THE WAKKER WEEKLY
Issue #1602 – Posted on: 11-October-2021
The Government of Saskatchewan recently announced that starting on Friday, October 1st all customers wishing to enter a restaurant or bar in Saskatchewan will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a government recognized recent negative Covid test. We are very pleased with the patience, understanding and co-operation our front line staff have received from our longstanding Bushwakker patrons. This is yet another new development as we navigate our way through this “new normal” and in the words of Bushwakker Floor Manager, Cheryl Tovey, “Thanks a bunch! We shore ‘nuff do ‘preciate it!”
Thank you for your overwhelming co-operation and support throughout the introductory phase of the new Proof of Vaccination health measure. You have made our front staff very happy!
BREWERY “HOP”PENINGS! Bushwakker Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports a tank of Blood Orange Blonde Ale is making its way through the brewery. Our Summer Wheat and Pink GuavaBuster Ale are on tap and in our offsale cooler. Our Mango Radler and even some two litre bottles of Sarsaparilla are currently available in our offsale cooler. There are also many other Bushwakker beers available including a West Coast IPA, Irish Red Ale, Brown, Blonde, Pilsener, Vienna, Pale Ale and a Porter.
Growler fills are also available! Please note lager keg fills are not available at this time but customer orders for kegs of all Bushwakker ales have resumed. Our lagers need a bit more aging time before being ready for keg sales. We had to suspend our brewing for a number of weeks while we replaced the brewery boiler. The new boiler is performing great and we have certainly been putting it to work lately. Thank you for your understanding and support.
Our GUEST TAP is currently pouring an OATMEAL STOUT from Nokomis Craft Ales. Next up is a DOUBLE-HOPPED PINEAPPLE IPA from Saskatoon’s 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 October PREMIUM WINE FEATURES pay tribute to our Oktobestfest event and hail from Germany! The red is Dr. Zenzen Vino Noire. $8.95 for a glass and $23.95 for a half litre. The white is Stubborn Ass. $7.95 for a glass and $21.95 for a half litre. Enjoy wihile quantities last.
Our Weekend Special on October 8th & 9th will be BEEF SAUERBRATEN for $21.95. Our Saturday, October 9th Game Day Special will be a CALGARY 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.
Bushwakker Oktoberfest Week returns October 4 – 9. Enjoy some hearty delicious German cuisine with one of our special bottled German beers or even a nip of Jagermeister or Berentzen German apple liqueur! Black Forest Cheesecake and jumbo house-made pretzels available too! Prosit!
The Bushwakker Local Artist Wall for the month of October showcases the works of our youngest artist ever, SARAH WELISCH. Sarah is a young artist from Regina, Saskatchewan. She is the great-granddaughter of late Bushwakker co-founder and president, Bev Robertson. Now 13 years of age, Sarah has been drawing since she was old enough to hold a pencil. Her preferred artistic medium is graphite pencil, although she also enjoys using oil paints and watercolours. Sarah finds realism intriguing and admires the intricacy involved which inspires her to focus more on creatures and human expression. From a young age, she would look at other works of art and ask herself, “Can I do that?” This influence and inspiration continues to this day, and provides her with a great sense of accomplishment and confidence in her life. For artist inquires contact Kristen@bushwakker.com
Enjoy Sarah’s detailed drawings all this month!
You loved the beer and the poster, now you can get the t-shirt! Bushwakker Firkin Friday Phoenix Resurrection t-shirts are now available. Rock on!
It’s not every day that you’ll see a wedding proposal as part of a monthly Bushwakker First Firkin Friday event. Congrats Sean & Cara!
BUSHWAKKER “PHASE THREE NEW NORMAL” NOTES
We are open Monday – Thursday from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM. The kitchen closes at 9:30 PM and last call is at 10:15 PM. On Fridays and Saturdays our hours remain unchanged and 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. Live music fans can enjoy our Monday Night Jazz & Blues and Wednesday Folk Night performances from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.
On September 16th the government of Saskatchewan announced that mandatory masking would return immediately to all indoor spaces. We have found that our customers have been very respectful of this health order. Please be sure you are wearing a mask upon entering and leaving Bushwakker and even if you just need to get up to use the washroom. Masks are not required when you are seated and are eating or drinking. If you forget to bring a mask, we can provide you with a new one.
The government also announced a proof of vaccination or a government recognized recent negative Covid test will be required for in-house dining throughout the province beginning October 1, 2021. Don’t delay and get your vaccination passport activated today!
We are very appreciative of your business. We do apologize for some of the delays in service you may have been experiencing. As our new staff gain more experience we certainly expect our team to once again be the well-oiled machine you are accustomed to seeing. The new provincial health mandates will also present a few new challenges for our staff. We thank you for your patience, understanding and continued support.
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.
Oct. 11: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING. No band tonight.
Oct. 13: Wednesday Night Folk. HOLLY POP & BRAD PAPP. Young Regina singer/songwriter makes her Bushwakker debut. Joined by her old man, veteran guitar plucker, Brad Papp. 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.
Oct. 18: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. TDC INC. Rock, funk, blues and jazz. Stands for “Too Damn Cool.” 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saskatchewan is home to some of Canada’s best craft beers. Craft breweries have revitalized Saskatchewan communities and neighbourhoods, and become a vital part of the province’s economy and culture. Plan your tour and visit one of the many breweries listed at https://www.tourismsaskatchewan.com/exploresask-craft-beer-flight Check in to all 13 locations and get a custom designed Little Town Apparel t-shirt.
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.
Saskatchewan continues to celebrate their medal wins at the 2021 Canadian Brewing Awards with golds and silvers while Regina’s Rebellion Brewing took home the 2021 Beer of the Year Award with its Cherry Lambic.
21st Street Brewery from Saskatoon and Rafter R Brewing from Maple Creek took home silver medals whilst the Saskatoon microbrewery won two gold medals in the national competition that covers 56 categories featuring hundreds of breweries and thousands of beers across Canada.
“We’re a young industry, but this shows Saskatchewan-brewers are really coming into their own, turning heads and making a name for our province at a national level,” said Mark Heise, president of the Saskatchewan Craft Brewers’ Association and president of Rebellion Brewing.
TIME OUT – So You Yet Again Think You Know Everything
The sentence: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter of the alphabet.
The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.
The words ‘racecar,’ ‘kayak’ and ‘level’ are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).
There are more chickens than people in the world.
There are only four words in the English language which end in “dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: “abstemious” and “facetious.”
There’s no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.
There, now you do know everything!
The first week of the new Proof of Vaccination health measure went extremely smooth at Bushwakker. Our entire staff can’t thank you enough for your amazing co-operation and support!