THE WAKKER WEEKLY – Issue #1719

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THE WAKKER WEEKLY

Issue #1719 – Posted on: 08-Jan-2024


As we embark on another new year, many folks like to reflect upon the past before moving forward into the future. If you are one of those people, here is a blast from past to enjoy before we head into 2024! How many of these current and former Bushwakker crew can you identify?

 

BREWERY “HOPP”ENINGS! Bushwakker head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports that our seasonally available BLACKBERRY MEAD, “MISSILE”TOW CHRISTMAS ALE, PONCE DE LEON BLACKBERRY-RASPBERRY FRUIT BEERGRANNY’S BITTER and FLEK’S CZECH DARK LAGER are currently available. There is also a batch of PREMIUM PALE ALE currently working its way through the brewery.

This Weekend’s Special Dining Feature for January 5th & 6th is a TROUT NOODLE BOWL 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.

 


Our Bushwakker 33rd and Robbie Burns 265th Combine Birthday Bash is rapidly approaching. Get ready for FREE HAGGIS, NEEPS and BIRTHDAY CAKE, the Address to The Haggis, Highland dancing, a performance from The Regina Police Services Pipes & Drums and live Celtic music with The Highlanders. The event kicks off at 5:30 with the piping-in and tapping of a firkin of ISLE OF ARRAN ROBERT BURNS SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKEY AND TOASTED OAK-INFUSED PICKARD’S OATMEAL CREAM STOUT at 5:30 PM. Plan to arrive early in order to get a seat. $5 cover charge in effect.

 

Our SASK CRAFT GUEST TAP is currently pouring the TWO SUNS HAZY DOUBLE IPA from Paddock Wood Brewing. Next up is a MILK STOUT from Black Bridge Brewery.

JANUARY PREMIUM WINE FEATURES: This month’s wine features are the HERON BAY WINES from British Columbia. The red is a CABERNET SAUVIGNON and the white wine is a SAUVIGNON BLANC. Both are the nice post-holiday season price of  $7.95 for a glass and $21.95 for a half litre.

 


Our 18th edition of NOTHING FOR NEW YEAR’S was yet another quiet success. No band, no cover, no tickets, no midnight beef on a bun buffet and no cheap champagne. Both seatings were full, the nachos were flying, the beer was flowing and the prime rib was melting in the mouths of many! Can’t wait to do nothing 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 on 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.


Regina breweries seeing demand for mocktails, non-alcoholic drinks

By: Jeanelle Mandes  Global News

As more bars and breweries across Canada are seeing the trend of mocktails and non-alcoholic beverages grow, some Regina businesses are adding to their menus.

A trend is forming across Canada that is adjusting the bar and brewing industry.

Demand for mocktails and non-alcoholic beverages is on the rise and Saskatchewan breweries are prepared for the trend.

“We’ve absolutely seen an increase in the demand for non-alcoholic beer (and) the mocktails … and we’re happy to offer it,” said Mark Heise, Rebellion Brewing Company CEO and president.

“There’s different occasions and different times when you may or may want to have a drink. And the amount of alcohol can vary with that as well.”

Tim Rogers, the owner and operator of Regina’s Lancaster Taphouse, said they are also seeing this trend grow but also sees others aren’t.

“I think you have to understand where these trends are going,” said Rogers.

The Bushwakker has been offering a number of non-al craft beers and kombucha for many years. Gone are the days when Molson Excel and Texas Pride were the only non-al products!


TIME OUTHungry For Haggis

I was going to make haggis…but I just don’t have the stomach for it.

I tried Haggis for the first time today…it tasted offal!

What is Scotland’s gross domestic product? Haggis.

I fed haggis it to my dog once….poor mutt’s been licking his bottom for a month, trying to get rid of the taste.

 

Maître d’hôtel: ‘Are you here for a special occasion?’

MacGregor: ‘Aye, we won the third prize in the annual Robert Burns Contest, a haggis dinner for two.’

Maître d’hôtel: ‘What were the other prizes?’

MacGregor: ‘The second prize was a single haggis dinner, and, if you won the first prize, you didnae have to eat the haggis.’

 

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It’s not very often that you get the opportunity to savour the delicate intricacies of carefully prepared organ meat. Combine those complex flavours with mashed turnips and chocolate cake…you have the makings of one memorable flavour experience! See you on Saturday, January 20th for free haggis, neeps and birthday cake!