Issue #1737 – Posted on: 13-May-2024


Bushwakker head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports that our seasonally available GALAXY S.M.A.S.H. ALE, UPENDI PINEAPPLE PASSIONFRUIT FRUIT BEER, PREMIUM PALE ALE and FLEK’S CZECH DARK LAGER are currently available. There are also batches of CHERRY LIME BLONDE ALE and BREW & GOLD DORTMUNDER LAGER currently working their way through the brewery.

As the May Long Weekend approaches, thoughts turn to trips to the cottage and a visit to the lake. Barleywines and Russian Imperial Stouts give way to Munich Helles, Fruit Beers and Light Lagers as the beer of choice on a calm night by the water. This feeling is captured in our Northern Lights Lager label created by local designer, Gavin de Lint. Our most popular lager of all time is available on tap, for a growler fill or visit our offsale today!


This Weekend’s Special Dining Feature for May 10th & 11th is HUMMUS CRUSTED CHICKEN. 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 the DOUBLE IPA from Black Bridge Brewing. Up next is EAGLES & BULLDOGS HAZY IPA from 9 Mile Legacy Brewing in Saskatoon.

MAY PREMIUM WINE FEATURES: This month’s Red Wine feature is 14 HANDS HOT TO TROT Cabernet/Merlot/Syrah from Washington. $7.95 for a glass and $21.95 for a half litre. The White Wine feature is SUNDAY SAIL Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. $8.95 for a glass and $23.95 for a half litre.


Our new website launched last week and our new Wakker Weekly “Brews”letter has also made an appearance. It has been streamlined and is much more user-friendly, especially on your mobile device. No more long commitments when getting caught up on all the upcoming Bushwakker food, beers and events. A quick scan and you can find the topics that interest you – even our weekly joke section! Never miss out on another Bushwakker event again. Visit www.bushwakker.conm to subscribe to our new and improved newsletter which will appear in your Inbox every Friday morning!



The Bushwakker LOCAL ARTS WALL for the month of May features CRISTIAN BARRENO. Cristian is a visual artist based in Regina Saskatchewan. He was born and raised in Guatemala where he created his first oil and acrylic paintings. His artwork often pays tribute to his roots by using bright colors and creative patterns and compositions. Many of his creations are semi-realistic landscapes or wildlife. He also paints portraits that celebrate the legacy and culture of many familiar faces.  

Some of his work is part of the art collection at First Nations University of Canada. He has been part of multiple community projects and is always interested in learning new art forms such as carving and sculpting. He is always willing to challenge himself to new projects and continues to learn from his personal work and from other artists who inspire him every day. 

Enjoy Cristian’s colourful works all this month!

Tickets are now on sale to our SPECIALTY BEER & EXOTIC CHOCOLATE PAIRING EVENT! Only 50 are available so don’t delay. Enjoy eight world class brews paired with eight specialty imported chocolate delights. Delea Hopfe is a certified Confection and Alcohol Pairing Expert and will take you on this deliciously malty and sweet journey. Belgian Trappist Ale, Witbier, Scottish Oak Aged Beer, Raspberry Lambic and even a West Coast American IPA and more. No Snickers, Mars Bars or Mr. Bigs here! Get ready for Blueberry Indonesian Kit Kats, German Rittersports and faraway chocolate you can’t even imagine! $44.95 each.


May 11: THE 7TH ANNUAL POETRY & A PINT PRESENTATION. We are delighted to once again have the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild as a partner in this event. Enjoy a Saturday afternoon of poetry readings from four of Regina and area’s established and up-and-coming writers including: Tara Dawn Solheim, Michael Trussler, Kathleen Wall and Saskatchewan Poet Laureate, dee Hobsbawn-Smith. Perhaps enjoy a slice of our special poet-inspired Cheesecake Feature created just for the occasion! 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.


May 13: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. THE BEN WINOSKI PROJECT.  Jazzy, bluesy, Spanish-y, uptempo-y tunes from this talented group. 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

May 15: Wednesday Folk Night. SOIL & GRASS. Talented act brings music, land, and community into connection, digging into our roots – but only to the depth of the plow. 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Savoring the Sizzle: How Women Are Shaping Summer Beer Trends

From Brewers Journal Canada

As we raise our glasses to toast the joys of summer drinking, let’s also raise a cheer for the women who make it all possible.


As summer’s warmth beckons, discover how women are redefining the beer scene, shaping trends, and fostering inclusivity in this seasonal indulgence

Welcome to the sizzling world of summer beer, where the sun’s golden rays dance on frothy glasses and laughter fills the air! But wait, there’s more than just sunshine and good times brewing in this season of warmth. Get ready to embark on a journey where women are at the forefront, infusing creativity, innovation, and a dash of sass into every sip. From pioneering brewing techniques to shaping trends and fostering inclusivity, these beer-loving femmes are turning up the heat and redefining what it means to savor the summer spirit. So, grab your favorite pint and join us as we explore how women are making waves in the world of summer beer – it’s bound to be a brew-tiful adventure!

  1. Women Pioneering Brewing Innovation: Long gone are the days when beer was solely the domain of men. Today, women proudly stand at the forefront of brewing innovation, crafting flavors as diverse and dynamic as the summer itself. From zesty citrus brews to light and airy lagers, the spectrum of summer offerings owes much of its richness to the vision and expertise of female brewers and enthusiasts alike.
  2. Fostering Inclusive Spaces: It’s not just about the beer; it’s about the vibrant community that surrounds it. Women are carving out spaces within the beer world that are welcoming, inclusive, and free from gender stereotypes. What was once a male-dominated arena has now blossomed into a diverse tapestry of voices, united by a shared passion for great beer and camaraderie.
  3. Shaping Summer Beer Trends: Perhaps the most thrilling aspect of women’s influence on the summer beer scene is their role in shaping trends. With a discerning palate and an adventurous spirit, women are driving demand for lighter, fruit-forward, and more unique brews. It’s no longer just about the bold and bitter; it’s about embracing the nuanced complexity of tropical sours, refreshing radlers, and juicy hazy IPAs – the quintessential flavors of summer.
  4. Rising Consumption Among Women: Notably, the consumption of beer among women has seen a significant uptick in recent years. According to market research, more women are embracing beer for its lower alcohol content, fewer calories, and natural ingredients. This trend reflects a growing preference for healthier alternatives and a departure from traditional gender stereotypes in alcohol consumption.


  1. Lower Alcohol Content: Beer has a lower alcohol content make it an appealing option for conscious consumers, including many women.
  2. Flavor Diversity: The wide array of flavors and styles offered by craft breweries appeals to diverse palates, encouraging women to explore and experiment with different brews.
  3. Social Enjoyment: The inclusive and welcoming atmosphere of the beer community provides women with opportunities to socialize and connect over shared interests.
  4. Empowerment and Representation: As more women enter the beer industry and take on leadership roles, they inspire others to engage with beer culture and challenge traditional gender norms.As we raise our glasses to toast the joys of summer drinking, let’s also raise a cheer for the women who make it all possible. From the brewers and bartenders to the drinkers and advocates, their contributions are as refreshing as a cold beer on a hot day. Here’s to you, ladies – may your glasses always be full, and your summers forever sizzle with excitement.

TIME OUT – What Would You Do?

A man returns home a day early from a business trip. It’s after midnight.

While en route home, he asks the cabbie if he would be a witness.

The man suspects his wife is having an affair and he wants to catch her in the act. For $100 tip, in addition to the cab fare from the Toronto airport, the cabbie agrees.

Quietly arriving home, the husband and cabbie tiptoed into the bedroom. The husband switches on the lights, yanks the blanket back and there is his wife in bed with another man! The husband puts a gun to the naked man’s head.

The wife shouts, “Don’t do it! I lied when I told you I inherited money.

HE paid for the Corvette I gave you.

HE paid for our new Mercedes Benz convertible.

HE paid for your Maple Leafs season tickets.

HE paid for your Argo season tickets.

HE paid for our cottage in the Muskoka’s.

HE paid for our speed boat.

HE paid for your country club membership and HE even pays for your monthly dues!”

Shaking his head from side-to-side, the husband lowers the gun. He looks over at the cabbie and says, “What would you do?”

The cabbie replies, “Cover his ass with that blanket before he catches a cold and give him back the Leafs tickets.”

Join us Saturday, May 11th at 3:00 for our annual POETRY & A PINT PRESENTATION! The new “Call-and-Response” format should add an interesting twist! Special “poetry-inspired” cheesecake will also be available!