Issue #1625 – Posted on: 21-March-2022

BREWERY “HOPP”ENINGS:  Bushwakker Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports our seasonal UPENDI PINEAPPLE PASSION FRUIT ALE is now on tap and in our offsale. It is also available for growler fills. A batch of PONCE DE LEON BLACKBERRY/RASPBERRY ALE will soon be making its way through the brewery. 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 a number of REGINA SLGA stores.

Our SASK CRAFT GUEST TAP is currently pouring the CASHMERE SESSION IPA from Saskatoon’s High Key Brewing. Next up is the Nokomis Craft Ales OATMEAL STOUT. This will be followed by the Black Bridge NEW ENGLAND IPA.

This March 18th and 19th enjoy our St. Patrick’s Day Weekend pub cuisine. 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 great value deals.

MARCH PREMIUM WINE FEATURES. This month’s featured wines are the THREE THIEVES WINES from California. The red is a CABERNET SAUVIGNON and the white is a PINOT GRIGIO. Both are $8.95 for a glass and $23.95 for a half litre.


Much thanks to Robin Speer for yet another beautiful image of our brewpub in a distinctive “Saskatchewan” setting. We won’t be missing those sundogs any time soon. Bring on spring!

Mar. 21: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. THE U OF R JAZZ BAND. Come hear Regina’s future jazz stars. 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.


Mar. 23: Wednesday Folk Night. THE LOCAL GROUP. Hard-driving traditional bluegrass band from Saskatoon makes a second attempt at their Bushwakker debut. 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.


Mar. 24: SCIENCE PUB – “Sask Health Care After Covid.” Our wildly popular Science Pub Series has returned for a ninth incredible season after a two year hiatus. Enjoy lectures on scientific topics of general interest in our Arizona Room over fine craft beer and award-winning pub cuisine. The room opens at 5:00 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 Tom McIntosh, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Politics and International Studies, University of Regina, Co-Director, Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit.


New Hours! We are open Monday – Thursday from 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM. The kitchen closes at 9:00 PM and last call is at 9:15 PM. Fridays and Saturdays we are open from 11:00 AM until 11:00 PM. The kitchen is open until 10:00 PM and last call is at 10:15 PM.

Reservations are accepted and encouraged. We accept a limited number of reservations as late as 6:00 PM every day except Fridays. Fridays we accept reservations as late as 3:00 PM. Call us at 306-359-7276 to secure your table. Our basement clubroom is also available for private parties. Call Kelly at 306-359-7276 for private room bookings.

The government of Saskatchewan announced that mandatory masking is no longer required in pubs and restaurants. Those who wish to continue wearing a mask are certainly welcome to do so. Hand sanitizer will be available and enhanced table cleaning protocols will continue. Our bar and serving staff will continue to wear masks for the time being. Reservations and takeout service will continue to be provided. If you wish to bring in a larger group, please call ahead at 306-359-7276 so we can designate the adequate space needed to avoid wait times and congestion in our front lobby.

Proof of Vaccination is no longer required for restaurant dining. However, we have received many customer comments stating they will be reluctant to visit us because of the recent health restriction changes. To put our vaccinated customers who may have immunodeficiency concerns, family health concerns or simply are not comfortable with the latest easing of health restrictions somewhat at ease, we will make our Arizona Room available to them. Customers choosing to sit in this room will be required to provide Proof of Vaccination and ID. Both vaccinated and unvaccinated customers are most certainly welcome at Bushwakker and are invited to sit in the main pub area. Thank you to our legion of Bushwakker fans for your continued enthusiastic support!

Please continue to practice safe health measures. 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.

Ukrainian Brewery Switches From Beer To Molotov Cocktails

Lviv — a bastion of Ukrainian identity — lies near the Polish border and fears Russian tanks will at some point roll into the historic city.

WorldAgence France-Presse February 28, 2022

A volunteer demonstrates the preparation of Molotov cocktails at the Pravda – (Truth) brewery in Lviv

In an industrial part of western Ukraine’s main city Lviv, employees at the Pravda brewery have responded to the Russian invasion by switching from producing beer to Molotov cocktails.

Lviv — a bastion of Ukrainian identity — lies near the Polish border and fears Russian tanks will at some point roll into the historic city.

“You have to wait for the cloth to be well soaked. When it is, that means the Molotov cocktail is ready,” said one smiling employee.

With a cap on his head, he pushed the cloth deep into a beer bottle filled with a mixture of oil and petrol.

Two other barmen next to him, all in good humour, do the same.

They have a few dozen Molotov cocktails ready for use already, placed neatly on tables so as to protect them from the light snowfall.

While these Molotov cocktails might seem ridiculous in the face of tanks and rockets, the switch could not be more serious for Yuriy Zastavny, the owner of the brewery.

“We do this because someone has to. We have the skills, we went through a street revolution in 2014,” said Zastavny, referring to Kyiv’s pro-Western uprising that ousted a Kremlin-backed regime.

“We had to make and use Molotov cocktails then,” he said.

He said the idea came from one of his employees, many of whom took part in the 2014 revolution.

It is not the first time that Pravda became a kind of institution in Lviv.

One of their favourite beers is called “Putin khuylo” — an insult directed at Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The brewery began producing the cocktails for the Ukrainian Territorial Defence Forces on Saturday — made up of reservists who responded to President Volodymyr Zelensky’s call to take up arms.

At checkpoints erected on the outskirts of the city of 720,000, police and soldiers who control each vehicle are already equipped with them.

Pravda owner Zastavny vowed to do “everything we can to help win this war.”


One night a man walked into a bar with an alligator.

He stood up on the counter and announced, “If i stick my cock and balls into this gators mouth, let the gator shut his jaws and pull them out without a scratch on ’em you’ll all buy me a drink.”

The crowed looked up at the man and nodded with glee.

So the man whipped out his cock and balls and stuck them in the gators mouth then shut the gators jaws.

A few moments later he hit it on the head with a beer bottle and the gators mouth flung open, he pulled his genitalia out without a scratch.

As he was collecting his first free drink he looked to the crowed and asked if anybody would like to try.

A hush blew over the crowed.

All of a sudden a hand shot up in the back. “I would,” said the blonde lady, “if you promise not to hit me on the head with a beer bottle.”