THE WAKKER WEEKLY
Issue #1495 – Posted on: 23-Sep-2019
NEWS FROM THE BREWERY! Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports our seasonally available RASPBERRY WHEAT, GRANNY’S BITTER, BREW & GOLD DORTMUNDER, CHICO LIGHT SESSION IPA, MOTHERWELL BARNSTORMER RED FIFE WITBIER and JOE’S FIRKIN SQUIRREL ALE are currently on tap. There are also batches of KAI’S MUNICH HELLES, HARVEST OKTOBERFEST LAGER, UNRELIABLE NARRATOR and GREAT PUMPKIN SPICED BROWN ALE working their way through the brewery.
Our September Premium White Wine Feature is Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. The Premium Red Wine Feature is Traminer Pinot Noir from France. Both are $8.95 for a glass and $23.95 for a half litre.
THE BUSHWAKKER GOODNESS IS SPREADING! ALL SIX REGINA SLGA stores are now offering a varied selection of Bushwakker beers in 650ml bottles. The Quance street SLGA store is also offering growler fills of our number one selling DUNGARVON IRISH RED ALE. Regina’s Urban Cellars east location and Metro Liquor also offer a selection of our bottled beers.
Sept. 23 – Sept. 28: BUSHWAKKER OKTOBERFEST WEEK. The official Oktoberfest celebration in Munich will be just underway as the Bushwakker week-long Oktoberfest celebration begins. Enjoy a unique German-themed meal special every day of the week as well as a pint of our Bushwakker brewed Brew & Gold Dortmunder Export Lager. A selection of fine special order imported German and German-style bottled beers will also be available. Prosit!
Sept. 23: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. TDC INC.. Stands for “Too Damn Cool.” Up-tempo jazz, rock and funk. 8:00 PM.Sept. 25: Wednesday Night Folk. SASKMUSIC & THE REGINA SINGER/SONGWRITER’S ASSOCIATION presents; Adrienne Gagnon, Marny Duncan-Cary and Wanda Gronhovd. 8:00 PM.
Sept. 28: Annual Great Pumpkin Spiced Brown Ale Release. Our autumn specialty brew returns! Cinnamon, nutmeg, fresh ginger, vanilla and cloves makes for a delicious Brown Ale that tastes just like pumpkin pie! The bottles go on sale at 11:00 AM sharp!
Sept. 30: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. THE MINISTRY OF GROOVE. Great 1970’s jazz funk and beyond with a fine horn section. 8:00 PM.
Oct. 2: MONTHLY ALES MEETING. Looking to enhance your homebrewing skills? Why not sit in on a meeting with some of Regina’s most passionate and enthusiastic homebrewers? All levels of brewing experience are welcome. Meetings are held in the Bushwakker basement clubroom on the first Wednesday of the month at 8:00 PM. This month’s presentation topics will be Irish & Scottish Ales.
Oct 2: Wednesday Night Folk. WINNIE BRAVE. Alberta touring folk duo returns to deliver classic folk, country, classic rock and mid-century pop. 8:00 PM.
Oct. 4: FIRST FIRKIN FRIDAY. Enjoy the pomp and circumstance of this long standing Bushwakker monthly tradition. A piper from the Regina Police Services Pipes and Drums leads a keg of special brew in a procession throughout the brewpub. A guest volunteer is selected to wield the handmade wooden maul affectionately referred to as The Mighty Firkin Wakker, and attempt to tap the firkin in one mighty blow. The delicious suds-soaking experience takes place at 5:30 PM.
Oct. 6: SASK VS. WINNIPEG. The Riders will be looking for payback given the Banjo Bowl outcome. Kickoff is at 5:00 PM. Enjoy our gourmet WINNIPEG BURGER & A PINT game day special for only $19.95. Come “devour” the competition!
Oct. 7: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. KEITH BOMPHRAY & FRIENDS. Great jazz standards receive a few fun twists from this talented trio. 8:00 PM.
By: Brendan Ellis – CTV Regina
The city is aiming for increased safety on Dewdney Avenue, adding two new pedestrian crossings along a high traffic section of the road in the Warehouse District.
Pedestrian signs have been added on both sides of the street at the intersections of Hamilton St. and Lorne St. The city said painted cross walks will be added before the end of September.
The new signs come after businesses in the area raised concerns about pedestrian safety when crossing the busy road.
Grant Frew, the Bar and Marketing Manager at Bushwakker Brew Pub, has been working at the bar for nearly 30 year, and said the dangerous crossings have become a common customer complaint.
“When they’re crossing Dewdney Ave it’s like they’re playing Frogger,” said Frew. “I really question if the drivers along Dewdney Ave. are actually going to see those signs. There are so many signs from the businesses, lots of distraction.”
After assessment from the city, Dewdney Ave. was deemed to be in need of a safety upgrade due to the high foot and vehicle traffic.
“The engineering analysis determined this would be an adequate traffic combination measure and we wanted to do something that was cost effective,” said Chris Warren, the acting director of roadways and transportation for the City of Regina.
The Brickhouse Gym also faces Dewdney Ave., and Jason Anton who works there hopes the signs make things easier for people coming to work out.
“Sometimes you’re waiting a long time to cross, so we’re hoping that this sign will really make an impact on drivers to just slow down,” said Anton.
Frew and Anton agree the signs are a good first step, but both would like to see more safety enhancements along the street.
“Ideally some overhead pedestrian crossing lights I think would really help, but for right now those signs on their own, it will be interesting,” said Frew.
“I think they should enact a 30 km zone on this strip just to ensure the safety of others within the Warehouse District,” said Anton.
However, the city says the signs are just a temporary solution, as further safety development in the area will come as part of the $33.6 million Railyard Renewal Project.
Hightail it down to The Bushwakker for our Sept. 23-28 Oktoberfest Week. Enjoy German food and beer specials all week long!
TIME OUT – More Life reflections
– I have six locks on my door, all in a row. When I go out, I lock every second one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three of them.
– One out of every three Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of two of your best friends. If they are OK, then it must be you.
– They show you how detergents take out bloodstains. I think if you’ve got a T-shirt with bloodstains all over it, maybe your laundry isn’t your biggest problem.
– Ask people why they have deer heads on their walls and they tell you it’s because they’re such beautiful animals. I think my wife is beautiful, but I only have photographs of her on the wall.
– A lady came up to me on the street, pointed at my suede jacket and said, “Don’t you know a cow was murdered for that jacket?” I said “I didn’t know there were any witnesses. Now I’ll have to kill you too.
-You have to stay in shape. My mother started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She’s 97 now and we have no idea where she is.
Our Sept. 20th to Sept. 22nd Weekend Dining Feature is Fresh Rockfish w/ Fingerling Potato & Shallot Ragu. $18.95
Soup & Sandwich Special is $14.95. All hot specials are $18.95, except where noted, & include a serving of soup du jour, house, or Caesar salad.
All Hot Specials for Oktoberfest will include a serving of Apple Strudel and Cream
Fri., Sept. 20
Cheesy Pepper Pot
Beef Stroganoff w/ Egg Noodles
Sat. & Sun.,
Sept. 21 & 22
Steak & a Pint. $21.95
Mon., Sept. 23
Hot Ham Rueben
Tues., Sept. 24
Beef Kartoffel Pizza
Schweinschnitzel w/ Spaetzle & Rotkohl
Wed., Sept. 25
Chicken Schnitzel Pretzel Bun
Konigsburger Klopse w/ Egg Noodle
Thur., Sept. 26
Oktoberfest Sausage & Cabbage
Beef Rouladen w/ Mashed Potato & Brussel Sprouts
Fri., Sept. 27
Fafard Cheese & Bacon
Smoked Salmon w/ Kartoffelpuffer. $15.95
Roast Ribeye w/ Vintage Aged Weizenbock Jus. $19.95
Sat. & Sun.,
Sept. 28 & 29
German Sandwich Plate
Steak & a Pint. $21.95
We strive to ensure all weekly specials and soups are made available. Product shortages or unforeseen circumstances may result in modification or even substitution of certain featured menu items.