Issue #1691 – Posted on: 26-June-2023

BREWERY “HOPP”ENINGS! Bushwakker Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports that our seasonally available HONEY THISTLE WIT, BOMBAY IPA, BARON BOCK, SASKADIAN BLACK IPA, MARRY BERRY BLONDE ALE and CHOCOLATE MILK STOUT are currently available. SUMMER SUDS SALE! 650 ml bottles of the amazing THREE-DOWN BOHEMIAN PILSNER are on sale for $5.00 each. Our FLEK’S CZECH DARK LAGER and GRANNY’S BITTER are currently working their way through the brewery.


We will be closed on July 1st & 2nd which is an unprecedented event! To help you take your Canada Day Weekend celebrations to the next level we will be releasing bottles our famous Blackberry Mead on Friday, June 30th. Come catch the buzz and discover why our famous mead is twice as nice when served on ice! Blackberry Mead Cheesecake will be available this day too!


We are celebrating another super Saskatchewan summer by releasing our HONEY THISTLE WIT! A Belgian-style witbier made with malted and unmalted wheat, coriander, dried orange peel, grains of paradise and secret spices. Available on tap, in our offsale and for growler fills too! Enjoy while quantities last!


Another Saskatchewan Roughrider season is underway! So nice to see the friendly banter between Rider fans and the visiting team fans. Last week’s Winnipeg Burger & a Pint special was one of Chef Mike’s most creative burger offerings! Can’t wait to see his next home game day gourmet burger!


We only close our doors to the public once a year and that was for a two-hour reception last Tuesday for international delegates attending the Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership welcome event. Hats off to our talented kitchen team for creating a massive delicious buffet! Nice to see even the Europeans know how to take a beer bath whilst tapping a firkin!


This Weekend’s Special Dining Feature for June 23rd & 24th is a BISON DIP w/ HOT POTATO SALAD for $19.95Our 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.

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.

July 1:  CLOSED FOR CANADA DAY! Enjoy a cool Bushwakker brew or our summer mead on ice!


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.

Craft Beer in India: A Journey Through Flavour and Innovation 

Brewers Journal Canada

Craft beer has been making waves in the global brewing scene, and India is no exception. With a growing community of beer enthusiasts and a burgeoning craft beer culture, India has witnessed the rise of independent breweries offering unique and flavorful brews. In this article, we delve into the world of craft beer in India, exploring its origins, brewing methods, noteworthy examples, and interesting insights that make it a fascinating industry to explore.

Craft beer has become a compelling force in the Indian brewing industry, challenging the traditional beer landscape and offering a plethora of unique and flavoursome options. With its fusion of global brewing techniques and locally inspired ingredients, craft beer in India showcases the country’s rich cultural diversity and culinary heritage.

The craft beer movement has not only redefined the beer-drinking experience but also created a passionate community of beer enthusiasts. As craft breweries continue to innovate, collaborate, and expand their presence, the future of craft beer in India promises exciting possibilities for both brewers and consumers alike. So, the next time you raise a glass of craft beer in India, savour the craftsmanship and creativity that went into brewing that unique and flavorful pint.

Craft Beer in India: Origins and Evolution:

Craft beer in India has a relatively short but dynamic history. It emerged as a response to the dominance of mass-produced lagers and a growing demand for diverse beer options. The craft beer movement gained momentum in the late 2000s when a handful of pioneering breweries began experimenting with small-batch production and introducing innovative flavours to the Indian market.

Influenced by global brewing trends, Indian craft brewers drew inspiration from a range of beer styles, including traditional European ales, hop-forward American IPAs, and Belgian farmhouse ales. However, they also infused their creations with local ingredients, spices, and flavours, giving rise to unique and distinctly Indian craft beers.

Craft Beer Brewing Techniques and Ingredients: 

Craft brewers in India employ various brewing techniques and ingredients to craft their flavorful beers. Here are some notable methods and ingredients used in the Indian craft beer scene: –

Traditional Brewing Methods: 

Craft brewers in India often draw inspiration from traditional brewing methods to create beers with distinct characters. They may incorporate techniques like decoction mashing, where a portion of the mash is boiled and then returned to raise the temperature, resulting in richer malt flavours and complexity. Additionally, step mashing, where the mash is heated through multiple temperature rests, can be employed to achieve specific characteristics in the beer.

Locally Sourced Ingredients: 

Craft breweries in India focus on using locally sourced ingredients to infuse regional flavours and support local agriculture. This includes selecting high-quality malted grains, such as barley or wheat, from local farmers. By sourcing ingredients locally, craft brewers can showcase the unique terroir of different regions, adding a sense of place to their beers.


TIME OUT – Eight Final Rules of 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…


Other acceptable Blues beverages are:

Cheap rot-gut wine

Whiskey or bourbon

Muddy water

Nasty black coffee


The following are NOT Blues beverages:



Slim Fast

Artisanal beer


If death occurs in a cheap motel or a shotgun shack, it’s a Blues death. Stabbed in the back by a jealous lover is another classic Blues way to die. So is the electric chair, substance abuse and from heartbreak on a broke-down cot. You can’t have a Blues death if you die during a tennis match or while getting liposuction.


Some Blues names for women:


Big Mama


Riverside Dumpling


Some Blues names for men:



Little Willie

Big Willie


Persons with names like Michelle, Amber, Debbie, and Heather can’t sing the Blues no matter how many men they shoot in Memphis/Moose Jaw.


Make your own Blues name Starter Kit:

name of physical infirmity (Blind, Cripple, Lame, etc.)

first name (see above) plus name of fruit (Lemon, Peach, Melon, Kiwi, etc.)

last name of a President (Jefferson, Johnson, Fillmore, Bush etc.) For example: Blind Peach Jefferson, Lame Melon Bush, Big Lemon Johnson or Cripple Kiwi Fillmore, etc. (Well, maybe not “Kiwi.”)


I don’t care how tragic your life: if you own an I-phone or Mac Computer, you cannot sing the blues.