May 1: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. The Ministry of Groove. 1970’s jazz funk and beyond. 8:00 PM.
May 3: Monthly ALES Meeting. After conducting yet another successful ALES Open national homebrewing competition, one of Canada’s most respected clubs gets right back into their regular schedule. This month’s presentation topics include; Ciders, Making Cider and Brew Day Efficiency/Green Brewing. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month in the Bushwakker basement clubroom and begin at 8:00 PM. New members are always welcome.
May 3: Wednesday Night Folk. Spring Spectacular Singer/Songwriter Showcase. Neil Child leads this evening showcasing veteran and up-and-coming local musicians including; Trent Leggott, Regan Hinchcliffe, Tom Douglas, Mark Wilson, Cory Baldwin, Devon Floyd and more. 8:00 PM.
May 5: First Firkin Friday. William Shatner is in town this weekend for the Fan Expo Regina event and we will be releasing a special brew in his honour. The Tartan Kiss is a rich stout which pays homage to William’s Montreal birthplace by incorporating special imported dark maple syrup from Quebec as well as Macallan single malt scotch, oak and La Gardin Chateauneuf du Pape French red wine. Only 500 bottles of this one-time offering will be produced and a few kegs will be available on tap. Mr. Shatner has visited the Bushwakker previously to enjoy our 20th anniversary brew, The Tartan Tzar. He has also tried our 25th anniversary ale, The Revenge of the Tartan Tzar and stated, “This could be the best beer and the best single malt I have ever tasted.” A firkin of The Tartan Kiss will be tapped at 5:30 to officially launch our third offering in the Tartan Series and a “very special” person has expressed interest in participating in the ceremony if time allows! Hmmmm…sorry, but we can’t tell you who!
Our limited edition commemorative brew honouring William Shatner will be released on Friday, May 5th at 5:30. A very “special” person just may be stopping by to tap the firkin!
May 8: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. Christie-Anne AbouChakra. Powerhouse jazz vocalist returns with a trio! 8:00 PM.
May 10: Wednesday Night Folk. The Empire Associates. An encore performance from this powerful husband and wife duo. 8:00 PM.
May 15: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. Call Me Mildy. Blues/rock, slide & harmonica blues peppered with reggae-laden melodies. 8:00 PM.
May 17: Wednesday Night Folk. The Accomplice. Innovative one-man band delivers Grammy recognizable rock songs. 8:00 PM.
May 18: Health Science Pub. Climate Change & Human Health: Bugs, Floods & Social Inequality. Final Science Pub Series presentation of the fifth incredible season! Enjoy lectures on scientific topics of general interest in our Arizona Room (main floor banquet room) over beer and snacks. The room opens at 5:00 PM and quite often is full by 6:00 PM. 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 Amber Fletcher, Sociology and Social Studies, University of Regina and Mel Hart, Biology, University of Regina. Climate change is real and its impacts are beginning to be felt. Some of those impacts will directly affect human health. Diseases previously contained to specific locations such as tropical rain forests will spread into new environments with some consequences that can be predicted and some that likely can not. The frequency and location of "natural disasters" like floods, drought and wild fire will change. Protecting human health in the face of these changes is a complex and multifaceted task. It is made more complex by the fact that these events will impact different social groups in different ways. The two speakers will explore the science and social science of both what challenges climate change poses for human health and how we might think about society's response.. On the service delivery front the province has gone from "Patient First" to "LEAN" to talk of 'transformational change' and recently announced the creation of a single health authority to manage the system. On the political front the government has signed an agreement with the federal government that will limit the growth in federal transfers to the province at the same time it is dealing with the challenge of a large deficit due to low resource prices. What do these changes mean for patients entering into the system?; for the health professionals who work in the system; for the citizen whose tax dollars support the system?; and for the long-stated goal of moving towards a different kind of health care system built on integrated teams, new roles for care-givers and a greater focus on prevention? The speakers will explore these questions from multiple angles to draw a picture of the system's future.
May 19: ANNUAL SCREAMIN’ MOSQUITO CHILI BEER RELEASE. Our hot pepper-infused blonde ale makes its annual return this weekend. We have partnered with local businessman, Tony Matharu at the India Food Centre in Regina to provide a selection of fresh spicy peppers that will showcase their unique flavours in addition to varying degrees of heat. The first pepper offering will a nice, easy introduction to the style and is one of our most popular offerings – the classic Serrano Pepper! Hurts so good!
May 19, 20 & 21: MAY LONG WEEKEND KEG EVENT. What better way to celebrate the year’s first warm long weekend than with a Bushwakker keg? Receive free ice, cups, coasters and the use of a keg chiller tub with any May long weekend keg order. Four sizes of kegs are available for any gathering big or small.
May 20: THE 2nd POET LAUREATE’S POETRY & A PINT PRESENTATION. The Saskatchewan Poet Laureate Program was the first provincial program of its kind in Canada. The Saskatchewan Arts Board, Saskatchewan Book Awards, and the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild are partners in the program, which is under the patronage of the Lieutenant Governor. Enjoy a Saturday afternoon of poetry readings from some of Regina and area’s established and up-and-coming writers including: Brenda Schmidt (New Poet Laureate of Saskatchewan), Anne McDonald, Bruce Rice, Carle Steel, Dave Sealy and Nathan Mader. Perhaps enjoy a slice of our special Chocolate Muse Cheesecake. One of our most “challenging” cheesecakes ever! 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
May 24: Wednesday Night Folk. Farmer the Band. A return engagement from BC duo multi-instrumentalists who play drums, bass, guitars, percussion & harmonica. 8:00 PM.
May 29: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. The Jazz Band-Its. The largest band to ever grace our stage plays big band, jazz and swing! 8:00 PM.
May 31: Wednesday Night Folk. Ron Loos. Talented guitar-plucker with razor-sharp wit! 8:00 PM.
Our guest tap is currently pouring the Golden Ticket Belgian Blonde Ale from 9 Mile Legacy Brewing in Saskatoon. $7.95 for a pint and $5.95 for a half pint. Next up is "Muggle-bot" Pale Ale from Regina’s Malty National Brewing. This is their beloved Magic Robot recipe with Mosaic hops taking the place of Citra.
Our brand new Dark Fruit Ale is now on tap. A dry stout infused with 84 pounds of sweet dark cherries and 42 pounds of raspberries. Dark, roasty and fruity goodness!
Our premium red wine for May is Mezzomondo Negroamaro from Italy: $6.50 for a glass and $16.95 for a half litre. The white is Caliterra Reserva Sauvignon Blanc from Chili: $7.50 for a glass and $19.95 for a half litre.
Our southern German-style Stubblejumper Pils is available for growler fills at the Quance Street SLGA store in Regina for the month of May. Three other new Saskatchewan brewed beers are also available. Be sure to support this SLGA pilot program and help grow Saskatchewan craft beer.
New Hours of Operation. Monday to Thursday hours are now 11:00 AM to midnight and Friday and Saturday hours are 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM. Sunday hours remain unchanged at 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
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