THE WAKKER WEEKLY - Issue #1452 - Posted on: 26-Nov-2018
BUSHWAKKER NEWSNEWS FROM THE BREWERY! Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports our seasonally available KAI’S MUNICH HELLES, and CHICO LIGHT SESSION IPA are now on tap. A batch of CHINOOK ESB, BLACKBERRY MEAD and a double batch of MISSILETOW ALE are also currently working their way through the brewery. Bushwakker Prime Rib Weekends Have Returned! Our melt-in-your-mouth, low-and-slow roasted prime rib dinners with jumbo Yorkshire pudding are back for the winter season! Available all day and night on Fridays and Saturdays and beginning at 5:00 PM on Sundays. Choose from either an 8 oz. or a 10 oz. cut. Prime rib is definitely one of Bushwakker executive chef Mike’s specialties. Our GUEST TAP is currently pouring Midge's Pecan Pie Red Ale from Regina’s Pile O’ Bones Brewing. Next up is the brand new Double Drops double IPA from Black Bridge Brewery. This will be followed by the Nokomis Craft Ales Winter Sour. Our November premium wine features are from Australia. The white is the MALLEE ROCK WINERY Pinot Grigio and the red is the BERTON METAL LABEL Black Shiraz. Both are $7.95 for a glass and $21.95 for a half litre. 650 ml glass bottles of our number one selling DUNGARVON IRISH RED ALE are currently available at ALL SIX SLGA stores including the Normanview, Quance Street, Broadway Avenue, North Albert Street, Dewdney & Lewvan and South Albert locations!
BUSHWAKKER EVENTSNov. 24: THE 30TH BUSHWAKKER SINGLE MALT SCOTCH TASTING. Sold out. 7:30 PM. Nov. 26: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. JEFF MERTICK. Soulful veteran Regina bluesman returns. 8:00 PM. Nov. 28: Wednesday Night Folk. RON LOOS. Talented guitar plucker with an off-centre sense of humour. 8:00 PM. As a special reward for braving the Saskatchewan winter, the first 50 people waiting in line on December 1st will receive a FREE 2018 BUSHWAKKER BLACKBERRY MEAD T-SHIRT! Dec. 1: THE 2018 BUSHWAKKER BLACKBERRY MEAD RELEASE – 11:00 AM SHARP! A true Saskatchewan phenomenon and Tourism Regina and Tourism Saskatchewan will be with us this year in celebration! There is only one Bushwakker Blackberry Mead. Our offsale inventory of bottles sells out quick! A new record was set last year when the devoted mead enthusiasts braved a Saskatchewan winter night and began forming a line over 20 HOURS before it went on sale! The line-up stretched north past the building by 9:00 AM. Experienced mead lovers come prepared with ice fishing huts and propane heaters. We will be serving hot chocolate to keep the chilly mead lovers warm and have A SPECIAL TREAT FOR THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE WAITING IN LINE! We have been brewing our Blackberry Mead all year long preparing for our annual kick off to the holiday season. 400 pounds of specially selected Lumsden Valley honey and over 80 pounds of blackberries are in every batch. View the days remaining to Bushwakker Mead Day on our countdown clock over our brewhouse door. Catch the buzz! (#MEADDAY2018) Dec. 3: Monday Night jazz & Blues. ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT. Popular veteran Regina group plays popular jazz tunes. 8:00 PM. Dec. 5: Wednesday Night Folk. BRADFORD. Talented acoustic guitar folk duo featuring Brad Papp and Mark Radford. 8:00 PM. Dec. 5: MONTHLY ALES MEETING. New members are always welcome! Come down to the Bushwakker basement clubroom and sit in on a meeting with other homebrewers of all skill levels. Discover what the Ale & Lager Enthusiasts of Saskatchewan Homebrewing Club can offer you. This month’s topic: How to Brew a Mead. 8:00 PM. Dec 7: FIRST FIRKIN FRIDAY: Enjoy the pomp and circumstance of this long-standing Bushwakker monthly tradition. A keg of special beer is paraded throughout the brewpub in a procession led by a piper from The Regina Police Service Pipes & Drums. A volunteer is selected to wield the handmade wooden maul affectionately called The Mighty Firkin Wakker and attempt to tap the firkin in one mighty blow. This month’s special holiday edition firkin will see the return of our very popular Kraken Spiced Black Rum-infused “Missile”tow Christmas Ale. The suds-soaking spectacle takes place at 5:30 PM. Dec. 8: “MISSILE”TOW CHRISTMAS ALE RELEASE. Avid fans of our “other” Christmas specialty brew look forward to this day every year. Rich malt flavours with plenty of depth and complexity abound. The perfect ale to sip on whilst curled up with a good book in front of a fireplace on a cold Saskatchewan winter night. A double batch was created this year in order to meet the growing demand of our “second most popular” holiday brew. See you at 11:00 AM sharp! Dec. 10: Monday Night jazz & Blues. A STORRY WITH HUGHES. Rockin’ acoustic blues duo featuring Jeff Storry and Billy Hughes. 8:00 PM. Dec. 12: Wednesday Night Folk - Special Christmas Edition. THE REGINA MALE VOICE CHOIR Christmas concert featuring The Boar’s Head Carol. Get into the holiday spirit with this one hour concert featuring Canada’s longest continuously performing male voice choir. The singing of the Boar’s Head Carol whilst a massive boar’s head is paraded throughout the pub is the highlight of the evening. 8:00 PM. Dec. 17: Monday Night Jazz & Blues: THE MINISTRY OF GROOVE. Powerful 1970’s jazz funk and more including a performance their original tune, Blackberry Mead! 8:00 PM. Dec. 19: Wednesday Night Folk – special HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS SASKATCHEWAN SONGWRITERS EDITION. SaskMusic and the Regina Songwriter’s Association present Glenn Sutter, Jaecy Bells and Wanda Gronhovd delivering holiday favourites and original compositions. 8:00 PM. Editor’s note: This edition marks the one year passing of Bushwakker co-founder and president, Dr. Beverly Robertson. This past year has seen much reflection amongst Bushwakker management where we found we were often asking ourselves, “What would Bev do?” when faced with a new situation. We have experienced validation time and again when adhering to the governing principals Bev had instilled in our company philosophy from day one. In 2018 we have continued to see much success and fulfilment both in business and in giving back to the community we serve. The following article is a few years old but is still a testament to the pioneering work Bev provided in creating our province’s vibrant craft brewing culture; a culture to be embraced and celebrated!
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