THE WAKKER WEEKLY
Issue #1604 – Posted on: 25-October-2021
BREWERY “HOP”PENINGS! Bushwakker Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports his very popular Blood Orange Blonde Ale is now on tap and in our offsale! Our Summer Wheat is running low but is still on tap and in our offsale cooler. A fresh hoppy batch of Chico IPA is now on tap. There are also many other Bushwakker beers available including an Irish Red Ale, Brown, Blonde, Pilsener, Vienna, Pale Ale and a Porter.
Back on tap and in our offsale cooler for a limited time. Floor manager Cheryl couldn’t be more excited!
Growler fills are available and we have partially resumed our customer personal keg filling services. Lager keg fills are not available at this time but all Bushwakker ales are available. Our lagers need a couple more weeks of aging time before they will be ready.
Our GUEST TAP is the CITRA SINGLE HOP PALE ALE from Black Bridge Brewery. Next up is a WHITE IPA from Pile O’ Bones 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 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 while quantities last.
Our Weekend Special on October 15th and 16th will be BEEF TENDERLOIN MEDALLIONS for $24.95. 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.
Hard to believe our 2021 BLACKBERRY MEAD RELEASE DAY is only six weeks away! This year’s honey has produced a mead which looks particularly bright, lively and inviting! Can’t wait for December 4th! Our ADVANCE ONLINE CURBSIDE PICKUP ORDERING WEBPAGE is coming back due to popular demand and will be up and running in early November! No standing in line and no long waits. Just choose your pickup time, pull up to the rear of the building, pop your trunk, we’ll load you up with bottles of mead and you drive away. So slick!
Our October edition of First Firkin Friday continues to receive growing attention. Looks like folks are really looking for some positive stories to embrace and Global News Regina is taking this “firkin proposal” to the masses! View the story here: https://globalnews.ca/news/8272846/regina-keg-tapping-proposal/
BUSHWAKKER “FOURTH WAVE – 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 is 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.
This fall the government of Saskatchewan announced that mandatory masking would return immediately to all indoor spaces. 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 recently expanded their proof of vaccination or a government recognized recent negative Covid test health order. This is now not only required for in-house dining but also for offsale beer purchases. Don’t delay and get your vaccination proof in order today!
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. 27: Wednesday Folk Night. AUTUMN SINGER/SONGWRITER SHOWCASE. Seven local singer/songwriters featuring: Cecil Armistead, John Fortowsky, Albert Strangeman, Cori Knelsen, Trent Leggott, Nathan Davis and Neil Child. 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.
Nov. 1: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. THE MINISTRY OF GROOVE. Great 70’s jazz funk and more! 8:00 – 10:00 PM.
Nov. 3: Wednesday Folk Night. HUMMINGBIRD CROSSING. Traditional and modern bluegrass, gospel and acoustic folk act makes their Bushwakker debut. 8:00 – 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.
By Kelly Skjerven Global News
A newly engaged couple in Regina is celebrating their unique proposal.
Sean Barschel and his fiancée, Cara Hull, have been together for just over seven years. Barschel was a bartender at Bushwakker Brewpub in Regina.
“It’s always been a bit of a special place for us. I know Cara would come visit me while working shifts there and it became a place that we just always liked coming to because we got along with all of the staff,” Barschel said.
The couple celebrated many special moments at the Bushwakker, from Valentine’s Days to birthdays, and now they’ll have another special memory to cherish.
“With COVID going on, I thought it might be the perfect place to propose and have a few of our family and friends present at the same time,” Barschel added.
The Bushwakker does a small specialty keg tapping on the first Friday of every month, Barschel explained.
“So I approached my old bar manager and asked him, ‘what do you think of doing a keg of this beer?’ and he says, ‘OK, well, why?’ I said, ‘well, it’s my (now fiancée’s) favourite beer, so I’m thinking of proposing to her on that day here at the Bushwakker,’” Barschel explained.
He was even able to invite a few family and friends without Hull noticing something was up.
“I had no clue,” Hull said.
“It’s something that we’ve done before in the past and I was like, ‘oh this sounds great.’ He mentioned it was going to be a really good beer, so I was really excited. I got off work and rushed to the Bushwakker and ran into a couple of people we knew and I was like, ‘oh, this is great we all get to hang out,’ but I had no idea.”
Hull said at first she was glad she didn’t break her now-fiancé’s hand while tapping the keg, then she turned around to see him on one knee.
Her favourite song, Somebody to Love by Queen, started playing.
“It was just such a perfect moment. Even talking about it now my heart flutters,” Hull said.
Barschel said it’s been surreal and the engagement topped with the couple buying a house makes for a lot of good things happening in their lives.
The whole engagement was captured on a GoPro camera that was mounted on top of the keg.
Barschel said a camera is typical for tapping the keg at Bushwakker so it didn’t catch anyone, including Hull, off guard.
There are no big plans for a wedding right now, Hull says they are just enjoying the moment.
On his 70th birthday, a man was given a gift certificate from his wife. The certificate was for consultation with an Indian medicine man living on a nearby reservation who was rumoured to have a simple cure for erectile dysfunction.
The husband went to the reservation and saw the medicine man. The old Indian gave him a potion and, with a grip on his shoulder, warned “This is a powerful medicine. You take only a teaspoonful, and then say: ‘1-2-3.’ When you do, you will become more manly than you have ever been in your life, and you can perform for as long as you want.”
The man thanked the old Indian, and as he walked away, he turned and asked “How do I stop the medicine from working?”
“Your partner must say ‘1-2-3-4,’ he responded, but when she does, the medicine will not work again until the next full moon.”
He was very eager to see if it worked so he went home, showered, shaved, took a spoonful of the medicine, and then invited his wife to join him in the bedroom.
When she came in, he took off his clothes and said: “1-2 3! Immediately, he was the manliest of men.”
His wife was excited and began throwing off her clothes, and asked: “What was the 1-2-3 for ?”
And that, boys and girls, is why we should never end our sentences with a preposition, because we could end up with a dangling participle.
Like we said last week, the brand creativity of certain craft breweries knows no bounds!