THE WAKKER WEEKLY – Issue #1728

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THE WAKKER WEEKLY

Issue #1728 – Posted on: 11-Mar-2024

BREWERY “HOPP”ENINGS! Bushwakker head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports that our seasonally available UPENDI PINEAPPLE PASSIONFRUIT FRUIT BEER, PREMIUM PALE ALE, PICKARD’S OATMEAL CREAM STOUT and FLEK’S CZECH DARK LAGER are currently available. There is also a batch of BREW & GOLD DORTMUNDER LAGER currently working its way through the brewery.

 

Last Call to enter our Bushwakker Pre-St. Patrick’s Day LUCKY LEPRECHAUN LIMERICK FIRKIN TAPPING CONTEST! Submit your best St. Paddy’s limerick to bar@bushwakker.com. 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 have received a number of poetry submissions and they continue to improve. Here is one of the most recent front runners:

In Regina, there’s a spot quite grand,

 Bushwakker is where your belly expands.

 With brews galore,

 You spirits will soar.

 Yet tapping the firkin, no one commands!

If you think you can top this, fire away…future lephrechan!

 

This Weekend’s Special Dining Feature for March 8th & 9th is PORK MEDALLIONS 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 the NECTARON SINGLE HOP PALE ALE from Black Bridge Brewery. This will be followed by a RED CREAM ALE from 9 Mile Legacy Brewing.

MARCH PREMIUM WINE FEATURES: This month’s red wine feature is CLOOF VERY SEXY SHIRAZ from South Africa. The white is DOMAINE TARIQUET CLASSIC COTES DE GASCOGNE from France. It is made with a complex blend with several regional grapes including; Gros Manseng, Colombard, Ugni Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay. Both are $8.95 for a glass and $23.95 for a half litre.

 


It has been a thrilling week seeing curling fans from all across the nation stopping by The Bushwakker! Our Big Bad Brier Burger has proven to be a big hit and Bushwakker server Shelby, was absolutely thrilled to pose with Team Saskatchewan, Team Nova Scotia and Kevin Koe’s Alberta team when they stopped by for lunch.

 


Our Bushwakker LOCAL ARTS WALL featured artist for the month of March is DUSTIN RITTER! Dustin has been the Art Facilitator at Ranch Ehrlo and Paper Crane Community Art Center since 2020. In that time he has worked with at-risk participants of all ages, backgrounds and levels of development. Participants have been given the opportunity to be involved in group art projects such as painting indoor and outdoor murals and art exhibits (RPL: Make A Mark Exhibit) featuring collaborative and individual work. They’ve also created large collaborative canvas projects that have been put on display around Saskatchewan. Dustin is a visually impaired artist which helps him empathize and plan programming for other differently abled people and create projects that are inclusive to everyone. Dustin began drawing at a young age and started doing professional portraits for therapeutic purposes in 2018. He has commissioned over 450 projects to date.

Enjoy his detailed works 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.


Saint Patrick’s Day 2024, a Fiesta Paying Tribute to the Irish Heritage

A day dedicated to the celebration of the patron saint of Ireland and the onset of spring.

By: THURSD

Spring is a season that brings with it an element of new beginnings. And as the lively hues that depict this season begin to paint the landscape, there is one special day that encapsulates the essence of Irish culture and extends even beyond. Saint Patrick’s Day, observed on March 17th, is a celebration of Irish heritage, folklore, and the arrival of this new season. This year’s event will be observed on Sunday, March 17th.

This festive celebration, rooted in history and folklore, means so much including a renewed appreciation for Irish culture. As flowers begin to bloom again, and nature reawakens, the green of the lush vegetation takes over, with people donning green, in observance of this remarkable day. Practically, a riot of green fills the air.

The Origins of Saint Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day has its roots in the rich history of Ireland and the life of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Born in the late 4th century, Saint Patrick played a significant role in spreading Christianity throughout the Emerald Isle.

Legend has it that he used the three-leaf shamrock to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity, making it a revered symbol associated with the day. According to this legend, Saint Patrick had a vision in which he was called to bring Christianity to the people of Ireland.

Saint Patrick was born in Roman Britain and was abducted at the age of 16 and taken to Northern Ireland as a slave. He was then brought to Slemish Mountian in County Antrim to herd sheep and later escaped.

After escaping captivity and returning to Britain, he studied to become a priest and eventually returned to Ireland as a missionary. He ended up staying in Ireland preaching, baptizing, and building churches until his death in the year 461.


Saint Patrick is depicted holding a staff and a three-leafed clover.

He, accordingly, is credited with spreading Christianity throughout Ireland and converting many of the pagan inhabitants to the Christian faith. He used various methods to teach the Irish people about Christianity, including using the three-leaf shamrock to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity.

Over time, Saint Patrick’s Day evolved into a celebration of this saint and the Irish culture. The date of March 17th, believed to be the day of Saint Patrick’s death, became associated with commemorating his life and teachings.

Initially, this day was primarily observed as a religious holiday in Ireland. However, as Irish immigrants began to settle in other parts of the world, particularly in the United States, the holiday took on a more secular and festive tone. Parades, celebrations, and wearing green became popular traditions associated with Saint Patrick’s Day.

Today, the day is observed and celebrated not only in Ireland but also by people of Irish descent and those who simply enjoy the festive spirit of the holiday. It creates an opportunity for people to honor Irish heritage, culture, and the legacy of Saint Patrick himself. Streets are filled with parades, music, dance, and joyful gatherings, creating an atmosphere of merriment and camaraderie.

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TIME OUT

An Irishman walks into a bar and asks for two beers.

He then pulls a small green-skinned man out of his pocket and puts him on the counter.

As he’s drinking one drink and the green man is drinking the other, an Englishman down the bar who has had a few too many drinks says

“Hey, what’s that little green thing down there?”

The green man runs down the bar gives the Englishman a raspberry,”SPLBLBLBLT!,” right in the face and runs back to the Irishman.

The Englishman mops himself off and says to the Irishman, “Hey, what is that thing, anyway?”

The Irishman replies, “Have some respect. He’s a leprechaun.”

“Oh, all right.” the Englishman says sullenly. They all go back to drinking beer.

An hour or so later, the Englishman is really plastered. “Boy, that leprechaun sure is an ugly little bastard!” he says.

The leprechaun runs down the bar and gives the Englishman a raspberry again- SPLBLBLBLBT!

This time the Englishman is really mad! “Tell that leprechaun that if he does that again I’ll chop his willie right off, I will!” he shouts.

“You can’t do that,” says the Irishman. “Leprechauns don’t have willies.”

“How do they pee, then?” asks the Englishman.

“They don’t,” says the Irishman. “They go SPLBLBLBLBT.”

 


Green beer at our Pre-St. Patrick’s Party? Yes! Green martinis at our Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Party? No! We have to draw the line somewhere.