THE WAKKER WEEKLY - Issue #1308 - Posted on: 22-Feb-2016

BUSHWAKKER NEWS

Our premium red wine feature for February is Torres Infinite (tempranillo/cabernet sauvignon) from Spain. The white is Oyster Bay Pinot Grigio from New Zealand. Both are $8.50 for a glass and $24.95 for a half litre.

Our guest tap is currently pouring Brettish Monkeys Russian Imperial Stout from the Paddock Wood Brewery in Saskatoon. Next up is a Black IPA from Nokomis Craft Ales in Nokomis, Saskatchewan. 

There are still bottles of the Bushwakker 25th anniversary ale available, The Revenge of the Tartan Tzar, for take home. This is the strongest beer ever produced in our history. A Russian Imperial Stout infused with Macallan 12 year old single malt scotch whisky. Bushwakker/Joe Fafard 25th anniversary commemorative t-shirts are now on sale.

BUSHWAKKER EVENTS

Feb. 22: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. Regina’s friendliest bluesman, Shane Reoch, has solidified his four-piece act called, TERRAPLANE. The band kicks off this year’s blues festival week. 8:00 PM.

Feb. 24: Wednesday Night Folk. New blues trio, HOODOO, make their Bushwakker debut as blues festival week continues. 9:00 PM.

Feb. 27: ANNUAL SATURDAY AFTERNOON FREE BLUES SHOWCASE. The biggest Bushwakker blues event of the year! Held in conjunction with the Regina Delta Blues Society and the 22nd Annual Mid-Winter Blues Festival, this year's line-up of four talented blues acts includes: SHANE & ETHAN REOCH, AZ PARIS, MATT KAIP, and DAN SILLJER. The event MC will be Jeff "Redbeard" Corbett of 91.3 FM CJTR Regina Community Radio. Be sure to try a slice of Redbeard's signature Chocolate-Chocolate Cheesecake. 1:00-5:00 PM.

Feb. 29: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. THE MINISTRY OF GROOVE. Popular act plays 1970’s jazz funk and beyond. 8:00 PM.

 Mar. 1: The BUSHWAKKER ON THE PRAIRIE DINER. It is no secret that  Bushwakker Executive Chef, Mike Monette, and his award-winning kitchen team have earned themselves quite the admirablereputation. Recently The Bushwakker appeared in the televison series, Pizza Wars, and now the spotlight is focused on other notable kitchen offerings; our Stubblejumper Pilsener battered fish and chips, our gigantic nachos and our cheesecakes. The Prairie Diner premier episode for season three featuring Bushwakker will be airing on Tuesday, March 1st  at 10:30 pm. It can be viewed on Access Communications: 12-Basic  & 518-HD  Shaw: 7, 9, 11, 13 -Basic, depending on region & 213-HD,  SaskTel: 19-Basic & 319-HD  Bell: 31-Basic & 352-HD. Don`t miss this great opportunity for a peek into the inner workings of the Bushwakker kitchen!

Mar. 2: Wednesday Night Folk. BEN WINOSKI AND JEFF STORRY. This talented acoustic guitar duo is back for another impressive performance. 9:00 PM.

Mar. 2: MONTHLY ALES MEETING. The monthly meetings presented by this top ranked brewing club continue to attract an increasing number of enthusiastic home brewers. The club now has a small public address system in place so it is easier for everyone attending the packed meetings to hear the presentations. Informative brewing topics are presented each meeting to help both the experienced and novice homebrewer make better craft beers. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month in the Bushwakker basement clubroom at 8:00 PM. Plan to arrive early in order to get a seat. This month`s presentation topics include: Weizenbock and Cooking With Beer. New members are always welcome!

Mar. 4: FIRST FIRKIN FRIDAY. Enjoy the pomp and circumstance of this long-standing monthly Bushwakker tradition where on the first Friday of each month at 5:30 PM, a piper from the Regina Police Services Pipes & Drums leads a small keg (the firkin) of specially created ale throughout the pub. A volunteer is selected to wield the handmade wooden maul affectionately called, The Mighty Firkin Wakker, and tap the keg in one swift blow. The volunteer and all those in the immediately proximity often receive a suds-soaking experience. View some of our most explosive and memorable firkin tappings set to Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture in our “Firkin Compilation” video found on our website homepage.

Mar. 7: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. THE U OF R JAZZ BAND. Come hear Regina’s future jazz stars! 8:00 PM.

Mar. 8: Wednesday Night Folk. THE STILLHOUSE POETS with special guest opening act, Kara Golemba. 9:00 PM.

Sign of the Times


MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL AIRPORT ADDS CRAFT BEER EMPORIUM, MAKES FLYING SUCK LESS

BY LOREN GREEN    FEBRUARY 4, 2016 

Need more signs that there is goodness in this world? The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is converting a former Chili’s restaurant into Stone Arch Craft Lab, a craft beer bar and restaurant with more beers on tap than the TSA has confiscated shampoo bottles.

The new concept is formally named “Stone Arch. food.CRAFT.beer” and will open in early to mid-summer with 25 taps, a 44-seat bar, and a 112-seat dining room. Minnesota Craft Brewer’s Guild is responsible for selecting the beers and chef Bill Fairbanks of Barrio is developing the menu. Diners can expect made-from-scratch cooking with local and sustainable ingredients, and a to-go shop for sandwiches and takeout options. Drinkers can expect a delicious, local way to make the gate agent's caw disappear into a buzzy, golden haze.

The lineup will regularly feature 20 beers. Another five beers will be offered in the “Craft Lab” where brew masters and beer experts will educate interested travelers, in coordination with the Guild.
Aero Service Group, which will operate the Stone Arch bar and restaurant, also operates airport beer station DuClaw Brewing Company in the Baltimore/Washington Airport.

The new bar/restaurant is part of MSP’s larger remodel, which will include a music venue restaurant from the owners of craft beer pub Republic, as well as a Smack Shack outpost and a doughnut shop by Angel Food Bakery.



BREWERS ASSOCIATION SENDS AMERICAN CRAFT BEER TO PAYTON MANNING

By CraftBeer.com Staff    February 10, 2016

On Sunday, the Denver Broncos took the Super Bowl 50 title, and Peyton Manning took home his second victory in football’s biggest game. Congratulations to The Sheriff on a game well played and a win well deserved. And while the feat did indeed earn Mr. Manning the right to kick back with his teammates for a beer or two, the seemingly shameless plug of the World’s largest beer company made many in craft beer land confused.

Wouldn’t he rather have a beer more fitting of his superstardom; maybe a beer that more closely represents the Broncos’ status as an underdog? That’s what we believe small and independent craft brewers represent.

So, the Brewers Association (publishers of CraftBeer.com) put together a care package for the talented quarterback in hopes of helping him find another post-game refreshment. Since Peyton happens to play in one of the most beer-centric states in the nation, we made sure  to include  a good  number of beers  that  were local  to Colorado in addition  to a few other classic and approachable  options from around the country. Along with the beer, we included a letter of congratulations and appreciation for his hard work. We hope you enjoy the beer, Peyton!!

Peyton’s care package included:

Black Bavarian (German-style Schwarzbier) | Sprecher Brewing Co. | Glendale, WI
Apricot Blonde (Blonde Ale) | Dry Dock Brewing Co. | Aurora, CO
Craft Lager (American Lager) | Upslope Brewing Co. | Boulder, CO
Colorado Kolsch (German-style Kolsch) | Steamworks Brewing Co. | Durango, CO
Racer 5 IPA (India Pale Ale)|Bear Republic Brewing Co.|Healdsburg, CA
Samuel Adams Boston Lager (Vienna-style Lager) | Boston Beer Co. | Boston, MA
Mojo IPA (India Pale Ale) | Boulder Beer Co. | Boulder, CO
Sawtooth Ale Nitro (Extra Special Bitter) | Left Hand Brewing Co. | Longmont, CO
Session Cream Summer Ale (Cream Ale) | Full Sail Brewing Co. | Hood River, OR
Graham Cracker Porter (American Porter) |Denver Beer Co. | Denver, CO


TIME OUT

Three women die together in an accident and go to heaven. When they get there, St. Peter says, "We only have one rule here in heaven: don't step on the ducks!"
So they enter heaven, and sure enough, there are ducks all over the place. It is almost impossible not to step on a duck, and although they try their best to avoid them, the first woman accidentally steps on one.
Along comes St. Peter with the ugliest man she ever saw.
St. Peter chains them together and says, "Your punishment for stepping on a duck is to spend eternity chained to this ugly man!" The next day, the second woman steps accidentally on a duck and along comes St. Peter, who doesn't miss a thing. With him is another extremely ugly man. He chains them together with the same admonishment as for the first woman.
The third woman has observed all this and, not wanting to be chained for all eternity to an ugly man, is very, VERY careful where she steps.
She manages to go months without stepping on any ducks, but one day St. Peter comes up to her with the most handsome man she has ever laid eyes on ... very tall, long eyelashes, muscular, and thin. St. Peter chains them together without saying a word.
The happy woman says, "I wonder what I did to deserve being chained to you for all of eternity?"
The guy says, "I don't know about you, but I stepped on a duck!"

Twenty-eight years ago, MacGregor, a proud Scot, was drafted by the Army. On his first day in boot camp, the Army issued him a comb. That afternoon, an Army barber sheared his head. On his second day, the Army issued him a tooth brush. That afternoon, an Army dentist yanked several of his teeth. On his third day, he was issued a jock strap. The Army is still looking for him.


Our New Fresh Pasta Weekend Feature is Mushroom Lasagne. $16.95 (Beer Pairing: Sodbuster Brown Ale).

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

Hot Special

Beer Pairing

Fri., Feb. 19

Thai Pork

Mediterranean Chicken Focaccia

Chipotle Lime Beef Ribs. $16.95

Regina Pale Ale

Sat., Feb. 20

Bushwakker

Croque-Monsieur

Steak & a Pint. $17.95

Mon., Feb. 22

Cream of Veggie

Wild Boar Meatball Sub

Chorizo Penne

Stubblejumper Pilsner

Tues., Feb. 23

Lemon Chicken & Rice

Cajun Chicken Pizza. $13.95

Bacon Wrapped Sausage Bun w/ Warm Potato Salad

Regina Pale Ale

Wed., Feb. 24

Carrot & Orange

Falafel & Beet Salad

Coffee Cream Pork Loin

Last Mountain Lager

Thur., Feb. 25

Beef Barley

Beef Curry Wrap

Butter Chicken

Bushvar

Fri., Feb. 26

Split Pea & Ham

Honey Mustard Pork Ciabatta

Brisket & Baked Potato

Chico IPA

Sat., Feb. 27

Bushwakker

Buffalo Chicken Poutine

Steak & a Pint. $17.95