Issue #1549 – Posted on: 05-October-2020

BREWERY “HOP”PENINGS! Bushwakker Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports our seasonally available Upendi Pineapple Passion Fruit Ale, Fleck’s Czech Dark Lager (aged for an incredible seven months), Premium Pale Ale and Two Sons Milk Stout are currently on tap. There are also batches of Chinook ESB and Blackberry Mead working their way through the brewery.

Meet Bushwakker Pastry Chef, Amber Colbourne. She is the person behind our amazing cheesecakes. She has been particularly busy given the increased demand for comfort food in these “interesting” times.


Our final proposed regular 2020 season gourmet Burger & a Pint Special will be offered on October 23rd and 24th. The late Bushwakker co-founder & president, Bev Robertson, always humourously referred to this one as our TABBY BURGER & A PINT! Enjoy for only $19.95.


PRIME RIB ALERT! This weekend’s October 2nd & 3rd Special Dining Feature is Chef Mike’s FAMOUS PRIME RIB served with Jumbo Yorkshire Pudding, garlic mashed potatoes and Chef’s vegetables. 8 oz – $24.95  &  10 oz – $28.95. Our Saturday CLASSIC STEAK & A PINT SPECIAL for $21.95 will also be available.


Our OCTOBER PREMIUM WINE FEATURES are from Spain. The red is Las Hermanas Monastrell which is both organic and vegan. The white is Gerberas Macabeo. Both are $7.95 for a glass and $21.95 for a half litre.

In addition to taking our beer home in glass bottles, 2 litre jugs and growler fills direct from our pub, you can find a varying selection of 650 ml bottles of Bushwakker beer in ALL SIX REGINA SLGA stores, as well as METRO LIQUOR REGINA.

BUSHWAKKER GIFT CARDS are available in $25, $50 and $100 denominations. Give us a call at 306-359-7276 or stop by to get yours. They work very well with all dine-in or takeout food and craft beer desires!


Bushwakker Oktoberfest Week: October 5th – 10th. The official Oktoberfest in Munich has been cancelled due to the pandemic but the Bushwakker week long Oktoberfest celebration will go ahead. Enjoy a variety of unique German-themed meal specials all week long as well as a one litre stein of our special order Hacker Pshorr Munich Gold German Lager. This is one of the six official Oktoberfest breweries. Prosit!


Our weekend hours of operation will be changing beginning on Friday, October 2nd. Fridays and Saturdays we will open earlier at 11:00 AM and close later at 10:00 PM. Kitchen will close at 9:00 PM. Our Monday to Thursday hours remain unchanged and are 11:30 AM until 9:00 PM and the kitchen closes at 8:00 PM. We are still closed on Sundays at this time. Our takeout food and beer services will continue to be made available.

Please remember that reservations are accepted and are encouraged for any time and on any day so give us a call at 306-359-7276 to secure your table. Please note under current guidelines the maximum number of people who can be seated at the same table is limited to six. Larger reservations must occupy more than one table and maintain physical distancing between each table.

Please continue to practice safe health and social distancing practices. Remain connected to one another and to us! In addition to this weekly newsletter, we are very active on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check-in with us often as we navigate these continually evolving times together. Try to support local businesses whenever possible. Be vigilant in your resolve to protect yourselves which in turn will protect others. Please don’t let your guard DOWN so the province can continue to open UP! Bring on Phase 5!

Is Beer Healthy?

By:  Michael Thacker

With the dramatic influx of craft breweries across the globe it is no wonder that craft beer and brewing is becoming increasingly popular and mainstream. Alongside the popularity of high-quality hops and malts is the increased interest in health and fitness as well. Both of these industries have seen substantial growth over the past couple of decades with both movements seeing some commonality among their following as running clubs and bike groups mark their weekly meet ups with visits to their local brewery. But is there any link between beer consumption and a healthy lifestyle? More broadly, is beer healthy?

Beer brewing and consumption has its roots as far back as 7000 BCE in China where the first evidence of beer brewing took place. This alcoholic trend made its way through time where the process itself began to resemble a more modernized brewing process around 3500 BCE in ancient Mesopotamia. From there, beer began to expand across the globe, making its way to ancient Egypt where the concept of medicinal use of beer began to flourish. Ancient Egyptians used beer as a medicine to treat stomach ailments, coughs and constipation. Over the years, archaeologists have discovered over 100 medicinal recipes from ancient Egypt that utilized beer as an ingredient.

In ancient Nubia, people were using beer as an antibiotic to treat everything from gum disease to infected wounds. Fast-forward to the Middle Ages and Renaissance era and beer was often perceived as a nutritional necessity. Furthermore, it was sometimes used as a medicine to treat pain and various types of illnesses.

Today, much research has been accrued over the past century that has found many promising health benefits provided by moderate beer consumption – as well as various negative effects derived from heavy consumption. Some of the promising effects of moderate beer consumption include a stronger, healthier heart, improved cognitive function, lower bad (LDL) cholesterol levels and higher good (HDL) cholesterol levels, lower risk of dementia and more. Negative effects of heavy beer consumption include increased risk of death, alcohol dependency, liver disease, depression, weight gain and cancer.

Beer contains some nutritional elements including protein, niacin, riboflavin, magnesium, silicon and phosphorus, which are essential for your body. It also, of course, contains plenty of calories and carbohydrates to help fuel your body and, when consumed in moderation, little to no sugar.

A common negative effect caused by drinking beer can be referred to as “the beer gut,” but it is not a beer’s calories or carbs that cause weight gain, but rather the alcohol within the beer. Alcohol disrupts the body’s hormonal state, which decreases fat breakdown and ultimately leads to a higher body fat percentage.


TIME OUT – A Lexophile’s Dream – Part 3

• Did you hear about the cross-eyed teacher who lost her job because she couldn’t control her pupils

• When you get a bladder infection, urine trouble.

• Broken pencils are pointless.

• What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? A thesaurus.

• I dropped out of communism class because of lousy Marx.

• I got a job at a bakery because I kneaded dough.

• Velcro – what a rip off!

• Don’t worry about old age; it doesn’t last!