Issue #1654 – Posted on: 10-October-2022

BREWERY “HOPP”ENINGS: Bushwakker Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports that our seasonally available HARVEST OKTOBERFEST LAGER, GREAT PUMPKIN SPICED BROWN ALE, PONCE DE LEON BLACKBERRY RASPBERRY WHEAT, SUMMER WHEAT and KAI’S MUNICH HELLES are currently available on tap, in our offsale and for growler fills too. In addition to taking our beer home in glass bottles and 2 litre jugs direct from our brewpub, you can find a varying selection of 650 ml bottles of Bushwakker beer in a number of REGINA SLGA stores.


Last chance! OKTOBER-SCHNITZLE-PUMPKIN-FEST! A whole lot of fun all wrapped up into one! Enjoy a variety of unique German-themed meal specials all week long as well as a one-litre stein of imported German brew. Our Oktoberfest beer (Harvest Lager) will be released on the Monday to kick off the week. Our Great Pumpkin Spiced Brown Ale will be released on the Friday. Schnitzels and spätzles and dunkles, oh my!

This Weekend’s OKTOBERFEST Special Dining Features are a BEER BRAISED SMOKED PORK HOCK for $25.95 and BEER BRAISED BRATWURST 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.

Our SASK CRAFT GUEST TAP is currently pouring the BROWN ALE from Nokomis Craft Ales. This will be followed by the OUTSTANDING IN MY FIELD Single Hop Session Ale from Swift Current’s Black Bridge Brewery.

OCTOBER PREMIUM WINE FEATURES  This month’s wine features are the organic HERITAGE ROAD WINES from Australia. The red is the Bloodstone Shiraz and the white is the Moonstone Pinot Grigio.  Both are $7.95 for a glass and $21.95 for a half litre.



WE ARE HIRING! The busy fall and winter season is a comin’! We need experienced lunchtime servers, full and part-time cooks and part-time bartenders. Stop by with your resume today!


The BUSHWAKKER LOCAL ARTS WALL October Featured Artist is ADRIANA MALDONADO! Adriana (Addy) Maldonado is a self- taught visual artist born and raised in Orizaba, Veracruz México. She creates art using different mediums such as acrylic paintings, watercolors, crocheting and more recently, beading. She defines her work as Mexican Folk Art (Art from the heart); the art of ordinary folk to express a cultural identity.  Addy loves to paint Mexican cultural icons such as Catrinas (Sugar Skulls), El Corazon (the Heart), Piñatas to name a few. Her love for pets and nature is also represented in her paintings and other art pieces. She often uses vibrant colors to showcase her Mexican style. In 2012, Addy moved to Regina, Saskatchewan where she now resides. Addy’s love for her native country, culture and roots inspired her to create her first projects here in Regina.  Memories of her childhood living with her grandparents in a small town in Mexico are also a source of inspiration for Addy. She often allows her creativity to take her to explore new mediums. Living on the prairies has also opened a new window of ideas and more inspiration to create art. Enjoy her colourful works (love the Mandalorian painting) all this month!


Now on SaskTel maxTV Local on Demand! The Bushwakker Brewpub was recently featured on “Behind The Menu!” This 25 minute finely crafted video tells the story of how the national award-winning brewer, Bev Robertson, carved his own path—whether he was “bushwacking” on cross-country skis, or paving the way to help legalize brewpubs in Saskatchewan. His legacy of fine food, beer, and service lives on through The Bushwakker and many other Saskatchewan brewpubs alike.

You can now also view this video on YouTube by visiting


Look at the difference a year makes! Congrats to Sean and Cara on tying the knot last weekend. They stopped by after the wedding ceremony for a quick snack before their reception. I was just under one year ago that now infamous wedding proposal was made at your Bushwakker. You can check out that Global News Regina story at  Congrats you crazy kids!


EXTENDED! The 2022 edition of the Regina HOP CIRCUIT has seen its most successful year to date! Due to all those smiles the Hop Circuit season will be extended until the end of October. You still have a chance to earn a commemorative Hop Circuit glass or even pick up another one. Grab a map and visit all six participating breweries at your leisure. Download the free Hop Circuit app to make your experience even slicker!

Oct. 7: 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 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 special firkin offering will be a WILLAMETTE DRY-HOPPED IRISH RED ALE! The suds-soaking spectacular takes place at 5:30 PM.


Oct. 7: GREAT PUMPKIN SPICED BROWN ALE  RELEASE.  After a three-year pandemic-induced hiatus, our autumn speciality brew will return just in time for the Thanksgiving weekendOur rich Brown Ale is infused with nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, vanilla and more. Tastes like pumpkin pie in a glass! It will be available on tap and in our offsale! Limited quantities available.


Oct. 10: CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY. Happy Thanksgiving! Kick your feast up a notch and enjoy some Great Pumpkin Spiced Brown Ale with family and friends.


Oct. 12: Wednesday Folk Night. REGINA SONGWRITERS GROUP & SASKMUSIC PRESENTS two talented artists: WILLIAM JOHN STEWART and ARTIE BALKWILL. 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.


Oct. 14-15: BUSHWAKKER PRIME RIB WEEKENDS RETURN! Chef Mike’s famous “low and slow” oven roasted prime rib is back! Served with rosemary jus and jumbo Yorkshire Pudding. Potato and vegetable selections will vary every weekend. Available in an eight-ounce or ten-ounce cut.


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 buzz: Grad Student in P.E.I. Writes Thesis on Craft Beer Names in Newfoundland

N.L. brew names steeped in heritage and culture, says Maggie Whitten Henry

Nick Ward · CBC News

A grad student on Prince Edward Island has quite the thirst for knowledge when it comes to craft beer names in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Maggie Whitten Henry is working on completing her thesis as part of the Master of Arts in Island Studies program at the University of P.E.I. The subject?  The names of Newfoundland craft beers and how they relate to themes of “islandness.”

Henry, who was born in Newfoundland but left at an early age, says the inspiration for her thesis, Tangled tales, entangled ales: Examining ‘recursive islandness’ through themes of place in Newfoundland craft beer, came when she was writing an unrelated paper.

“I started to notice a bit of a pattern of themes of place in names of breweries and names of beers,” said Henry. “It just kind of popped up and I thought, ‘There’s something going on here.’ This was in 2018-19, when the [craft beer] boom was happening over there, so I wrote a paper about it.”

She noticed many breweries used communities as names of products, which she says is not uncommon in other places. However, she says something unique to the province is the heritage that is steeped in the titles and breweries as well.

“As far as what I found really prevalent in the Newfoundland breweries, like the landmarks and environments [are] definitely more common there than [what] would be noticed elsewhere for such a specific sort of region,” said Henry.

“A lot of natural environments, and also a lot of Newfoundland heritage, especially language, a lot of specific places. Towns, roads, landmarks and a lot of industries, energy and mining and [the] fishery. Those are sort of the main things that jumped out and a fair bit of weather [related names] too.”

Beers such as RDL (Rain, Drizzle, Lager), and Come From Away Islander Pale Ale, from Quidi Vidi and Yellowbelly breweries respectively, illustrate Henry’s findings. In fact, some breweries in the province share back-stories of the naming process of each of their beers online.

It isn’t just the names of beers that struck Henry, but also the locations of the breweries in question.

“A lot of them were opening up in rural areas, which is sort of not the norm elsewhere,” she said.


A nuclear physicist is drinking at Oktoberfest.

He approaches the bar and calls over a barman. The barman asks what he would like and the physicist raises one finger and says,

“Ein Stein.”


Last chance to enjoy our Oktoberfest Week celebration is October 7th and 8th!