THE WAKKER WEEKLY
Issue #1683 – Posted on: 01-May-2023
BREWERY “HOPP”ENINGS! Bushwakker Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports that our seasonally available BARON BOCK, SASKADIAN BLACK IPA, CHERRY LIME ALE and brand new CHOCOLATE MILK STOUT are currently available. There are still some bottles of the amazing THREE-DOWN BOHEMIAN PILSNER in our offsale cooler. Lots of Bushwakker seasonal brews are on the horizon! Batches of FLEK’S CZECH DARK LAGER, BOMBAY IPA, and GRANNY’S BITTER are currently working their way through the brewery.
Lots of new seasonal Bushwakker brews were released last week with plenty more on the way! ‘Tis a craft beer lover’s paradise!
Last week’s 28th ALES Open national amateur homebrewing competition was revived after a four-year pandemic-induced hiatus. It was great to see all the volunteer judges and stewards back in the Bushwakker basement to judge over 350 beers from coast to coast. This year’s “Best of Show” beer was an American Barleywine brewed by ALES member, Parker Wilfong. This beer just may make it way to a Bushwakker tap in the future!
This Weekend’s Special Dining Feature for April 28th & 29th is ROAST PORK LOIN for $21.95. 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 MODERN IPA from Nokomis Craft Ales. This will be followed by a HONEY RYE LAGER from Swift Current’s Black Bridge Brewery.
MAY PREMIUM WINE FEATURES: Our May wine features hail from Argentina. The red wine is MYTHIC MOUNTAIN MALBEC. $8.95 for a glass and $23.95 for a half litre. the white wine is CUMA ORGANIC TORRONTES. $7.95 for a glass and $21.95 for a half litre.
Our Annual Bushwakker Brewer’s Dinner retuned after a four-year hiatus last weekend and featured a Mexican BBQ theme. Hats off to lead cooks, Andrew Calibaba and Amber Colbourne, as well as the entire Bushwakker kitchen team! Nice Bushwakker beer pairings were also put forth by Bushwakker head brewer, Michael Gaetz.
LAST CHANCE! The 2023 “Best of Food Regina” nominees have been selected. There were a number of category changes made this year which should make things interesting. Thank you for nominating your Bushwakker in 11 categories including BEST: Local Beer Maker, Pub, Warehouse District Restaurant, Warehouse District Pub, Pub Food, Burgers, Veggie Burger, Fries, Wings, Beer Selection and Pub For a Date! Be sure to turn those nominations into wins by voting in the easy and fun multiple-choice ballot. Just head over to prairiedogmag.com or click the link below. Voting is open only until May 1st, so don’t delay.
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.
FROM MOOSE JAW TODAY
The Homegrown Farmers’ Market near in Moose Jaw will be able to purchase craft alcohol from vendors this year.
During its March 27 regular meeting, city council unanimously voted to approve the organization’s request to sell alcohol for offsite consumption.
Market organizers estimate that about 200 people will attend each Saturday to enjoy a specially crafted beer that two vendors will brew.
Municipal approval is required for this request because the farmers’ market must obtain the proper permits from the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA), a council report explained.
City administration will review the City of Moose Jaw’s alcohol use events policy this year to ensure policies and procedures are developed for similar requests in the future.
Some conditions include the organization complying with all rules under the provincial Alcohol and Gaming Regulation Act, securing and displaying all necessary SLGA licences and approvals, maintaining $2 million in public liability insurance, and being responsible for all event costs, including provisions for washrooms.
“This is a very good initiative,” said Coun. Kim Robinson. “I know that (with) the local brewers (we have) — with Luby Bower and a couple of others (like Honey Pot Distillery) — I would certainly like to see this come to fruition.
After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply for Social Security. The woman behind the counter asked me for my driver’s License to verify my age. I looked in my pockets and realized I had left my wallet at home. I told the woman that I was very sorry, but I would have to go home and come back later. The woman said, ‘Unbutton your shirt’. So I opened my shirt revealing my curly silver hair. She said, ‘That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me’ and she processed my Social Security application. When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at the Social Security office. She said, ‘You should have dropped your pants. You might have gotten disability, too.’
And that’s how the fight started.
Let’s put last week behind us. Surely beer drinking on the deck season is here now, right?