THE WAKKER WEEKLY
Issue #1647 – Posted on: 22-August-2022
BREWERY “HOPP”ENINGS: Bushwakker Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports that our brand new LEMON LIME TART ALE, SUMMER WHEAT and KAI’S MUNICH HELLES are currently available on tap, in our offsale and for growler fills too. In addition to taking our beer home in glass bottles and 2 litre jugs direct from our brewpub, you can find a varying selection of 650 ml bottles of Bushwakker beer in a number of REGINA SLGA stores.
A sign of the times that things are slowly returning to normal. After a two and a half year pandemic-induced hiatus, Sunday openings will resume on September 4th.
Thank you Regina! Of the dozen wins we received in the 2022 “Best of Food” Regina Awards, the BEST LOCAL BURGERS win was much appreciated. 14 unique burger options are available ranging from our classic Beef Wakker Burger and Bison Mushroom Burger to our more exotic Black & Bleu Chicken Burger, Veggie (Vegan) Burger and Wild Boar Burger. All burger patties are seasoned and made in-house. Home Rider games are when our talented kitchen team really has a chance to create a next level gourmet burger named in honour of the visiting team!
This Weekend’s August 19th & 20th Special Dining Feature is a BC BURGER & A PINT 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.
Our SASK CRAFT GUEST TAP is currently pouring the DOWNTIME HAZY PALE ALE from Regina’s Warehouse Brewing. Next up is the brand new FRUIT CUP IPA from Black Bridge Brewing.
AUGUST PREMIUM WINE FEATURES This 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 is winding down! Last chance for a mead fix before December! Much thanks to the many summer tourists who have stopped by this month to pick up some bottles of our famous mead.
Only a few weeks left! The Regina HOP CIRCUIT is back for a third year running 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!
Aug 19: RIDERS VS BC LIONS. The only Rider home game of the month gets off to a late start. Kickoff is at 8:00 PM. Be sure to stop by before the game and enjoy our gourmet BC BURGER & A PINT SPECIAL. Chef Mike is a big Lions fan so this should one decadent burger. Come “devour” the competition!
Aug 22: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. THE ROBERTO DONALDO TRIO. Classic and modern jazz tunes from this new group making their encore performance! 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.
Aug 24: Wednesday Folk Night. MITCHELL MAKOONS. Manitoba artist delivers great American songwriter traditions mixed with Metis influences. 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. Starting September 4th we will resume Sunday operation from noon to nine.
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.
Japanese Craft Brewery and Tech Company Simulate Beer on Mars
From Brewers Journal Canada
Two Japanese companies have teamed up to see if they could cultivate brewer’s yeast where no one has cultivated brewer’s yeast before–the Derailleur Brew Works in Osaka’s Nishinari area. Since 2018, Derailleur has created over 100 types of craft beer, but are now preparing to create varieties that the world has never seen.
Given its role in converting sugar into alcohol, it’s fair to say that yeast is a significant factor in the overall flavor of a beer. Although the effect of gravity is unknown, Derailleur is going to find out with the help of DigitalBlast.
DigitalBlast is the Tokyo-based company that created the AMAZ gravity generator. This machine can be set to simulate a desired gravitational pull using its own centrifugal force. To do this it must first be installed in the microgravity environment of the ISS, a step scheduled for 2024.
It is hoped that AMAZ will be used by research organizations to test the effects of different gravities on plant life to determine their potential as crops when colonizing locations such as the lunar and Martian surface, but also as a tool for private companies as a way to create revenue for the space industry as a whole.
Derailleur is to be the first such private company to make use of AMAZ, and brewing yeast will be cultivated inside it under gravity equal to that of the Moon and Mars. The yeast will then be sent back to the base AREA 2470 for brewing the first batch of what is tentatively named “Uchu Beer” (Space Beer).
Unfortunately, due to the huge technical steps involved, it’ll be some time before Uchu Beer hits the market.
TIME OUT – Baptizing in the Spirit
Before celebrating a baptism, the deacon approached the young father and said solemnly, “Baptism is a serious step. Are you sure you’re prepared for it?”
“I think so,” the man replied. “My wife has made appetizers and we have a caterer coming to provide plenty of cookies and cakes for our guests.”
“I don’t mean that,” the deacon replied. “I mean, are you prepared spiritually?”
“Oh sure,” came the reply. “I’ve got a keg of beer and a case of whiskey.”