THE WAKKER WEEKLY – Issue #1583

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THE WAKKER WEEKLY

Issue #1583 – Posted on: 31-May-2021

It has been great to see so many of our customers dining in Bushwakker again! We are excited Phase One of the Saskatchewan Re-Opening Roadmap Plan will move ahead as planned and on Monday, May 31st we will be able to add a few more tables to our dining area. We are moving in the right direction! Keep up the good work everyone and thanks for your support!

BREWERY “HOP”PENINGSBushwakker Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports our new Mexican Lime RadlerTart Cherry & Raspberry Fruit BeerRed Currant Ale, Chinook ESB seasonal brews and even a few two litre bottles of Sarsaparilla are currently available in our offsale cooler. There are also many other beers available including a West Coast IPA, Irish Red Ale, Brown, Blonde, Pilsener, Vienna, Pale Ale and a Porter. Growler fills and keg fills are also available!

 


FIRST FIRKIN-ESQUE FRIDAY! Although we will be in Phase One of the Saskatchewan Re-Opening Roadmap Plan by Friday, June 4th, the conditions are still not feasible to present the normal  pomp and circumstance associated with a true Bushwakker First Firkin Friday. Nevertheless, we will have a special keg of summer brew for you to enjoy. Our new MEXICAN LIME RADLER has only been available in our offsale cooler until now. One keg will served on tap for your in-house imbibing pleasure beginning at 11:00 AM. This one will go quick!

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

Our May PREMIUM WINE FEATURES are fun and festive! The red is Felicette Cats In Space Grenache from France. Raspberry and plum aromas, medium-bodied on the palate, soft and juicy. The white is Kona Pinot Gris from New Zealand. Fruit-driven yet balanced with gentle acidity. Both are $7.95 for a glass and $21.95 for a half litre.

This Weekend’s Special Dining Feature on May 28th and 29th is CAPRESE STUFFED CHICKEN w/ SPRING PANZANELLA SALAD for $18.95. Our Saturday CLASSIC STEAK & A PINT SPECIAL will also be available. Our Monday and Wednesday WINGS & A PINT SPECIAL and Tuesday PIZZA & A PINT SPECIAL are also a great value deal.

 


The image on the left depicts the pre-pandemic Bushwakker table arrangements. The image on the right depicts the current arrangement with three meter table distancing in place. Phase One will allow us to bring back a few more tables when the distance between tables will be reduced to two meters and allow up to six people per table. The minimum two meter table distancing will remain upon entering Phase Two. Here’s hoping we all do our part so we can get to Phase Three asap. We want to bring back First Firkin Fridays, Single Malt Scotch Tastings, Brewer’s Dinners, Rider home games and live music!

 


Much thanks to Tourism Saskatchewan, AdSpark Communications and Subtle Cinematics for helping us create a very engaging video which captures the energy and passion found in the Bushwakker kitchen. You can view this one-minute whirlwind video at https://www.facebook.com/TheBushwakker/videos/4335176776547753  Can’t wait to show you the imagery we captured of the Bushwakker brewery next!

 


Summer is almost here and we have redesigned some salads to celebrate! Enjoy our SUMMER SPINACH SALAD featuring baby spinach leaves, apples, pecans, strawberries, dried cranberries, red onions and feta cheese tossed in apple cider vinaigrette or our CHOPPED GREEK SALAD with crisp romaine, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, mixed peppers, Kalamata olives and feta tossed in lemon oregano vinaigrette.

 


Our new MEXICAN LIME RADLER is a quirky twist on a traditional favourite. We trust the new label captures the fun festive nature of this summertime quencher. Two litre bottles and 650ml glass bottles are available in our offsale cooler and one keg will come on tap Friday, June 4th at 11:00 AM for First “Firkin-esque” Friday.

 


Our brand new Bushwakker Online Ordering Page is now live on our website! You can order everything from our food menu as well as our Bushwakker brews and even select the time you’d like to pick up your order. Visit https://bushwakker.com/shop-2021/ and give it a try! Of course, you can continue to place your orders by calling us at 306-359-7276. We still love to hear your friendly voices. Thanks for your support everyone!

 


The Regina HOP CIRCUIT is back! Walk or bike to six participating Regina breweries for a delicious snack or a cold brew and collect a stamp on your map. Collect all six stamps and receive a snazzy beer glass featuring all six breweries. A fun way to celebrate Regina craft breweries all this summer!

 

BUSHWAKKER “NEW NORMAL” NOTES

The province has entered into Phase One of the Saskatchewan Re-Opening Roadmap Plan and as a result, our Hours of Operation have changed. We are now open Monday to Saturday at 11:00 AM and close at 10:00 PM. The kitchen closes at 9:00 PM. We are still closed on Sundays at this time. We are very appreciative of the considerable increase in the number of our takeout food orders. Call us at 306-359-7276 or visit our online ordering page at https://bushwakker.com/shop-2021/

We appreciate your business very much! Due to our 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. Because we do not have many tables to spare for customers to use while they wait for their takeout orders, we kindly ask you to place your orders ahead of time by calling us at 306-359-7276 so that we can have your order ready upon your arrival. We have added additional waiting spaces in our back common area. Just stand on a red “X” and we will bring your takeout order to you as soon as it is ready. We also can provide curbside pickup. Just let us know when you will be arriving at our back door and we’ll run it out to you.

We ask that our customers do not alter the position of our tables. We are required by the Saskatchewan Health Authority to have our tables placed two meters apart. We have measured the correct spacing so that we can maximize the numbers of tables present while complying with this health order. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

Reservations are accepted and encouraged.  We accept limited reservations as late as 6:00 PM from Monday to Saturday. Call at 306-359-7276 to secure your table. Please note under the current provincial guidelines the maximum number of people who can be seated at the same table has increased to six. Larger reservations must occupy more than one table and maintain two meters of physical distancing between each table. These measures will continue to loosen up as the province enters into Phase Two of the 2021 Reopening Roadmap Plan on June 20th.

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!


Top Nations by beer Consumption 1961 – 2018

from the Brewers Journal

Data from the World Health Organization Global Health Observatory (GHO) the changes of world consumption of beer can be seen below with review of the first 15 countries in the world for beer consumption from 1961 to 2018:

First place was awarded to the Seychelles archipelago (made of 115 islands) of Seychelles. Seychelles makes up almost 11 liters per person. In second, no surprise, the Czech Republic takes it with 6.89 liters per person and in third place Austria. Among the first 15 nations, Poland, Gabon, Germany, Panama, Latvia, Romania and Ireland all made the list amounting to more than 5 liters per person followed by Croatia, Slovenia and Spain, with a value between 4.5 and 5 liters. Lithuania and Belgium close the top 15.

In 1961, Belgium was the top nation for beer consumption. The European nation had a value of more than 8 liters per person. Next was Eswatini and in third place New Zealand. They were followed by Germany and Australia. Also in the top 15, besides many European countries, Canada, United States and Colombia made it into the list.

According to Brewersofeurope.org, it is possible to see many interesting facts about beer.. The European Union total number of breweries is 11,048 and the production in hectoliters of beer has increased from 2013 to 2019. However, the 2019 figure is lower than in 2018 (along with consumption drop) which is most likely due to the pandemic. Beer consumption per person (in this case understood as the total beer figure, not just alcohol) averages 72 liters per person.

The export of beer from Europe has declined as well. In terms of hectoliters, the import of beer increased from over 44 million to 60 million. The growth from 2018 to 2019 was more than 10 percent.

The top three nations in the world for beer production are: China, the United States and Brazil. These three countries produce a value of 776,997.04 thousand hectoliters. In the first three countries for production we do not find any European nation. In fact the first EU country is Germany, in fifth position, with a value of 93685. Russia is followed by the Asian countries.

In 2000, the values were much different. The top two nations in the world were still China and the United States. But the difference between the first and the second was much smaller. Also in third place for beer production in the world was Germany. In general, from 2000 to 2018, both countries in the Americas and Asian countries grew strongly. European countries, on the other hand, seem to have decreased growth in production.


TIME OUT

Once upon a time there was a non-conforming sparrow who decided not to fly south for the winter. However, soon the weather turned so cold that he reluctantly decided to fly south. In a short time ice began to form on his wings and he fell to Earth in a barnyard, nearly frozen solid. A cow passed by where he had fallen, and crapped on the little sparrow. The sparrow thought it was the end, but the manure warmed him and defrosted his wings!

Warm and happy, able to breath, he started to sing.

Just then a large cat came by, and hearing the chirping he investigated the sounds. The cat cleared away the manure, found the chirping bird, and promptly ate him.

The Moral of the Story:

Everyone who craps on you is not necessarily your enemy

Everyone who gets you out of crap is not necessarily your friend.

And if you’re warm and happy in a pile of crap, you might just want to keep your mouth shut.

 


Well, we actually are not in need of a hostess right now but we are indeed seeking experienced servers, bartenders and evening line cooks. Drop off your resume and perhaps you can be a part of the Real Saskatchewan Brewpub Experience!