THE WAKKER WEEKLY
Issue #1634 – Posted on: 23-May-2022
BREWERY “HOPP”ENINGS: Bushwakker Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports our new seasonally available fruit beer, JUST PEACHY BLONDE ALE is now available on tap, in our offsale and for growler fills too. A batch of KAI’S MUNICH HELLES is also making its way through the brewery. 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 a number of REGINA SLGA stores.
Our extensive SPECIALTY IMPORT BEER & CIDER MENU is currently receiving an overhaul. Plenty of new and interesting brews have made their way into our bar cooler. Over 50 bevies for you to explore!
Our SASK CRAFT GUEST TAP is currently pouring the OH BEEHAVE HONEY BLONDE from Regina’s Warehouse Brewing. Next up is a CHOCOLATE STOUT from Pile O’ Bones Brewing.
This Weekend’s May 20th & 21st Special Dining Features is an ASPARAGUS RISOTTO W/ STEELHEAD TROUT & LEMON DILL SAUCE for $22.95. 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 great value deals.
MAY PREMIUM WINE FEATURES This month’s featured wines are certified organic from the VILLA TERESA WINERY in Italy. The red is a MERLOT and the white is a PINOT GRIGIO. Both are $8.95 for a glass and $23.95 for a half litre. Both wines are very dry.
The Regina HOP CIRCUIT is back for a third year running from the May Long Weekend until the Labour Day Long Weekend. Grab a map and visit all six participating breweries and receive a 2022 commemorative beer glass. Download the new app https://tourismregina.com/explore/hop-circuit/ to make your experience even slicker!
EXTENDED! SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE FUNDRAISER. We are offering our Hot Plate & a Pint fundraising feature where $10 from each combo will be donated to the Saskatchewan Ukrainian Congress to assist the Ukrainian people both here at home and in the mother country. Local artist, Kathy Hancock, has also donated postcards of her Ukrainian Sunflower (the national flower of Ukraine) which will be included with each meal purchase. Posters are also available and proceeds will be donated to the Ukrainian Congress. A Full Hot Plate & a Pint is $37.95 and a Half Hot Plate & a Half Pint is $31.95. Includes perogies, beer bread, house-made cabbage rolls, sauerkraut and koubassa from the Ukrainian Co-op and a Bushwakker beer of your choice!
NEW FOR THE MONTH OF MAY! You will be entered to win a UKRAINIAN SUNFLOWER PACKAGE including a handmade “Coming Together” vase by Tracy Hurlburt and poster print by Kathy Hancock. Additional draw tickets are available. Posters are also available for purchase and proceeds will be donated to the Ukrainian Congress.
May 21: THE 5TH POETRY & A PINT PRESENTATION. We are delighted to have the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild as a partner in this event. Enjoy a Saturday afternoon of poetry readings from six of Regina and area’s established and up-and-coming writers. Perhaps enjoy a slice of our special poet-inspired featured STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE CHEESECAKE dessert created just for the occasion! 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
May 23: CLOSED VICTORIA DAY.
May 25: Wednesday Folk Night. AMBERJACKFISH. Acoustic duo plays Celtic, Metis, Bluegrass, and Cape Breton music. 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.
POSTPONED! RIDERS VS BOMBERS. The first home exhibition game of the year has been pushed back from Victoria Day Monday to Tuesday, May 31st at 6:30 PM. Be sure to stop before or after the game and enjoy our gourmet WINNIPEG BURGER & A PINT SPECIAL. Come “devour” the competition! Good luck in the 2022 season Team Green!
BUSHWAKKER “NEW NORMAL” NOTES
We are open Monday – Thursday from 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM. The kitchen closes at 9:00 PM and last call is at 9:15 PM. Fridays and Saturdays we are open from 11:00 AM until 11:00 PM. The kitchen is open until 10:00 PM and last call is at 10:15 PM.
The government of Saskatchewan announced that the mandatory indoor masking health restriction will be lifted on March 1st. Bushwakker staff will continue to wear masks for the time being.
Proof of Vaccination is no longer required for restaurant dining. However, we have received many customer comments stating they will be reluctant to visit us because of the recent health restriction changes. To put our vaccinated customers who may have immunodeficiency concerns, family health concerns or simply are not comfortable with the latest easing of health restrictions somewhat at ease, we will make our Arizona Room available to them. Customers choosing to sit in this room will be required to provide Proof of Vaccination and ID. Both vaccinated and unvaccinated customers are most certainly welcome at Bushwakker and are invited to sit in the main pub area. Thank you to our legion of Bushwakker fans for your continued enthusiastic 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.
FROM THE BREWERS JOURNAL CANADA
Eight Winnipeg craft brewers are the latest Canadians to join forces and come up with a special brew to help support Ukrainians–using a recipe from Lviv, Ukraine–with all proceeds are going towards supporting the country via the Pravda Humanitarian Fund.
“It wasn’t very difficult to get some partners to collaborate on this, because it is for a great cause,” said Torque Brewing’s director of operations, Matthew Wolff.
“Who wouldn’t want to come buy a beer, drink it and help humanitarian relief through it?”
The eight breweries taking part in this venture include: Torque, Trans Canada, Nonsuch, Barn Hammer, One Great City, Devil May Care, Lake of The Woods and Stone Angel breweries.
“This is the first time we’ve actually seen this many breweries locally, and also globally, get together to support a common cause,” said Wolff.
According to the Brew for Ukraine website, approx. 500 breweries all over the world are taking part in this cause with hopes of raising more than $4 million by the end of April.
“One thing with beer is it takes a little bit of time – but Pravda Brewing provided all the recipes because unfortunately, their brewery is no longer active because of the conflict.”
The recipe the Winnipeg brewers chose is an American Red Ale, which features a deep rouge with notes of citrus and grass.
Red Eyes American Red Ale was canned at Torque and the initial batch of roughly 3,000 cans went on sale last week.
“I have a feeling it’s going to be going pretty quickly,” Wolff said. “(We) produced around 1,500 litres of the beer, so that’s going to equate to around 3,000 cans.”
“It sounds like a lot, but I’m sure it’s going to fly off the shelves for the support.”
The group is working with local vendors to make it readily accessible around Winnipeg, and select Manitoba Liquor Marts started selling cans in late April as well.
A young ventriloquist is touring the clubs and one night he’s doing a show in a small town. With his dummy on his knee, he starts going through his usual dumb blonde jokes.
Suddenly, a blonde woman in the 4th row stands on her chair and starts shouting: “I’ve heard enough of your stupid blonde jokes. What makes you think you can stereotype women that way? What does the color of a person’s hair have to do with her worth as a human being? It’s guys like you who keep women like me from being respected at work and in the community, and from reaching our full potential as a person. Because you and your kind continue to perpetuate discrimination against not only blondes, but women in general…and all in the name of humor!”
The embarrassed ventriloquist begins to apologize but the blonde yells, “You stay out of this, mister! I’m talking to that little jerk on your knee!”
The recent plentiful May showers mean these little beasties will soon be here!