THE WAKKER WEEKLY – Issue #1743

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Issue #1743 – Posted on: 24 – June – 2024

BREWERY “HOPP”ENINGS! Bushwakker head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports that our seasonally available CITRUS SUMMER WHEAT, PICKARD’S OATMEAL CREAM STOUT, CHERRY LIME ALE, GALAXY S.M.A.S.H. ALE and FLEK’S CZECH DARK LAGER are currently available. There are also batches of CYCLONE BARELYWINE, BREW & GOLD DORTMUNDER LAGER and TREPHINATION IMPERIAL IPA currently working their way through the brewery.

Saturday, June 29th will see the release of one of our most powerful ales brewed to commemorate the 112th anniversary of one of the most powerful natural disaster in Canadian history! Although our CYCLONE BARLEYWINE isn’t a summer sipper, many beer aficionados will appreciate this rich, malty ale possessing loads of complexity. A limited number of bottles will be available and only one keg will be on tap at 11:00 AM sharp! Hurry down but enjoy in moderation.

This Weekend’s Special Dining Feature for June 21st & 22nd is BEEF TENDERLOIN KABOBS ON COUSCOUS. 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 LEMON LIME IPA from Black Bridge Brewing.

JUNE PREMIUM WINE FEATURES: This month’s wine features are the MATUA wines from New Zealand. The red is a Pinot Noir and the white is a Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc. Both are $8.50 for a glass and $22.95 for a half litre.

The 2024 HOP CIRCUIT is well underway for the summer! Grab your free map and take a hike or your bike and visit all six participating Regina craft breweries. Collect a stamp on your map at each location and receive a free 2024 Hop Circuit commemorative glass. And yes, we do indeed have a bike rack in our back common area.


UPCOMING BUSHWAKKER EVENTS

June 21 & 22: YQR FOOD TRUCK WARS. Enjoy two days of Food Trucks, Craft Beer Garden, Food Truck Judging, Music, Adult Scavenger Hunt, Giant Beer Pong, Cornhole Tournament, Show and Shine & More! New location at The Yards just a few blocks down and across the street. Free admission.

June 23: RIDERS VS. TI-CATS SUNDAY. The first 2024 regular season home game sees our beloved Green & White playing host to our 1989 defeated Grey Cup game foes, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The game is at 5:00 PM and we will be open at noon to provide you will delicious pre-game fuel BEFORE the game. Come park your vehicle in the massive free parking lot just east across the street, enjoy our gourmet game day TABBY BURGER & A PINT Special and then grab a free shuttle to the stadium. Come “devour” the competition! Good luck in 2024 Team Green!

June 24: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. THE MATT TAYLOR GROUP. Regina born and raised jazz guitar virtuoso brings his new group for a Bushwakker debut performance. 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

June 26: Wednesday Folk Night. HARV & THE ACCOMPLICIES. Family band delivers folk rock in an encore performance. 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.


APRIL 26, 2024 INTERNATIONAL NEWSPRESS RELEASE

‘I Never Thought this was Going to Happen.’ Craft Beer on Sale at Mosaic Stadium

Editor’s note: With this Sunday’s first Rider home game of the 2024 season we are reminded of the community spirit surrounding our beloved Green & White. This week’s article takes us back six years when football fans and craft beer fans had much to celebrate. Plenty of effort went into bringing the Craft Beer Corner to fruition so be sure to seek out a fine Saskatchewan craft beer during the game. Although Bushwakker beer is not available at the stadium you are certainly welcome to enjoy our Tabby Burger & a Pint game day special at Bushwakker before the game this Sunday! We open at noon that day. Go Riders!

By David Baxter  Global News

Posted September 14, 2018

Updated July 12, 2023

Beer and Roughrider games go together so well there’s a section at Mosaic Stadium named after Pilsner. Now, there’s a new brew on the block; Craft Beer Corner. David Baxter has more. – Sept 14, 2018

 

Beer is a staple at Mosaic Stadium, especially during Saskatchewan Roughrider games. The two are so intertwined that there’s an entire section named after Pilsner. Now there’s a new beer on tap during the final regular season games, Craft Beer Corner.

“We’re in the midst of a four game test, so Saskatchewan craft beer is being made available during Saskatchewan Roughrider games,” Bushwakker bar manager Grant Frew said.

Frew is also a member of the Saskatchewan Craft Brewers Association. Last year, a decision was made that craft beer would not be allowed in Mosaic Stadium, due to an exclusive contract with Molson Coors.

However, the group has been working with the Riders, Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL), and other partners over the past year to see if something could be worked out that would satisfy all parties.

What really helped get the ball was when Frew and Roughriders CEO Craig Reynolds has down to discuss the situation.

“If Craig was going to tell me there was simply no opportunity for Saskatchewan craft beer to be in Mosaic Stadium I was perfectly willing to accept that answer and shake hands and go our separate ways, but much to my surprise he was very enthusiastic about bringing the craft beer into Mosaic Stadium,” Frew said.

Now, there are six Saskatchewan-based breweries serving suds in the corner: Rebellion, District, and Pile O’Bones brewing from Regina; Churchill Brewing and Prairie Sun out of Saskatoon; and Swift Current’s Black Bridge Brewing.

Three of the breweries will have their beers on sale per game and the order was decided by a lottery system. Rebellion, Churchill and Prairie Sun were on sale during the Labour Day Classic and the upcoming Oct. 8 game. District, Black Bridge and Pile O’Bones will be available on Sept. 15 and Oct. 27.

There will be three specialty Molson Coors cans on sale alongside the local brews, including Granville Island.

Pile O’Bones co-owner Glenn Valgardson is looking forward to bringing their white IPA to the game.

“It’s a big win, it took a long time. If we flashback to a year ago I never thought this was going to happen,” he said.

“For me the visibility of being in a national stadium, like a sporting facility, is just wonderful for our marketing, our brand and just getting our beer to the people that want it,” he said.

Glenn Valgardson says Pile O’Bones Brewing will bring their white IPA to Mosaic Stadium on Sept. 15.

In addition to the added exposure, Valgardson said it’s great to have another venue to sell their product as there is a great demand for craft beer in the Regina area.

This is a trial run, so REAL is monitoring the beer sales to gauge the reception to the new offering. So far they have been very successful. All of the craft beer sold out during the Labour Day Classic – Rebellion’s cans were gone before halftime.

“Assuming this is something that our attendees and guests are interested in we’ll look at what that plan is for next year,” REAL marketing director Paula Kohl said.

Currently, only cans are available at Craft Beer Corner. Installing new draft lines were considered, but it would have cost around $20,000. If the corner becomes a permanent fixture at Rider games, new beer lines haven’t been ruled out.

 


TIME OUT

A new guy in town walks into a bar and notices a large jar filled to the brim with $10 bills. The man approaches the bartender and asks, “What’s up with the jar?”

“Well, you pay $10, and if you pass three tests, then you get all the money.”

 

“What are the three tests?” asks the man.

 

“Gotta pay first.”

 

So the guy gives him the $10 bucks, and the bartender adds it to the jar.

 

“OK, here’s what you have to do. First, you have to drink that whole bottle of pepper tequila — the WHOLE thing at once — and you can’t make a face while doing it. Second, there’s a pit bull chained up out back with a sore tooth. You have to remove the tooth with your bare hands. Third, there is a 90-year-old woman upstairs who’s never had an orgasm in her life. You gotta make things right for her.”

 

“Well, I know I’ve paid my $10 bucks,” says the man, “but I’m not an idiot. No wonder you’ve collected so much money — that’s impossible!”

 

The new guy proceeds to drink several whiskeys, and eventually, he gets up his nerve.

 

“Wherez zat teeqeelah?” he slurs.

 

He grabs the bottle of pepper tequila with both hands and downs it, gulp by gulp. Tears are streaming down his cheeks, but he doesn’t make a face. Next, he staggers out back. Everyone in the bar hears a huge scuffle outside — barking, yelping and growling, then silence.

 

Just when they think the man must be dead, he staggers back into the bar with his shirt ripped and gashes across his body.

 

“NOW,” he says, “wherez at ol’ lady with the sore tooth?”

See you before Sunday’s game for our TABBY BURGER & A PINT game day special for only $24.95!