THE WAKKER WEEKLY - Issue #1261 - Posted on: 30-Mar-2015
Bushwakker NewsOur premium red wine special for March is Finca Las Moras Dada 2 Merlot From Argentina. The premium white wine special is Crazy Life Rivaner/Pinot Grigio from Germany. Both are $7.95 for a glass and $22.95 for a half litre. Please note that the Bushwakker will open at noon on Good Friday, April 3. Our guest draught tap is currently pouring Central City Red Racer India Pale Ale from Surrey, B.C. Next up is the De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (Hell & Damnation) Imperial Stout from the Netherlands.
Beer/food pairings.For almost 25 years, The Bushwakker Brewpub has been breaking fresh trails in the Saskatchewan craft brewing industry. As new craft breweries enter the provincial brewing landscape, we are very pleased to showcase their beers by offering them on our guest import tap from time to time in addition to the other North American craft beers and European beers we are able to special order. There is positive synergy between quality craft beer producers. At the same time, we also take great pride in producing over 30 unique Bushwakker beer brands annually and we too continue to create new offerings. We encourage you to revisit and rediscover the many Bushwakker beers that you may have not enjoyed for quite some time. Each day we will feature a Bushwakker beer at a reduced price in both the full pint and half pint sizes. Our head brewer will work with our senior kitchen team and select that daily beer feature based on how well it pairs with the daily hot food special. A feature of our original 1991 menu was specific Bushwakker beer recommendations which would pair with each particular food item on the entire menu. A quarter century later, we are returning to our roots and once again wish to demonstrate just how well our food and beer enhance the flavours of one another. And more importantly, how each and every Bushwakker beer is worthy of exploring on its own merits. Enjoy! Haven’t seen this for a while. What went wrong?
Bushwakker EventsMar. 30: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. The Dylan Wiest Fellowship. Young jazz act makes their Bushwakker debut. 8:00 PM. Apr. 1: Wednesday Night Folk. Beth Arrison. Jazz artist makes her Bushwakker debut with her new modern Latin music. 9:00 PM Apr. 1: Monthly ALES Meeting. If you are considering getting involved in the art of homebrewing or would like to improve your skills, now is the time to sit in on a meeting with one of the top ranked home brewing clubs in the nation and discover what they have to offer. Meetings are held in the Bushwakker basement clubroom on the first Wednesday of the month and start at 8:00 PM. This month’s presentation topics include: kegging; vinegar making and English brown ales. The ALES club will also be hosting their annual ALES Open home brewing completion during the second week of April. Last year’s competition saw 634 entries from all across Canada. They could always use more volunteers to help as beer stewards and judges! Apr. 3: First Firkin Good Friday. It may be Good Friday but we will indeed be open! Don’t miss the pomp and circumstance as a small keg of specially created beer is lead throughout the pub by a piper from the Regina Police Pipes & Drums. A volunteer is selected to tap the firkin and quite often all those in the immediate proximity receive a beer shower. The suspense and drama and the deliciousness of First Firkin Friday starts at 5:30 PM. Apr. 6: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. ‘round Midnight plays great jazz and adult contemporary tunes with new lead singer, Carl Williams. 8:00 PM. Apr. 8: Wednesday Night Folk. Bradford plays great acoustic folk and features Brad Papp and Mark Radford. Come celebrate Brad’s 50th birthday! 9:00 PM. April 11: Annual Bushwakker Brewer’s Dinner 7:00 PM. One of our most popular signature events of the year returns! Apr. 13: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. Shane & Ethan Reoch. Regina’s friendliest bluesman is joined by his son. 8:00 PM. Apr. 15: Wednesday Night Folk. Ryan Hicks. Ryan Hicks brings the sunshine to you with a fun blend of covers and songs off his debut album, Prairie Ocean. 9:00 PM. Apr. 16: Science Pub edition #28 – Let’s Talk Trash: The Use of Landfill Technology. Presented by The University of Regina Faculty of Science and The Bushwakker Brewpub. Our wildly popular monthly Science Pub Series continues in 2015! Enjoy lectures on scientific topics of general interest in our Arizona Room (main floor banquet room) over beer and snacks. The room opens at 5:00 PM and quite often is full by 6:00 PM. Avoid disappointment and come down early for dinner and a pint before the presentation which begins at 7:00 PM. This month's lecture will be presented by Dr. Kelvin T. W. Ng from the U of R Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. In Canada, the municipal solid waste (MSW) generation rate has been steadily increasing since 1990. Currently we generate more MSW per-capita than most other countries. Landfill technology is the most commonly used MSW treatment method in Canada. Operation of landfills and other land disposal sites, however, contributes to many environmental problems, such as the generation of methane (a greenhouse gas) and leachate (a toxic and concentrated “garbage juice”). According to the waste data, residents in Saskatchewan recycle a very small fraction of their wastes, and send majorit y of them to our landfills. In this talk, we will talk about the solid waste management system in Saskatchewan, and the benefits and challenges associated with the use of landfill technology. Apr. 20: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. Jeff Mertick & Mark Muehr. Acoustic guitar blues from two Saskatchewan talents. 8:00 PM. Apr. 22: Wednesday Night Folk. Sam Weber. 21-year-old guitar slinger, alt/folk songwriter from North Saanich, BC with a full-length debut album. 9:00 PM. Apr. 27: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. Whiteboy Slim’s Birthday Blues Bash. Toronto Exclusive Magazine-Best Blues Artist , Best Blues CD, Best Blues Song 2007 & 2010. 8:00 PM. Apr. 29: Wednesday Night Folk. Bears in Hazenmore. Ambient-indie folk from the heart of the prairies. 9:00 PM.
Time Out; Something to Offend EveryoneWhat do you call a smart blonde? A golden retriever. What do attorneys use for birth control? Their personalities. What's the difference between a girlfriend and wife? 45 lbs. What's the difference between a boyfriend and husband? 45 minutes. Why do men want to marry virgins? They can't stand criticism. Where does an Irish family go on vacation? A different bar. What would you call it when an Italian has one arm shorter than the other? A speech impediment. What's the difference between a southern zoo and a northern zoo? A southern zoo has a description of the animal on the front of the cage along with... "a recipe". How do you get a sweet little 80-year-old lady to say the F word? Get another sweet little 80-year-old lady to yell *BINGO*! Which sexual position produces the ugliest children? Ask your mom. What is the quickest way to clear out a men's restroom? Say, "Nice dick." Are birth control pills deductible? Only if they don't work.
Time Out; WarningsIt used to be that if someone spilled coffee in their lap, they simply called themselves clumsy. Today, too many people are calling themselves an attorney. Warning on a bottle of drain cleaner: "If you do not understand, or cannot read, all directions, cautions and warnings, do not use this product." A 5-inch fishing lure with three nasty steel hooks advises it is "Harmful if swallowed." A warning on an electric router made for carpenters cautions, "This product not intended for use as a dental drill." A warning label found on a baby stroller cautions the user: "Remove child before folding." A bottle of prescription sleeping pills says, "Warning: May cause drowsiness." A sticker on a toilet at a public facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan actually warns: "Recycled flush water unsafe for drinking." A CD player carries this unusual warning: "Do not use the Ultradisc2000 as a projectile in a catapult." A label on a hand-held massager advises consumers not to use "while sleeping or unconscious." A container of underarm deodorant says, "Caution: Do not spray in eyes." A cartridge for a laser printer warns, "Do not eat toner." A household iron warns users: "Never iron clothes while they are being worn." A label with a hair dryer reads, "Never use hair dryer while sleeping." A 13-inch wheel on a wheelbarrow warns: "Not intended for highway use." A cardboard car sunshield that keeps sun off the dashboard warns, "Do not drive with sunshield in place." A bathroom heater says: "This product is not to be used in bathrooms." A can of self-defence pepper spray warns users: "May irritate eyes." A warning on a pair of shin guards manufactured for bicyclists says: "Shin pads cannot protect any part of the body they do not cover." A popular manufactured fireplace log warns: "Caution: Risk of Fire." "Do not allow children to play in the dishwasher.
Weekend Seafood Feature: Maple Walnut Crusted Salmon. $16.95 (Suggested Beer Pairing: Red & Black)
Soup & Sandwich Special is $11.95. All hot specials are $15.95, except where noted, and include a serving of soup du jour, chopped, or Caesar salad.
Fri., March 27
Beef & Baked Bean
Pepper & Sausage Panini
Stuffed Meatloaf w/ Cranberry Porter BBQ Sauce
Sat., March 28
BBQ Rib Pulled Pork Benny
Steak & a Pint. $17.95
Mon., March 30
Pulled BBQ Beef
Pork Cutlets w/ Peppercorn Gravy
Tues., March 31
Creamy Chicken & Mushroom
Sweet Asian Marinated Chicken Pizza. $13.95
Dungarvon Irish Red Ale
Wed., April 1
Jerked Beef Pita w/ Fruity Spiced Chutney
Crispy Cod on Corn Succotash
Northern Lights Lager
Thur., April 2
Maple Braised Fennel
Shrimp Mango & Brie Quesadilla
Asian Stuffed Pork Tenderloin w/ Bourbon Glaze
Fri., April 3
Cream of Potato & Sausage
Chicken Tortilla Wrap
BBQ Beef Ribs w/ Baked Beans & Cornbread
Sat., April 4
Smoked Salmon Bagel Benny
Steak & a Pint. $17.95