THE WAKKER WEEKLY – Issue #1705

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THE WAKKER WEEKLY

Issue #1705 – Posted on: 02-Oct-2023

BREWERY “HOPP”ENINGS! Bushwakker head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports that our seasonally available RASPBERRY BLONDE ALE, GRANNY’S BITTER, KAI’S MUNICH HELLES, and HONEY THISTLE WIT are currently available. Also there are batches of PREMIUM PALE ALE, BARON BOCK, SASKADIAN BLACK IPA and FLEK’S CZECH DARK LAGER currently working their way through the brewery.

 

                 

Plenty of German beverages will be flowing during our Bushwakker Oktoberfest Week celebration October 2 – 7. Highlights include massive one –litre steins of Bushwakker Baron Bock and Paulaner Weissbier as well as two other German wheat beers, our house-made German gluhwein (hot mulled wine) and Jagermeister to serve as a digestif following a hearty Schnitzel!

 

This Weekend’s Special Dining Feature for September 29th & 30th is SMOKED BAKED HAM w/ SCALLOPED POTATOES for $24.95Our 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 STRAWBERRY CLOUDS CREAM ALE from Saskatoon’s High Key Brewing. Next up is a keg of DAY DREAMER JUNIPER SAISON from Regina’s Malty National Brewing. We also have a keg of PAULANER WEISSBIER which will be tapped during our Oktoberfest Week.

OCTOBER PREMIUM WINE FEATURES: This month’s red wine feature is the RELAX PINOT NOIR from Germany (as part of our Oktoberfest celebrations) and the white wine feature is the RELAX PINOT GRIGIO from Italy. What a twist! Both are $8.95 for a glass and $23.95 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.


Prince of Bavaria bashes Oktoberfest as ‘cultural appropriation’ that’s devolved into ‘wearing a costume to get drunk in’

By Nicholas McEntyre – New York Post

The Prince of Bavaria is bashing Oktoberfest revelers for “wearing costumes to get drunk” at the German beer festival, calling it “cultural appropriation” and blasting those looking to party rather than celebrate the traditions.

“When I see Chinese-made folk costumes made of plastic, pseudo-costumes with tight dirndls, then the whole thing becomes a carnival,” Luitpold Rupprecht Heinrich told German radio station Antenne Bayern, according to the London Times.

Heinrich, 72, is a member of, and the second in line to, the House of Wittelsbach, and says the low-cost outfits are an insult to the centuries-long festival, that began with the wedding of Ludwig I in 1810, an ancestor of Heinrich.


The Prince of Bavaria is bashing Oktoberfest revelers for “wearing costumes to get drunk” at the German beer festival, calling it “cultural appropriation” and blasting those looking to party rather than celebrate the traditions.

Heinrich says the low-cost outfits are an insult to the centuries-long festival that began with the wedding of Ludwig I in 1810.

Because the brewery is located outside of Munich, the beer is not offered at the festival, something Heinrich has been vocal about, according to the Times of London.

The “costumes” are not the only thing dividing the traditional crowd from the new wave of attendees this year, as a switch to sell organic chickens has raised the price of a go-to meal.

The Paulaner Festzelt tent made the decision to serve all-organic hens as an experiment in hopes to emphasize sustainability, but some are calling it a “Woke Wiesn.”

The annual festival, held on the grounds of Theresienwiese from the middle of September to the first week of October, sees roughly 6 million visitors a year.

The 188th Oktoberfest opened last Saturday with the popular fest’s attendees wearing the traditional lederhosen and dirndl dresses, the watching of the Mayor of Munich tapping the first keg, music, and lots of beer drinking.

The festivities began on Sept. 16 and run to Oct. 3, two days past the traditional ending, in order to include German Unity Day, a public holiday celebrating the 1990 German reunification.


The 188th Oktoberfest opened last Saturday with the popular fest’s attendees wearing the traditional lederhosen and dirndl dresses, the watching of the Mayor of Munich tapping the first keg, music, and lots of beer drinking.

Last year’s festival was the first one following a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.

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TIME OUT

A nuclear physicist is drinking at Oktoberfest. He approaches the bar to and calls over a barman. The barman asks what he would like, and the physicist raises one finger and says, “Ein Stein.”

How do you call stage diving at Oktoberfest? Krautsurfing.

How do you find your way to Oktoberfest? Follow the lederhosen.

 


Bushwakker Oktoberfest Week is coming up October 2 – 7. Plenty of delicious German cuisine and big one-litre steins of German brews are coming your way!