THE WAKKER WEEKLY – Issue #1569

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THE WAKKER WEEKLY

Issue #1569 – Posted on: 22-February-2021

BREWERY “HOP”PENINGS! Bushwakker Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports our seasonally available Red Currant Ale, Premium Pale Ale, Chinook ESB and 30th Anniversary American Barleywine are currently on tap! There are also 13 other year round brews to choose from making a total of 17 Bushwakker brews currently available.

FEBRUARY PREMIUM WINE FEATURES.  The red is Beauty in Chaos Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington State. The white is Les Fleurs Du Mal Cotes De Gascogne from France. Both are $7.95 for a glass and $21.95 for a half litre.

This Weekend’s Special Dining Feature on February 19th and 20th is a PEACHY GRAND MARNIER PORK CHOP for $19.95. Our Saturday CLASSIC STEAK & A PINT SPECIAL for $21.95 will also be available.

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.

PRAIRIE DOG MAGAZINE BEST OF FOOD 2021 nominations are now open! We’ve got some tasty new categories on the menu for you to weigh in on while a few others are taking a break this year. The open nomination round runs through March 15th with top nominees moving onto the voting round on March 22. So sharpen up your keyboards, make your picks and show some love for your favourites in our local food and beverage community. https://prairiedogmag.com/best-of-food-2021/#//

 

Fundraising Opportunity! Although we have suspended our in-house Steak Night Fundraisers, we now offer a unique PIZZA & A “PINT” takeout fundraising event on Mondays. Pizza & Pint Pick Up. BUSHWAKKER AWARD-WINNING PUB PIZZAS! Prepared with our own handmade herbed pizza crust. 8” on regular thickness crust with hearty toppings! (Typically feeds 1-2 ppl). Includes your choice of one 650ml bottle of Bushwakker beer!
Learn more or register your group for a hassle-free and unique fundraising experience at Bushwakker Brewing: Pizza & Pint Pick Up | Fundraisn

 


Thank you to everyone who attended our Valentine’s Dinner last Saturday. We were very happy to have a sold out event during these challenging times. The Steak Neptune, Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake and Peach Upside Down Cake with Vanilla Bourbon Pecan Ice Cream were all very well received. Well done kitchen team!

 

BUSHWAKKER “NEW NORMAL” NOTES

We appreciate your business very much! Due to our greatly reduced seating capacity, we ask that customers limit their dining time so as many people as possible can comfortably enjoy our Real Saskatchewan Brewpub Experience, especially if we have a line-up! Thank you for your co-operation and support.

Our Hours of Operation are Monday to Thursday from 11:30 AM until 9:00 PM and the kitchen closes at 8:00 PM. Fridays and Saturdays we open at 11:00 AM and close at 10:00 PM. Kitchen closes at 9:00 PM. We are still closed on Sundays at this time. Our takeout food and beer services will continue to be made available.

Reservations are accepted and encouraged.  We accept reservations as late as 6:00 PM from Monday to Saturday. Call at 306-359-7276 to secure your table. Please note under the new provincial guidelines the maximum number of people who can be seated at the same table is now limited to four. Larger reservations must occupy more than one table and maintain three meters of 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 open back UP!

 


St. Patrick’s Day will forever remind us of the beginning of the pandemic last year. Although there will be no Irish entertainment (just like last year), we will have delicious Irish food and drink available in-house and to go. Call today to reserve your table! And if you are looking for our popular Green Shamrock Ale for offsale, we will indeed be able to oblige this year!


The Tragically Hip Sues Toronto Brewery Over Beer Infringement 

From The Brewers Journal

The Tragically Hip are suing Toronto brewery, Mill Street Brewery, for alleged trademark infringement in the promotion of its 100th Meridian lager.

“Many of you are probably under the impression that we are associated with Mill Street’s 100th Meridian beer — we are not,” the band said on social media.

The band’s lawyers say they want the brewery to avoid promoting that lager in a way, which could include renaming the product, as well as pay more than $500,000 in damages.

“We are disappointed this step has been taken and are confident that the claim is without merit,” said Daryl Miner, Mill Street’s president and general manager.

The Hundredth Meridian was a hit single on the bands 1992 album, Fully Completely, and the band alleges that through the brewery’s social media posts, tried to associate the 100th Meridian Lager with the band.

The group also says it tried to sort things out with Mill Street for months but were unsuccessful.

“They didn’t take us seriously and were frankly disrespectful,” the band said in its statement.

“We have been around for a long time, and have always been able to work things like this out without a lawsuit. Unfortunately, not this time.”

“This is a band that has such a deep connection with its fans across the country…. It’s that connection with their fans that’s so important to them,” said the Hip’s lawyer Paul Banwatt.

“Anything that threatens to harm their fans, to mislead their fans — especially in respect to that connection — is very personal to the band.”


TIME OUT – Women Make Better Assassins

The CIA had an opening for an assassin.  After all the background checks, interviews and testing were done, there were three finalists: two men and a woman.For the final test, the CIA agents took one of the men to a large metal door and handed him a gun.  “We must know that you will follow your instructions no matter what the circumstances.  Inside the room you will find your wife sitting in a chair.  Kill her.”

The man said “You can’t be serious. I could never shoot my wife”.

The agent said, “Then you are not the right man for this job. Take your wife and go home”.

The second man was given the same instructions.  He took the gun and went into the room.  All was quiet for about five minutes.  The man came out with tears in his eyes, “I tried, but I can’t kill my wife.”

The agent said, “You don’t have what it takes, so take your wife and go home. ”

Finally, it was the woman’s turn.  She was given the same instructions to kill her husband.  She took the gun and went into the room. Shots were heard one after another.  They heard screaming, crashing, and banging on the walls. After a few minutes, all was quiet. The door opened slowly and there stood the woman, wiping sweat from her brow.

“The gun was loaded with blanks” she said. “I had to kill him with the chair.”

 

Although our upcoming St. Patrick’s Day event will be a little different this year, we are happy for the opportunity to provide you with delicious Irish food and drink both in-house and to go!