Bushwakker Brewpub

 

BUSHWAKKER DECEMBER EVENTS

 

Next month kicks off a new decade and we are ready to usher it in with a Spicy Chocolate Stout while taking in some great local live music and learning how we can make positive contributions to combat climate change before we head off to a beer festival and then enjoy some free haggis and birthday cake and finish things off by hearing from two local authors!

Dec. 31: Nothing For New Year's Eve 14. Regina’s biggest non-event of the year returns! Over a decade ago we offered you a simple formulated event and you loved it. No noise makers, no escalated drink prices, no cover charge, no midnight champagne, no dancing, no line-ups, no hassle, no problem! Come spend a relaxing evening at the good 'ol Bushwakker as we welcome 2020. Perhaps try Chef Mike’s special prime rib and jumbo Yorkshire pudding New Year's Eve dinner. What a meal to finish off the year! Hurry and make your dinner reservation today!

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Jan. 1: CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY. Happy New Year!

Jan. 3: FIRST FIRKIN FRIDAY. Kick off your new year with a “bang!” Enjoy the pomp and circumstance of this long-standing Bushwakker monthly tradition. A keg of special beer is paraded throughout the brewpub in a procession led by a piper from The Regina Police Service Pipes & Drums. A volunteer is selected to wield the handmade wooden maul affectionately called The Mighty Firkin Wakker and attempt to tap the firkin in one mighty blow. This month’s firkin will be a brand new offering – a SPICY CHOCOLATE STOUT. 5:30 PM.

Jan. 6: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. ARTIE BALKWILL & ALBERT “STRANGE MAN”. Double bill featuring jazz/roots and finger picking/steel guitar. 8:00 PM

Jan. 8: ALES CLUB MONTHLY MEETING. So you received a shiny new home brewing kit for Christmas but want to make sure you produce some top quality suds? Be sure to sit in on a meeting with some of the most enthusiastic homebrewers in the city and learn a thing or two on how to take your homebrewing skills to the next level. New members are always welcome. This month’s presentation topic will be Saison/Grisette - Farmhouse. Meetings are held in the Bushwakker basement clubroom on the first Wednesday of the month at 8:00 PM.

Jan. 8: Wednesday Night Folk. LADIES OF THE PRAIRIE & THE MALE ORDER BAND. Female harmonies, guitar, banjo, steel guitar, mandolin and more! 8:00 PM.

Jan. 13: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. THE JAZZ BAND-ITS. Very large act plays big band, jazz and swing. 8:00 PM.

Jan. 15: Wednesday Night Folk. HUMMINGBIRD CROSSING. Acoustic group plays traditional and modern bluegrass, gospel and folk. 8:00 PM. 8:00 PM.

Jan 16: SCIENCE PUB – "The consensus is in: Evidence supporting human induced climate change.” Our wildly popular Science Pub Series has returned for an eighth incredible season! 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. Britt Hall, Department of Biology, University of Regina. Dr. Britt Hall will present three lines of evidence supporting the scientific consensus that our global climate is changing in response to increased greenhouse gas emissions released by human activities. The overarching goal of her Pubs talk, which is also part of the Academics for Climate Community Speaking Series, is to provide concerned citizens with information that will help them to be confident participating in actions supporting our climate.

Jan. 20: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. HENDRICKSEN N’ SON. Father and son act deliver Broadway show tunes and great jazz standards. 8:00 PM.

Jan. 22: Wednesday Night Folk. WINSOME KIND. Husband and wife duo make their Bushwakker debut and deliver original folk tunes. 8:00 PM.

Jan. 25: BEER BACON BANDS. This popular winter celebration is now a one night affair. Be sure to stop by the Bushwakker booth. We’ll have something for hopheads, fruit beer fans and those who like to keep it light! 7:00 PM.

Jan 25: BUSHWAKKER 29th/ROBERT BURNS 261st BIRTHDAY BASH. Join us as we celebrate almost three decades of award-winning beer and pub cuisine as well as Scotland’s favourite son, Robbie Burns! Live rollicking reels with Squeeze of Scotch and The Regina Police Services Pipes & Drums, highland dancing, FREE HAGGIS, NEEPS and BIRTHDAY CAKE, the tapping of the “Scottish” birthday firkin, plus the Address To a Haggis from Dana Nairn. A great way to shake those January blahs. The dance floor will be open! $5 cover charge in effect. 6:00 PM.

Jan 26: BUSHWAKKER MONTHLY SUNDAY BOOK SIGNING SERIES. Celebrating Saskatchewan Authors. Join us for a brief presentation by our featured authors and an opportunity to buy an autographed copy! The January edition will feature two local published writers, Gord Hunter and Judith Silverthorne. 3:00 PM.

Jan. 27: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. KEITH BOMPHRAY & FRIENDS. Great jazz standards with a few fun twists. 8:00 PM.

Jan. 29: Wednesday Night Folk. RON LOOS. Talented guitar plucker with razor-sharp wit. 8:00 PM.

OTHER NOTABLES

NEWS FROM THE BREWERY! Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports our seasonally available BLACKBERRY MEAD, “MISSILE”TOW CHRISTMAS ALE, KAI’S MUNICH HELLES, PONCE DE LEON BLACKBERRY/ RASPBERRY FRUIT ALE and PICKARD’S OATMEAL CREAM STOUT are currently on tap. There are also batches of ARCTIC DARK MUNICH DUNKEL, CRANBERRY BLONDE ALE and SASKADIAN BLACK IPA working their way through the brewery.

Our January Premium Wine Features are from the SPIER WINERY in South Africa. The red is their Merlot and the white is their Chenin Blanc. Both are $7.95 for a glass and $21.95 for a half litre.

Our GUEST TAP is currently pouring the WEIRD FICTION Dill & Salt Kettle Sour from Regina’s Malty National Brewing. Next up is a LONDON FOG PORTER from Saskatoon’s High Key Brewing. This will be followed by a RASPBERRY WHEAT from Regina’s Pile O’ Bones Brewing.

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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