Issue #1486 – Posted on: 22-Jul-2019


NEWS FROM THE BREWERY! Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports our seasonally available GREAT NORTHERN GRAPEFRUIT RADLER, CHICO LIGHT SESSION IPA, CYCLONE BARLEY WINE, BUSHVAR CZECH PILS and SUMMER WHEAT are currently on tap. There are also batches of HONEY THISTLE WITBIER, KAI’S MUNICH HELLES, RASPBERRY WHEAT and GRANNY’S BITTER working their way through the brewery.

Our July Premium Wine Features are from Italy. The white is Pasqua Pinot Grigio and the red is Cecchi Chianti Sangiovese. Both are $7.95 for a glass and $21.95 for a half litre.

Our GUEST TAP is currently pouring the GIN & LIME PILS from Richmond, BC’s Fuggles and Warlock Craftworks brewery. Next up is the LET’S GOSE TO THE PEACH fruit gose from Saskatoon’s High Key Brewing.

THE BUSHWAKKER GOODNESS IS SPREADING!  ALL SIX REGINA SLGA stores are now offering a varied selection of Bushwakker beers in 650ml bottles. The Quance street SLGA store is also offering growler fills of our number one selling DUNGARVON IRISH RED ALE. Regina’s Urban Cellarseast location and Metro Liquor also offer a selection of our bottled beers.


July 20: SASK VS BC. Kickoff is at 5:00 PM. Enjoy our gourmet BC BURGER & A PINT SPECIAL for only $19.95. Chef Mike is a big Lions fan so his game day burger feature should be “fiercely” delicious!

July 22: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. HENDRICKSEN n’ SON. Jazz standards and Broadway show tunes from father and son act. 8:00 PM.

July 24: Wednesday Night Folk.  PROJECT : CONSTELLATION. Acoustic-folk-rock-punk-pop duo from Grand Forks, ND. Influenced by old Irish folk music to modern day punk. 8:00 PM.

July 29: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. BILLY HUGHES & THE INSTIGATORS. Veteran Regina bluesman and his rockin’ blues band are back for a summer performance! 8:00 PM.

July 31: Wednesday Night Folk. THE HOLMES SHOW. Local musician, Adam Holmes, presents a Variety Show featuring a number of singer/songwriters including: Kenny Berezowski, Shannon Drall, Charles Zielke, Slow Burn, and David Johnsen. 8:00 PM.

Aug. 1: SASK VS. HAMILTON. Kickoff is at 7:30 PM. Be sure to enjoy our gourmet TABBY BURGER & A PINT game day special and discover for yourself why we were voted as Regina’s place for local burgers and local fries in 2019. Come “devour” the competition!

Aug. 2: 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! The suds-soaking spectacular takes place at 5:30 PM.

Aug. 3: FOOD DAY CANADA 2019. The Bushwakker will once again be participating in this national celebration of our local bounty. It is an opportunity for Canadian chefs to showcase their skills by creating delicious dishes utilizing fresh ingredients which are locally sourced. Bushwakker executive chef, Mike Monette, will offer a dish which he feels will resonate with his brewpub customers.

Aug. 5: OPEN NOON TO NINE on Saskatchewan Day.

Aug. 7: Wednesday Night Folk. Eclectic artist, LUCIAN THOMAS delivers catchy songs with folk, pop, rock, punk, metal and reggae influences. 8:00 PM.

Aug. 8: “WAR OF THE WHEATS” BEER TASTING EVENT. Our annual beer tasting event returns! Experience ten beers from the wheat beer world including traditional as well as out-of-this-world new creations. German Hefeweizen and Dunkelweizen, Gose, a hoppy American/German collaboration, Vintage Weizenbock, Belgian Witbier, Fruit Wheat and even a Lambic! Only 50 tickets will be available. $34.95.

Aug. 12: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. DEAR FATHER & KELLEN SAIP. Toronto and Chilliwack artists deliver their most bluesy and jazzy folk! 8:00 PM.

Aug. 14: Wednesday Night Folk. BRIAN VOLKE. Former Celtic Clutter frontman returns to Regina for a special homecoming performance. 8:00 PM.

Aug. 19: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. KAITLYN KASHA & THE DADDIES OF JAZZ. Powerful jazz songstress returns home for a special summer show. 8:00 PM.

Aug. 21: Wednesday Night Folk. RICHARD GARVEY. Enjoy guitar, banjo and ukulele with talented Kitchener, Ontario folk/roots artist. 8:00 PM.

Aug. 24: SASK VS. OTTAWA. Kickoff is at 5:00 PM. Be sure to enjoy our gourmet OTTAWA BURGER & A PINT game day special. Come “devour” the competition!

Aug. 24: MOTHERWELL “BARNSTORMER” RED FIFE WITBIER RELEASE. The Bushwakker is pleased to once again be a proud partner with Parks Canada and the Regina Symphony Orchestra this summer and will brew a new Motherwell Homestead commemorative wheat beer! The Motherwell “Barnstormer” Red Fife Witbier incorporates the historic Red Fife wheat as well as special ingredients which will impart plenty of delicious “barnyard earthy, grassy funk” into the brew!
Aug. 26: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. CALL ME MILDY pumps out melodic blues rock with a dash of reggae. 8:00 PM.

Style Studies: Dunkel Weissbier

By: Owen Ogletree

Dunkel Weissbier
Modern craft beer enthusiasts who focus on extreme beers and the latest trends may dismiss classic German-style wheat beers, known as weissbier or weizen, as boring and passé, but one visit to a picturesque Munich biergarten in the springtime to sip a cloudy, spicy, exquisite weissbier from a tall, traditional wheat beer glass will put an end to such iniquitous thoughts.

German wheat beers employ ancient strains of top-fermenting ale yeasts that work best at temperatures around 65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit. These microbes produce spicy, clove, vanilla, and nutmeg flavor and aroma nuances that were probably found in many ales in the Bavarian region in the middle ages. Until the mid-1800s, German wheat beers were brewed in limited quantities by monks and royal nobility and did not make up a substantial quantity of the daily beer intake of the region.

The  current popularity of  Bavarian  wheat beers can be traced back to Georg Schneider, who opened a Munich weissbier brewery in the 1850s, then expanded  production  to  a  facility  in  nearby  Kelheim in 1872. Surrounded by the rural Hallertau hop growing region, the Kelheim brewery survived the bombs of World War II to supply Schneider Weisse to a new generation of thirsty post-war citizens. The fame of the somewhat dark and “old school” weissbier of Schneider led many Bavarian breweries to start production of weissbiers with more golden hues during the last half of the 20th Century.

Once weissbiers solidified their place in Bavarian beer culture, brewers began to experiment once again with wheat beer recipes made with darker malts as in the early days of weissbiers. These Dunkel Weissbiers contained all the refreshing complexity of golden weissbiers but offered more of a brown color along with a multi-faceted, rich malt profile of toasted bread crust and caramel.

Malted wheat usually makes up 50 to 70 percent of the grain bill of a typical Dunkel Weissbier, with Munich, Vienna, pilsner and dark wheat making up what’s left. Many think of the rich complexity of a Dunkel Weissbier as providing the refreshing fermentation character of a weissbier along with the dark malt complexity of a Munich dunkel lager. Weissbier “hefe” versions are unfiltered, with yeast sediment in the bottle that is often stirred up and poured with the beer.

A Dunkel Weissbier throws a tall, fluffy head and wafts light phenolic aromas of clove and fruity esters reminiscent of banana.

Bubblegum notes should be restrained, along with any traces of spicy or floral hop fragrance and flavor. Clove-like fermentation compounds, bready wheat character and caramel-like malt complexity should be focal points of this style – all backed by a medium-light mouthfeel and spritzy effervescence.

Dunkel Weissbier: Stats – O.G.: 1.044 – 1.056, IBUs: 10 – 18, SRM: 14 – 23, ABV: 4.3 – 5.8%.
Commercial Examples: Ayinger Ur-Weisse, Sprecher Dunkel Weizen, Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel, Tucher Dunkles Hefe Weizen, Franziskaner Dunkel Hefe-Weisse, Hacker-Pschorr Weisse Dark


A man enters a barbershop for a shave. While the barber is foaming him up, he mentions the problems he has getting a close shave around the cheeks.

“I have just the thing,” says the barber taking a small wooden ball from a drawer. “Just place this between your cheek and gum.”

The client places the ball in his mouth and the barber proceeds with the closest shave the man has ever experienced. After a few strokes, the client asks in garbled speech, “And what if I swallow it?”

“No problem,” says the barber. “Just bring it back tomorrow like everyone else does.”

Our July 19th – July 21st Weekend Special is Fried Calamari w/ 2 Dips. $13.95. 
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., July 19

Creamy Duchess Potato Leek

Shaved Montreal Smoked Beef & Swiss

Smoked Beef Brisket Dip

Palliser Porter

Sat., July 20


Burger & a Pint. $19.95

Steak & a Pint. $21.95

Sun., July 21



Steak & a Pint. $21.95

Mon., July 22

Tomato Macaroni

Andouille Chili Dog

Sundried Tomato Chicken Penne

Summer Wheat

Tues., July 23

Hock & Bean

Lamb Vindaloo Calzone

Smoked Pork Loin w/ Mango Salsa

Sodbuster Brown Ale

Wed., July 24

Ginger Beef

Flank Steak Salad

Smoked Salmon w/ Sweet Corn Risotto Cake

Northern Lights

Thur., July 25

Lemon Chicken & Rice

Chuck Burger Sliders

Citrus Beef Kabob w/ Couscous

Chico Light IPA

Fri., July 26

Smoked Jalapeno Corn Chowder

Prime Rib & Pretzel Bun

Greek Platter

Bushvar Czech Pilsner

Sat., July 27


Chicken Monterey Melt

Steak & a Pint. $21.95


Sun., July 28


Chicken Monterey Melt

Steak & a Pint. $21.95


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.