THE WAKKER WEEKLY
Issue #1533 – Posted on: 15-June-2020
After having our dining area closed for 80 days we were very excited to re-open on Monday, June 8th at 11:30 AM as part of the third phase in the Re-Open Saskatchewan Economic Plan. Many thanks to all of you who made a reservation and experienced the “new normal” with us. We took many steps to ensure smooth service in a safe environment and were generally quite pleased with the result. We learned a few things on how to serve you even better throughout and look forward to seeing even more of your again in the near future.
Please remember that reservations will be accepted and are encouraged for any time and on any day so give us a call at 306-359-7276 to secure your table. Please note under current guidelines the maximum number of people who can be seated at the same table is limited to six. Larger reservations must occupy more than one table and maintain physical distancing between each table.
Our new hours of operation will be Monday to Saturday from 11:30 AM until 9:00 PM. We will be closed on Sundays. And for all of the folks who have enjoyed our food and beer to go over the last few weeks, don’t worry because those takeout services will definitely continue.
Please continue to practice your safe social distancing practices. Let’s bring on Phase Four! Remain connected to one another and to us! In addition to this weekly newsletter, we are very active on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check-in with us often as we navigate this new chapter together. Try to support local businesses whenever possible. Be vigilant in your resolve to protect yourselves which in turn will protect others.
We had a very smooth reopening beginning on June 8th and were delighted to see so many of our Bushwakker fans once again. We missed you!
An artist helping a fellow artist! Much thanks to Carmen Beaton for hanging this month’s Bushwakker Local Art Wall works for fellow artist, Becky Nielsen.
The Bushwakker LOCAL ARTIST WALL for the month of June features the works of BECKY NIELSEN. She is a self-taught freelance Regina Artist for more than 12 years. Born in the deep wild forests of the Gatineau Hills in Quebec, she relocated as a child with her small family to the vast Saskatchewan prairie.
Having always had a pencil in hand, her art grew as a therapeutic necessity. However, it was studying anatomy in her early twenties that escalated her work, in practice and content, inspired by the similarities of the human body and nature. Imagery often drawn from dreams, familiar symbolism is expressed in a surreal and wild landscape.
She soon became an active member of the arts community. Facilitating and coordinating events, volunteering, donating work, live painting and murals. Her paintings can be found in private collections across Canada and the U.S.
Traditionally an oil painter, she has recently diversified her work into other mediums including encaustic, spray-painting and puppetry.
You can find her work on social media
Enjoy Becky’s very interesting works all this month!
NEWS FROM THE BREWERY! Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports our seasonally available BARON BOCK, DOUBLE HONEY IMPERIAL IRISH RED ALE, ARCTIC DARK MUNICH DUNKEL, TWO SON’S MILK STOUT and SWEET TART CHERRY DRY STOUT are currently on tap. There are also batches of CHINOOK ESB, BLOOD ORANGE BLONDE ALE and PREMIUM PALE ALE working their way through the brewery.
Our June Premium Wine Features are from the INVISIBULL WINERY in British Columbia. The red is a Malbec and the white is their Sauvignon Blanc. Both are $7.95 for a glass and $21.95 for a half litre.
Our GUEST TAP is currently pouring an IRISH STOUT from the O’Hara’s Brewery in Ireland. Next up is the SUMAC HAZY PALE ALE from Saskatoon’s High Key Brewing.
Chef Mike introduced a new menu upon our re-opening on June 8th. Our new Spinach Salad boasts brighter flavours and is a delicious summer delight! The bacon lardons and sundried tomato balsamic vinaigrette take this salad over the top!
Two-litre bottles of Bushwakker Dungarvon Irish Red Ale, Cheryl’s Blonde Ale and Stubblejumper Pilsener are now available for home delivery with the help of fellow Regina craft brewers, Pile O’ Bones Brewing. To place your order, just visit www.saskbeerdelivery.ca Don’t forget all six Regina SLGA stores offer a selection of Bushwakker bottled beers.
From The Beer Connoisseur
When it comes to recreational substances, the two most common ones are weed and beer. People know about using both of them separately, but what will happen if you use them together? If you use both of these items, it is vital to educate yourself on a few essential things.
What Are the Effects of Consuming Cannabis and Beer?
When a person consumes both weed and alcohol, also known as crossfading, people tend to feel the effects of one or both of these substances faster than they would typically experience. Cannabis has the power to impact the brain, especially the areas where pleasure, thinking, sensory, memory and time are processed. On the other hand, the alcoholic properties of beer work as a depressant with the power to control the central nervous system.
Both alcohol and the THC component in cannabis have psychoactive effects. This is because THC has the power to control the cannabinoid receptors in the brain, which is why the cognitive function gets the most impact when a person is high. On the other hand, alcohol can bring impairment to a person’s motor skills because of how it interacts with the central nervous system.
When people smoke weed while drinking beer, blood tests show that they tend to have higher levels of THC in their blood compared to people who do not drink while they smoke. This is because the alcoholic content of beer widens the blood vessels, which allows THC to be absorbed much quicker.
While there are users that report that drinking while smoking can give a higher high, it can also amplify the adverse effects of smoking cannabis. Some of the symptoms that get intensified are anxiety, breathing problems, headaches, impaired judgment, increased heart rate, increased appetite, hallucinations, memory problems, nausea and paranoia.
What Are the Risks of Consuming Both Beer and Weed?
Alcohol and marijuana can both create unpredictable behaviors, which can be more of a mess if you think of combining them. When you think about how much faster you can absorb the psychoactive components of marijuana because of beer, this combination opens the doors for exposure to extreme cerebral symptoms.
Additionally, too much alcohol in your body can lead to you losing your memories for a particular set of time, or it can also lead to blacking out. It would help if you also considered the power of tolerance and addiction, that when you consume both of these substances regularly, you open yourself to the risk of developing a dependence on one or both of these substances.
If you drink alcohol before smoking your favorite cannabis strain, you heighten the risk of experiencing anxiety, panic, paranoia and other symptoms. But if you take cannabis before drinking alcohol, you may become less aware of your surroundings and have a problem controlling how much you have already drunk, thus, increasing the chances of getting alcohol poisoning.
What is “Greening Out?”
One of the first terms you will be exposed to when looking at mixing beer and marijuana is the term ‘greening out.’ This problem can occur with using cannabis solely, but the chances of this happening when doing an intoxication combo is likely to happen.
Basically, greening out can be defined as smoking cannabis and feeling sick afterward. This problem is usually exhibited by being too sweaty, vomiting and getting the spins.
Is Overdosing Possible When Drinking Beer and Smoking Weed?
If you look at the effects of both substances, greening out in cannabis is not really going to be something that will endanger your life. However, drinking too much beer can lead to alcohol poisoning, which can be fatal.
The risk for poisoning becomes even higher whenever you smoke weed, as it will make it even harder for to vomit. You might not think of it this way, but vomiting is helpful to your body. This is because vomiting allows you to get rid of the extra alcohol content that is present in your body.
Other Things You Should Consider
Aside from the mixing of the substances themselves, you should also consider these variables and answer these questions as well.
- Are you currently taking medication?
- What is the type of alcohol you want to consume and how strong is it?
- What is your current tolerance for weed and beer?
- Do you smoke or vape cannabis?
- Do you consume cannabis edibles?
- How long is the interval between consuming cannabis and beer?
- Do you also smoke tobacco and drink substances high in caffeine like tea or coffee?
Consuming beer and weed at the same time can make you feel either more or less intoxicated instead of using one at a time. The safest bet is to avoid using both at once. Lastly, if you are taking medication, remember to consult your doctor first before you use alcohol, weed or both of them.
We’re not sure that Grandma’s mask choices are appropriate.
TIME OUT – Golf Fanatic
On their honeymoon, the new husband told his bride, “I have a confession to make that I should have made before, but I was concerned that it might affect our relationship.
“What is it?” his new bride asked lovingly.
“I’m a golf fanatic,” he said. “I think about golf constantly. I’ll be out on the golf course every weekend, every holiday, and every chance I get. If it comes to a choice between your wishes and golf, golf will always win.”
His new bride pondered this for a moment and said, “I thank you for your honesty. Now in the same spirit of honesty, I should tell you that I’ve concealed something about my own past that you should know about. The truth is, “I’m a hooker.”
“No problem,” said her husband, “just widen your stance a little, and overlap your grip, and that should clear it right up.”