Bushwakker Brewpub

Another busy month coming up at The Bushwakker! Highlights include the final regular season Rider home game gourmet Burger & a Pint Special (but we’ll see a home playoff game so more gourmet burgers will be coming), the 4th Annual Writers Corner Local Author Reading event, an American lust for Canadian drugs Science Pub lecture, and one of our biggest events of the entire year, the 31st Single Malt Scotch Tasting!

 

BUSHWAKKER NOVEMBER EVENTS

 

Nov. 1: FIRST FIRKIN FRIDAY. A decades-old Bushwakker tradition! A piper from the Regina Police Services Pipes & Drums leads a keg of special brew in a procession throughout the brewpub. A guest volunteer is selected to wield the handmade wooden maul affectionately referred to as “The Mighty Firkin Wakker,” and attempt to tap the firkin in one mighty blow. Hophead rejoice! This month’s firkin offering will be a Fresh Cascade Dry-Hopped Harvest Lager. The delicious suds-soaking experience takes place at 5:30 PM.

 

Nov. 2: RIDERS VS. ESKIMOS. The final regular home game of the season starts at 2:00 PM. We open at 11:00 AM. Enjoy our gourmet EDMONTON BURGER & A PINT special all day or all night. Come join the Sea of Green and come “devour” the competition!

 

Nov. 4: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. BILLY HUGHES & THE INSTIGATORS. Rockin’ blues band will take you back to the days of the Plains Hotel Saturday Afternoon Jams. 8:00 PM.

 

Nov. 6: Wednesday Night Folk. JAMES IRVING. Nickletree frontman delivers a solo acoustic folk rock show. 8:00 PM.

 

Nov. 6: MONTHLY ALES MEETING. If you are looking to improve your skills as a homebrewer or just want to sit in a room filled with people who have a passion for creating great beer in the basement, then the ALES Club is for you! This month’s discussion topic will be Belgian Quadrupels. Meetings are held in the Bushwakker basement clubroom on the first Wednesday of each month at 8:00 PM. New members are always welcome.

 

Nov. 9: BUSHWAKKER WRITERS CORNER 4TH EDITION READING. Presented by the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild and The Bushwakker Brewpub.  Join us for this 4th edition author’s reading in the Bushwakker Writers Corner, a space dedicated to celebrating recent works of Saskatchewan published authors. Enjoy readings from six local authors including: Carol Rose GoldenEagle, Raye Hendrickson, Mark Cote, gillian harding-russell, Shane Arbuthnott and Randy Lundy. It has become very apparent that local authors love Bushwakker desserts so a special Chocolate Irish Whiskey & Hemp Cake will be available that afternoon. 3:00 PM.

 

Nov. 11: OPEN REMEMBRANCE DAY. From noon to nine. No band tonight.

 

Nov. 13: Wednesday Night Folk. SASKMUSIC & THE REGINA SINGER/SONGWRITER’S ASSOCIATION presents; Dave Grandel, Scott Anthony Andrews and Jaecy Bells 8:00 PM.

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

 

Nov. 18: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. THE U OF R JAZZ BAND. One very large 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 ReginaAmerican 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.

 

Dec. 8: THE 2019 BUSHWAKKER BLACKBERRY MEAD RELEASE – 11:00 AM SHARP! A true Saskatchewan phenomenon! There is only one Bushwakker Blackberry Mead. Our offsale inventory of bottles sells out quick! A new record was set last year when the devoted mead enthusiasts braved a Saskatchewan winter night and began forming a line over 21 HOURS before it went on sale! The line-up stretched north past the building by 9:00 AM. Experienced mead lovers come prepared with ice fishing huts and propane heaters. The annual overnight winter brewpub campout has become a strong tradition with serious mead enthusiasts. We will be serving hot chocolate to keep the chilly mead lovers warm. We have been brewing our Blackberry Mead all year long preparing for our annual kick off to the holiday season. 400 pounds of specially selected Lumsden Valley honey and over 80 pounds of blackberries are in every batch. View the days remaining to Bushwakker Mead Day on our countdown clock over our brewhouse door. Catch the buzz! (#MEADDAY2019)

 

OTHER NOTABLES

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!

 

NEWS FROM THE BREWERY! Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports our seasonally available UNRELIABLE NARRATOR IRISH WHISKEY & HEMP BROWN ALE, GREAT PUMPKIN SPICED BROWN ALE, BLOOD ORANGE BLONDE, GRANNY’S BITTER and BREW N’ GOLD DORTMUNDER EXPORT LAGER are currently on tap. There are also batches of ARCTIC DARK MUNICH DUNKEL, KAI’S MUNICH HELLES, UPENDI PINEAPPLE PASSIONFRUIT BLONDE ALE, HARVEST LAGER and MISSILETOW ALE working their way through the brewery.

Our GUEST TAP is currently pouring the Black Bridge PINEAPPLE WHEATBURST. Next up is a POMEGRANATE PALE ALE from Saskatoon's High Key Brewing. This will be followed by the LOKI IMPERIAL IPA from Paddock Wood Brewing.

Our November Premium Wine Features are from the BURNT SHIP BAY WINERY in 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.

Chef Mike’s famous low and slow prime rib dinners returned a couple weeks ago and have been a huge hit! 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.

Bushwakker Brewpub’s Writers Corner Seeks Books! Our 4rd Edition Writers Corner Launch will take place on Saturday, November 9 at 3:00 PM. We are seeking donations of recent publications (2017-2019 publication dates) from Saskatchewan authors (all genres) to help expand our library within the Writers Corner. The goal is to gradually increase the size of the library each year. More book shelves will be installed as the number of books increases. The books in the corner library will be available for patrons interested in reading works by local authors and the books are to remain in the brewpub at all times. To be considered for the library, books must be a minimum of 40 pages and professionally bound. Please drop off a copy of your recently published book (along with purchasing information which can be shared with brewpub patrons) to Grant Frew at Bushwakker. You can email Grant at 
bar@bushwakker.com. Rotating individual author biographies and brief book synopsis are featured in the brewpub’s weekly newsletter and social media channels on a regular basis.

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.


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