THE WAKKER WEEKLY
Issue #1595 – Posted on: 23-August-2021
BREWERY “HOP”PENINGS! Bushwakker Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports our Summer Wheat is back on tap and in our offsale cooler. Our Mango Radler and even a few two litre bottles of Sarsaparilla are currently available in our offsale cooler. Our new Pink Guavabuster Ale is also on tap and in our offsale cooler. There are also many other beers available including a West Coast IPA, Irish Red Ale, Brown, Blonde, Pilsener, Vienna, Pale Ale and a Porter. Growler fills and keg fills are also available!
We are seeing an increased interest in full flavoured non-al craft brewed beers. In addition to the Partake IPA and Stout, we also now offer the Sober Carpenter Irish Red Ale and Blonde Ale.
For the third straight week our beloved Green & White are back in Mosaic Stadium! On Saturday, August 21st they host the Ottawa Redblacks at 5:00 PM. Be sure to stop by The Bushwakker before, after or even during the game and enjoy our gourmet OTTAWA BURGER & A PINT Special for only $21.95. Come “devour” the competition!
Our GUEST TAP is currently pouring the OAT SESSION ALE from Black Bridge Brewi ng in Swift Current. Up next is a HOPPY WIT from Saskatoon’s 9 Mile Legacy Brewing. This will be followed by a POMEGRANATE PALE ALE from High Key Brewing.
In addition to taking our beer home in glass bottles and 2 litre jugs direct from our pub, you can find a varying selection of 650 ml bottles of Bushwakker beer in ALL SIX REGINA SLGA stores.
Our August PREMIUM WINE FEATURES celebrate Canadian wines! The red is Ontario’s Don’t Poke The Bear Cabernet/Baco Noir. The white is B.C.’s Quail’s Gate Chenin Blanc. Both are $8.95 for a glass and $23.95 for a half litre.
This Weekend’s Special Dining Feature on August 20th and 21st is OTTAWA BURGER & A PINT for $21.95. Our Saturday CLASSIC STEAK & A PINT SPECIAL will also be available. Our Monday and Wednesday WINGS & A PINT SPECIAL and Tuesday PIZZA & A PINT SPECIAL are also a great value deal.
We’ve been waiting for this day for almost 18 months! The beer will be amazing and we can’t wait to see you all together with us once again. Plan to arrive early in order to get a good seat! Who would like to see a likeness of this image on a Bushwakker t-shirt?
We are hiring! Greater seating capacity and the return to normal hours of operation means we are looking for more experienced cooks and serving staff. Stop by and see us with your resume today or apply at https://bushwakker.com/apply/
Our new Bushwakker Online Ordering Page is now live on our website! You can order everything from our food menu as well as our Bushwakker brews and even select the time you’d like to pick up your order. Visit https://bushwakker.com/shop-2021/ and give it a try! Of course, you can continue to place your orders by calling us at 306-359-7276. We still love to hear your friendly voices. Thanks for your support everyone!
BUSHWAKKER “PHASE THREE NEW NORMAL” NOTES
We are open Monday – Thursday from 11:00 AM – midnight. The kitchen closes at 10:30 PM and last call is at11:15 PM. On Fridays and Saturdays we are open from 11:00 AM until 1:00 AM. The kitchen is open until 11:30 PM and last call will be at 12:15 AM. We will open on Sundays in September. We are very appreciative of the considerable increase in the number of our takeout food orders. Call us at 306-359-7276 or visit our online ordering page at https://bushwakker.com/shop-2021/
Reservations are accepted and encouraged. We accept a limited number of reservations as late as 6:00 PM every day except Fridays. Fridays we accept reservations as late as 3:00 PM. Call us at 306-359-7276 to secure your table. We are now also able to accommodate larger groups. Our two banquet rooms are also available for private parties. Call Kelly at 306-359-7276 to book either our main floor Arizona Room or basement Clubroom.
Please continue to practice safe health measures. 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 these continually evolving times together. Try to support local businesses whenever possible. Be vigilant in your resolve to protect yourselves which in turn will protect others.
By: Kristen Kuchar
There are many reasons to love beer. From the delicious taste and alluring aroma to the way it brings people together to have a good time, beer is the best beverage in the world. But beer has some surprising health benefits, too, including strengthening bone health, reducing stress and helping to prevent kidney stones.
However, beer, as any other alcoholic beverage, can also have negative implications on our health if not imbibed in moderation. In particular, our livers take a beating with consistent beer (and alcohol in general) intake. The liver is roughly the size of a football (weighing about three pounds) and does 500 roles in our bodies. It produces bile, which breaks down fat, metabolizes carbohydrates and filters blood. Alcohol is broken down in the liver. And unfortunately, excessive alcohol intake can lead to liver damage, including cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), alcohol hepatitis and even liver cancer.
Never fear, though. There are many steps you can take to keep your liver healthy and in tip-top shape. Maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, drinking plenty of water and drinking alcohol in moderation all play a key role in keeping your liver running smoothly. It’s also important to follow directions on medications, practicing safe sex and consider getting vaccinated for hepatitis if you’re traveling to a region where it’s an issue.
Diet also plays an important part of liver health. For optimal liver health, avoid fatty foods, excessive salt, added sugar (soft drinks, cookies, etc.), red meat and fried foods. It’s best to stick to a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, legumes and whole grains to keep your liver happy and healthy. Here are 15 foods that are especially good for liver health.
Beans are a great source of protein and fiber. Some studies suggest that beans preserve liver health by preventing fat from accumulating in the liver, reducing the risk of a fatty liver. Kidney beans and navy beans help the body get rid of waste quickly. Ditch baked beans that are loaded with extra salt and go for something sodium-free. Best of all, beans are not only cheap, but easy to add to many meals, including soups, tacos, wraps, and chili.
Berries, such as raspberries and blueberries, are rich in antioxidants, which can prevent against heart disease, cancer and protect the liver from damage. Berries are also thought to prevent excess fibrous connective tissue in the liver as well as abnormal cells in the liver known as liver lesions. Throw berries in your morning smoothie, on your cereal, or in salads for a daily boost.
Garlic stimulates the liver and activates liver enzymes, flushing out toxins. A mineral called selenium that’s present in garlic helps detoxify the liver. Garlic may help reduce fat and overall body weight in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. If you’re prepping a garlic-heavy dish, pair it with an American Wheat Ale or Lager for a nice complement.
Beer connoisseurs love the way Citra hops add grapefruit aroma and taste to IPAs, but grapefruits themselves have a slew of health benefits not to miss. Antioxidants found in grapefruit have been shown to protect cells in the liver and reduce inflammation. Studies indicate that antioxidants reduce excessive connective tissue building up in the liver, called hepatic fibrosis.
Cruciferous vegetables consist of cabbage, radish, arugula, brussels sprouts, turnips and more. These veggies are low in calories and rich in vitamins C and E, as well as folate. Broccoli and cauliflower have glucosinolates, which help the liver produce detoxifying enzymes. Leafy vegetables, such as kale, bok choy and arugula, can get rid of toxins out of the blood stream and neutralize heavy metals – helping to protect the liver.
Beer and nuts have long been a pretty solid duo, but now there’s even better reason to snack on them. Research suggests that eating nuts improves levels of liver enzymes in cases of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. A moderate number of nuts daily, such as almonds, walnuts, pecans and brazil nuts, can help improve liver health. Besides just grabbing a handful of nuts, you can add nuts to your morning cereal, to salads, and even to pastas.
A farmer stopped by the local mechanic’s shop to have his truck fixed. They couldn’t do it while he waited, so he said he didn’t live far and would just walk home.
On the way home, he stopped at the hardware store and bought a bucket and a gallon of paint. He then stopped by the feed store and picked up a couple of chickens and a goose. However, struggling outside the store he now had a problem – how to carry his entire purchases home.
While he was scratching his head he was approached by a little old lady who told him she was lost. She asked, ‘Can you tell me how to get to 1603 Mockingbird Lane?’
The farmer said, ‘Well, as a matter of fact, my farm is very close to that house. I would walk you there but I can’t carry this lot.’
The old lady suggested, ‘Why don’t you put the can of paint in the bucket. Carry the bucket in one hand, put a chicken under each arm, and carry the goose in your other hand?’
‘Why thank you very much,’ he said and proceeded to walk the old girl home.
On the way, he says ‘Let’s take my shortcut and go down this alley. We’ll be there in no time.’
The little old lady looked him over cautiously then said, ‘I am a lonely widow without a husband to defend me. How do I know that when we get in the alley you won’t hold me up against the wall, pull up my skirt, and have your way with me?’
The farmer said, ‘Holy smokes lady! I’m carrying a bucket, a gallon of paint, two chickens, and a goose. How in the world could I possibly hold you up against the wall and do that?’
The old lady replied, ‘Set the goose down, cover him with the bucket, put the paint on top of the bucket, and I’ll hold the chickens!