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THE WAKKER WEEKLY - Issue #1503

Posted on: 18-Nov-2019

BUSHWAKKER NEWS

NEWS FROM THE BREWERY! Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports our seasonally available HARVEST LAGER, UPENDI PINEAPPLE PASSIONFRUIT BLONDE, UNRELIABLE NARRATOR IRISH WHISKEY & HEMP BROWN ALE, GREAT PUMPKIN SPICED BROWN ALE and GRANNY’S BITTER are currently on tap. There are also batches of ARCTIC DARK MUNICH DUNKEL, KAI’S MUNICH HELLES, PICKARD’S OATMEAL CREAM STOUT, PONCE DE LEON BLACKBERRY/RASPBERRY FRUIT ALE and “MISSILE”TOW CHRISTMAS ALE working their way through the brewery.

Our GUEST TAP is currently pouring a PINK HIBISCUS & ROSE HIP IPA from High Key Brewing in Saskatoon. Next up is the HONEY HOP PALE ALE from the Longwood Brewery in Nanaimo, BC. This will be followed by a NEW ENGLAND IPA from Swift Current’s Black Bridge Brewing and then the UGLY DUCKLING OAT SESSION ALE from Regina’s Malty National Brewing.

Our November Premium Wine Features are the BURNT SHIP BAY from Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario. The red is a Cabernet Merlot and the white is a Sauvignon Blanc. Both are $7.95 for a glass and $21.95 for a half litre.

Tickets to our November 23rd Single Malt Scotch Tasting Event are now on sale! This year’s featured single malts include: Glenmorangie Spios rye cask, Arran Marsala cask finish, Kilkerran 12 year Campbelton, Tomatin 18 year, Auchentoshan 21 year and Bruichladdich Octomore 9.1. Entertainment includes a performance from The Regina Police Services Pipes & Drums as well as a dance performance from The Regina Highland Dance Association. $89.95

2019 Bushwakker Single Malt Scotch Tasting Optional Meal Offering

Glenfarclas Berkshire Pork Loin Chops. The “New York” of pork! Topped with a Glenfarclas 15 year, bacon & shallot vinaigrette and served with oven roasted fingerling potatoes and vegetable ratatouille. Starts with your choice of Jura Single Malt Pumpkin Soup with chicken, ginger and braised leeks OR Dalwhinnie Single Malt Cold Poached Salmon Salad with apple and shaved fennel.

Highland Warm Spiced Apple & Walnut Cake. Served with Glenmorangie butterscotch ripple ice cream. One of our most decadent dessert offerings to date! 


THE BUSHWAKKER GOODNESS IS SPREADING!  ALL SIX REGINA SLGA stores are now offering a varied selection of Bushwakker beers in 650ml bottles. The Quance street SLGA store is also offering growler fills of our number one selling DUNGARVON IRISH RED ALE. Regina’s Urban Cellars east location and Metro Liquor also offer a selection of our bottled beers.

Chef Mike’s famous low and slow prime rib dinners have returned! Our Bushwakker PRIME RIB WEEKENDS will be offered every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the next few months. Topped with rosemary red wine au jus and served with Jumbo Yorkshire Pudding, veggies and potatoes. Available in both an eight ounce and ten ounce cut.


NAME THE BUSHWAKKER BLACKBERRY MEAD BEE CONTEST

A longstanding tradition to kick off the holiday season, Saskatchewan residents arrive early at The Bushwakker for Mead Day on the first Saturday of each December. From wearing the “Bee-tles” t-shirts to the annual overnight winter campouts outside of the brewpub, our loyal mead lovers are the heartbeat of what has become a truly Saskatchewan phenomenon. 

To celebrate mead lovers everywhere, local artist and designer, Gavin De Lint, created the Bushwakker Blackberry Mead Bee many years ago. This bee has taken many forms and has seen a constant evolution over the years. Our beloved bee has remained nameless…until now! We want you to name our bee. Enter our “Name the Bushwakker Mead Bee” contest by submitting your unbeelievable bee name here: http://www.bushwakker.com/meadbee.htm for a chance to win a Blackberry Mead Prize Pack. Enter as many times as you’d like. Contest entry deadline is Dec. 5th.

BUSHWAKKER EVENTS

Nov. 17: Open at 11:00 AM for the RIDER HOME PLAYOFF GAME! Plenty of time to enjoy our gourmet WINNIPEG BURGER & A PINT special before the 3:30 PM kickoff. 

Nov. 18: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. THE U OF R JAZZ BAND. Come hear the future Regina jazz stars! 8:00 PM.

Nov. 20: Wednesday Night Folk. THE RED WAGON GYPSIES. Acapella/acoustic harmonies from Angela Ell and Tamara Scrimbit. It doesn’t get “folkier” than this! 8:00 PM.


Nov. 21: NEWLY EXPANDED!!! HEALTH SCIENCE PUB – Invasion of the Drug Shoppers: Does Canada Need a Wall? Presented by the Integrated Health Research Cluster. Our wildly popular Science Pub Series has returned for an eighth incredible season! To meet the growing demand we have doubled our viewing capacity by including our basement clubroom as a satellite room to view the lecture with the aid of a very large TV, Skype and a dedicated WiFi line. Enjoy lectures on scientific topics of general interest in both our Arizona Room (main floor banquet room) and basement clubroom over fine craft beer and award-winning pub cuisine. The main floor room opens at 5:00 PM and once it reaches capacity the basement clubroom will then open. Avoid disappointment and come down early for dinner and a pint before the presentation which begins at 7:00 PM. This month's lecture will be presented by Dr. Cheryl Camillo, Assistant Professor, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina. American demand for Canadian drugs has reached a new high, but not because Canada legalized cannabis last year. Prescription drugs in Canada, while more expensive than in most other nations, are generally cheaper than in the U.S.  As a result, Americans are purchasing them in bulk. How should Canada respond?   Does this impact the pharmacare debate? 

Nov. 23: THE 31ST BUSHWAKKER SINGLE MALT SCOTCH TASTING. One of our biggest events of the year! Experience six specialty imported single malt scotches including: Glenmorangie Spios rye cask, Arran Marsala cask finish, Kilkerran 12 year Campbelton, Tomatin 18 year, Auchentoshan 21 year and Bruichladdich Octomore 9.1. Performances from The Regina Highland Dance Association and The Regina Police Services Pipes & Drums. Tickets $89.95 each. A special Glenfarclas Berkshire Pork Loin Chop Dinner Feature will also be available as a dining choice prior to the event that evening. 7:30 PM.
 
Nov. 25: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. TDC INC.  Stands for “Too Damn Cool.” Up-tempo jazz, rock and funk. 8:00 PM.

Nov. 27: Wednesday Night Folk. THE HOLMES SHOW. Local singer/songwriter variety show hosted by Adam Holmes. 8:00 PM.

Nov. 30 & Dec. 1: HAPPY HOUR ART COLLECTIVE POP UP SALE. Hosted by artists Kathy Hancock, Kellie Fox, Bonny McBride, Jacquie Shiplack and Don Sitter in the Bushwakker Arizona Room on Nov. 30 from 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM and December 1st, 2019 from 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM.  Purchase local unique art, paintings and Christmas decorations for sale!  Also with every purchase receive an entry for a draw for a $50 Bushwakker gift certificate!!


Best Foods to Promote Liver Health

BY:  Kristen Kuchar

There are many reasons to love beer. From the delicious taste and alluring aroma to the way it brings people together to have a good time, beer is the best beverage in the world. But beer has some surprising health benefits, too, including strengthening bone health, reducing stress and helping to prevent kidney stones.

However, beer, as any other alcoholic beverage, can also have negative implications on our health if not imbibed in moderation. In particular, our livers take a beating with consistent beer (and alcohol in general) intake. The liver is roughly the size of a football (weighing about three pounds) and does 500 roles in our bodies. It produces bile, which breaks down fat, metabolizes carbohydrates and filters blood. Alcohol is broken down in the liver. And unfortunately, excessive alcohol intake can lead to liver damage, including cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), alcohol hepatitis and even liver cancer.

Never fear, though. There are many steps you can take to keep your liver healthy and in tip-top shape. Maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, drinking plenty of water and drinking alcohol in moderation all play a key role in keeping your liver running smoothly. It’s also important to follow directions on medications, practicing safe sex and consider getting vaccinated for hepatitis if you’re traveling to a region where it’s an issue.

Diet also plays an important part of liver health. For optimal liver health, avoid fatty foods, excessive salt, added sugar (soft drinks, cookies, etc.), red meat and fried foods. It’s best to stick to a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, legumes and whole grains to keep your liver happy and healthy. Here are 15 foods that are especially good for liver health.

Beans: Beans are a great source of protein and fiber. Some studies suggest that beans preserve liver health by preventing fat from accumulating in the liver, reducing the risk of a fatty liver. Kidney beans and navy beans help the body get rid of waste quickly. Ditch baked beans that are loaded with extra salt and go for something sodium-free. Best of all, beans are not only cheap, but easy to add to many meals, including soups, tacos, wraps, and chili.

Berries: Berries, such as raspberries and blueberries, are rich in antioxidants, which can prevent against heart disease, cancer and protect the liver from damage. Berries are also thought to prevent excess fibrous connective tissue in the liver as well as abnormal cells in the liver known as liver lesions. Throw berries in your morning smoothie, on your cereal, or in salads for a daily boost.

Garlic: Garlic stimulates the liver and activates liver enzymes, flushing out toxins. A mineral called selenium that’s present in garlic helps detoxify the liver. Garlic may help reduce fat and overall body weight in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. If you’re prepping a garlic-heavy dish, pair it with an American Wheat Ale or Lager for a nice complement.

Grapefruit: Beer connoisseurs love the way Citra hops add grapefruit aroma and taste to IPAs, but grapefruits themselves have a slew of health benefits not to miss. Antioxidants found in grapefruit have been shown to protect cells in the liver and reduce inflammation. Studies indicate that antioxidants reduce excessive connective tissue building up in the liver, called hepatic fibrosis.

Cruciferous Vegetables: Cruciferous vegetables consist of cabbage, radish, arugula, brussels sprouts, turnips and more. These veggies are low in calories and rich in vitamins C and E, as well as folate. Broccoli and cauliflower have glucosinolates, which help the liver produce detoxifying enzymes. Leafy vegetables, such as kale, bok choy and arugula, can get rid of toxins out of the blood stream and neutralize heavy metals – helping to protect the liver.

Nuts: Beer and nuts have long been a pretty solid duo, but now there’s even better reason to snack on them. Research suggests that eating nuts improves levels of liver enzymes in cases of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. A moderate number of nuts daily, such as almonds, walnuts, pecans and brazil nuts, can help improve liver health. Besides just grabbing a handful of nuts, you can add nuts to your morning cereal, to salads, and even to pastas.

Spices: Spices, such as coriander, cumin, fennel and turmeric, have been shown to have a positive impact on the liver. Turmeric helps the liver in detoxifying metals, amplifies bile production and repairs liver cells. Coriander helps promote liver function and contains anti-inflammatory properties. Cumin is thought to increase the release of bile from the liver, too.

Green Tea: The list of health benefits of green tea is long – improving brain function, increasing fat burning, increasing metabolism and even reducing your chances of Alzheimer’s disease and certain cancers. Fortunately, it also includes positive influences on the liver, too. Drinking green tea (as a beverage, not a supplement) is linked to reducing liver cancer, improving liver enzyme levels, reducing oxidative stress and reducing fat deposits in the liver.

Artichoke: Artichokes have fiber, protein, folate, magnesium and other vitamins. Research suggests that artichokes could possibly help protect the liver from damage. Artichokes could help remove toxins by increasing the production of bile. This is important because bile is critical for the digestion process, including absorbing fat-soluble vitamins.

Oatmeal: When opting for your healthy breakfast, stick to whole oatmeal or steel-cut oats that are free of added sugar. Oatmeal is rich in fiber and helps with digestion. Compounds found in oatmeal are thought to reduce the amount of fat in the liver, too. Oatmeal topped with berries and nuts is the ultimate in cultivating liver health to start your morning.

Beets/Beet Juice: 
Beets can possibly protect the liver from inflammation and oxidative damage, which could lead to many liver diseases – cirrhosis, fibrosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and more. Beet juice can activate liver enzymes and increase bile production, which is responsible for the liver being able to detox.

Cranberries: Don’t wait until Thanksgiving for your share of these tart little wonders. Cranberries can act as natural liver cleanse, reducing chemical toxins. It is also loaded with antioxidants and stimulates bile production in the liver. Drinking cranberry juice helps the liver metabolize fats more efficiently. The vitamin C present helps protect the liver from free radicals.

Avocados: Chemicals in avocados may possibly be responsible for slowing liver damage. The monounsaturated fat in avocados can lower triglyceride levels in the liver, which can cause fatty liver disease. Avocados are a great source of folate, with one-half of a raw one accounting for more than 20 percent of your daily need. Folate is associated with lowering the risk of liver cancer.

Grapes: Reports suggest that the antioxidants present in grapes and grape juice can help prevent liver damage. It can also be beneficial to the liver by reducing inflammation. Grapes can help prevent an accumulation of fat within the liver. Ellagic acid is the antioxidant found in grapes that has positive impacts on fat accumulation in the liver.

These foods are great additions to your diet to improve your liver function and keep it healthy. Beyond that, many of these foods provide overall health benefits as well. As always, the best thing to do is enjoy your beer in moderation, eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly.

TIME OUT  

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Our Nov. 15th – 17th Weekend Special: Prime Rib & Giant Yorkie. 8 oz - $23.95 & 10 oz - $27.95 

Soup & Sandwich Special is $13.95.  All hot specials are $16.95, except where noted, & include a serving of soup du jour, house, or Caesar salad.

Soup

Sandwich

Hot Special

Beer Pairing

Fri., Nov. 15

Cream of Tomato & Basil

New Jersey Italian Hotdog

Argentina Coffee Crusted Hanger Steak. $17.95

Sodbuster Brown Ale

Sat., Nov. 16

Bushwakker

Breakfast Hash

Steak & a Pint. $21.95

Sun., Nov. 17

Bushwakker

Burger & a Pint. $19.95

Steak & a Pint. $21.95

Mon., Nov. 18

Lemon Chicken

BBQ Steak Bun

Spaghetti & Meat Sauce

Regina Pale Ale

Tues., Nov. 19

Ginger Beet & Coconut

Chicken Pad Thai Pizza

Chicken Chasseur

Sodbuster Brown Ale

Wed., Nov. 20

French Onion

Cuban Medianoche

Braised Lamb Shank

Harvest Lager

Thur., Nov. 21

Chipotle Beef

Pulled Pork Quesadilla

Salisbury Steak w/ Whiskey Demi-Glace

Palliser Porter

Fri., Nov. 22

Potato & Sausage

Blue Cheese Buffalo Chicken Burger

Corned Beef & Cabbage

Dungarvon Irish Red Ale

Sat., Nov. 23 &

Sun., Nov. 24

Bushwakker

Calamari Bites

Steak & a Pint. $21.95

We strive to ensure all weekly specials and soups are made available. Product shortages or unforeseen circumstances may result in modification or even substitution of certain featured menu items.

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