THE WAKKER WEEKLY
Issue #1704 – Posted on: 25-Sept-2023
BREWERY “HOPP”ENINGS! Bushwakker head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports that our seasonally available RASPBERRY BLONDE ALE, GRANNY’S BITTER, KAI’S MUNICH HELLES, and HONEY THISTLE WIT are currently available. Also, batches of PREMIUM PALE ALE and FLEK’S CZECH DARK LAGER are currently working their way through the brewery.
We recently tapped a tank of our brand new RASPBERRY BLONDE ALE! The name says it all! Packed with bright, fresh raspberry aromas and flavours. The real deal to cap off your Saskatchewan summer patio sippin’ days! Available on tap, in our offsale and for growler fills too!
This Weekend’s Special Dining Feature for September 22nd and 23rd is a COD & SHRIMP NOODLE BOWL for $23.95. 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 STRAWBERRY CLOUDS CREAM ALE from Saskatoon’s High Key Brewing. Next up is the DAYDREAMER JUNIPER SAISON from Regina’s Malty National Brewing Company. We also have a keg of PAULANER WEISSBIER which will be tapped during our Oktoberfest Week.
SEPTEMBER PREMIUM WINE FEATURES: This month’s wine features are from two gentlemen who hail from CALIFORNIA. The red wine is MARK WEST PINOT NOIR. $8.95 for a glass and $23.95 for a half litre. The white wine is TOM GORE SAUVIGNON BLANC. $9.95 for a glass and $24.95 for a half litre.
German cuisine, massive steins of German brew, schnitzels galore and Pumpkin Ale are all on the immediate horizon! Get ready for the delicious-ness!
The 2023 edition of Hop Circuit is pretty much now in the books. Much thanks to Leasa and Kyla from the Warehouse District Association for spearheading the most successful Hop Circuit to date. Although the event got off to a late start, the six participating Regina breweries all saw plenty of activity from enthusiastic local craft beer lovers in a condensed period of time due to enhanced engagement. ‘Twas a great event celebrating the talents of a group of local businesses all sharing a passion for coming together over a fine locally crafted pint – some of the best brews in the nation! Can’t wait to do it again next year!
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 Yahoo Finance
Editor’s Note: The Bushwakker Oktoberfest Week will feature the return of our Baron Bock dark German Lager and we were fortunate enough to procure a keg of the famous Paulaner Weissbier. Both will be available in massive one litre steins as well as by the pint. Best to join us early in the week as these beers historically sell out before the week is over!
Saturday, September 16th marked the 188th Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, drawing people from all over the world. Paulaner USA CEO Steve Hauser joins Yahoo Finance’s Rachelle Akuffo to give us a taste of Oktoberfest. Palauner brewery and their sister brewery Hacker-Pschorr ‘s products will be served at the festival.
In terms of sales outside of Oktoberfest for the business, Hauser notes that the “beer market is a little bit soft”, but that hasn’t impacted their company as much because consumers are “reengaging with classic beers” without having to spend as much money as they would on other luxuries.
Interview Video Transcript
RACHELLE AKUFFO: This Saturday marks the 188th Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. Now, what started as a horse race and celebration of marriage between a Prince and his Princess is now an annual event, drawing more than 7 million attendees consuming nearly 2 million gallons of beer.
Here with me now is the US CEO of Germany’s number one Oktoberfest beer, Steve Hauser of Paulaner. Welcome to the show.
RACHELLE AKUFFO: So looking forward to this Oktoberfest. How will this year be different? What is going to draw people in?
STEVE HAUSER: Well, I don’t think there’s anything special needed to draw people to the Oktoberfest, right? It gets about 7 million visitors a year, give or take, depending on the weather. But certainly, people are excited. I know people in this country are excited.
Everybody you talk to, it’s on their bucket list. Rightfully so. And we think this year’s going to– this is the second year back from COVID. We think this year is going to be just as exciting, and looking forward to it.
RACHELLE AKUFFO: And, Steve, people might not know, but this is a very select group who is able to serve at Oktoberfest. Talk about how your company was able to get in that pole position, that number one spot here.
STEVE HAUSER: So we were present at the first Oktoberfest, the Paulaner Brewery and our sister brewery Hacker-Pschorr. And over the years, the number of tents that we’ve been able to serve at is only six brewers, and you see them there on the visual.
We have six tents within our two brand names, and we sell about 40% of all beer sold at the Oktoberfest each year. The tents are quite large, and it makes for quite a great time. The only beer that is sold, you see the golden lager there, the Oktoberfest beer, it is a seasonal brew. It is a classic lager, a little more robust, a little more– with a little bit more impact of flavor, and a little bit higher in alcohol than is the normal lagers that US beer drinkers are used to.
AND EVEN STILL MORE PHILOSOPHY OF AMBIGUITY & IDIOSYNCRASIES OF ENGLISH:
IF YOU TRY TO FAIL, AND SUCCEED, WHICH HAVE YOU DONE?
WHOSE CRUEL IDEA WAS IT FOR THE WORD ‘LISP’ TO HAVE ‘S’ IN IT?
WHY ARE HEMORRHOIDS CALLED “HEMORRHOIDS” INSTEAD OF “ASSTEROIDS”?
WHY IS IT CALLED TOURIST SEASON IF WE CAN’T SHOOT AT THEM?
WHY IS THERE AN EXPIRATION DATE ON SOUR CREAM?
IF YOU SPIN AN ORIENTAL MAN IN A CIRCLE THREE TIMES, DOES HE BECOME DISORIENTED?
CAN AN ATHEIST GET INSURANCE AGAINST ACTS OF GOD?
WHY DO SHOPS HAVE SIGNS, ‘GUIDE DOGS ONLY’, THE DOGS CAN’T READ AND THEIR OWNERS ARE BLIND?
Bushwakker Oktoberfest Week is coming up October 2 – 7. Plenty of delicious German cuisine and big one-litre steins of German brews are coming your way!