THE WAKKER WEEKLY – Issue #1699

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THE WAKKER WEEKLY

Issue #1699 – Posted on: 21-August-2023

BREWERY “HOPP”ENINGS! Bushwakker Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports that our seasonally available GRANNY’S BITTER, KAI’S MUNICH HELLES, HONEY THISTLE WIT, BOMBAY IPA and TANGERINE DREAM FRUIT and are currently available. Our FLEK’S CZECH DARK LAGER is currently working its way through the brewery.

 


There is still plenty of summer deck sippin’ time left in Saskatchewan! Our offsale cooler is loaded with a huge selection of cool Bushwakker brews. Swing by and build your own mixed six-pack. We have something for everyone!

 


Aug. 20: RIDERS VS. LIONS. We will be open at noon on this game day Sunday. Enjoy our gourmet game day BC BURGER & A PINT SPECIAL before the 5:00 PM kickoff. Come “devour” the competition!

This Weekend’s Special Dining Feature from Friday, August 18th to Sunday, August 20th is a BC BURGER & a PINT for $23.95Our 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.

Our SASK CRAFT GUEST TAP is currently pouring the GRAPEFRUIT RATTLER from Regina’s Pile O’ Bones Brewing. Next up is the LEMON SMASH AMERICAN WHEAT from Saskatoon’s High Key Brewing.

AUGUST PREMIUM WINE FEATURES: This month’s wine features are the WAKEFIELD CLARE VALLEY WINES from Southern Australia. The red wine is their CABERNET SAUVIGNON and the white wine is their DRY RIESLING. Both are $8.95 for a glass and $23.95 for a half litre.

 


The 2023 Regina Hop Circuit is a month in and we are really starting to see lots of people earning their commemorative glassware! Grab a free Hop Circuit map and hop on your bike or take a hike and visit all six craft breweries including: @rebelliontaproom @pileobonesbrews @bushwakkerbrewpub @maltynational @districtbrewing and @reginabrewinginc this summer!

Enjoy the 2023 Regina Hop Circuit video from Tandem X Visuals.
https://www.facebook.com/TheBushwakker/videos/1283153589238378 

 


Of the seven wins we recently received in the 2023 Best of Food Regina Awards, the BEST PUB FOR A DATE NIGHT IN REGINA award was a pretty cool one. When we first opened our doors 32 years ago, our then general manager was Bushwakker co-founder, Elaine Robertson. It was extremely important to Elaine that Bushwakker would be a gathering place where everyone was welcome and would feel comfortable – especially women. Elaine worked hard to foster an environment where women could come alone or in a group and not have to worry about being approached by any unwanted male suitors. That being said, we see many couples young and old who choose The Bushwakker as the place for uninterrupted conversation free of loud background music and blaring television sets. Our 109 year old warehouse atmosphere creates the perfect casual setting to connect with someone new or reconnect with a friend, spouse or old flame! Thank you for 32 years of enthusiastic support!



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.


Unveiling Quirky Alcohol Drinking Laws from Across the Globe

Discover the strangest alcohol laws worldwide, from Sweden’s alcohol monopoly to North Korea’s single beer brand. Explore restrictions on happy hours, drunk cycling, and more. Join us on a captivating journey through global alcohol regulations!

From: The Beer Connoisseur


When it comes to alcohol consumption, laws and regulations can vary greatly from country to country. While some nations have relaxed policies allowing for free-spirited indulgence, others have implemented peculiar restrictions that will leave you scratching your head. In this article, we will take a fascinating journey across the world to uncover some of the weirdest alcohol drinking laws that exist today. So, grab a drink (if you’re in a place where it’s legal!) and let’s dive into the captivating world of quirky drinking laws around the world.

Sweden’s Alcohol Monopoly

If you’re planning a trip to Sweden, be aware that the sale of alcoholic beverages with an alcohol content above 3.5% is tightly controlled by the government-run chain of stores called Systembolaget. These stores are the only retail outlets allowed to sell stronger alcoholic beverages, meaning you won’t find wine or spirits in regular grocery stores. Moreover, these stores have strict opening hours and are closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Only One Beer in North Korea

In the secretive nation of North Korea, alcohol consumption is generally permitted. However, there is a fascinating restriction on the production and consumption of beer. The North Korean regime has mandated that only one brand of beer, Taedonggang, can be consumed in the country. Visitors have often praised the taste of this locally brewed beer, but it remains the sole option available to quench one’s thirst for a cold one.

Restricted “Happy Hours” in Australia

In an effort to promote responsible drinking, Australia has implemented strict regulations on “happy hours” and discounted alcohol. Establishments are prohibited from offering discounted drinks during certain times of the day or for more than four hours per day. Additionally, “two-for-one” promotions and other similar deals are banned. These measures aim to prevent excessive alcohol consumption and associated problems.

Alcohol-Free Day in Iran

Iran, a predominantly Muslim country, has strict regulations regarding alcohol. The sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages are illegal for Muslims, and even non-Muslims face limitations. One interesting aspect of Iran’s alcohol laws is that the country has designated a day called “Alcohol-Free Day” where the sale of alcohol is strictly prohibited. This day is typically observed on the last Thursday of each Iranian month.

No Chugging in the Land of the Rising Sun

In Japan, it is considered impolite and frowned upon to chug alcoholic beverages in public. The cultural norm is to savor and enjoy drinks at a leisurely pace. This custom is deeply ingrained in Japanese society, emphasizing respect, self-control, and moderation in all aspects of life, including alcohol consumption.

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TIME OUT 

On a lazy August Friday a Doctor in St John’s, Newfoundland wanted to take the day off work and go fishing, so he approached his janitor Buddy for a favour. “I am going fishin’ tomorrow

Buddy and can’t close the clinic. I want you to sit in my office and talk to of any patients who wander in.  If they are real sick send them to the hospital.  If you can do that I’ll give you fifty bucks.”

“Yes, sir Doc!” answers Buddy.

The Doctor then goes fishing and returns the following day asking: “So,

Buddy, how went the day?”

Buddy told him that he took care of three patients. “The first one had a headache so I gave him Tylenol.”

“Bravo Buddy! The second one?” asks the doctor.

“The second one had a bad stomach so I gives him Pepto, sir.” says Buddy

“Excellent choice! You’re good at this Buddy, so what about the third patient?” asks the Doctor.

“Well Doc, I was sitting here having a smoke and suddenly the door flies opens, and a gorgeous lady came into the office all panicked. Like a whirlwind, she undresses herself, taking off every last stich including her bra and her panties and lies down on the table and shouts: “HELP ME! – I haven’t seen the loving eyes of a real man in over ten years.”

“Lord tunderin’ Jeezus, Buddy!!! What did you do?”

“The only things that I could do. I puts drops in her eyes!

 


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