories including: Best Brewpub, Best Pub Overall, Best Desserts, Best Pub/Lounge Server (Cheryl Tovey), Best Pub Grub Overall, Best Chef (Mike Monette) , Best Beer Menu, Best Pub Pizza, Best Nachos, Best Lunch Restaurant, Best Pub For Arguments and Debates, Best Burger, Best Veggie Burger, Best Restaurant For a Party, Best Appetizers, Best Soup, Best Wings, Best Salad and Biggest Restaurant News (Bev Robertson)!  We look forward to more friendly food and drink fun with your continued enthusiastic support at:

ANNUAL BUSHWAKKER BREWER’S DINNER TICKETS OVER HALF SOLD OUT!  Our signature brewing and culinary event will be held on Saturday, April 14th at 7:00 PM. Enjoy a fabulous multi-course meal in which each course is prepared with a unique beer style and paired with a different beer to enhance the flavours of each dish. This year’s menu will serve as a tribute to the late Bushwakker co-founder and president, Bev Robertson, and will feature some of his favourite dishes. Tickets only $60.00 each. Cutting-edge beer cuisine awaits!


Mar. 30: OPEN at 11:00 AM on Good Friday!

Apr. 1: OPEN EASTER SUNDAY from noon to nine!

Apr. 2: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. WHITEBOY SLIM. National award-winning blues artist returns as a solo act with a brand new show. 8:00 PM.

Apr. 4: Wednesday Night Folk. BRADFORD. Talented folk duo featuring Brad Papp and Mark Radford. 8:00 PM.

Apr. 4: MONTHLY ALES MEETING. The ALES club will be preparing to host one of the largest homebrewing competitions in the nation from April 9 -14. Last year’s ALES Open drew over 500 beer entries from coast to coast! Our annual Bushwakker Brewer’s Dinner plays a role in this national beer celebration. In addition to discussing competition execution strategies, the club will also be presenting topics of discussion concerning; IPAs and Specialty IPAs. Meetings are held in the Bushwakker basement clubroom and start at 8:00 PM. New members are always welcome!

Apr. 6: FIRST FIRKIN FRIDAY – SPECIAL SASKATCHEWAN CRAFT BREWING WEEK PROCLAMATION EDITION. The pomp and circumstance surrounding this long-time Bushwakker monthly tradition will be elevated to a new level this month. A small keg of the second collaborative offering from the Saskatchewan Craft Brewers Association will be carried throughout the pub in a procession led by a piper from the Regina Police Service Pipes & Drums. The ale is a single malt and single hop (S.M.A.S.H.) beer incorporating 100% two-row pale malted barley from Saskatchewan’s newest maltster, Maker’s Malt, located near Rosthern, Saskatchewan. The hop variety used was sourced from Northwest Hop Farms and is a relatively new German offering called Hallertau Blanc which imparts a flowery-fruity aroma with passion fruit, grapefruit, gooseberry and pineapple characteristics. The beer was brewed in early March at Nokomis Craft Ales in Nokomis, Saskatchewan where the 13 SCBA craft brewery members from across the province met to participate in the brew day. The honourary firkin tapper will be Muhammad Fiaz, MLA for Regina, Pasqua who has been selected to wield the handmade wooden maul affectionately named, The Mighty Firkin Wakker, and attempt to tap the firkin in one mighty blow. The Government of Saskatchewan will be proclaiming the week of April 7-14  as the first  official observance of Saskatchewan Craft Brewing Week.  There will be many craft beer events taking place throughout the province to celebrate the week. The special suds-soaking experience takes place at 5:30 PM.

SCBA Collaboration held at Nokomis Craft Ales, March 10th, 2018

Apr. 9: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT. Popular veteran Regina act plays popular jazz. 8:00 PM.

Apr. 11: Wednesday Night Folk Night Special Edition – REDBEARD’S BIRTHDAY BASH. Join Regina’s #1 live music ambassador in his birthday celebration. Two great local live acts will take the stage including: Ava Wild and The Desjarlais BrothersRedbeard’s Signature Chocolate Cheesecake with caramel sauce will be available.

Apr. 9 – 14: The ALES OPEN. One of the nation’s largest homebrewing competitions takes place in the Bushwakker basement clubroom all this week!

Apr. 14: Annual Bushwakker Brewer’s Dinner. Our signature brewing and culinary event returns! Enjoy a fabulous multi-course meal in which each course is prepared with a unique beer style and paired with a different beer to enhance the flavours of each dish. This year’s menu will serve as a tribute to the late Bushwakker co-founder and president, Bev Robertson, and will feature some of his favourite dishes. Tickets only $60.00 each. 7:00 PM.

Apr. 16: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. THE JAZZ BAND-ITS. The largest band to ever grace our stage plays big band, jazz and swing. 8:00 PM.

Apr. 18: Wednesday Night Folk. SPRING SINGER/SONGWRITER SHOWCASE. Veteran guitarsmith Neil Child is joined by new talents including Nathan Davis, Latrell Redwood, Dillan McNab and more. 8:00 PM.

Apr. 19: HEALTH SCIENCE PUB presented by the Integrated Health Research Cluster. Working up an Appetite: Rethinking the Battle of the Bulge. Our wildly popular Science Pub Series has returned for a sixth 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 will be presented by Dr. Totosy de Zepetnek, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Regina.

Apr. 23: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. A STORRY WITH HUGHES.  Acoustic Blues duo featuring Billy Hughes and Jeff Storry. 8:00 PM.

Apr. 25: Wednesday Night Folk. DALE MAC. Regina based mainstream alternative/rock/roots duo supporting a new EP. 8:00 PM.

Apr. 30: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. JEFF MERTICK & FRED FOERSTER w/ special guest Marie-Véronique Bourque. Soulful Regina bluesman in a special show showcasing songs from his brand new album, “Outrun The Sunrise.” 8:00 PM.

Brewers Association Releases 2018 Beer Style Guidelines

New Categories Include Three Styles of Juicy or Hazy Ales

Boulder, Colo. • March 20, 2018—The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers—today released its Beer Style Guidelines for 2018. Reviewed and revised annually by the BA, these guidelines serve as a model resource for brewers, beer judges and competition organizers, and celebrate the great diversity of beer around the world.

Hundreds of revisions, edits, format changes and additions were made to this year’s guidelines, including updates to existing beer styles and the creation of new categories. Updates of note include:

•Juicy or Hazy Ale Styles: The addition of this trio of styles include representation of what may be referred to as New England IPAs or West Coast Hazy IPAs. The styles will be identified in the guidelines and Brewers Association competitions as “Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale,” “Juicy or Hazy IPA” and “Juicy or Hazy Double IPA.”

Contemporary American-Style Pilsener: The addition of this new category addresses marketplace expansion and provides space for sessionable craft brew lager beers with higher hop aroma than found in pre-prohibition style beers.

Classic Australian-Style Pale Ale and Australian-Style Pale Ale: This split from one to two Australian-Style Pale Ale categories reflects tremendous diversity in the Australian craft beer market and authoritative input from the technical committee of the Independent Brewers Association. Classic Australian-Style Pale Ale can run slightly darker and typically exhibits relatively lower hop aroma. The Australian-Style Pale Ale category provides ample room for a range of somewhat paler, more hop aroma- and flavor-forward beers being produced today by hundreds of breweries in Australia.

Gose and Contemporary Gose: Predominantly technical tweaks were made to create more differentiation between these two categories.
The Brewers Association’s Beer Style Guidelines reflect, as much as possible, historical significance, authenticity or a high profile in the current commercial beer market. The addition of a style or the modification of an existing one is not undertaken lightly and is the product of research, analysis, consultation and consideration of market actualities, and may take place over a period of time. Another factor considered is that current commercial examples do not always fit well into the historical record, and instead represent a modern version of the style.

To help inform the creation of the new Juicy and Hazy categories, a wide variety of beers that were thought to represent or approach this style were sought and tasted.

“What we discovered and verified was that there was a wide range of alcohol content for what was being perceived in the public as just one style,” said Charlie Papazian, chief of the BA Beer Style Guidelines since 1979, and founder and past president, Brewers Association. “After evaluating appearance, aroma, bitterness, hop characters, mouthfeel and overall balance these beers gave a consistent impression that helped frame the Brewers Association’s inaugural guidelines for three styles of Juicy Hazy ales.”

“The Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines, led by Charlie Papazian for the past 30+ years, are a trusted resource for the brewing industry worldwide,” said Chris Swersey, competition manager, Brewers Association. “The guidelines have fostered a lexicon that has allowed the community of drinkers and brewers to talk about beer and celebrate beer across diverse cultures, around the world.”

The 2018 Beer Style Guidelines are available for download at

TIME OUT – Easter Sunday

A friend was in front of me coming out of church one day, and the preacher was standing at the door as he always is to shake hands. He grabbed my friend by the hand and pulled him aside. The Pastor said to him, “You need to join the Army of the Lord!” My friend replied, “I’m already in the Army of the Lord, Pastor.” Pastor questioned, “How come I don’t see you except at Christmas and Easter?” He whispered back, “I’m in the secret service.”

This Weekend’s Special Dining Feature: Chimichurri Grilled Lamb Chops. $19.95

Soup & Sandwich Special is $13.95.  All hot specials are $16.95, except where noted, & include a serving of soup du jour, house, or Caesar salad.




Hot Special

Beer Pairing

Fri., Mar. 30

Smoked Salmon Chowder

Baby Shrimp Salad Wrap

Halibut Fish & Chips. $18.95

Stubblejumper Pilsner

Sat., Mar. 31


Breakfast Special

Steak & a Pint. $19.95

Sun., Apr. 1


Breakfast Special

Steak & a Pint. $19.95

Mon., Apr. 2

Cream of Vegetable

Hawaiian Grilled Cheese

Arrabiata Pasta

Last Mountain Lager

Tues., Apr. 3

Chicken Noodle

Cactus Potato Bacon Pizza

Pork Schnitzel

Arctic Dark

Wed., Apr. 4

Moroccan Vegetable

Lemon Herb Chicken Skewers on Couscous Salad

Chicken Curry

Stubblejumper Pilsner

Thur., Apr. 5

Chicken Tortilla

Pulled Pork Enchiladas

Fish Noodle Bowl

Northern Lights Lager

Fri., Apr. 6

BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger

Turkey Sub

Beef Chili

Regina Pale Ale

Sat., Apr. 7


Breakfast Special

Steak & a Pint. $19.95

Sun., Apr. 8


Breakfast Special

Steak & a Pint. $19.95

We strive to ensure all weekly specials and soups are made available. Product shortages or unforeseen circumstances may result in modification or even substitution of certain featured menu items.