THE WAKKER WEEKLY – Issue #1636

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THE WAKKER WEEKLY

Issue #1636 – Posted on: 06-June-2022

BREWERY “HOPP”ENINGS:  Bushwakker Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports a very small batch of MEXICAN LIME RADLER is now on tap and in our offsale! Our next fruit beer will be PASSION-BERRY! Our long-awaited tank of KAI’S MUNICH HELLES will be tapped early next week. 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.

 


Nice to see the Leader Post recognizing the amazing work of our super handyman, Remi Cote, last week. We’re not sure if the door or the   man is more iconic! 

 

Our SASK CRAFT GUEST TAP is currently pouring a CHOCOLATE STOUT from Pile O’ Bones Brewing. This will followed by the IT’S KINDA FLAKEY IPA from Black Bridge Brewery in Swift Current.

This Weekend’s June 3rd & 4th Special Dining Features is a FLANK STEAK for $21.95. 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 great value deals.

JUNE PREMIUM WINE FEATURES This month’s red wine feature is the SILK & SPICE Red Blend which boasts grapes that are native to Portugal. The white wine is LES FUMEES BLANCHES Sauvignon Blanc from France. Both are $8.95 for a glass and $23.95 for a half litre.

 


The Regina HOP CIRCUIT is back for a third year running from the May Long Weekend until the Labour Day Long Weekend. Check out the  2022 Hop Circuit video at Hop Circuit 2022_v5 (vimeo.com)  Grab a map and visit all six participating breweries and receive a 2022 commemorative beer glass. Download the free app at  Hop Circuit « Tourism Regina to make your experience even slicker!

 


Much thanks to our many customers, musicians and local artists who participated in our April & May SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE FUNDRAISER event. We are pleased to announce a total of over $4400 was raised for the Canadian Ukrainian Congress of Saskatchewan to assist the Ukrainian people both here at home and in the mother country.



June 3: 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 attempts to tap the keg in one mighty blow! This month’s firkin offering will be a never-before-presented brew celebrating the official launch of patio season in Saskatchewan! The suds-soaking spectacular takes place at 5:30 PM.

 


June 6: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. THE MINISTRY OF GROOVE. Great 1970’s jazz funk and more complete with horn section. 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

 


June 8: Wednesday Folk Night. THE STRANGE VALENTINES. Australian rocker, David Farrell, and Canadian Maritimer, Janet Mills, deliver edgy folk. 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

 


June 11:  RIDERS VS TIGER CATS. The first regular season home game! Kickoff is at 5:00 PM. Be sure to stop by before or after the game and enjoy our gourmet “TABBY” BURGER & A PINT SPECIAL. Come “devour” the competition! What a Saturday night this will be!

 

June 16: 2022 JAZZFEST REGINA Bushwakker performance – KEVIN KASHA QUINTET! JazzFest Regina is back and Bushwakker is pleased to be the host venue for two festival concerts this year. Our first jazz festival show features trumpet master, Kevin Kasha, who is the spotlight musician in this talented five piece act. And come see why there is plenty of buzz going on about the up-and-coming talents of young Kieran Kasha. Don’t miss this special performance showcasing the musical skills of this talented family. Rush seating tickets are $20. Available at the Bushwakker, at the door or visit www.jazzregina.ca.  7:00 PM.

 


June 20: 2022 JAZZFEST REGINA Bushwakker performance – TWO JUNO AWARD WINNERS – JOCELYN GOULD QUARTET featuring WILL BONNESS! JazzFest Regina is back and Bushwakker is pleased to be the host venue for two festival concerts this year. Our second performance features two Juno Award-winning artists! Guitarist and vocalist, Jocelyn Gould, won the 2021 Juno Award for Jazz Album of the Year. She has been called “a leader in the next generation of great mainstream jazz guitarists.” Her joyful energy has captivated audiences around the world and her passion for music is infectious. She has absorbed the influences of the jazz guitar greats and has woven them into an exciting personal sound. Gould displays her influence from guitar greats such as Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, Kenny Burrell and Joe Pass. Her unique ability to connect with audiences always leaves them wanting more. Jocelyn is a professor and Head of Guitar Department at Humber College in Toronto. The featured pianist in this quartet is Will Bonness who recently won the 2022 Juno Award for Jazz Album of the Year. The Winnipeg pianist’s third recording proved to be gold. This is the first Juno Award for Bonness, who has been active on the international jazz scene for more than two decades. Rush seating tickets are $20. Available at the Bushwakker, at the door or visit www.jazzregina.ca.  7:00 PM.


CURRENT HOURS OF OPERATION AND RESERVATIONS NOTES

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 two banquet rooms are also available for private party rentals. Call Kelly at 306-359-7276 to book either our main floor Arizona Room or basement Clubroom.


Microbrewer Peter McAuslan Launches New Book

BREWERS JOURNAL CANADA

“He was there at the very beginning when there were so few microbreweries around — but more than that, it was also the quality of his beer that stood up then and still now,” said Jeannine Marois, president and co-founder of the Mondial de la bière.

The legendary microbrewer, Peter McAuslan, played a vital role in Quebec’s microbrewery revolution, and now, he’s launching a new book called Brewing Better Beer at the Mondial de la bière festival.

In 1989, McAuslan produced Brewing’s dynamite, a pale ale St-Ambroise and in 2013, sold his company to Les Brasseurs so it is a perfect pairing that he launched his book at the Mondial de la bière site at Windsor Station. After a two-year break due to the pandemic, the beer fest — the first of Montreal’s major spring/summer events — rolled out more than 400 brews, including McAuslan’s.

“He was there at the very beginning when there were so few microbreweries around — but more than that, it was also the quality of his beer that stood up then and still now,” said Jeannine Marois, president and co-founder of the Mondial de la bière.

The legendary microbrewer, Peter McAuslan, played a vital role in Quebec’s microbrewery revolution, and now, he’s launching a new book called Brewing Better Beer at the Mondial de la bière festival.

In 1989, McAuslan produced Brewing’s dynamite, a pale ale St-Ambroise and in 2013, sold his company to Les Brasseurs so it is a perfect pairing that he launched his book at the Mondial de la bière site at Windsor Station. After a two-year break due to the pandemic, the beer fest — the first of Montreal’s major spring/summer events — rolled out more than 400 brews, including McAuslan’s.


TIME OUT

The other night, I was invited out for a night with “the girls.” I told my husband that I would be home by midnight. “I promise,” were my last words.

The hours passed and the margaritas went down way too easily and around 3 a.m. we piled into a cab and headed to our respective homes, quite inebriated.

Just as I walked through the door, the cuckoo clock in the hall started up and cuckooed 3 times!

Realizing that my husband would probably wake up to this, I quickly cuckooed another 9 times. I was quite pleased with myself for coming up with such a quick witted solution to cover up my tardiness. Even with my impaired judgment, I could count 3 cuckoos plus 9 cuckoos equaled 12 cuckoos!

The next morning, my husband asked me what time I got in, and confidently, I replied, “Midnight…like I promised.” He didn’t even raise an eyebrow and went on reading the morning paper! Phew! Got away with that one!

After a moment, he then replied, “I think we might need a new cuckoo clock.”

A bit nervously, I asked him why, to which he responded:

“Well, last night our clock cuckooed 3 times, then said, ‘Oh, crap,’ cuckooed 4 more times, cleared it’s throat, cuckooed another 3 times, giggled, cuckooed twice more, then tripped over the coffee table and farted.”

 


A new Star Wars Obi Wan Kenobi series paired with a nice craft brew? What’s not to like?