THE WAKKER WEEKLY – Issue # 1468


THE WAKKER WEEKLY – Issue #1468 – Posted on: 18-Mar-2019


NEWS FROM THE BREWERY! Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports our seasonally available TWO SON’S MILK STOUT, BOW PROJECT AMARILLO S.M.A.S.H., FLEK’S CZECH DARK LAGER, CHINOOK ESB, and BLOOD ORANGE BLONDE ALE are currently on tap. There are batches of PREMIUM PALE ALE, PICKARD’S OATMEAL STOUT and PONCE DE LEON FRUIT ALE working their way through the brewery.

Our GUEST TAP  will be pouring the O’Hara’s Irish Stout from Bagenalstown, Ireland as part of our big St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebration on March 16 and 17th. Next up is a Double IPA from Swift Current’s Black Bridge Brewery. This will be followed by Paddock Wood’s  Xocolatl Porter which is made with three types of chocolate malt and real chocolate.

We are pleased to announce that you have nominated your Bushwakker in an unprecedented 20 categories in the 2019 edition of the Prairie Dog Magazine’s Best of Food Regina reader’s poll. Those nomination categories include Regina’s Best: brewpub, pub, pub server (Cheryl), bartender (Troy), chef (Mike), nachos, appetizers, soup, pub pizza, wings, business lunch, lunch restaurant, sandwich, burger, local fries, happy hour, caesar, restaurant for a first date, restaurant for a party AND restaurant for a fundraiser! Visit the voting site at before April 8th and turn those nominations into victories! If you vote in at least 20 categories, you have a chance to win a $500 prize package from the Prairie Dog.

Our March premium wine features are the DUPLICATE WINES from Australia. The white is a Sauvignon Blanc and the red is a Shiraz. Both are $7.95 for a glass and $21.95 for a half litre.

650 ml glass bottles of our number one selling DUNGARVON IRISH RED ALE are currently available at ALL SIX SLGA stores including the Normanview, Quance Street, Broadway Avenue, North Albert Street, Dewdney & Lewvan and South Albert locations! ATTENTION SASKATOON RESIDENTS! You can now find our Dungarvon in bottles as well as on tap at the Growler Filling Station in the Saskatoon Metro Liquor store!

Former Saskatchewanderers Began Their Regina Craft Brewing Culture Tour at The Bushwakker

We had a great time at Bushwakker last Saturday devouring a Saskatchewan Hot Plate, a Pop’s Pizza and a famous Bushwakker nachos and then washing it all down with a complete beer sampler tray with former Saskatchewanders;  Ashlyn George, Andrew Hiltz and Kevin Dunn. Their challenge was to visit six Queen City craft beer zones in only six hours! No small feat. They will soon release a story on Regina’s vibrant craft brewing culture called, “A Guide to Regina’s Craft Breweries by Three Saskatchewanderers”. You can catch their experiences on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Much thanks to Tourism Regina for spearheading this exciting initiative!


Mar. 15: CHERYL TOVEY TURNS 60! Longtime Bushwakker floor manager, Cheryl Tovey, winds up six decades on the planet and invites you to join her in a pint during Happy Hour today. She would love to see you and reminds everyone that she has everything a girl could possibly need so please don’t bring her any presents. However, if you wish to donate to her charity bin, she will be collecting donations for the Regina Food Bank, Souls Harbour Rescue Mission, Carmichael Outreach and the Regina Humane Society. She is giving the love back to our community!

Mar. 16 & 17: ST. PATRICK’S DAY WEEKEND. A two-day Irish celebration! Enjoy traditional Irish food, drink and entertainment Saturday night as well as Sunday afternoon and early evening too! The weekend kicks off with the tapping of a firkin of the extremely popular IRISH COFFEE STOUT at 5:00 PM and will be followed by Irish dancing, pipes & drums and a special Celtic performance from WEST OF MABOU. We open at noon on Sunday and The Prairie School of Irish Dance will perform at 1:00 PM followed by music act, THE HIGHLANDERS, pipes & drums and a suppertime performance from massive acoustic Celtic act, BILLARNEY. Enjoy Corned Beef & Cabbage, Belfast Breakfast Burger, O’Hara’s Stout Lamb Stew, Irish Whiskey Bread Pudding, Guinness, Green Shamrock Ale, Green Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey and more this Saturday and Sunday! $5 cover charge.

Our two day St. Patrick’s Day Weekend kicks off with the tapping of a firkin of Irish Coffee Stout on Saturday, March 16 at 5:00 PM.

Mar. 18: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. THE U OF R JAZZ BAND. Come hear this huge act comprised of local future jazz stars! 8:00 PM.

Mar. 20: Wednesday Night Folk. CHRIS SPAKE. Australian singer/songwriter delivers lush acoustic pop and tells stories that burn a memorable experience. 8:00 PM.

 Virtual Reality: Past failures, Current Hype, and Future Vision. 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 Dr. David Gerhard, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Regina.Virtual reality has long been the dream of science fiction, education, and entertainment.  The ability to craft a world entirely of your own making, beyond the frustrating real-world constraints of gravity, physics, and consequences, would allow people to go anywhere, do anything, or be anyone.  We have been working on ways to record and represent reality since antiquity, and our first attempts to simulate reality were decades ago. What makes this new generation of VR headsets different? Is it another tech trend destined to fail, or is it the start of a new generation of believably immersive simulated experiences?

Mar. 23: SASK SAMPLER. The biggest Bushwakker Folk Night of the year! Up-and-coming folk artists from across the province strut their stuff for a spot on the Regina Folk Festival, Ness Creek Music Festival and Gateway Music Festival stages. This year’s line-up includes: Marissa Burwell, ygretz, West of Mabou, Anna Haverstock, Dagan Harding Band, and The Won’ts. It’s not a Folk Band Warz but it is a great night of Saskatchewan musical talent! Plan to arrive early in order to get a good seat! $10 cover charge. 7:00 PM.

Mar. 25: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. TDC INC. Dueling vocalists fronting this 6 piece classic jazz/rock/blues group! 8:00 PM.

Mar. 27: Wednesday Night Folk. RYAN MCNALLY. Whitehorse group delivers acoustic traditional blues, jazz, old-time, New Orleans, hillbilly blues and jug band jazz. 8:00 PM.

Editor’s note:  Over 13 million pints of Guinness are consumed on St. Patrick’s Day. We will be offering tins of Guinness during our two-day St. Patrick’s Day Weekend celebration. We invite you to compare this famous Irish Stout with O’Hara’s Irish Stout which will be available on draught.

Everything You Need to Know About Guinness

Guinness: the iconic black pint with the creamy white clerical collar and a flash of ruby in its depths. Who doesn’t know it? Who hasn’t drunk it?

But while Guinness is famed and drunk around the world, half the world knows a very different kind of Guinness to the drink the other half swallows. In Ireland, the drink’s original home, North America and Europe, Guinness Draft—which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year—is the familiar friend to lovers of creamy stout. Served in a pint glass, with its initial surge of bubbles that gradually settle out into the familiar deep, dark body and blond head.

In Africa and Asia, drinkers are much more familiar with an older style of Guinness, known as Foreign Extra Stout, or FES, which comes in bottles, is almost twice as strong as draft Guinness and has a powerful, tart flavor that’s surprisingly refreshing in a hot climate.

The story of Guinness is the tale of how one small and run-down brewhouse on a street lined with other breweries grew into what became, for a long time, the biggest brewery in the world.

Many drinkers know that Arthur Guinness, the founder of the company, acquired the brewery at St James’s Gate in Dublin, Ireland in 1759, when he was 35. But the St James’s Gate brewery goes back almost a century before that. Its first known occupant was Giles Mee, who was paying hearth tax on a property at St James’s Gate in 1663 and was brewing on location by 1670.

Arthur Guinness acquired the brewery at St. James’s Gate in 1759 and was likely brewing his famed porter a few years later.

The brewery at St James’s Gate passed to Mee’s son-in-law, Mark Rainsford, and then to a Huguenot family of French settlers called Espinasse. But in 1750 the then owner, John Espinasse, was thrown from his horse near Drogheda, some 30 miles north of Dublin, and—depending on which newspaper report you read—either fractured his skull or dislocated his neck, dying immediately.

Although St James’s Street was a popular thoroughfare with brewers, thanks to the several watercourses that ran across it down to the Liffey, Dublin’s main river (even in 1804 a city directory listed eight breweries on the street), the St James’s Gate premises appear to have remained empty for nine years after John Espinasse’s death, until Arthur Guinness came along in 1759 to sign his now-famous 9,000-year lease.

The drinks that Dublin’s breweries were making at the time were table beer, and a strong, lightly hopped brown ale. But they were suffering increasing competition from imports of English Porter, the aged, well-hopped brown-black beer that had originally been developed to appeal to the working classes of London, but which had found a market around the world. Dublin’s brewers responded by brewing porters themselves from the 1760s onward. Exactly when Arthur Guinness first made porter is not known, but he was probably doing so by 1779, when he was appointed one of the two official suppliers of ale and beer to Dublin Castle, seat of the Irish government, and definitely by 1784, when he was specifically fingered as the supplier of porter to the castle.

Guinness was still making the traditional Dublin brown ale as well. But early in 1799 the decision was made to stop brewing ale completely. From then on, Guinness would be a porter and stout specialist. Arthur Guinness I died four years later, in 1803, aged 78, and the brewery was continued by his second son, Arthur Guinness II. Already a special, stronger, more heavily hopped West India porter was being brewed, which eventually developed into what became known as Foreign Extra Stout.

TIME OUT- Even More Actual Writings on Hospital Charts

21. Both breasts are equal and reactive to light and accommodation.

22. Examination of genitalia reveals that he is circus sized.

23. The lab test indicated abnormal lover function.

24. Skin: somewhat pale. but present.

25. The pelvic exam will be done later on the floor.

26. Large brown stool ambulating in the hall.

27. Patient has two teenage children, but no other abnormalities

28. When she fainted, her eyes rolled around the room

29. The patient was in his usual state of good health until his airplane ran out of gas and crashed.

30. Between you and me, we ought to be able to get this lady pregnant.

 This Weekend’s Special Dining Feature: Mussels Carbonara. $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., Mar. 15

Irish Beer

Porter Glazed Chicken Sandwich

Dublin Coddle

Two Sons Milk Stout

Sat., Mar. 16

Sun., Mar. 17

Colcannon Potato

Belfast Breakfast Burger

Irish Hot Specials

Steak & a Pint. $19.95

Mon., Mar. 18

Creamy Mushroom


Chicken Breast w/ Poblano Mole

Chinook ESB

Tues., Mar. 19

Split Pea & Smoked Hock

Tuscan Chicken Pizza

Pork Stroganoff

Sodbuster Brown Ale

Wed., Mar. 20

Beef Barley

Pulled Pork Quesadilla

Sweet & Sour Ribs

Blood Orange Blonde Ale

Thur., Mar. 21

Chicken Curry

Smoked Salmon Tacos

BBQ Ribeye

Palliser Porter

Fri., Mar. 22

Sausage & Bean

Roasted Mediterranean Bowl

Crab Cakes

Stubblejumper Pilsner

Sat., Mar. 23


Open-Face Hot Beef

 Steak & a Pint. $19.95

Sun., Mar. 24



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.