THE WAKKER WEEKLY - Issue #1235 - Posted on: 29-Sep-2014

Bushwakker News

Our premium wine features for October are from the Santa Margherita Winery in Tuscany, Italy. The red is Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. (Sangiovese). The white is Pinot Grigio Valdadige D.O.C. Both are $8.95 for a glass and $26.95 for a half litre.

Our guest import tap now offers Adnams Broadside strong ale from England. $8.95 for a pint. After that we will tap our second offering from the new Nokomis microbrewery. A brown ale for $7.95 a pint.

We now offer a new beer, Seems Legit Milk Stout. “Seems Legit” is the name of an amateur brewing club in Surrey B. C. Alvaro Reyes is a member of that club. The aforementioned beer was entered by him in the ALES Open brewing Competition, which is the largest amateur brewing competition in Canada and success at this competition, is a gateway to participation in international competitions. It is held annually at the Bushwakker. His beer took gold, best of show. The brewer of the best-of-show gold gets to brew a commercial size version of his beer at the Bushwakker, and Alvaro flew in from Surrey and brewed his beer in our brewery last May 3. It’s been maturing ever since. It’s been getting rave reviews from everybody. If you wish to get your pint, don’t wait!

If you intended to watch the Regina edition of Pizza Wars on the CMT network, we hope that you found out in time that it was to air at 6:00 PM , not 7:00 PM as was posted on the program’s website and which we erroneously passed on to you. We fixed the error on our facebook page and within this newsletter but of course you may not have check either in time. FYI, Tumbler’s won. 


Not for the acrophobe.


Bushwakker Events

Sept. 29: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. The Jon Dyck Quartet. Talented ivory tickler leads this young jazz/R&B group. 8:00 PM.

Oct. 1: New Seasonal Menu Release
. Enjoy the following five tasty offerings from our kitchen for the next four months:

Shrimp Po’boy - Creole buttermilk marinated jumbo shrimp tossed in a cajun cornmeal mix and deep fried. Served on a house-made hoagie bun with lettuce, tomato and our own Cajun pickles and remoulade mayo. Served with your choice of side.

Cajun Pizza - Fresh pizza dough topped with creole pizza sauce, andouille sausage and spiced chicken, fresh jalapeno, red onion, sweet pepper and mushroom. Topped with smoked gouda and finished with green onion and crushed chilies. (available gluten-free)

Louisiana Chicken & Sausage Gumbo - Traditional New Orleans creole classic with a deep rich roux, tomato, okra and of course, the .“Holy Trinity” of creole cuisine - celery, onion and green pepper. Served on white rice and with a garlic baguette.

Cajun Beer Burger - Fresh sirloin marinated in Chico IPA and creole spices, ground with pork-belly in house, grilled to perfection and topped with cajun pickles, lettuce, tomato, red onion, smoked gouda,  bacon and our own Dungarvon ground mustard. Served with your choice of side.

Bananas Foster Crepe - Delicate crepes filled with sautéed banana. Drizzled with bourbon banana caramel sauce and served with pecan brittle and vanilla bean ice cream.

Oct. 1: Monthly ALES Meeting. As the global craft beer movement continues to grow so does the number of enthusiastic Regina homebrewers. Last month`s meeting saw a record number of new and returning members…but there is always room for more! If you are interesting in getting into the art of homebrewing or just want to brush up on your skills, come sit in on their next meeting at 8:00 PM in the Bushwakker basement clubroom. This month's presentation topic is Big Brew Day Beer Competition.

Oct. 1: Wednesday Night Folk. Becky & The Jets. Popular act plays great folk classics. 9:00 PM.

Oct. 3: First Firkin Football Friday. Get ready for one of the busiest Bushwakker Friday Happy Hours of the year!! Not only will we be presenting our longtime monthly tradition featuring a small keg of specially created beer which will be lead throughout the pub at 5:30 PM by a piper from The Fraser Pipe Band and then tapped by an unsuspecting volunteer who will most likely soak all the nearby onlookers with delicious suds…but we will also be offering our Stampeder Burger and a Pint feature in recognition of the Riders` worthy adversaries visiting Mosiac Stadium. Enjoy our home game football feature before, during or after the game. Go Riders go!

Oct. 6 – 11: Bushwakker Oktoberfest Week. The official Oktoberfest celebration in Munich will just be ending and the Bushwakker weeklong Oktoberfest celebration will begin. Enjoy a unique German-themed meal special every day of the week as well as a pint of our Bushwakker brewed Oktoberfest lager, Harvest Lager. We will also have a specially imported keg of Hacker Pshorr Weissbier from Germany on tap. Prosit! 

Oct. 6: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. The Project. Guitarist, Tim Holt, leads this popular Regina jazz act. 8:00 PM

Oct. 8: Wednesday Night Folk. Billarney. Bill O`Shea leads this large group that plays traditional Celtic and a bit of Old Time too! 9:00 PM.

Oct. 13: Closed For The Holiday. Happy Thanksgiving! 

Oct. 15: Wednesday Night Folk. Tanner James Trio. Calgary group plays folk rock and alt-country with an element of old time storytelling. Think Corb Lund meets Joel Plaskett. 9:00 PM.

Oct. 16: Science Pub edition # 25. A very special DOUBLE LECTURE FEATURE edition of Science Pub presented by The University of Regina Faculty of Science and The Bushwakker Brewpub. 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 arts and science lectures are courtesy of The Dunlop Art Gallery. The first lecture will be from Robert Truszkowski from the U of R Faculty of Fine Arts and is entitled, Carl Sagan And Me: My (Pretend) Life In Physics. The second lecture will be from Risa Horowitz who is also from the U of R Faculty of Fine Arts and the lecture is entitled, Fumbling Through The Cosmos: Amateur Astronomy As A Critical Method Of Art Making. Don`t miss what promises to be one of the most unique editions of Science Pub to date!

Oct. 18: Annual Great Pumpkin Spiced Brown Ale Release. The popularity of this autumn specialty Bushwakker brew continues to grow and we hope to meet the demand this year. For the first time ever we will brew a double batch of our pumpkin beer. One tank will be served on tap and the other will be bottled. Only 200 six packs will be made available and will go on sale at 11:00 AM. Limit of 12 bottles per person. Last year we released the take home bottles on two separate dates and on both occasions the bottles were sold out in minutes. Cinnamon, nutmeg, fresh ginger, vanilla and cloves make for a delicious ale that tastes just like pumpkin pie. We do expect a line-up that morning so plan to arrive a bit early to avoid disappointment.

Oct. 19: Eskimos vs. Riders. Ever wonder what it is like to be at The Bushwakker on a Rider home game Sunday?  This is your last opportunity of the year. Enjoy our Eskimo Burger & a Pint feature before, during or after the game. Kick-off is at 2:00 PM and we will open at 11:00 AM. Come offer the Riders your symbolic support by `devouring` the competition. Go Riders go!

Oct. 20: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. `round Midnight. Popular band plays popular jazz and adult contemporary tunes. 8:00 PM.

Oct. 22: Wednesday Night Folk. Bradford. Brad Papp is once again reunited with talented musician, Mark Radford. 9:00 PM.

Oct. 27: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. Call Me Mildy. Local act plays original alternative blues. 8:00 PM.

Oct. 29: Wednesday Night Folk. Brian Baggett. Brian is one of only 7000 Chapman Stick players in the world. Don`t miss this rare opportunity to hear original compositions and uniquely arranged standards. 9:00 PM.

Oct. 31: Bushwakker Celtic Halloween Party. What a Friday night this will be! Rollicking Celtic reels from The Tilted Kilts, Great Pumpkin Spiced Brown Ale on tap and a Halloween costume contest where the winner will receive a $100 Bushwakker gift card. $5 cover charge.



Beer Here! DIA Will Host a Beer Garden in the Main Terminal

By Patricia Calhoun Wed., Sep. 10 2014

That's right: Beer Flights at Denver International Airport, presented by the Colorado Lottery, will start pouring at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 19, and the beer will keep flowing through Sunday, October 4.

Inspired by both Oktoberfest and the Great American Beer Festival, the beer garden will occupy a fenced-off section in the center of the main terminal, with eight picnic tables and ten tables featuring Colorado craft brewers: Avery, Breckenridge, Bristol, Dry Dock, Left Hand, New Belgium, Odell, Telluride, Ska and Pug Ryan's; all but the last two already have a presence at DIA.

Ten bucks buys you admission to Beer Flights, where you'll get a commemorative glass and can then sample two ounces of each brewery's craft beer (the choices have yet to be determined). The garden will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week, until the GABF leaves town. 

Yes, there will be beer garden-friendly snacks -- Southwest has donated bags of pretzels -- and DIA promises appropriate live entertainment during peak travel times, including oompah bands.

And this isn't DIA's only beer-related amenity. A temporary exhibit, Colorado on Tap: The State of Brew Culture, will open September 20 in Ansbacher Hall on the walkway to Concourse A, where it will remain through December. "The goal of this exhibit is to provide passengers an opportunity to better understand the craft beer industry and its contributions to the Colorado creative economy," says Chris Stevens, DIA Art & Culture program manager. The display will feature not just information on the booming craft-beer industry -- including its most famous representative, Governor John Hickenlooper -- but an assortment of artifacts from Colorado breweries, including custom art, tap handles, glasses and growlers...empty, sadly.

We're still dreaming of the day when a smart entrepreneur opens a shop on one of the concourses (conveniently past security) that will sell six-packs of Colorado craft beer that travelers can take home as series. Sadly, this remains a true mountain mirage.

Time Out

Two rather shady brothers used their money to keep their disreputable ways from the public eye. They even attended the same church, and tried to create the perception that they were upstanding members of the community. Then their pastor retired, and a new one was hired. Not only could he see right through the brothers' deception, but he also spoke well and true, and the church started to swell in numbers. A fund-raising campaign was started to build a new assembly. 

Soon after one of the brothers died. The remaining brother sought out the new pastor the day before the funeral and handed him a check for the amount needed to finish paying for the new building. 

"I have only one condition," he said. "At his funeral, you must say my brother was a saint." The pastor gave his word, and deposited the check. 

The next day, at the funeral, the pastor did not hold back. "He was an evil man," he said. "He cheated on his wife and abused his family." After going on in this vein for a small time, he concluded with, "But, compared to his brother, he was a saint."


Our weekend Seafood Feature is Fresh Herb Crusted Halibut w/ Butter Poached Baby Potatoes. $16.95

Soup & Sandwich Special is $11.95.  All hot specials are $15.95, except where noted, and include a serving of soup du jour, chopped, or Caesar salad. 

Soup

Sandwich

Dinner

Fri., Sept. 26

Split Pea & Ham

Ham & Turkey w/ Swiss on Rye

Beef Vindaloo w/ Naan

Sat., Sept. 27

Bushwakker

Sausage & Egg Breakfast Burger

Steak & a Pint. $17.95

Mon., Sept. 29

Cream of Tomato

Monster Grilled Cheese w/ Bacon & Tomato

Cod Chips on Sweet Corn Succotash

Tues., Sept. 30

Cabbage Roll

Meat Lover’s Pizza. $13.95

Fried Pork Dumplings on Soba Noodles w/ Ginger Garlic Broth

Wed., Oct. 1

Chili Chicken Noodle

Baked Deli Wrap

Boeuf Guardian

Thur., Oct. 2

Wild Mushroom

Classic Clubhouse

Chicken Cacciatore

Fri., Oct. 3

Roasted Bell Pepper

Lemon Spinach Chicken Wrap

Burger & a Pint. $16.95

Sat., Oct. 4

Bushwakker

Smoked Salmon & Scrambled Egg Croissant

Steak & a Pint. $17.95