Issue #1726 – Posted on: 26-Feb-2024

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


Hopheads rejoice! Our long-awaited seasonally available PREMIUM PALE ALE is finally here! Our best English Pale Ale is made with famous Marris Otter malt and English Kent Golding hops. ‘Tis one brilliant brew! Get it on tap, from our offsale or for growler fills too while quantities last.


This Weekend’s Special Dining Feature for February 23rd & 24th is a PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM BURGER for $21.95. 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 biggest Blues event of the year is here! Two talented (and big) young, up-and-coming Blues bands are ready to strut their stuff! This is a free event so plan to arrive early in order to get a seat!


Our SASK CRAFT GUEST TAP is currently pouring the AFRICAN QUEEN HEFEWEIZEN from High Key Brewing. This will be followed by the NECTARON SINGLE HOP PALE ALE from Black Bridge Brewery.

FEBRUARY 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.


The Bushwakker Brewpub presents a Pre-St. Patrick’s Day LUCKY LEPRECHAUN LIMERICK FIRKIN TAPPING CONTEST! Submit your best St. Paddy’s limerick to The entrant of the most witty, humourous and sly submission will be crowned Papa (or Mama) Leprechaun and will wear the emerald garb and tap our firkin of Irish Coffee Stout on March 16th! Contest entry deadline: Friday, March 8th.


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.

“Brewing Under Northern Skies” – A Documentary

From Brewers Journal Canada

Editor’s Note: It is nice to see Edmonton following Saskatchewan’s lead in the media celebrating local craft beer culture. Fine examples of this work include three segments of Plant to Pint by CBC Saskatchewan’s Peter Mills

Plant to Pint: Saskatchewan’s craft beer industry is growing from the ground to your glass (

Plant to Pint: Saskatchewan’s craft beer industry is brewing up beers that “don’t suck” (

Plant to Pint: Brewing up community connections (

as well as a nice profile video of your Bushwakker Brewpub from SaskTel Max TV.

Square Sheep Films has announced the production of a groundbreaking limited documentary series, “Brewing Under Northern Skies – The Rise Of Edmonton’s Microbreweries.” Comprising 14 captivating episodes, this series promises to immerse viewers in the vibrant world of craft beer culture in Edmonton.

Producer Mike Wivell expressed his excitement about the project, stating, “The beauty of the series lies in its ability to present each episode as a standalone masterpiece, while collectively offering a genuine portrayal of a blue-collar city united by its passion for craft beer.”

“Brewing Under Northern Skies” not only showcases the microbreweries dotting Edmonton’s landscape but also delves into the fascinating realms of malting, hop cultivation, and agriculture. Filmed meticulously over an intensive eight-month period, the series is a testament to the collaborative efforts of Mike Wivell, Kaden Sczesny, and Mat Matthews, who spared no effort in delivering a visually stunning and insightful documentary experience.

Several episodes of the series have already been entered into prestigious film festivals, with the production team eagerly seeking to find the series’ debut a home on mainstream platforms. To keep enthusiasts informed, a dedicated website has been launched, offering the latest updates and exclusive insights into the featured breweries.

For more information and to stay updated on “Brewing Under Northern Skies – The Rise Of Edmonton’s Microbreweries,” visit:


What do you get when you subtract original blues from modern blues? Delta blues.

What’s gonna happen if you sing blues backward? It stops raining, your wife returns, your dog resurrects.

Shortest Blues song in the world… Didn’t wake up this morning.


Our biggest Blues event of the year takes place at 1:30 on Saturday, February 24th. Held in conjunction with the annual Mid-Winter Blues Festival. Free admission so plan to arrive early in order to get a good seat!