THE WAKKER WEEKLY – Issue # 1445


THE WAKKER WEEKLY – Issue #1445 – Posted on: 08-Oct-2018


NEWS FROM THE BREWERY! Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports our seasonally available CHICO LIGHT SESSION IPA, HARVEST OKTOBERFEST LAGER, MAKER’S MALT PREMIUM BROWN ALE, and LAST CHANCE CHERRY WHEAT are now on tap. A batch of KAI’S MUNICH HELLES and GREAT PUMPKIN SPICED BROWN ALE are also currently working their way through the brewery.

Our GUEST TAP is currently pouring Bit More Scottish from Saskatoon’s  Paddock Wood Brewing. The Scottish Ale parade continues with 80 Shilling from the Black Bridge Brewery in Swift Current.

Our October premium red wine feature is the WALKING DEAD BLOOD RED BLEND from California. The white is the C’EST LA VIE Chardonnay/Sauvignon Blanc from France.

650 ml glass bottles of our number one selling DUNGARVON IRISH RED ALE are currently available at the Quance Street, Broadway Avenue, North Albert Street, Dewdney & Lewvan and South Albert SLGA stores! You can also find our Irish Red Ale at the Quance Street SLGA store Growler Filling Station.

Our Thanksgiving Growler Cornucopias have returned! Your fancy Thanksgiving feast deservers a fancy ornate Hop Handle Bushwakker growler with two Joe Fafard/Bushwakker glasses and a complimentary growler fill for only $75!


Oct. 1 – 7: BUSHWAKKER OKTOBERFEST WEEK. Enjoy traditional German-inspired cuisine all week long. Our famous Black Forest Cheesecake will be available. Don’t miss our Jaegerschnitzel with Spätzle and Braised Red Cabbage Weekend Dining Feature. Our own Bushwakker Oktoberfest lager, HARVEST LAGER, will also return this week! Enjoy a pint or even a one litre stein! Prosit!

Oct. 5: FIRST FIRKIN FRIDAY. Enjoy the pomp and circumstance of this longstanding Bushwakker monthly tradition! A piper from The Regina Police Services Pipes & Drums leads a small keg (the firkin) of special ale throughout the pub in a procession. A guest volunteer tapper is selected to wield the handmade wooden maul affectionately named, The Mighty Firkin Wakker, and attempt to tap the keg in one swift blow! This month’s special autumn brew will be a CHAI MOCHA GREAT PUMPKIN SPICED BROWN ALE. The suds-soaking spectacular takes place at 5:30 PM.

Oct. 6: ANNUAL GREAT PUMPKIN SPICED BROWN ALE RELEASE. This will be Bushwakker head brewer, Michael Gaetz’s latest version of this autumn specialty brew. Made with ginger, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and more. Be sure to pick up some bottles or a growler fill for the Thanksgiving weekend!

Oct. 8: SASK VS EDMONTON. We will open this Thanksgiving Day Monday at 11:00 AM. You will have plenty of time to enjoy our gourmet EDMONTON BURGER & A PINT game day special for only $18.95 before the 2:00 PM kickoff.

Oct. 10: Wednesday Night Folk. AMAYA LUCYK. Regina born and raised singer/songwriter with a new EP. 8:00 PM.

Oct. 13: SASKATCHEWAN CRAFT BREWERS FESTIVAL. Our provinces newest beer festival is all about celebrating the delicious and creative brews being produced by small independent breweries right here at home. Fifteen of our province’s craft breweries all under one roof! Exclusive cask offerings, locally sourced cuisine, all Saskatchewan music, meet the brewery owners and brewers! Takes place at Winston’s Pub in the Hotel Senator in Saskatoon! Don’t delay and visit to get your regular or VIP tickets! Only 300 tickets will be made available to this premier Saskatchewan craft brewing showcase!

Oct. 15: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. THE MINISTRY OF GROOVE. Great 1970’s jazz funk and beyond. Love those horns! 8:00 PM.

Oct. 17: Wednesday Night Folk. AUTUMN SINGER/SONGWRITER SHOWCASE.  This edition features the talents of; Devon Floyd, David Molloy, Trent Leggott, Regan Hinchcliffe, Neil Child, and Marissa Burwell. 8:00 PM.

Oct. 18: SCIENCE PUB – I ❤ Carbon Taxes! How making you pay more to fill up your tank can help save civilization. Our wildly popular Science Pub Series has returned for a seventh 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 Brett Dolter, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics at the University of Regina. 

Oct. 22: Monday Night Jaz & Blues. ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT. Popular veteran act plays popular jazz and adult contemporary tunes. 8:00 PM.

Oct. 24: Wednesday Night Folk. SEAN PINCHIN. Ontario folk and bluesman returns for an encore performance. 8:00 PM.

Oct. 27: SASK VS BC. Kickoff is at 5:00 PM. Be sure to stop by The Bushwakker before or after the game and enjoy our gourmet BC BURGER & A PINT game day special for only $18.95. Come “devour” the competition!

Oct. 27: ANNUAL CELTIC HALLOWE’EN PARTY. 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 one of Regina’s top Celtic bands, WEST OF MABOU. One of CBC Saskatchewan’s 2017 Artists to Watch, West of Mabou performs lively dance music steeped in the rich traditions of Scottish and Cape Breton fiddle and pipe tunes. Each of the members is an experienced performer in their own right, having performed at festivals, competitions, pubs, and ceilidhs around the world, including the World Pipe Band Championships, Canmore Highland Games, Western Canadian Music Awards, Canada Cup of Curling, and Ford World Men’s Curling Championships. Band starts at 8:00 PM. Costume contest at 9:30 PM. $5 cover charge in effect. To get a taste of West of Mabou’s talents visit this link:


Released September, 2018

The Saskatchewan Craft Brewers Association (SCBA) is pleased to announce it will host its first annual Saskatchewan Craft Brewers Festival on October 13, 2018 in Saskatoon.

A variety of unique beer of a traditional and creative nature will be available for sampling, with a particular focus on cask beer.  Many are being brewed especially for the occasion.  All Saskatchewan craft breweries in the province are participating including:

9 Mile Legacy Brewing, Saskatoon 21st Street Brewery, Saskatoon
Black Bridge Brewery, Swift Current Brewsters Craft Brewery, Regina
Bushwakker Brewpub, Regina Churchill Brewing Company, Saskatoon
District Brewing Company, Regina Nokomis Craft Ales, Nokomis
Malty National Brewing Corporation, Regina High Key Brewing Company, Saskatoon
Paddock Wood Brewing Company, Saskatoon Pile O’ Bones Brewing Company, Regina
Prairie Sun Brewery, Saskatoon Rebellion Brewing Company, Regina
Saskatoon Brewery, Saskatoon

“The craft brewing Industry in the province is growing exponentially”, said Kari Stenson, President of the SCBA and Co-founder of Black Bridge Brewery located in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. “Breweries are emerging in towns and cities throughout the province, breathing new life into communities and neighbourhoods.  The SCBA and its members are proud to be creating unique, high quality beer while also creating jobs and making a significant contribution to the province’s economy.  We decided to celebrate the growth of our industry by showcasing our products and providing people with an opportunity to meet the people behind the pints – those who are driving the craft beer industry in the province.  We think a Brewers Festival will be a fun way to do that.”

The Saskatchewan Craft Brewers Festival will be held at Winston’s English Pub and Grill, a long-time supporter of craft beer in the province.  “There will be a great selection of local, Saskatchewan-made beer that isn’t available anywhere else in the province.  I encourage people to come out, sample what’s on offer, meet the brewers and have a good time” said Chris Beavis, Owner of Winston’s English Pub and Grill at the Senator Hotel.  Tickets are available online at

The SCBA is an association of fifteen craft breweries that are licensed, owned and operated in Saskatchewan.  We approach brewing with a commitment to using innovative techniques and high-quality processes and inputs, all with a commitment to producing a high-quality premium product.

For Further Information Contact:
• Kari Stenson, President, SCBA,, 306-774-3331
• Chris Beavis, Owner, Winston’s English Pub and Grill,, 306-227-9908


Two 90-year-old women, Rose and Barb, had been friends all of their lives. When it was clear that Rose was dying, Barb visited her every day. One day Barb said, “Rose, we both loved playing women’s softball all our lives, and we played all through High School. Please do me one favor: when you get to Heaven, somehow you must let me know if there’s women’s soft-ball there.”
Rose looked up at Barb from her deathbed and said, “Barb, you’ve been my best friend for many years. If it’s at all possible, I’ll do this favor for you.” Shortly after that, Rose passed on.
At midnight a few nights later, Barb was awakened from a sound sleep by a blinding flash of white light and a voice calling out to her, “Barb, Barb.”
“Who is it?” asked Barb, sitting up suddenly. “Who is it?”
“Barb, it’s me, Rose.”
“You’re not Rose. Rose just died.”
“I’m telling you, it’s me, Rose,” insisted the voice.
“Rose! Where are you?”
“In Heaven,” replied Rose. “I have good news and a little bad news.”
“Tell me the good news first,” said Barb.
“The good news,” Rose said, “is that there’s Softball in Heaven. Better yet all of our old buddies who died before us are here, too. Better than that, we’re all young again. Better still, it’s always springtime, and it never rains or snows. And best of all, we can play softball all we want, and we never get tired.”
“That’s fantastic,” said Barb. “It’s beyond my wildest dreams! So what’s the bad news?”
“You’re pitching Tuesday.”

Weekend Dining Feature: Jaegerschnitzel w/ Spätzle and Braised Red Cabbage. $17.95

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., Oct. 5

Oktoberfest Stew

German Deli Club

Sauerbraten w/ Dumplings

Sat., Oct. 6 &

Sun., Oct. 7


Curry Wurst

German Steak & a Pint. $19.95

Mon., Oct. 8

Cream of Mushroom

Roast Beef Pretzel Bun

Edmonton Burger & a Pint. $18.95

Tues., Oct. 9

Fall Vegetable

Balsamic Portabella Pizza

Beef Chili

Regina Pale Ale

Wed., Oct. 10

Chicken Tortilla

Pulled Pork Enchiladas

Fish Tacos

Last Mountain Lager

Thur., Oct. 11

Ginger Beef

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Pork Noodle Bowl

Northern Lights Lager

Fri., Oct. 12


Cranberry Turkey Wrap

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Cheryl’s Blonde Ale

Sat., Oct. 13


Loaded Grilled Cheese

Steak & a Pint. $19.95

Sun., Oct. 14


Ham & Swiss Club

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.