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BUSHWAKKER FEBRUARY EVENTS CALENDAR

Another busy month coming up at the Bushwakker including a special Saskatchewan Archives night, a Dessert Beer Pairing Valentine’s night, Stem Cell Science Pub night and two Mid-Winter Blues Festival performances too. We are also very excited about our the release of our new full menu in early February!

Feb. 2: FIRST FIRKIN FRIDAY. Enjoy the pomp and circumstance of this long standing Bushwakker monthly tradition. A piper from the Regina Police Services Pipes and 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. This month Bushwakker head brewer will present a CHAI SPICED PORTER. The delicious beer and suds-soaking experience takes place at 5:30 PM.

Feb. 5: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. THE UNIVERSITY OF REGINA JAZZ BAND. Come hear this very large band comprised of Regina’s future jazz stars! 8:00 PM.

Feb. 7: SASK ARCHIVES NIGHT - ‘The Regina That Never Was: Unbuilt Buildings and Plans from Archives in Regina.’ Presented by the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan as part of Archives Week 2018. Join us for a "Spotlight on the Past" evening, featuring talks on the Mawson Plan, the Great War Museum and the College Avenue Campus. Master of Ceremonies for the event will be Frank Korvemaker. Guest speakers include Dr. Alex MacDonald, Prof. of English, Campion College, University of Regina; Dr. Bill Brennan, Prof. Emeritus, University of Regina and James Youck, P3Architecture Partnership. Archives Week showcases the role that archives and archivists play in preserving and making available Saskatchewan's documented heritage. Activities in communities across the province include celebrity reading events, film nights, open houses, exhibits and more. 7:00 PM.

Feb. 7: Wednesday Night Folk. THE ACCOMPLICE. Innovative one-man band delivers Grammy recognizable rock songs. 9:00 PM. Note later show time due to Saskatchewan Archives event.

Feb. 7: 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 topics of discussion include: European Dark Lagers and Fermenting in Kegs. Meetings are held in the Bushwakker basement clubroom on the first Wednesday of each month at 8:00 PM. New members are always welcome.

Feb. 12: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. TERRAPLANE. Shane Reoch leads this popular blues act featuring Bushwakker bartender and bassist, Troy Bleich. 8:00 PM.

Feb. 14: Valentine Sweetheart Stout Cake Blackberry Battle. Join us as we celebrate the long-awaited return of our beloved Chocolate Stout Cake topped with rich chocolate porter rum sauce and vanilla ice cream. You and your sweetheart can each enjoy a slice of our signature dessert and pair it with either a goblet of our famous Blackberry Mead or a pint of our brand new Blackberry Porter. Hopefully no arguments will ensue over which beverage makes for the better pairing. Enjoy this doubly decadent dessert duo for only $25 per couple!

Feb. 14: Wednesday Night Folk. Kory Istace and Aryn Murray. A special Valentines rusty roots double bill! Former Regina resident, Kory Istace, delivers a powerful performance with Saskatoon artist, Aryn Murray. 8:00 PM.

Feb. 15: HEALTH SCIENCE PUB - "Are you Happy with Your Current Cell Provider? Problems with private stem cell service." 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. Josef Buttigieg (UofR) who is one of two biomedical stem cell researchers in the province of Saskatchewan, and by Prof. Amy Zarzeczny (UofR) who is a health law and policy scholar whose research focuses on legal and policy issues associated with emerging biotechnologies including stem cell research. Stem cells have several unique characteristics. First they can self-replicate almost indefinitely. Secondly they can turn into various bodily organs, potentially able to reverse the severity of many diseases and injuries. The understandable excitement that has surrounded this promising field of research has likely helped fuel the development of a private market for stem cell based treatments that have not been proven to be safe or effective. One need only look to the internet to find a large number of private clinics operating in countries around the world and marketing stem cell based treatments for a sometimes dizzying array of ailments. During this event we will talk about the biology of stem cells in the context of disease and about some of the policy questions and challenges associated with the growing private market for unproven stem cell treatments.

Feb. 19: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT. Come hear this popular act play popular jazz this holiday Monday. 8:00 PM.

Feb. 19: FAMILY DAY HOLIDAY. Open Noon to Nine. Sorry. No minors. Kind of ironic,  eh?

Feb. 21: Wednesday Night Folk. JAMES IRVING. Frontman of veteran local act, Nickletree, delivers roots rock. 8:00 PM.

Feb. 26: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. MID-WINTER BLUES FESTIVAL EDITION presents JEFF MERTICK. This soulful veteran blues act kicks off the 2018 festival in fine form. 8:00 PM.

Feb. 28: Wednesday Night Folk. MID-WINTER BLUES FESTIVAL EDITION presents RESONANCE. Powerful duo featuring vocalist, Christie-Anne Blondeau and bassist, Fred Foerster. 8:00 PM.

OTHER BUSHWAKKER NEWS

NEWS FROM OUR BREWERY. Head brewer, MICHAEL GAETZ, reports the big malty Scottish Ale, MACGREGOR’S WEE HEAVY, is now back on tap and in our offsale as is our seasonally available SASKADIAN BLACK IPA and BUSHVAR CZECH PILS. His newest fruit beer offering, BLACKBERRY PORTER, was launched at the Beer Bacon Bands event and received rave reviews. It will be coming on tap soon. A batch of PICKARD’S OATMEAL CREAM STOUT and ARCTIC DARK LAGER are also currently working their way through the brewery. The final tank of our famous BLACKBERRY MEAD is almost gone!

Our guest tap is now pouring a keg of Double IPA from Black Bridge Brewing in Swift Current. This will be followed by an Earl Grey Pale Ale from Regina’s Malty National Brewing.

Our premium romantic wines for the month of February are LA BELLE ANGELE wines from France. The red is a Cabernet Sauvignon and the white is a Sauvignon Blanc. Both are $7.50 for a glass and $18.95 for a half litre.

New Bushwakker Menu Coming in Early February! Approximately every two years we give our full menu a little tweaking. New dishes will be added, some will be removed, some will be given a new twist and some old favourites will even return! It’s always an exciting time for both customers and staff!

Prairie Dog Magazine’s Best of Food and Drink 2018.  Regina's dynamic local food & beverage scene is highlighted in this popular reader poll and contest. Last year Bushwakker took home quite a few awards and we look forward to more friendly food and drink fun with your continued enthusiastic support! Nominations begin February 1st at www.prairiedogmag.com.

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