THE WAKKER WEEKLY
Issue #1698 – Posted on: 14-August-2023
BREWERY “HOPP”ENINGS! Bushwakker Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports that our seasonally available GRANNY’S BITTER, KAI’S MUNICH HELLES, HONEY THISTLE WIT, BOMBAY IPA and TANGERINE DREAM FRUIT and are currently available. Our FLEK’S CZECH DARK LAGER is currently working its way through the brewery.
Last Friday saw the August edition of First Firkin Friday. It was a pleasure welcoming back a former Regina resident who made the trip all the way back home from Edmonton to assume the role of “honourary firkin tapper.” Hats off to the Bushwakker brewers for creating the firkin of RASPBERRY TANGERINE DREAM, one of the most summertime friendly beers in recent memory.
This Weekend’s Special Dining Feature from August 11th & 12th is a SMOKED 7 oz NEW YORK STEAK for $26.95. 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 SO PITTED CRAB APPLE APRICOT CIDER from the Spot On Cidery from Outlook, SK. This will be followed by the GRAPEFRUIT RATTLER from Pile O’ Bones Brewing.
AUGUST PREMIUM WINE FEATURES: This month’s wine features are the WAKEFIELD CLARE VALLEY WINES from Southern Australia. The red wine is their CABERNET SAUVIGNON and the white wine is their DRY RIESLING. Both are $8.95 for a glass and $23.95 for a half litre.
The 2023 Regina Hop Circuit is now well underway! Enjoy the new video from Tandem X Visuals.
https://www.facebook.com/TheBushwakker/videos/1283153589238378 We are seeing lots of folks stopping by and it is nice to see many people have already completed the circuit and have collected their free commemorative glass. Grab a free Hop Circuit map and hop on your bike or take a hike and visit all six craft breweries including: @rebelliontaproom @pileobonesbrews @bushwakkerbrewpub @maltynational @districtbrewing and @reginabrewinginc this summer! #hopcircuit
The Bushwakker LOCAL ARTS WALL for the month of August is a special showing of two talented visual artists.
Born and raised in Regina, Robert had an interest in art from a very early age. He was voted to student council of Martin Collegiate as the Media Representative. His responsibilities included; school activities poster production, completing large graphics on the gym walls and a commission to do cover art for a Saskatchewan Federation Wildlife brochure.
With the production of an India ink poster, he was the winner of the Saskatchewan segment of the United Nations UNESCO Art Contest and received a two-week trip to three European cities to visit and study art and historical venues.
In the 1980’s a career was developed using CADD to create structural engineering drawings. An interest in computer graphics lead to his opening of Liquid Light 3D Graphics Inc., a company that created architectural renderings.
Since the sale of the company in 2014, to present date, Robert is currently employed at PDSS, where tasks include structural drawings and completion of numerous 3D architectural renderings for the company.
He has interests in pen and ink drawing, photo silk-screening and stained glass but is now branching into Digital Artwork based on his experience in years of 3D modeling and rendering of Architectural projects.
Originally from Toronto, Dan was encouraged at an early age to develop his artistic talent. As a child he took private art lessons in oil painting and later attended high school at the Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts. It was during this time that he was introduced to photography, sculpture, life drawing, and painting in a variety of media.
He moved to Regina in 1978 and began a career as a billboard poster which also provided the opportunity to paint one-of-a-kind, 20 x 45 foot signs.
Dan has taught several classes in chalk pastel but also paints in watercolors and acrylics. His specialty is pet portraits in chalk pastel where he strives to capture the personality of the animal as well as its true likeness.
He is inspired by the world around him, whether it’s sitting in his back yard or driving to the golf course. Now semi-retired, you can often find Dan in his basement studio working on his latest commission.
Enjoy their detailed works all this month!
Of the seven wins we recently received in the 2023 Best of Food Regina Awards, the BEST PUB FOOD IN REGINA award was greatly appreciated. In addition to our undefeated award-winning nachos, we offer a large menu of pub favourites including our number-one selling Pilsener Battered Alaskan Cod & Chips, house-made burgers and sandwiches, gourmet pub pizzas, steak sandwiches and house-made desserts. You can save a bundle on Mondays and Wednesdays for our Wings & a Pint nights, Tuesday is Pizza & a Pint nights and every Saturday is Steak & a Pint! Thank you for 32 years of enthusiastic support!
Aug. 20: RIDERS VS. LIONS. We will be open at noon on this game day Sunday. Enjoy our gourmet game day BC BURGER & A PINT SPECIAL before the 5:00 PM kickoff. Come “devour” the competition!
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.
BREWER’S JOURNAL CANADA
Many of us strive to lessen our carbon footprint by doing things like turning off lights when not in use or carrying our own reusable water bottle rather than purchasing one.
There is a new way to save the environment, which is fantastic news if you enjoy a cold pint. The Gipsy Hill Brewery in London has produced what it calls the first carbon negative beer without any offsets.
Regeneratively farmed barley and recovered and repurposed hops are utilized in the brewing of the Swell Lager and Trail Pale. Since it really eliminates more greenhouse gases from the atmosphere than it creates, you may enjoy your pint with confidence.
Other brewers, like BrewDog, assert that their beers are carbon-negative, however they have depended on carbon offsetting.
Businesses pay for their carbon emissions through this contentious procedure by supporting an equal reduction in carbon dioxide elsewhere.
For instance, BrewDog asserts that the planting of trees across a 9,308 acre area of land in the Scottish Highlands makes its drinks carbon negative. But without using carbon offsetting, Gipsy Hill’s new brews are the first time a brewery has created a true carbon-negative beer.
‘We’re making it easy for people to help solve some of the world’s biggest problems — like climate change and food security — by consuming food & drink made with ingredients from healthy, regenerative soil,’ said Edd Lees, Co-founder at Wildfarmed.
‘Our Wildfarmed barley sequesters carbon, increases biodiversity, and is the gold standard of regen agriculture.’
The recaptured hops from earlier batches of beer are then added to this regenerate barley.
According to Gipsy Hill Brewery, these hops are often thrown away, therefore utilizing them produces no greenhouse gas emissions.
A pint of Trail Pale results in a carbon footprint of -30gCO2e, compared to -40gCO2e for a pint of Swell Lager. For instance, according to Imperial College London, a pint of beer made abroad has a carbon footprint of 759gCO2e.
Gipsy Hill Brewery co-founder Sam McMeeken stated: “Making excellent beer has been our focus for 10 years, but I thought we had to find a way to do it more sustainably.
“Great beer should be guilt-free, and our new Trail Pale and Swell Lager mean that for the first time, our drinkers can enjoy a pint safe in the knowledge it’s actively improving the environment and helping solve our climate crisis.’
“Poor old fool,” thought the well-dressed gentleman as he watched an old man fish in a puddle outside a pub. So he invited the old man inside for a drink. As they sipped their whiskeys, the gentleman thought he’d humor the old man and asked, “So how many have you caught today?”
The old man replied, “You’re the eighth.”
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