Issue #1678 – Posted on: 27-March-2023

BREWERY “HOPP”ENINGS! Bushwakker Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports that our seasonally available TWO SONS MILK STOUT, ARCTIC DARK MUNICH DUNKEL, “MISSILE”TOW ENGLISH BARLEYWINE and brand new CHERRY LIME ALE are currently available. There are still some bottles of the amazing THREE-DOWN BOHEMIAN PILSNER in our offsale cooler. A batch of BARON BOCK and SASKADIAN BLACK IPA are currently working their way through the brewery.


Our biggest ever St. Patrick’s Day Party was a roaring success. Thanks to all the performers and to all of you for making this celebration so much fun! Thank you for your continued incredible enthusiast support for over 32 years!


This Weekend’s Special Dining Feature for March 24th & 25th  is PORK TENDERLOIN MARSALA for $22.95.  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 CACTUS JOOSE New England IPA from Regina’s Malty National Brewing. Next up is a DOUBLE IPA from Swift Current’s Black Bridge Brewing.

MARCH PREMIUM WINE FEATURES: This month’s wine features are from California. The red wine is PROPHECY PINOT NOIR. $8.95 for a glass and $23.95 for a half litre. The white is SMOKING LOON PINOT GRIGIO. $7.95 for a glass and $21.95 for a half litre.


The 2023 “Best of Food Regina” nominees have now been selected. There were a number of category changes made this year which should make things interesting. Thank you for nominating your Bushwakker in 11 categories including BEST: Local Beer Maker, Pub, Warehouse District Restaurant, Warehouse District Pub, Pub Food, Burgers, Veggie Burger, Fries, Wings, Beer Selection and Pub For a Date!

Be sure to turn those nominations into wins by voting in the easy and fun multiple-choice ballot. Just head over to or click the link below. Voting is open only until May 1st, so don’t delay.

Best of Food 2023 | Best Restaurant | Best of Food 2023 | Prairie Dog (


Bushwakker Growler Update! Our Classic Joe Fafard Bushwakker growlers are back in stock. $15. Our fancy schmancy ornate hop handle deluxe growlers are now on sale for $50.


After a four-year hiatus, we are very excited to bring back our signature Bushwakker event which showcases the talents of both the kitchen and the brewery! Tickets to our April 22nd Bushwakker Brewer’s Dinner go on sale Saturday, March 25! $89.95 each. Each course utilizes beer as an ingredient and is paired with a half pint of beer to accentuate the flavours of the food. Don’t miss our most decadent dining experience of the entire year! This year’s theme is Mexican BBQ!



Baron Bock braised smoked pork and monterey jack empanada on a bed of Mexican slaw with pickled red onion salsa fresca, ancho bbq sauce and cilantro crema, paired with Harvest Oktoberfest Lager.


Northern Lights Lager, ahi tuna, shrimp and tropical fruit ceviche, paired with Three-Down Bohemian Pilsner.


Slow roasted Arctic Dark Munich Dunkel and citrus marinated beef tenderloin with smoked pepper salsa verde, ancho mole sauce, roasted poblano and Oaxaca cheese mashed potato and sweet corn succotash, paired with Saskadian Black IPA.

PALATE CLEANSER: NIEVE DE LIMA made with Mexican Lime Radler


Chico IPA churro cake topped with dulce de leche ganache, Mexican hot chocolate sauce and a Blackberry Mead paleta on a bed of ground almond brittle, paired with Chocolate Two Son’s Milk Stout.

This menu was thoughtfully designed by Bushwakker kitchen team members, Andrew Calibaba and Amber Colbourne.


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.

Saskatchewan Opens its First Indigenous Brewery

From Brewers Journal Canada

Minihkwe Brewery is Saskatchewan’s first Indigenous brewery. Located in Saskatoon, the brewery had its opening late last month.  Co-founder and owner, Kelcey (KJ) Bird said he was excited to launch a brewery that celebrates Saskatchewan’s Indigenous culture and history.

“It’s actually really something I’m proud of, and I’m just happy to be the first registered business for a beer company,” he told CTV News. “It’s something that I didn’t think I ever would have been doing.”

“We can be competitive just like anybody else. I really hope that this gets people going. Let’s get more companies going. I don’t want to be the only one. Let’s get more Indigenous entrepreneurs out there.”

“Minihkewe means ‘drinking‘ in Cree. We just found it fitting if it’s a beverage and that’s our whole idea of it was just to bring awareness to everybody on our Cree language. When you’re enjoying a beer you get to have some knowledge of our Cree language on the treaty territory.”

Minihkwe drinks will have Cree names and labels with six colours that represent six treaty territories in the province. The company will donate some of its profits to organizations that provide mental health and wellness support to those in need, the release said.

“That’s where our hearts are and that’s what we’re going to,” Bird said.


A guy walks into a bar with his pet monkey. He orders a drink and while he’s drinking, the monkey starts jumping all over the place. The monkey grabs some olives off the bar and eats them, then grabs some sliced limes and eats them, then jumps up on the pool table, grabs the cue ball, sticks it in his mouth and swallows it whole. The bartender screams at the guy, “Did you see what your monkey just did?” The guy says, “No, what?” “He just ate the cue ball off my pool table – whole!” says the bartender. “Yeah, that doesn’t surprise me,” replies the patron. “He eats everything in sight, the little jerk. I’ll pay for the cue ball and stuff.” He finishes his drink, pays his bill, and leaves. Two weeks later he’s in the bar again, and he has his monkey with him. He orders a drink and the monkey starts running around the bar again. While the man is drinking, the monkey finds a maraschino cherry on the bar. He grabs it, sticks it up his butt, pulls it out, and eats it. The bartender is disgusted. “Did you see what your monkey did now?” “Now what?” asks the patron. “Well, he stuck a maraschino cherry up his butt, then pulled it out and ate it!” says the barkeeper. “Yeah, that doesn’t surprise me,” replies the patron. “He still eats everything in sight, but ever since he ate that cue ball he measures everything first!”


Seems like as soon as one holiday is over another is a comin’!