THE WAKKER WEEKLY
Issue #1671 – Posted on: 06-February-2023
BREWERY “HOPP”ENINGS! Bushwakker Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports that our seasonally available ARCTIC DARK MUNICH DUNKEL, BLACKBERRY MEAD, “MISSILE”TOW ENGLISH BARLEYWINE, CHERRY PASSION FRUIT ALE, and PICKARD’S OATMEAL CREAM STOUT are currently available. There are still some bottles of the amazing THREE-DOWN BOHEMIAN PILSNER in our offsale cooler. A batch of BARON BOCK is also currently working its way through the brewery.
This Weekend’s Special Dining Feature for February 3rd & 4th is PORTER BRAISED BONELESS BEEF SHORT RIBS. Our Saturday CLASSIC STEAK & A PINT SPECIAL as well as 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 BETTER LAIT THAN NEVER MILK STOUT from Regina’s Malty National Brewing. Next up is a BLACKBERRY BLONDE ALE from Saskatoon’s High Key Brewing.
FEBRUARY PREMIUM WINE FEATURES: This month’s red wine features is the THE MAGIC BOX CABERNET SAUVIGNON from southern Australia. $7.95 for a glass and $21.95 for a half litre. The white wine is the VILLA MARIA EARTH GARDEN SAUVIGNON BLANC from New Zealand. $8.95 for a glass and $23.95 for a half litre.
WE ARE HIRING! The busy winter season is here! We need experienced full and part-time cooks, servers and bartenders. Stop by with your resume today or email it to email@example.com
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 midnight. The kitchen is open until 11:00 PM and last call is at 11:15 PM. Closed Sundays.
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.
Canada’s Alcohol Industry Says Health Warnings are Unnecessary
Brewers Journal Canada
Canada’s alcohol industry is opposing calls for mandatory warning labels on alcohol containers, as proposed in new guidance that severely limits the recommended amount that Canadians should drink.
Beer Canada president, CJ Helie, said the industry doesn’t need labels because it’s voluntarily educating people about drinking responsibly.
“A number of Canadian brewers, including a number of our members, have voluntary health warning labels or pictographs on packaging dealing with warnings against drinking while pregnant and driving while intoxicated,” Helie said.
However, a report on new alcohol consumption guidelines released by the Canadian Center for Substance Use and Addiction says warning labels can inform consumers of serious risks, importance to health, including cancer, the number of standard drinks in a can, and the benefits of limiting consumption to the maximum two drink a week.
“Consuming more than two standard drinks per drinking occasion is associated with an increased risk of harms to self and others, including injuries and violence,” the report says.
The guidelines are based on the findings of a panel of 23 experts who reviewed approximately 6,000 peer-reviewed studies as part of a two-year process that also considered feedback from 4,845 during an online public consultation process in spring 2021.
According to the most recent data available, nearly 7,000 people in Canada die each year from alcohol, mostly from breast or colon cancer, and cancers of the rectum, mouth, throat, liver, esophagus, and larynx, among others. Continue. Liver disease and most types of cardiovascular disease are also associated with alcohol consumption.
The updated Canadian Low-Risk Drinking Guidelines were established in 2011, when two drinks a day was considered low risk and it was believed that women could drink up to 10 drinks a week, and men can safely drink 15 drinks.
Now, the focus is on the ongoing risk associated with weekly drinking. The CCSA says the risk of harm is low for people who drink two standard drinks or less per week, moderate for those who drink three to six standard drinks, and increased for those who drink each extra drink in excess.
However, Helie questioned the experts’ method and said the current findings need to be evaluated independently, a view shared by Spirits Canada President Jan Westcott.
Catherine Paradis, CCSA’s interim guidance co-chair, said the experts used an internationally recognized approach recommended by the Public Health Agency of Canada and reviewed by Health Canada. Australia used the same approach for its low-risk drinking guidelines, she added.
“We did not receive any critique that would have required us to redo our analysis,” Paradis said of feedback during the public consultation period.
The CCSA, which published the proposed directions last August, said the industry had an opportunity to participate in the public consultation process.
A federally funded study published in the Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research in 2020 found that warning labels will reduce consumption. It is based on three types of rotating labels affixed to liquor containers at a liquor store in Whitehorse, where sales of labeled products per capita fell 6.6% compared with a control location in Yellowknife.
Priest – Don’t drink too much liquor or you will go to Hell.
MacGregor – Really? What about the guy who sells the liquor?
Priest – He will also go to Hell.
MacGregor – Ok, what about the girl who sells Al Pastor tacos in the food truck outside the Liquor Store?
Priest – She too will go to Hell.
MacGregor – In that case, I have no problem going to Hell.