Issue #1709 – Posted on: 30-Oct-2023

BREWERY “HOPP”ENINGS! Bushwakker head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports that our seasonally available SASKADIAN BLACK IPABARON BOCK, RASPBERRY BLONDE ALE, GRANNY’S BITTER and KAI’S MUNICH HELLES are currently available. There are also bottles of our GREAT PUMPKIN SPICED BROWN ALE in our offsale. Batches of PREMIUM PALE ALEFLEK’S CZECH DARK LAGER, BLACKBERRY MEAD, BLOOD ORANGE BLONDE ALE and “MISSILE”TOW CHRISTMAS ALE ARE currently working their way through the brewery.


We are down to our last few bottles of GREAT PUMPKIN SPICED BROWN ALE in our offsale cooler. Be sure to stop by and pick up a few for your Hallowe’en festivities!


Brisk prairie autumn weather calls for a brisk prairie autumn ale. What could be more appropriate than our seasonally available Saskadian Black IPA? Plenty of roasty malt and West Coast hop punch. Now on tap, in our offsale and available for growler fills too!


Yes, our annual Single Malt Scotch Tasting event sold out in just two and half hours this year. For those 150 attendees, we have a special scotch-inspired meal which will be available that evening for your consideration. Please note our full menu will also be available. Anyone wishing to dine prior to the tasting event on Saturday, November 18th should arrive by 5:30 at the latest. Our Arizona Room will be open to the general public that evening. However, food service will be suspended in that room over the supper hour while the kitchen focuses on serving the scotch tasting folks first.

Bushwakker 33rd Single Malt Scotch Tasting Optional Dinner Offering (available Nov. 18th)

Starter: Cardini Caesar Wedge Salad with Laphroaig Caesar dressing, candied bacon and focaccia garlic toast points.


Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with a Highland Park bacon jam & crème fraiche drizzle and focaccia garlic toast points.

Main: Braised Lamb Shank with Talisker jus, roasted autumn vegetables served on a bed of creamy braised leek aged cheddar risotto.

DessertGlenmorangie Brown Butter Apple Tart with Butter Ripple Ice Cream.


This Weekend’s Special Dining Feature for October 27th & 28th is a COUNTRY FRIED STEAK for $27.95. 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 the HOPPED UP HONEY AMBER ALE from Saskatoon’s Paddock Wood Brewery. Next up is the TREASURE RED IPA from Malty National Brewing.

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.

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.


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.

YQR Haunts Guide to the Ghosts of Regina.

Hunting for Regina’s Most Haunted.

By K.D. Kulpa

Editor’s Note: We have often told the tale of James Strathdee, the man from Scotland who was involved in the creation of the Strathdee Building from the rubble of the Regina Cyclone. Following his violent death, it is his ghost who is said to haunt this grand old warehouse including your Bushwakker! Click the link below to read K.D.’s stories of various Regina hauntings including the ghost of James Strathdee. Happy Hallowe’en!

Many have asked how I fell into paranormal research as a hobby. Like others, I’m curious about the unknown – about that life question of what happens after life? Although I feel like the ghosts have chosen me to tell their stories. After growing up in a haunted house in Nipawin, Saskatchewan, I’ve always known the paranormal exists. Those bumps and footsteps in the night, unexplained voices, cold spots – they all could be linked to someone trying to get their message through the veil. What could that message be? A warning? A dislike for the unfamiliar changes to the past occupant’s surroundings? Maybe even just a joke being played by someone that misses a good laugh with a friend? Through my quest to learn more about the paranormal and experience hauntings first-hand, I have met many people that have a similar interest, some would even call it their passion. Many that I’ve met along the way have asked me to write an ebook (or rather a book, but maybe that can come someday in the future …) about some of the haunted buildings and ghosts I’ve met within the boundaries of Regina. Although there are many more buildings and ghosts that I’d love to include, here are a few of my favourites.

If you have a haunted building that you’d like me to visit, or maybe you have an unexplained experience you’d like to share from one of these locations, feel free to send me a message! I’m always happy to talk about ghosts, tour buildings, or capture evidence to find out the story the ghosts are trying to tell you. Enjoy the ebook. Note that not all of these locations allow paranormal tours, but they have agreed to be in the ebook so that I may tell the history of the buildings and the stories of their ghosts.



A man walks into a bar and drinks ten straight double whiskies one after the other. Suddenly he keels over rubbing his stomach head bowed, barman says to the man, ‘What’s the matter?’ Man says, ‘I shouldn’t have drank that whisky with what I’ve got’, barman says, ‘Why? What have you got?’ Man says, “$2.00”

What kind of whisky does a bunny drink? Hop Scotch!

I can walk on water but I just kind of stumble on whisky.

“I’m starting a new job!”  “What sort of job?”  “I’m an expert egg beater.”  “That’s a whisky business!”

What did Batman give Doctor Freeze with his whisky? Just ice.


Our sold out Bushwakker Single Malt Scotch Tasting is coming up on November 18th. All six featured whiskies are one-time or commemorative cask strength releases!