THE WAKKER WEEKLY – Issue # 1424


THE WAKKER WEEKLY – Issue #1424 – Posted on: 14-May-2018


NEWS FROM THE BREWERY! Head brewer, MICHAEL GAETZ, reports our seasonally available PONCE DE LEON blackberry/raspberry fruit ale, BARON BOCK, TWO SONS MILK STOUT, SASKADIAN BLACK IPA and BREW & GOLD DORTMUNDER are now on tap. A batch of CHINOOK ESB and HARBINGER MAIBOCK are also currently working their way through the brewery.

Our guest tap is currently pouring Saskatoon’s 9 Mile Legacy Brewing 2018 Biere de Garde Anniversary Ale. Up next is a Lemon Ginger Radler from Regina’s District Brewing Company. This will be followed by the White Sage & Rye IPA from the Black Bridge Brewery in Swift Current.

Our premium wines for the month of May are from France. The red is LES DAUPHINS COTES DU RHONE RESERVE RED (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre.) The white is LES FLEURS DU MAL COTES DE GASCOGNE (Colombard, Gros Manseng, Sauvignon Blanc.) Both are $7.95 for a glass and $22.95 for a half litre.

650 ml bottles of our number one selling DUNGARVON IRISH RED ALE are now available at the Rochdale, Emerald Park and brand new Southland Sobeys Liquor stores!

The Bushwakker LOCAL ARTIST WALL for the month of May features the works of CARMEN BEATON.
Her artist biography is as follows; I was born and raised in Regina, and have been drawn to visual art for as long as I can remember. I started a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Regina in 2010. A couple years into my program I decided to pursue a degree in science instead. I took a hiatus from creating art to complete my degree, and graduated in 2016 with a major in biology and a minor in Fine Arts. In the spring of 2017, I decided to return to my artistic roots. It was at this time that I began drawing and painting again. I work mostly in graphite and oil paint. My current work focuses primarily on my personal experiences; I use the human form and portraiture to process and navigate through painful events. I hope that some of my works resonate with you, the viewer, and that you are able to find some connection to them based on your own personal experiences. 

To see more of her work please visit: where a comprehensive summary of her talents await you!
Enjoy Carmen’s works all this month!


May 14: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. BRIAN BAGGETT AND BEN WINOSKI. Chapman Stick master meets acoustic guitar whiz. One powerful duo! 8:00 PM.

May 16: Wednesday Night Folk. SEAN PINCHIN. Ontario folk and bluesman on a cross Canada tour. 8:00 PM.

May 17THE EAGLES AT MOSAIC STADIUM. Be sure to stop by before, during or after the big concert to enjoy our Hotel California Burger & a Pint feature.

May 18: ANNUAL SCREAMIN’ MOSQUITO CHILI BEER RELEASE. Our hot pepper-infused blonde ale makes its annual return this weekend. We have partnered with local businessman, Tony Matharu at the India Food Centre in Regina to provide a selection of fresh spicy peppers that will showcase their unique flavours in addition to varying degrees of heat. The first pepper offering will a nice, easy introduction to the style and is one of our most popular offerings – the classic Thai Green Chili! Hurts so good!

May 18, 19 & 20: MAY LONG WEEKEND KEG EVENT. What better way to celebrate the year’s first warm-ish long weekend than with a Bushwakker keg? Receive free ice, cups, coasters and the use of a keg chiller tub with any May long weekend keg order. Four sizes of kegs are available for any gathering big or small.

May 19: THE 3rd POET LAUREATE’S POETRY & A PINT PRESENTATION. The Saskatchewan Poet Laureate Program was the first provincial program of its kind in Canada. The Saskatchewan Arts Board, Saskatchewan Book Awards, and the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild are partners in the program, which is under the patronage of the Lieutenant Governor. Enjoy a Saturday afternoon of poetry readings from some of Regina and area’s established and up-and-coming writers including: Brenda Schmidt (Poet Laureate of Saskatchewan), Bernadette Wagner, Chelsea Coupal, Gillian Harding-Russell, Randy Lundy and Shelly Banks. Perhaps enjoy a slice of our special limited edition Poetry Dessert! 3:00 PM.

May 23: Wednesday Night Folk: SKYLAR BOUCHARD. Acclaimed Winnipeg singer/songwriter makes his Bushwakker debut. 8:00 PM.

May 21: Open Victoria Day: Noon – 9:00 PM.

May 23: Wednesday Night Folk: SKYLAR BOUCHARD. Acclaimed Winnipeg singer/songwriter makes his Bushwakker debut. 8:00 PM.

May 24: HEALTH SCIENCE PUB presented by the Integrated Health Research Cluster. Citizen Scientists Creating Healthy Cities. 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. Tarun Katapally, Assistant Professor, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of ReginaPhysical inactivity costs world health care systems $67.5B per year and our ever growing urban environments can create barriers to an active lifestyle. By recruiting citizen scientists and employing the technology almost all of us already have in our pocket, Dr. Katapally’s research is identifying those barriers and developing policies that can better promote urban landscapes that encourage an active lifestyle. Using a platform easily downloadable onto a smart phone, hundreds of citizens in Regina and Saskatoon have been engaged to provide the data that allows the researchers to see patterns of movement across the cities in different seasons and to map active living barriers and facilitators from the perspective of the people who live there.

May 28: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. 8’S ENUFF. Mini big band packs a powerful punch and delivers big, jazz and swing. 8:00 PM.

May 30: Wednesday Night Folk. RON LOOS. Razor-sharp wit and fancy guitar pluckin’. 8:00 PM.

2018 World Beer Cup® Winners Announced

8,234 entries from 66 countries compete at the “Olympics of Beer”

Nashville, Tenn. • May 2018—The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American craft brewers—announced the results of the 2018 World Beer Cup awards. The largest competition to date, the awards were presented at the conclusion of the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® at Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Beers were judged during six sessions over a period of three days by an elite panel of 295 judges from 33 countries—72 percent of whom were from outside the United States. Judges evaluated 8,234 beers—a 25 percent increase in the number of entries from the 2016 World Beer Cup. Of the 2,515 participating breweries, 807 were from outside the United States.

Out of a possible 303 awards in 101 beer style categories, 302 were awarded. One gold award was not given in Category 36, International-Style Pilsener.
“Beer brings people together,” said Charlie Papazian, founder and past president, Brewers Association. “The World Beer Cup showcases the breadth of the global brewing community and winning an award symbolizes one of the greatest brewing achievements. Congratulations to all the winners on this remarkable accomplishment.”

Competition Highlights

• Average number of beers entered per category: 82 (a 13 percent increase from 2016)

• Most-entered categories in 2018:
–  377 entries in Category 93, American-Style India Pale Ale
–  196 entries in Category 94, Imperial India Pale Ale
–  196 entries in Category 28, Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer
–  190 entries in Category 29, Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout

• Number of countries represented: 66 (a 20 percent increase from 2016)

• Countries with the most awards: United States: 242         Canada: 14           Germany: 9

• Country with the highest winning rate: Belgium (10 percent)

Panama won its first World Beer Cup award. All other award-winning countries were previous winners.

Among the 101 style categories, Canadian breweries were honoured with 14 of the 302 medals that were awarded, including the following:

American-Belgo-Style Ale -Silver: Juxtapose, Four Winds Brewing

Belgian-Style Flanders Oud Bruin or Oud Red Ale – Bronze: Flanders Sour Ale, Rebellion Brewing

Belgian-Style Tripel – Silver: 33 Acres of Euphoria, 33 Acres Brewing

Coffee Beer – Bronze:  Breakfast of Champions Coffee Lager, Riot Brewing

English-Style Mild Ale – Gold: Working Class Hero Dark Mild, Riot Brewing & Bronze:  Black Tusk Ale, Whistler Brewing

Extra Special Bitter – Gold: Old Jalopy Pale Ale, Powell Brewery

French & Belgian-Style Saison – Silver: Bord du Lac, Amsterdam Brewing  

Leipzig-Style Gose or Contemporary Gose – Gold: Corvus Lingonberry Lime Gose, Ravens Brewing

Ordinary or Special Bitter – Silver: Kirke, Corsaire Microbrasserie

Rye Beer – Silver: Ryes Against the Machine, Hell’s Basement Brewery

Scotch Ale – Gold: Scotch Ale Wee Heavy, Microbrasserie Gainsbourg

Smoke Beer – Silver: Smoke & Mirrors Imperial Smoked Ale, Coal Harbour Brewing

Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer – Silver: Scarlet, Steamworks Brewing

A packed house for our “May the Fourth be With You” edition of First Firkin Friday. The Galaxy Dry-Hopped Jed-Ipa received almost as many rave reviews as did bar manager Grant!



An attorney arrived home late, after a very tough day trying to get a stay of execution for a client who was due to be hanged for murder at midnight. His last minute plea for clemency to the governor had failed and he was feeling worn out and depressed.  As soon as he walked through the door at home, his wife started on him about, “What time of night to be getting home is this? Where have you been? ‘Dinner is cold and I’m not reheating it.” And on and on and on. Too shattered to play his usual role in this familiar ritual, he went and poured himself a shot of single malt scotch and headed off for a long hot soak in the bathtub, pursued by the predictable sarcastic remarks as he dragged himself up the stairs.  While he was in the bath, the phone rang. The wife answered and was told that her husband’s client, James Wright, had been granted a stay of execution after all. Wright would not be hanged tonight. Finally realizing what a terrible day he must have had, she decided to go upstairs and give him the good news. As she opened the bathroom door, she was greeted by the sight of her husband, bent over naked, drying his legs and feet.  “They’re not hanging Wright tonight,” she said. To which he whirled around and screamed, “FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, WOMAN, DON’T YOU EVER STOP?”

Weekend Dining Feature: Cajun Bowl w/ Chicken, Shrimp & Sausage. $18.95 

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., May 11

Chunky Beef & Potato

Montreal Smoked on Rye

Irish Point Oysters on Half Shell (Market Price)

Dungarvon Irish Red Ale

Sat., May 12


Breakfast Special

Steak & a Pint. $19.95

Sun., May 13


Breakfast Special

Steak & a Pint. $19.95

Mon., May 14

Cream of Broccoli

Blackened Chicken & Pear

Kung Pao Chicken

Northern Lights Lager

Tues., May 15

Chicken Noodle

Roasted Veggie Pizza

Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese

Baron Bock

Wed., May 16

Potato Bacon


Cedar Planked Salmon

Cheryl’s Blonde Ale

Thur., May 17


Citrus Chicken & Avocado Wrap

Hotel California Burger & a Pint. $18.95

Fri., May 18

Country Goulash

Roast Beef & Cheddar Club

5-Peppercorn Beef Medallions

Palliser Porter

Sat., May 19


Breakfast Special

Steak & a Pint. $19.95

Sun., May 20


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.