THE WAKKER WEEKLY – Issue #1724

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THE WAKKER WEEKLY

Issue #1724 – Posted on: 12-Feb-2024

BREWERY “HOPP”ENINGS! Bushwakker head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports that our seasonally available SASKADIAN BLACK IPA, PICKARD’S OATMEAL CREAM STOUTFLEK’S CZECH DARK LAGER and PONCE DE LEON BLACKBERRY-RASPBERRY FRUIT BEER currently available. There are also batches of UPENDI PINEAPPLE PASSIONFRUIT FRUIT BEERDORTMUNDER BREW & GOLD and PREMIUM PALE ALE currently working their way through the brewery.

 


Hopheads rejoice! An extremely limited run of our rich, roasty and hop-forward Black IPA is now on tap! Enjoy while you can because it will be gone real quick!

 

This Weekend’s Special Dining Feature for February 9th & 10th is a CHICKEN POT PIE for $24.95. 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 MILK STOUT from Black Bridge Brewery. Next up is the AFRICAN QUEEN HEFEWEIZEN from High Key Brewing. This will be followed by the NECTARON SINGLE HOP PE ALE from Black Bridge Brewery.

FEBRUARY “LOVEY-DOVEY” PREMIUM WINE FEATURES: This month’s wine features are the OUR STORY VQA Wines from Ontario. The red is a CABERNET/ MERLOT and the white wine is called CHARMING WHITE (Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Riesling &Vidal.) Both are $8.95 for a glass and $23.95 for a half litre.

 


‘Twas a packed house for our two Frost Festival music performances last week. Legendary guitarman, Jack “frost” Semple and the Regina Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players didn’t disappoint. Both are Regina treasures to be sure!

 


Our Bushwakker Local Arts Wall February Featured Artist is WENDY WIEST!

I am Regina-born and raised. I started realizing the power in the release of emotions through art since 2008 at a place called Soltura. It took me until 2018 to really started utilizing this practice. So I am an Emotional Artist. My work is multi-layered like myself. I love taking things people usually throw away and try to give them new life. I even have a wishing well in my front yard – pennies included! You see, people throw things away. But to me, they still have value. I also create with my grandchildren. I create the base and they fill in my lines. I also run an outreach with my husband Colin, the Skater Blues Man. I couldn’t do this without him. I am blessed.

Enjoy Wendy’s extremely vibrant and colourful installation all this month!



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 on 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.


THERE IS NO BEER FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

by Ben of Ben’s Beer Blog

There is no “appropriate” beer for today.

In fact, you don’t have to shoehorn beer into every occasion and you don’t need to make beer relevant to whatever holiday/event/celebration might be occurring on any given day.

Perhaps today, on Valentine’s Day, that’s all the more clear.

Sorry, but beer and Valentine’s day don’t really go together; as much as a large swath of marketing people, beer writers, editors, brewers, etc. might want you to believe it.

Beer isn’t really romantic.

Beer is comforting, yes. Beer is delicious, obviously. Sharing a beer with a loved one can be a great experience. But beer sexy? No. Sorry, it’s just not.

Indulge me in an exercise: Picture a couple snuggled together, maybe on a bear skin rug, maybe in front of a fire, maybe even in various stages of undress. Hot right? (unless you’re in PETA) Now picture them both holding frothy steins of chocolate stout.

*fart noise*

Not romantic.

Don’t get me wrong, beer is fucking awesome and there are few things I’d want to receive as a gift more than a thoughtfully chosen specialty beer or two (or six)–but there are no “Valentine’s Day beers.” So stop trying to make it happen.

There isn’t a beer that will be the perfect accompaniment to your romantic evening.

And that’s OK.

Enjoy your day. Have a nice dinner. Have a nice date. Have a shag. Spend the day alone if that’s your prerogative.  And, if at any point during these proceedings, you have the urge to drink a beer, have whatever fucking beer you want.

Happy Valentine’s Day!


TIME OUT – More Valentine’s Day “Groaners”

I’m gonna spend Valentine’s Day with my ex…… Box 360.

Roses are red, violets are blue. If he’s busy on Valentine’s Day, the side chick is you!

Valentine’s Day is coming. Don’t worry if you’re single. You’re going to die alone anyway!

To all the single people on Valentine’s Day, don’t be sad. Think of all the money and time you are saving on not getting a gift for anyone.

To all my friends who are committed: Happy Valentine’s Day! To all my friends who are single: Happy Independence Day!

Dear Alcohol, will you be my Valentine?

Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you all get some…chocolates that is!