THE WAKKER WEEKLY
Issue #1638 – Posted on: 20-June-2022
BREWERY “HOPP”ENINGS: Bushwakker Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports his brand new PASSION-BERRY fruit beer is now on tap, in our offsale and available for growler fills too! Who knew passion fruit and raspberries would come together so beautifully? Our long-awaited tank of KAI’S MUNICH HELLES is also currently available. 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 brand new PASSION-BERRY fruit beer is now available on tap and in our offsale cooler. A delicious summertime quencher loaded with passion fruit and raspberries!
This Weekend’s June 17th and 18th Special Dining Features is PAN-SEARED FRESH ICELANDIC COD w/ TIGER SHRIMP for $25.95. 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.
Our SASK CRAFT GUEST TAP is currently pouring the IT’S KINDA FLAKEY IPA from Black Bridge Brewery in Swift Current. Next up is the LONG LAKE LAGER from Nokomis Craft Ales.
JUNE PREMIUM WINE FEATURES This month’s red wine feature is the SILK & SPICE Red Blend which boasts grapes that are native to Portugal. The white wine is LES FUMEES BLANCHES Sauvignon Blanc from France. Both are $8.95 for a glass and $23.95 for a half litre.
It was nice to see our kitchen fire up our smoker last week. The Smoked Steak and Smoked Chicken Pizza were very well received. Chef Mike has a number of other weekend smoked dishes coming your way this summer! Can’t wait!
The SEA OF GREEN was back at The Bushwakker for the first regular home game of the 2022 season on June 11th! Lots of folks enjoyed our TABBY BURGER & A PINT game day special. Server Donna was so excited for another great season of gourmet game day burgers. “Oh happy day” indeed Donna!
The Regina HOP CIRCUIT is back for a third year running from the May Long Weekend until the Labour Day Long Weekend. Check out the 2022 Hop Circuit video at Hop Circuit 2022_v5 (vimeo.com) Grab a map and visit all six participating breweries and receive a 2022 commemorative beer glass. Download the free app at Hop Circuit « Tourism Regina to make your experience even slicker!
June 20: 2022 JAZZFEST REGINA Bushwakker performance – TWO JUNO AWARD WINNERS – JOCELYN GOULD QUARTET featuring WILL BONNESS! JazzFest Regina is back and Bushwakker is pleased to be the host venue for two festival concerts this year. Our second performance features two Juno Award-winning artists! Guitarist and vocalist, Jocelyn Gould, won the 2021 Juno Award for Jazz Album of the Year. She has been called “a leader in the next generation of great mainstream jazz guitarists.” Her joyful energy has captivated audiences around the world and her passion for music is infectious. She has absorbed the influences of the jazz guitar greats and has woven them into an exciting personal sound. Gould displays her influence from guitar greats such as Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, Kenny Burrell and Joe Pass. Her unique ability to connect with audiences always leaves them wanting more. Jocelyn is a professor and Head of Guitar Department at Humber College in Toronto. The featured pianist in this quartet is Will Bonness who recently won the 2022 Juno Award for Jazz Album of the Year. The Winnipeg pianist’s third recording proved to be gold. This is the first Juno Award for Bonness, who has been active on the international jazz scene for more than two decades. Rush seating tickets are $20. Available at the Bushwakker, at the door or visit www.jazzregina.ca. 7:00 PM.
June 22: Wednesday Folk Night. LADIES OF THE PRAIRIE & THE MALE ORDER BAND. Female harmonies, guitar, banjo, steel guitar, mandolin and more! 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.
CURRENT HOURS OF OPERATION AND RESERVATIONS 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.
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. Our two banquet rooms are also available for private party rentals. Call Kelly at 306-359-7276 to book either our main floor Arizona Room or basement Clubroom.
By Troy Charles Global News
“Rider games are very helpful to struggling hospitality sector especially when we’re recovering from the pandemic,” said Bushwakker bar manager Grant Frew.
Saturday, the Saskatchewan Roughriders kicked off their 2022 season at home against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
It’s the first game for the Riders on their quest to the Grey Cup, which will be held in Regina for the first time since 2013.
As of Saturday afternoon, there were still plenty of seats available for the home opener.
The 2021 home opener was a sellout but, granted, it was the first game back in almost two years at the time.
Even if ticket sales aren’t at their usual level, local businesses are excited.
“I’m going to put my running shoes on because I think it’s just going to be nuts in here,” said Pile O’ Bones taproom manager Miranda Sanders.
That’s the mood at Pile O’ Bones Brewing Company, which sits just a football’s throw away from the stadium.
Being so close to the field gives them access to the walk-up crowd as people stop by before heading to Mosaic.
“We get everybody, they walk by, they come in, they want beers, they want the environment, and we just love to provide that for people,” said Sanders.
In proper football fashion, the brewery will have nachos and beer flowing all day as they anticipate it being busy.
“It’s going to be a bit of an adjustment because I feel we’re all a bit rusty after the past couple years have gone. I think we’re very excited to slide back into the routine of Rider games,” said Sanders.
The opening day anticipation also carries over to the warehouse district at Bushwakker Brewpub.
“The football games are very helpful to the struggling hospitality sector, especially when we’re recovering from the pandemic. We’re so excited the Riders are playing again,” said Bushwakker bar manager Grant Frew.
Rider game days at Bushwakker also come with a 30-year tradition.
A specialty burger named after that day’s opponent.
In honour of the Tiger-Cats, Saturday will feature the Tabby burger, with black angus beef, bacon mushrooms and a balsamic glaze.
“For a lot of people, it’s almost like a bit of superstition as well as tradition. They want to come devour the competition, devour that game day burger named in honour of the visiting team and hopefully that’s their way to symbolically help the Riders win,” said Frew.
As for the team on the field, Frew says people need something to feel positive about right now.
“We’re hopeful, we’re optimistic, we always remain optimistic, as do all Rider fans. It’s something we’ve learned over the years.”
Guy tells a bartender, “I’ll bet you 100 bucks I can pee in this cup from five feet away without missing a drop.” The bartender takes the bet.
The man misses horribly, hitting pretty much everything except the cup.
The bartender laughs and the man pays him the money.
Then the bartender sees the man’s friends laughing by the pool table, and he asks the man what is so funny.
The man says, “I bet them 1,000 bucks I would pee all over your bar and you wouldn’t try to stop me.”
No contest here. Happy Father’s Day to dedicated dads everywhere!