THE WAKKER WEEKLY
Issue #1695 – Posted on: 24-July-2023
BREWERY “HOPP”ENINGS! Bushwakker Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports that our seasonally available GRANNY’S BITTER, KAIS MUNICH HELLES, HONEY THISTLE WIT, BOMBAY IPA and MARRY BERRY BLONDE ALE and are currently available. Our FLEK’S CZECH DARK LAGER and TANGERINE DREAM FRUIT BEER are currently working their way through the brewery.
Our seasonally available KAI’S MUNICH HELLES is back on tap, in our offsale and available for growler fills too! The Helles, or “bright” style is a blonde German lager with an emphasis on malt character. The malt sweetness is balanced by slightly spicy noble hop bitterness. Kai’s is named after a visiting a co-op student from the famous Weihenstephan School of Brewing near Munich who worked for a school term in our brewery.
This Weekend’s Special Dining Feature for July 22nd & 23rd is CIOPPINO for $24.95. 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.
It’s almost time for the July 27th BUSHWAKKER STAFF SUPER DUPER SUMMER SIPPIN’ SUNSET SALE! Our annual Staff Christmas Market has proven to be so successful that an inaugural summer market featuring current and past Bushwakker staff is coming your way! Thursday night shopping has never been like this! Our Arizona Room will be packed with all sorts of creative items for three and a half hours of super-duper summer shopping fun! 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM.
Our SASK CRAFT GUEST TAP is currently pouring Saskatchewan Craft Brewers Association annual collaboration brew; a YUZU PALE ALE. This will be followed by the SO PITTED CRAB APPLE APRICOT CIDER from the Spot On Cidery from Outlook, SK.
JULY PREMIUM WINE FEATURES: This month’s wine features are the FAT BASTARD WINES from France. The red wine is their SHIRAZ and the white wine is their SAUVIGNON BLANC. Both are $8.50 for a glass and $22.95 for a half litre.
Of the seven wins we recently received in the 2023 Best of Food Regina Awards, the BEST PUB IN REGINA award is an important one! After 32 years we continue to strive to remain focused on three important pillars; quality of food, quality of beer and quality of service. Of course, none of that would matter if we didn’t have you here with us! Thank you for over three decades of enthusiastic support Saskatchewan!
The 2023 Regina Hop Circuit is coming! Almost ready to launch. Can’t wait!
June 26: Wednesday Folk Night. TOMMY JOHN EHMAN TRIO. Country/Alt-Country/Roots/Canadiana and a little Folk music too from this talented act. 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.
July 27: BUSHWAKKER STAFF SUPER DUPER SUMMER SIPPIN’ SUNSET SALE: Our annual Staff Christmas Market has proven to be so successful that an inaugural summer market featuring current and past Bushwakker staff is coming your way! Thursday night shopping has never been like this! Our Arizona Room will be packed with all sorts of creative items for three and a half hours of super-duper summer shopping fun!
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 BREWER’S JOURNAL CANADA
Editor’s Note: There are many reasons why we are seeing the global growth of low or zero alcohol craft beers. Gone are the days of when Molson Excel, O’Doul’s and dare we say it, Texas Pride, were the only non-al beer options. Although the Bushwakker brewery doesn’t produce any non-al beers, you can enjoy a number of flavourful non-al craft options in our brewpub including brands such as Sober Carpenter, Central City, District Brewing and even a non-al radler produced by Grolsch. Sorry, no non-al spirits yet but you just never know!
Did you know our Belgian breweries are among the top producers of our 0.0% ABV beer brands globally?
No-alcohol beers offer consumers more choices for moderation and responsible consumption — what we call “Smart Drinking.” Worldwide, no-alcohol beer is one of the industry’s fastest-growing beer categories, and AB InBev is meeting consumer demand with a portfolio of 30 brands available in 42 countries.
We have also spent decades developing innovations to brew better no-alcohol beers. The most recent investment is a €31 million technology upgrade at our Belgian breweries in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Hoegaarden and Leuven. AB InBev employs more than 2,000 people in the breweries and distribution centers in the Flemish-Brabant region.
The investment will help expand our no-alcohol beer portfolio, it also improved bottling capabilities and optimized a new de-alcoholizing system used to make Corona Cero, a version of our classic Mexican lager that debuted in 10 European markets last year.
Corona Cero is one of seven no-alcohol beers brewed by AB InBev in Belgium, including options from iconic local brands like Hoegaarden and Leffe. Many of the no-alcohol brewing techniques used by our brewers were also developed in Belgium at our Global Innovation and Technology Center (GITEC) in Leuven.
“The no-alcohol beers of today are much different from what was available years ago,” said David De Schutter, Global Vice President, GITEC. “The innovative methods and technology developed by our brewers and researchers are creating the next generation of refreshing, great tasting, no-alcohol beers for people to enjoy on any occasion.”
TIME OUT– Irish Confession
I went into the confessional box after many years of being away from the Catholic Church.
Inside I found a fully equipped bar with Guinness on tap. On one wall, there was a row of decanters with fine Irish whiskey and Waterford crystal glasses.
On the other wall was a dazzling array of the finest cigars and chocolates.
When the priest came in, I said to him, “Father, forgive me, for it’s been a very long time since I’ve been to confession, but I must first admit that the confessional box is much more inviting than it used to be.”
He replied, “Patrick, you moron, you’re on my side!”