Issue #1689 – Posted on: 12-June-2023

BREWERY “HOPP”ENINGS! Bushwakker Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports that our seasonally available BOMBAY IPA, BARON BOCK, SASKADIAN BLACK IPA, MARRY BERRY BLONDE ALE and CHOCOLATE MILK STOUT are currently available. There are still some bottles of the amazing THREE-DOWN BOHEMIAN PILSNER in our offsale cooler. Lots of Bushwakker seasonal brews are on the horizon! Batches of FLEK’S CZECH DARK LAGER, HONEY THISTLE WIT and GRANNY’S BITTER are currently working their way through the brewery.


‘Tis a great time to be a Hophead! All three of our beautifully bitter IPAs are currently available. What a great “hop”portunity to compare three unique hop monsters! What type of hophead are you?


This Weekend’s Special Dining Feature for June 9th & 10th is MANICOTTI  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 a POMEGRANATE PALE ALE from Saskatoon’s High Key Brewing. Next up is a NEW ENGLAND IPA from Swift Current’s Black Bridge Brewery.

JUNE PREMIUM WINE FEATURES: Our June wine features hail from Italy. The red wine is Vigneti del Sole Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. The white wine is Pasqua Pinot Grigio delle Venezie. Both are $8.50 for a glass and $22.95 for a half litre.


The June edition of First Firkin Friday was a special one. Longtime Bushwakker regular, Joe Roberts, requested a firkin containing Bombay IPA as part of his 92nd birthday celebration. Jeff and Anne served as honourary firkin bearers and Fran tapped the firkin to celebrate her 25th anniversary. What a party!


The Bushwakker Local Arts Wall June Featured Artist is KEVIN DOWLER!
Kevin is a Regina based artist. He likes to share what he sees. He tries to capture mood in his images and wants the viewer to get some kind of an emotional response from his work. Kevin has been involved in photography for years; from his early days in a film-based darkroom to working in today’s digital darkroom.
He says photography is a multi-step process that begins with capturing the image, then moves on to developing it in the darkroom or digitally, and then making it into a final print which results in every print being unique. Kevin studied journalism in Alberta and has worked as a journalist, multimedia designer and photographer for newspapers, magazines and as a freelancer. This career path brought him to Saskatchewan where he has made Regina his home for the past 25 years.

Enjoy his varied works all this month!


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.

Brewer Competes with ChatGPT


It might have been the biggest robot-versus-human conflict ever to occur in a Saskatchewan brewery.

Brewers competed in a taste-off with ChatGPT to see who or what can produce the greatest beer. The grain mash was masterful and the fermentation was fierce.

An employee meeting at 9 Mile Legacy Brewing, a Saskatoon nanobrewery known for producing artisan beer and breaking boundaries, generated the idea for the battle against the chatbot powered by artificial intelligence.

Garrett Pederson, co-founder and head brewer of 9 Mile, claimed that early this year when fooling around with the wildly popular chatbot, they felt it would be amusing to test the technology’s practicality to one of the oldest beverages made by mankind.

“We will challenge it to make a recipe and I’ll essentially make a recipe and we will see where that goes,” Pederson said.

Luke Clark, an assistant brewer who joined Team Robot, was given the assignment of asking ChatGPT for a recipe.

The U.S.-based firm OpenAI created ChatGPT, which uses textual content that is already on the web to provide users comprehensive responses to their inquiries. It has drawn considerable recognition for composing scripts, poems, and musical lyrics.

In the beginning, Clark claimed he requested that the chatbot “make an award-winning gose recipe using local ingredients.” A gose is typically a German beer that is salty and sour.

According to Clark, the chatbot started throwing forth recipes, all of which featured Saskatoon berries, as expected.

The amount of AVB wasn’t as expected. Some would have produced a beer with a 30% alcohol level, while others would have had a 2% alcohol concentration.

Clark stated that he was surprised to see that everything that would be required was present, despite the fact that the ingredient quantities weren’t exactly correct.

“I had … to keep refining it until I got something I could actually use and tweaked it a little bit,” Clark said.


TIME OUT – Eight Rules of The Blues

Most Blues begin, “Woke up this mornin’…”

“I got a good woman” is a bad way to begin the Blues, unless you stick something nasty in the next line like, “I got a good woman, with the meanest face in town.”

The Blues is simple. After you get the first line right, repeat it. Then find something that rhymes… sort of: “Got a good woman with the meanest face in town. Yes, I got a good woman with the meanest face in town. Got teeth like Margaret Thatcher, and she weigh 500 pound.”

The Blues is not about choice. You stuck in a ditch, you stuck in a ditch–ain’t no way out.

Blues cars: Chevys, Fords, Cadillacs and broken-down trucks. The Blues don’t travel in Volvos, BMWs, or SUVs. Most Blues transportation is a Greyhound bus or a Southbound train. Jet aircraft, electric cars, and using Uber ain’t even in the running. Walkin’ plays a major part in the blues lifestyle. So does fixin’ to die due to relationship issues.

Teenagers shouldn’t sing the Blues. Their relationship issues ain’t at the fixin to die stage yet. Messed up adults sing the Blues. In Blues, “adult” means being old enough to get the electric chair if you shoot a man/woman in Memphis/Moose Jaw for runnin off with your cheating woman/man.

Blues can take place in New York City but not in Hawaii or any place in Canada except Windsor or Moose Jaw. Having the Blues in Vancouver or Seattle is probably just clinical depression due to weather. Chicago, St. Louis, New Orleans,  Memphis and Kansas City are still the best places to have the Blues. You cannot have the blues in any place that don’t get rain.

A man with male pattern baldness ain’t the blues. A woman with male pattern baldness is. Breaking your leg because you were skiing is not the blues. Breaking your leg ’cause a alligator be chompin’ on it is.


Two great JazzFest Regina 2023 music performances are coming your way June 15th and 19th. Tickets now available at Bushwakker or visit