THE WAKKER WEEKLY
Issue #1644 – Posted on: 01-August-2022
BREWERY “HOPP”ENINGS: Bushwakker Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports that our brand new LEMON LIME TART is now on tap, in our offsale and available for growler fills too. Our seasonally available Hefeweizen, SUMMER WHEAT, and our KAI’S MUNICH HELLES are also currently flowing. 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.
New Bushwakker Fruit Beer – LEMON LIME TART! We were delighted to be a part of the Regina Health Care Workers Scavenger Hunt earlier this week. These folks have been providing an incredible service during the pandemic. The hospitality sector is particularly in your debt. Team “Johnny Depp” were some of the first folks to try our brand new LEMON LIME TART! The name says it all. A super refreshing summertime treat! Enjoy while quantities last!
Thank you Regina! Of the dozen wins we received in the 2022 Best of Food Regina Awards, the BEST NACHOS IN REGINA category is one that reflects what we are all about. Nachos are comforting, fun, made for sharing and go great with beer! We take our nachos very seriously. We hand-cut our tortilla shells and then carefully fry the chips and when building a Bushwakker nacho we are careful to ensure there are alternating layers of veggies and cheese throughout the nacho. Convection oven cooking ensures crisp chips and proper cheese melting throughout this “undefeated Best of Food Regina” appetizer!
This Weekend’s July 29th & 30th Special Dining Feature is a gourmet BC BURGER & A PINT for $22.95. Chef Mike is indeed a Lions fan so we can’t wait to see what burger bliss awaits us! 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 SALT SHAKER GOSE from Nokomis Craft Ales. Next up is a PINEAPPLE WIN SOUR from Regina’s Malty National Brewing.
AUGUST PREMIUM WINE FEATURESThis month’s wine features are the GOOD NATURED WINES from Ontario. The red is a Merlot Gamay VQA and the white is a Crisp Chardonnay VQA. Both are $8.95 for a glass and $23.95 for a half litre.
Our summer Blackberry Mead Release continues! Much thanks to the many summer tourists who have stopped by this month to pick up some bottles of our famous mead.
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!
July 29: RIDERS VS LIONS. The fourth and final home game of July will see Chef Mike’s favourite team taking on the Green & White! Kickoff is at 7:00 PM. Be sure to stop by before the game and enjoy our gourmet BC BURGER & A PINT SPECIAL. Come “devour” the competition!
Aug. 1: CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY. Happy Saskatchewan Day!
Aug. 3: Wednesday Folk Night. BRIAN VOLKE. Former Celtic Clutter frontman returns home to Regina for his annual performance. 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.
Aug. 5: FIRST FIRKIN FRIDAY. Enjoy the pomp and circumstance of this longstanding Bushwakker monthly tradition! A piper from The Regina Police Services Pipes & Drums leads a small keg (the firkin) of special ale throughout the pub in a procession. A guest volunteer tapper is selected to wield the handmade wooden maul affectionately named, The Mighty Firkin Wakker, and attempts to tap the keg in one mighty blow! This month’s offering will be a special sneak preview of a unique twist on one of the most popular Bushwakker fruit beers of all time! The PONCE DE LEON WHEAT will be a summertime fruity treat! The suds-soaking spectacular takes place at 5:30 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.
From The Brewers Journal Canada
Edinburgh-based Bellfield Brewery has teamed up with Pianodrome to run the experiment of playing piano to fermenting beer to study if it affects the taste.
Sean Logan, a member of the company, has played a wide selection of his music to two batches of new beer – Resonancy IPA and Resonancy Pilsner- now in the fermentation tanks at Bellfield’s brew house.
Research has shown that the sound of the keys makes yeast grow faster, alcohol production is increased and aromas are enhanced.
The research – published by the US National Library of Medicine – states that ‘Specifically, aroma compounds associated with citrus notes were upregulated with the application of sound’.
At the end of the brewing process, Bellfield plans to hold a blind tasting with trade and industry experts including staff and students from the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling at Heriot-Watt University, Master Brewer, David Smith (B.A. (Chem), FIBD, Dipl.Brew) and a panel of beer writers.
They’ll taste the two Resonancy beers alongside conventional brews of the same beers to establish whether and how the piano music played during the brewing process has affected taste and aroma.
“We’re excited to discover how this musical partnership affects the yeast and fermentation process – and ultimately the taste and aroma of the two beers,” said Bellfield’s CEO Alistair Brown.
“We’ve already witnessed Sean give one live performance in the brewhouse, so we’re expecting great things as this collaboration progresses.
“We greatly respect Pianodrome’s ethos of inclusion and community focus, which chimes strongly with our own.”
The ‘Resonancy’ beers will be on draught in The Pianodrome Lounge throughout the Pianodrome ‘Resonancy’ at the Old Royal High, which runs July-11th September 20.
Life and beer are very similar – chill for best results.
If you put root beer in a square cup, do you get beer?
There’s an icebox where my heart used to be.
I needed more storage for my beer.
If beer, coffee, or a nap can’t cure it, you’ve got a serious problem.
I spilled a beer on this girl at a party and that’s “How I Wet Your Mother”.
If you can’t drink and drive, why do you need a driver’s license to buy beer?
Alcohol is never the answer… but it does make you forget the question.
Love has four letters, but then again so does beer!
We call it “Saskatchewan Day” of course!