Issue #1673 – Posted on: 20-February-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.


We brought back our classic comfy sweatshirts and gave them a little updating. The design is crisp and clean and timeless. These premium quality black sweatshirts are available in medium, large, extra-large and double extra-large.


This Weekend’s Special Dining Feature for February 17th & 18th is a GREEK PLATTER for $24.95. 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 a DOUBLE WHITE IPA from Regina’s Pile O’ Bones Brewing. Next up is the TROPICAL STRAWBERRY MILKSHAKE OF DOOM IPA from Regina’s Malty National Brewing.

FEBRUARY PREMIUM WINE FEATURES: This month’s red wine feature is THE MAGIC BOX CABERNET SAUVIGNON from southern Australia. $7.95 for a glass and $21.95 for a half litre. The white wine is VILLA MARIA EARTH GARDEN SAUVIGNON BLANC from New Zealand. $8.95 for a glass and $23.95 for a half litre.


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.

The Effect of Synthetic Beer on the Industry

From Brewers Journal Canada

Over the last two years, a research team in the UK has developed an alternative to alcohol that will offer the same effects for mood-enhancers without the hangover.

Alcarelle is the new molecular compound that was created by a team led by Imperial College London’s neuro-psycho pharmacology Professor David Nutt. He used to be the UK government’s drugs advisor but was fired in 2009 for claiming that alcohol is more dangerous than ecstasy or LSD.

“Alcohol is my favorite drug, and it has the huge benefit of helping us socialize as humans,” said Nutt….

“Alcohol mimics a chemical called GABA which is produced in the brain. With our synthetic alcohol, we’ve been targeting the receptors in the parts of the brain which regulate how you feel and how you interact and how you socialize.”

“You can produce a whole range of effects like alcohol by manipulating this system in the brain,” explained Nutt. “In some experiments, the effect is indistinguishable from alcohol. We want to keep the pleasure, but not the pain, essentially. You don’t get the physiological changes that ethanol does from Alcarelle, I’ve tried and tested it myself.”

“We’ve developed the compound so that no matter how much Alcarelle you have in a drink, you won’t get wasted, just tipsy. It’s like having two or so glasses of wine. It’s also a small molecule so you don’t need much of it to feel the effect when it’s mixed into a drink, and it clears from your body within hours and it doesn’t metabolize in the liver like alcohol. Hence, the lack of side-effects.

“I’m not suggesting we do away with alcohol in place of this, or that it’s a replacement. It’s about giving people a choice other than abstinence and alcohol. Currently, people only have two choices; to drink or not to drink, but this could give people the sociability they want from alcohol without them having to drink.’

“Most people enjoy alcohol and I don’t want to stop that, Professor Nutt told Inews “I just want to offer people something less harmful. After all, we’ve finally got the science to make it happen. Why wouldn’t we?”

Alcarelle is awaiting approval in the UK and if approved, will become publicly available in the next five years.


A pig walks into a bar and orders ten beers. As soon as the pig is finished drinking the beers, he pays the bartender and starts to leave the bar.

“Wait!” says the bartender. “You drank so much beer. Wouldn’t it be wise to use the bathroom before leaving?”

“Not for me,” says the pig. “I’m the type of pig that goes wee, wee, wee all the way home.”