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DECEMBER BUSHWAKKER EVENTS

December is always a month full of longstanding Bushwakker holiday traditions. Things kick off with our annual Blackberry Mead Release, followed by our “Missile”tow Christmas Ale Release, Christmas Concert and Boar’s Head Carol procession from the Regina Male Voice Choir, Boxing Day Blues Bash and our biggest non-event of the entire year…Nothing For New Year’s 13!!!

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Members of Tourism Regina as well as Tourism Saskatchewan’s Saskatchewanderer, Kevin Dunn, will be passing out free Blackberry Mead t-shirts to the first 50 customers waiting in the Mead Line and playing some fun mead trivia games too this December 1st!

Dec. 1: THE 2018 BUSHWAKKER BLACKBERRY MEAD RELEASE – 11:00 AM SHARP! A true Saskatchewan phenomenon and Tourism Regina and Tourism Saskatchewan will be with us this year in celebration! 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 20 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. We will be serving hot chocolate to keep the chilly mead lovers warm and have A SPECIAL TREAT FOR THE FIRST 50 CUSTOMERS WAITING IN LINE! 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! (#MEADDAY2018)

Dec. 3: Monday Night jazz & Blues. ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT. Popular veteran Regina group plays popular jazz tunes. 8:00 PM.

Dec. 5: Wednesday Night Folk. BRADFORD. Talented acoustic guitar folk duo featuring Brad Papp and Mark Radford. 8:00 PM.

Dec. 5: MONTHLY ALES MEETING. New members are always welcome! Come down to the Bushwakker basement clubroom and sit in on a meeting with other homebrewers of all skill levels. Discover what the Ale & Lager Enthusiasts of Saskatchewan Homebrewing Club can offer you. This month’s topic: How to Brew a Mead. 8:00 PM.

Dec 7: FIRST FIRKIN FRIDAY: 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 special holiday edition firkin will see the return of our very popular Kraken Spiced Black Rum-infused “Missile”tow Christmas Ale. The suds-soaking spectacle takes place at 5:30 PM.

Dec. 8: “MISSILE”TOW CHRISTMAS ALE RELEASE. Avid fans of our “other” Christmas specialty brew look forward to this day every year. Rich malt flavours with plenty of depth and complexity abound. The perfect ale to sip on whilst curled up with a good book in front of a fireplace on a cold Saskatchewan winter night. A double batch was created this year in order to meet the growing demand of our “second most popular” holiday brew. See you at 11:00 AM sharp!

Dec. 10: Monday Night jazz & Blues. A STORRY WITH HUGHES. Rockin’ acoustic blues duo featuring Jeff Storry and Billy Hughes. 8:00 PM.

Dec. 12: Wednesday Night Folk - Special Christmas Edition. THE REGINA MALE VOICE CHOIR Christmas concert featuring The Boar’s Head Carol. Get into the holiday spirit with this one hour concert featuring Canada’s longest continuously performing male voice choir. The singing of the Boar’s Head Carol whilst a massive boar’s head is paraded throughout the pub is the highlight of the evening. 8:00 PM.

Dec. 17: Monday Night Jazz & Blues: THE MINISTRY OF GROOVE. Powerful 1970’s jazz funk and more including a performance their original tune, Blackberry Mead! 8:00 PM.

Dec. 19: Wednesday Night Folk – special HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS SASKATCHEWAN SONGWRITERS EDITION. SaskMusic and the Regina Songwriter’s Association present Glenn Sutter, Jaecy Bells and Wanda Gronhovd delivering holiday favourites and original compositions. 8:00 PM.

Dec. 24: CHRISTMAS EVE. Open from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Be sure to pick up your Bushwakker Holiday Six-Pack.

Dec. 25: CLOSED. Merry Christmas!

Dec. 26: Wednesday Night Folk. BUSHWAKKER BOXING DAY ROCKIN’ BLUES BASH! CALL ME MILDY delivers powerful blues/rock, slide & harmonica blues peppered with reggae-laden melodies. 8:00 PM.

Dec. 31: Nothing For New Year's 13. 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 2019. 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!

OTHER NOTABLES

NEWS FROM THE BREWERY! Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports our seasonally available KAI’S MUNICH HELLES, and CHICO LIGHT SESSION IPA are now on tap. A batch of CHINOOK ESB, double batch of MISSILETOW ALE are also currently working their way through the brewery.

Bushwakker Christmas Six-Packs. This popular gift item will return on Sunday December 9th. Includes a bottle of our famous Blackberry Mead and Missiletoe Christmas Ale as well as four other season and popular brews! Limited quantities available.

Bushwakker Prime Rib Weekends Have Returned! Our melt-in-your-mouth, low-and-slow roasted prime rib dinners with jumbo Yorkshire pudding are back for the winter season! Available all day and night on Fridays and Saturdays and beginning at 5:00 PM on Sundays. Choose from either an 8 oz. or a 10 oz. cut. Prime rib is definitely one of Bushwakker executive chef Mike’s specialties.

Our GUEST TAP is currently pouring a Winter Sour from Nokomis Craft Ales. Next up is the Peanut Butter Milk Stout from Regina’s Pile O’ Bones Brewing.

Our December premium red wine feature is the Santa Julia Reserva Malbec from Argentina; $9.50 for a glass and $26.95 for a half litre. The premium white wine is the Bree Rieslingfrom Germany; $8.50 for a glass and $23.95 for a half litre.

650 ml glass bottles of our number one selling DUNGARVON IRISH RED ALE are currently available at ALL SIX SLGA stores including the Normanview, Quance Street, Broadway Avenue, North Albert Street, Dewdney & Lewvan and South Albert locations! 

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