Issue #1670 – Posted on: 30-January-2023

BREWERY “HOPP”ENINGS! Bushwakker Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports that our seasonally available ARCTIC DARK MUNICH DUNKELBLACKBERRY MEAD, “MISSILE”TOW ENGLISH BARLEYWINE, CHERRY PASSION FRUIT ALE, and PICKARD’S OATMEAL CREAM STOUT are currently available. There are still some bottles of the amazing THREE-DOWN BOHEMIAN PILSNER in our offsale cooler. A batch of BARON BOCK is also currently working its way through the brewery.


The Bushwakker & Robbie Burns Birthday firkin was an Ilse of Arron Distillery Robert Burns Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Toasted Oak – Infused Dark Scottish Ale. An explosive tapping to match the explosive beer flavours! Our next firkin tapping will feature a CHOCOLATE ORANGE PORTER and will take place on February 3rd at 5:30 in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Regina Frost Winter Festival.


This Weekend’s Special Dining Feature for January 27th and 28th is SHRIMP SPAGHETTI w/ SUNDRIED TOMATO PESTO for $21.95. Our Saturday CLASSIC STEAK & A PINT SPECIAL as well as 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 COLD BREW AMERICANO STOUT from Pile O’ Bones Brewing. Next up is the BETTER LAIT THAN NEVER MILK STOUT from Regina’s Malty National Brewing.

JANUARY PREMIUM WINE FEATURES: This month’s wine features are the LES JAMELLES wines from southern France. The white wine is their SAUVIGNON BLANC and the red is their MERLOT. Both are $7.95 for a glass and $21.95 for a half litre.


Free haggis, neeps and the biggest chocolate birthday cake in Bushwakker history were addressed and quickly consumed by the full house on hand at last Saturday’s Bushwakker & Robbie Burns combined Birthday Bash! Thank you for 32 years of continued enthusiastic support! Can’t wait to do it again next year!


Our current featured local author whose latest work appears on our Bushwakker Writers Corner shelf is MELISSA KENDALL. A news story regarding her newest book called, Marked For Harvest, recently appeared in the QC section of the Regina Leader Post.

Melissa grew up in Winnipeg but moved to Regina in 2015 with her two cats, Portage and Ella. A passionate public speaker, board game enthusiast and lover of all things Halloween, she spends her free time writing and engaging with the writing community. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok as MAKendallAuthor.

Synopsis for Marked for Harvest: Hunted by a creature that wants to consume the ghosts on her skin, Elena flees to her family home to find her childhood friend, Chloe, floating face down in the pool. Accused of following in her mother’s murderous footsteps, she teams up with the one man who believes her, the victim’s brother–and her former flame. Sebastian can’t forget the girl who broke his heart–even though her mother murdered his brother. So when he finds Elena with his sister’s dead body, he accepts her claims of innocence and together they unravel the secrets at the heart of their small town. As the spark between them kindles into an inferno, they must choose between justice for Chloe and keeping Elena safe, before she becomes the killer’s next target.

Be sure to peruse Melissa’s latest book as well as the many other fine works from local Regina scribes upon your next visit!


WE ARE HIRING! The busy winter season is here! We need experienced full and part-time cooks, servers and bartenders. Stop by with your resume today or email it to


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 midnight. The kitchen is open until 11:00 PM and last call is at 11:15 PM. Closed Sundays.

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.

Local artisans, brewers, restaurants hop aboard as non-alcoholic beverage trend grows in Sask.

By Laura Sciarpelletti · CBC News ·

You may have heard the term “sober curious” going around. Trying out or flat-out choosing an alcohol-free lifestyle has been trending for a few years now.

Now, beverage companies are taking notice.

There are a multitude of reasons why people choose not to drink alcohol. There are, of course, recovering alcoholics and pregnant women, but there are also people who don’t drink due to a conflict with medication they’re on, their religion, athletic training or wellness goals.

Whatever the reason, recent trends have been very clear: People want non-alcoholic drink options that aren’t simply soda, juice or the basic light, alcohol-free beers that have been available for years.

And now a Regina brewery is going all-in on non-alcoholic craft beer that they say tastes just like the real thing.

Meghan Trenholm, director of marketing and communications at District Brewing, says the company started making its first non-alcoholic Hero beer, a pale ale, two years ago.

“We heard what our customers were saying,” she said. “We saw the gap in the market, and our friends and family were all looking for additional non-alcoholic options. And so we thought, ‘Oh, we’ve got a brewery, we can make it.’ So we did!”

Trenholm says District Brewing has seen a shift in the beer market, especially among millennials and gen Z. However, not any old alcohol-free beer will do. They want craft beer.

“We use the same ingredients in our non-alcoholic beer as we do in our regular, award-winning beer and use great Saskatchewan ingredients,” Trenholm said.

Honing their ‘craft’

So what’s the secret to a truly great non-alcoholic craft beer?

District Brewery brewmaster Mbaku Hamidu Admau says it’s all about respecting classic brewing techniques.

“The hygienic conditions, ingredients and everything. I’m not going to get into the recipe though, because that’s a secret,” Admau said with a laugh.

District Brewery just launched their second non-alcoholic beer, a milk stout.

“It’s nice and rich and a little bit roasty, and has those chocolate flavours. It’s so nice around the fireplace,” Trenholm said.

District thinks they’re on the ground floor of the non-alcohol trend, and will be offering a non-alcoholic IPA in the new year. There will be a surprise release in the spring, and then a variety pack for grocery stores later in 2023.

“In the last eight months we’ve seen the sales of Hero just really start to jump up,” Trenholm said, “so we are happy to be there first.”



Tea is an evil substance. It is much more dangerous than beer.

I discovered this last night. I drank 15 beers up until 3 am in the pub while my wife was just at home drinking tea.

You should have seen how mad and violent she was when I got home. She threw the chair at me and kept screaming at the top of her lungs. On the other hand, I was quiet and peaceful and silently made my way to bed. But she kept cursing and shouting through the night and well into the next morning.

Please friends, if you can’t handle your tea, you should not be drinking it. Please avoid drinking tea.

Who says you can’t have a keg party in Saskatchewan in the winter? We have four keg sizes available to suit any size gathering!