Issue #1641 – Posted on: 11-July-2022

BREWERY “HOPP”ENINGS:  Bushwakker Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports his brand new PASSION-BERRY (Passion Fruit & Raspberry) fruit beer is now on tap, in our offsale and available for growler fills too!  Our long-awaited tank of KAI’S MUNICH HELLES is also currently available. A batch of SUMMER WHEAT is working its way through the brewery as is a yet another brand new fruit beer, LEMON LIME TART! 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.


Thank you Regina! We are thrilled you selected us as being tops in a dozen catagories in the 2022 Best of Food Regina Awards. Winning BEST REGINA RESTAURANT and BEST REGINA BREWPUB are particularly meaningful to us! Congrats to the entire Bushwakker team and thank you to our legion of enthusiastic Bushwakker fans for 31 incredible years!


Last Friday’s Canada Day edition of First Firkin Friday combined with the Summer Release of our Blackberry Mead was a very fruity day indeed. The firkin was one of the most fruit-forward brew we have ever offered. Bottles of Blackberry Mead should remain in stock throughout July.


This Weekend’s July 8th & 9th Special Dining Feature is an OTTAWA BURGER & A PINT for $22.95. 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.

Our SASK CRAFT GUEST TAP is currently pouring the DAVENPORT NEW ENGLAND IPA from Regina’s Malty National Brewing. Next up is the TANGERINE IPA from Swift Current’s Black Bridge Brewing. This will be followed by the SALT SHAKER GOSE from Nokomis Craft Ales.

JULY PREMIUM WINE FEATURES This month’s wine features are summer-inspired lighter offerings.  From Canada – JACKSON TRIGG’S LIGHT (8.0% ABV) WINES. The red is a Light CABERNET SAUVIGNON and the white is a Light PINOT GRIGIO.  Both are available at the lighter price of only $6.95 for a glass and $19.95 for a half litre.


The BUSHWAKKER LOCAL ARTS WALL for the month of July sees the return of this talented trio!
SHIELA MITCHELL – Upon retirement in 2003, after raising a family of four, teaching for 19 years in several Saskatchewan communities, one of my goals was to take an Art class. I had gained an interest in art while having to wear an Art Teacher hat during more than one school year. We all know that in rural Saskatchewan schools, teachers often become involved in many subject areas outside their comfort zone. This can be a good thing. I have taken some workshops and varied classes from the LLLC from inspiring professionals who have made art their life work. Presently, I continue to paint on a regular basis with friends to share ideas, laugh and create what moves me. I have a wide and varied interest in subject matter from landscape, still life and the use of photos for inspiration.
LINDA TIDBALL – I was born in Regina and continue to live in the city. I have always been interested in creating and have done many crafts over the years. After retiring from a career as a medical laboratory technologist I began cultivating an interest in art. I have taken classes in acrylics, mixed media, oils, pastels, watercolor and encaustic wax all taught by local artists as well as participating in workshops lead by visiting artists. My focus has been on still life and landscapes. My husband and I enjoy taking photographs which are inspirations for my paintings. I am currently a member of the Aurora Art Guild and enjoy working and painting with fellow artists.
– I was born and raised in Regina. I am the middle child of seven. I have enjoyed art from a young age. I have done many crafts over the years such as pottery, paper tole, folk art, sewing and ceramics. In later years I started taking painting classes from local artists. I have worked with water colors, acrylics, mixed medium and oils. I recently joined the Aurora Art Guild to further my knowledge and participation in art.

Enjoy their varied works all this month!


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 (  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!

July 8:  RIDERS VS REDBLACKS. The first regular season home game! Kickoff is at 7:30 PM. Be sure to stop by before or after the game and enjoy our gourmet OTTAWA BURGER & A PINT SPECIAL. Come “devour” the competition! What a Saturday night this will be!


July 11: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. July 11: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. REGINA SONGWRITERS GROUP & SASKMUSIC PRESENTS two talented artists: ROXIE LENTON and GLENN SUTTER. 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.


July 13: Wednesday Folk Night. SUMMER SINGER/SONGWRITER SHOWCASE. Veteran Regina wordsmith, Neil Child, is joined by a number of seasoned as well as up-and-coming area singer/songwriters including: TRENT LEGGOTT, CORI KNELSEN, JOHN FORTOWSKY, STEVE ABBOTT, YIANNI PANTELOPOULOS, MICHE MARTIN, SARAH ADAMS and WILLIAM STEWART. 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.


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.

Beer Made from Urine Could Help the Environment

From Brewers Journal Canada

Beer is made from more than 90 percent water and in a world facing water shortages and climate change, Singapore decided to try something so radical to help, it just might work.

Singapore’s water agency is producing a craft beer that is mostly made from wastewater.

The sewage is treated to become “ultra-clean” water, before it is used to create the new tropical blonde ale.

Singapore already treats sewage to create NEWater, which then gets pumped back into the system and is mainly used for industrial and air-conditioning purposes.

During dry periods, the recycled sewage gets added to reservoirs, before the water is treated and used as tap water.

NEWBrew – a craft beer which lends itself as having a “toasted, honey-like aftertaste” – is a way for Singapore to protect its water supply.

As temperatures continue to rise, water shortages continue to climb so this is becoming even more important as the climate crisis increases the risk of droughts. Southeast Asia was warned about this in the latest International Panel for Climate Change report.

Last month, the United Nations warned one in four children could suffer from shortages by 2040 due to the impacts of the climate crisis.

So not only has Singapore found a way to help the environment, but it also quenches beer drinkers’ thirst.

“It definitely goes down smooth,” one man told the BBC. “I could probably, if I wanted to, drink a whole lot of those.”


Bob was in trouble. He forgot his wedding anniversary. His wife was really angry. She told him “Tomorrow morning, I expect to find a gift in the driveway that goes from 0 to 200 in 6 seconds AND IT BETTER BE THERE!” The next morning he got up early and left for work. When his wife woke up, she looked out the window and sure enough there was a box gift-wrapped in the middle of the driveway. Confused, the wife put on her robe and ran out to the driveway, brought the box back in the house. She opened it and found a brand new bathroom scale. Bob has been missing since Friday.