THE WAKKER WEEKLY – Issue #1690

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THE WAKKER WEEKLY

Issue #1690 – Posted on: 19-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.

 


Father’s Day is this Sunday and Bushwakker Pastry Chef Amber has whole Kentucky Bourbon Pecan Pies ready for you! Email your orders to kelly@bushwakker.com and get a decadent house-made pie for the old guy!

 


Our beloved Saskatchewan Roughriders have a perfect pre-season record and the first real home game of season is today! Enjoy our gourmet WINNIPEG BURGER & A PINT Special before today’s 7:00 football contest. Best of luck in 2023 Team Green!

 

This Weekend’s Special Dining Feature for June 16th & 17th is a WINNIPEG BURGER & A PINT for $23.95. 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 Bolla Pinot Grigio delle Venezie. Both are $8.50 for a glass and $22.95 for a half litre.



CURRENT HOURS OF OPERATION AND RESERVATIONS NOTES

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.


Singapore Craft Breweries Experiment with Unique Flavours 

Brewers Journal Canada

Editor’s note: Bushwakker original head brewer, Scott Robertson, served as head brewer at Singapore’s Brewerkz for many years following his initial tenure at your Bushwakker. Interesting to see how other brewers in the area continue to follow the path he blazed so many years ago.

Craft beer continues to rise in Singapore. Currently, there is a 4% market share, and the new brewers are looking to get beer drinkers away from the dominant market leader, Tiger beer, with innovative flavours, sustainable offerings, and attractive new-age packaging.

“I think what drives the craft beer business is to talk about flavours because flavours are easy to associate with,” said Mark Chen of Niang Brewery. Chen is known for Confection Cure, a pale ale inspired by Cheng Tng, a local dessert made with red dates and longan, which he recommends pairing with local roasted pork.

“I have observed that there are many non-beer drinkers who may not necessarily like classic beers made with the four core ingredients,” said Qin Yang of Alive Brewery, “so we innovated to come up with beer products that even non-beer drinkers can enjoy.”

Alive Brewery introduced the Berry Smoothie beer with a heavy dose of raspberry and morello cherry pulp to attract a younger market and also cashed into the chocolate beer trend with The Chocolate Bomb, an imperial stout made with “ridiculous amounts” of premium Belgian chocolate.

To entice new customers, Clive Tan of Sunbird Brewing Company creates seasonal and festival-themed beers, such as the Ondeh-Ondeh Porter, which was modelled after a local pastry treat made with Gula Melaka, coconut, and pandan.

On the other side of town, the Crust group, which fights food waste, repurposes apple peel and bread to make their range of artisanal brews and draws inspiration from regional flavour of Kaya toast to make their best-selling Kaya Toast stout. Kaya is a luscious jam created from coconut flesh.

The craft microbreweries mushroomed during the pandemic and tapped into the broad spectrum of beer styles and colourful pop-culture labels to grab consumer attention.

“Today, you see so many imported brands in the supermarket, and there are probably over 30 Singapore craft beer brands,” said Wee-Tuck Tan of the Easy and Light Group, which owns Brewerkz Microbreweries, the oldest craft brewery in Singapore.

“Not only have craft beer brands increased, but so has the number of channels. There are many more e-commerce platforms now, and you see lots of restaurants, hotels, and bars offering craft beer instead of commercial beers.”


TIME OUT – Eight More Rules of The Blues

You can’t have no Blues in a office or a shopping mall. The lighting is wrong. Go outside to the parking lot or sit by the dumpster… at night.

 

Good places for the Blues:

Highway

Jailhouse

An empty bed

Bottom of a whiskey glass

 

Bad places for the Blues:

Costco

Gallery openings

Safe spaces on campus

Golf courses

 

No one will believe it’s the Blues if you wear a suit, ‘less you happen to be a really old man, or you slept in it after an epic bender.

 

You have the right to sing the Blues if:

You older than dirt

You blind

You shot a man in Memphis/Moose Jaw

You can’t be satisfied

 

You don’t have the right to sing the Blues if:

You have all your teeth

You were once blind but now can see

The man you shot in Memphis/Moose Jaw lived

You have a pension fund (Defined Contribution plans excepted)

 

Blues is not a matter of colour. It’s a matter of bad luck. Tiger Woods or Drake cannot sing the blues. Anyone coaching for the Maple Leafs or Greg Norman golfing at the 96 Masters could. Ugly people everywhere also got a leg up on the blues.

 

If you ask for water and your darlin’ give you gasoline, it’s the Blues unless you leaving town in an old Chevy and just ran out of gas.

 


Another CFL season is underway! Enjoy our gourmet Game Day Burger & a Pint Specials every Rider Home Game!