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BUSHWAKKER OCTOBER ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

Oct. 2: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. THE U OF R JAZZ BAND. Come hear the future Regina jazz stars! 8:00 PM.

Oct. 4: MONTHLY ALES MEETING. Looking to enhance your homebrewing skills. Why not sit in on a meeting with some of Regina’s most passionate and enthusiastic homebrewers? All levels of brewing experience are welcome. Meetings are held in the Bushwakker basement clubroom on the first Wednesday of the month at 8:00 PM. This month’s presentation topics include: Spice Herb Vegetable/Fruit Beers and Adding Tinctures and Flavours to Your Beer.

Oct. 4: Wednesday Night Folk. THE RED WAGON GYPSIES. An unplugged a cappella/acoustic blend of sister-like harmonies. 8:00 PM.

Oct. 6: FIRST FRIKIN 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 Wakkerand attempt to tap the firkin in one mighty blow. The suds-soaking spectacle takes place at 5:30 PM.

Oct. 7: ANNUAL GREAT PUMPKIN SPICED BROWN ALE RELEASE. This will be Bushwakker head brewer, Michael Gaetz's new version of this autumn specialty brew. He has a revised plan on how the ginger component of this pumpkin pie-like ale will be introduced into the beer. He is confident this year's offering will not disappoint! Be sure to pick up some bottles or a growler fill for the Thanksgiving weekend!

Oct. 7: FLAVOURS OF FALL. The Bushwakker will once again participate in Weyburn's second annual autumn food, beer, wine and spirits sampling event. Last year's inaugural event saw over 800 people in attendance. This year promises to be bigger and better!

Oct. 9: CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY. Happy Thanksgiving!

Oct. 11: Wednesday Night Folk Night. CHAD KICHULA. Solo acoustic show featuring two-fisted, blue-collar rock & Americana. 8:00 PM.

Oct. 13. Kickoff is at 8:00 PM. Enjoy our gourmet OTTAWA BURGER & A PINT special for only $17.95. Think of it as “devouring” the competition!

Oct. 14: GOLD MEDAL “PINTS.” The Bushwakker has been invited to participate in a celebration of the best in Canadian beer being held at the Delta Regina Marriott. Gold Medal Pints is an invitation-only showcase and cross-Canada beer competition. A national panel of beer experts headed by global beer authority and World Atlas of Beer co-author, Stephen Beaumont, has chosen our PALLISER PORTER as among the top five beers in our region.

Oct. 16: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. THE MINISTRY OF GROOVE. Great 1970’s jazz funk and beyond! 8:00 PM.

Oct. 18: Wednesday Night Folk Night. MADISON NICOL & FRIENDS. Young Regina alumni of MI and Berklee plays 1970s inspired singer-songwriter tunes mixed with bluegrass. Opening acts too! 8:00 PM.

Oct. 19: HEALTH SCIENCE PUB. Post-Traumatic Stress & Public Safety: Breaking the Silence, Challenging the Stigma. Our wildly popular Science Pub Series has returned for a sixth 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 Dr. Nick Carleton, Professor of Psychology, University of Regina and Dr. Nick Jones, Associate Professor of Justice Studies, University of Regina. Nick Carleton will showcase the recently released results of the national survey assessing the mental health of first responders and other public safety personnel. This data shows that PTSD poses a serious concern for the health of public safety workers. Nick Jones will discuss the potential implications of these results in terms of how we train public safety personnel and how we provide ongoing support. In both instances the
talks will highlight some of the structural factors that may be influencing public safety mental health.

Oct. 23: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT. Veteran Regina act plays great jazz standards. 8:00 PM.

Oct. 25: Wednesday Night Folk. THE LINCOLN LOGGERS. Lumberjack themed band plays crowd pleasing covers, catchy sing along songs & comical original tunes. 8:00 PM.

Oct. 27: SASK VS. MONTREAL. Kickoff is at 7:30 PM. Enjoy our gourmet MONTREAL BURGER & A PINT special for only $17.95. Come “devour” the competition!

Oct. 28: ANNUAL CELTIC HALLOWE’EN PARTY. Win a $100 Bushwakker gift card in our costume contest; enjoy a pint of Great Pumpkin Spiced Brown Ale, devilishly delicious food specials and great live Celtic music with one of Regina’s newest Celtic bands, WEST OF MABOU. One of CBC Saskatchewan's 2017 Artists to Watch, West of Mabou performs lively dance music steeped in the rich traditions of Scottish and Cape Breton fiddle and pipe tunes. The band unites the talents of Scott Benson (fiddle), Roberta Wallace (fiddle), Alex Rasmussen (pipes/whistles), Justin Easton (guitar), and Jared Dormer (drums). Each of the members is an experienced performer in their own right, having performed at festivals, competitions, pubs, and ceilidhs around the world, including the World Pipe Band Championships, Canmore Highland Games, Western Canadian Music Awards, Canada Cup of Curling, and Ford World Men's Curling Championships. Band starts at 8:00 PM. Costume contest at 9:30 PM. $5 cover charge in effect. To get a taste of West of Mabou’s talents visit this link: https://youtu.be/ AyvO-KZVRk0

Oct. 29: TICKETS TO THE BUSHWAKKER 29TH SINGLE MALT SCOTCH TASTING EVENT GO ON SALE AT NOON! Come get in line early! Last year all 150 tickets sold out in only 35 minutes!

Oct. 30: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. CALL ME MILDY. Blues/rock, slide & harmonica blues peppered with reggae-laden melodies. 8:00 PM.

OTHER NOTABLES

A recent article appearing on Expedia has named Regina, Saskatchewan as being one of the BEST BEER TOWNS IN CANADA. The Bushwakker was given recognition. Seems like the whole country is aware of our BLACKBERRY MEAD RELEASE DAY which is coming up on Saturday, December 2, 2018. You can read the entire article here athttps://www.expedia.ca/ travelblog/ best-beer-towns-canada/

THANKSGIVING FANCY GROWLER PACKAGE. Your Thanksgiving fancy feast deserves a fancy growler of Bushwakker beer to go with it! Right now you can purchase one of our ornate Hop Handle growlers with two newly designed Joe Fafard/Bushwakker etched glasses and a complimentary growler fill at the time of purchase for only $70! Take your traditional Thanksgiving Dinner spread to the next level this year!

The Bushwakker has been invited to participate in a celebration of the best in Canadian beer. Gold Medal Pints is an invitation-only showcase and cross-Canada beer competition. A national panel of beer experts headed by global beer authority and World Atlas of Beer co-author, Stephen Beaumont, has chosen our PALLISER PORTER as among the top five beers in our region.

The Bushwakker is offering Smoked BBQ dishes every weekend this summer. Craft beer and BBQ pair wonderfully together! 

NEWS FROM THE BUSHWAKKER BREWERY. Bushwakker head brewer, MICHAEL GAETZ, reports our very popular PONCE DE LEON blackberry/black raspberry fruit ale is selling nicely as is his brand new NORTHERN STRONG LAGER (a bigger version of our Northern Lights Lager.) Our small but very vocal group of English Best Bitter customers have expressed great joy now that our GRANNY’S BITTER has returned. Enjoy that one tank while you can! Our Oktoberfest beer, HARVEST LAGER, will be released the last week of September for our Oktoberfest Week celebration. BUSHVAR CZECH PILS and another double batch of CHICO IPA are also working their way through the brewery.

Our guest tap will soon be pouring an Oatmeal Session Pale Ale from Swift Current’s Black Bridge Brewery, the Hofbrau Original Munich Helles from Munich and a Black Currant Kettle Sour from Nokomis Craft Ales from Nokomis, Saskatchewan. 

Our upcoming wine features are Invisibull Wines from BC. The red is a Malbec and the white is a Sauvignon Blanc. Both are $7.50 for a glass and $19.95 for a half litre.

The Bushwakker October LOCAL ARTS WALL will feature the works of Patti Shaw from October 7 to November 4. Her artist bio is as follows;
Although I'm Ontario born, I feel like I'm from Saskatchewan. I've lived here for three quarters of my life. I reside in Weyburn, Saskatchewan where I've raised my three beautiful children. I use my art on canvas as an outlet to express how I'm feeling with what I envision. Sometimes some of my pieces may seem a little unusual but that's what makes my artwork unique. I've an unusual way of coming up with my ideas for my pieces, I dream about them then hurry to write them down when I wake. I use the images from my dreams and create. I thoroughly enjoy how my paintings come to life as they change from start to finish. My love of art spans from a lifetime of visual images of everywhere my eyes can see and not see through my crazy imagination. I've always loved how I can focus on something and see the various colours and tones in any given object or piece of scenery. As for my future thoughts for my pieces, well, I have also started sculpting with various clays and I'm enjoying what's developing. I will continue my eclectic paintings but will always search for new knowledge in different mediums to bring forth many more creations to come!

Our Bushwakker Writers Corner was launched in November 2016. It is a space dedicated to celebrating the recent works of Saskatchewan published authors. What will begin as one shelf will hopefully grow into a large library showcasing our province's wordsmiths. Pub patrons are encouraged to peruse a copy whilst enjoying a pint. 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. 

One of our featured authors is Annette Bower. Annette Bower grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan. She began her working career selling men’s underwear at the Army and Navy then went on to pump gas until she entered nurses training at the Regina Grey Nuns School of Nursing. She has worked in Regina, Ottawa, Halifax, Sioux Lookout, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Regina Beach. Annette enjoys writing short stories and novels. She gathers inspiration about women and men in love, searching for love, or lost without love, from her past and present. Her short stories are published in magazines and anthologies in Canada, United States and in the UK. Woman of Substance, set in Regina and Lumsden, is her first novel. Her second novel, Moving On, is set in Regina Beach, Saskatchewan. Her third novel, Fearless Destiny, is set in Apex, Saskatchewan and is the winner of the Raven Award for Favourite Contemporary Novel. Her novels are published by Soul Mate Publishing, New York. She looks forward to reading to crowds or small groups.

Her featured book is titled Moving On. Anna Jenkins, a mysterious woman arrives in the resort town of Regina Beach, Saskatchewan as the heir to a cottage, even though there isn’t an obvious family connection. The residents of the town know everyone’s business and they are very keen on discovering Anna’s secrets. Anna meets Nick Donnelly with a secret of his own. As a soldier, the injuries he sustained in an IED explosion are greater than most people realize. During his rehabilitation, Nick and Anna become friends. Nick begins to dream of a life on the land with a family of his own. When Anna discovers that Nick plans to return to active duty, she puts the brakes on loving a man who might die because of his career. Nick must convince Anna they have a future to live for.

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