THE WAKKER WEEKLY - Issue #1340 - Posted on: 03-Oct-2016

BUSHWAKKER NEWS

Our premium wines for October are from Argentina. The red is Crios Malbec; $8.95 for a glass and $24.95 for a half litre. The white is Portillo Sauvignon Blanc; $7.95 for a glass and $22.95 for a half litre.  

Our guest tap is currently pouring a specially imported keg of Hofbräu München Schwarze Weisse (dark wheat beer) from Germany which was brought in specifically for our Bushwakker Oktoberfest Week. Next up we have a limited release offering from the Prairie Sun Brewery in Saskatoon. Their Saison du Miel et Vin is a local wild flower honey-infused Saison refermented with champagne yeast and aged in a wine barrel.

Bushwakker Brewpub’s New Writer’s Corner Seeks Books! We are creating a Writer’s Corner and are seeking donations of recent publications (2014-2016 publication dates) from Regina and area authors (all genres) to help create a library within the Writer’s Corner. The goal is to start slowly and gradually increase the size of the library a couple of times each year. More book shelves will be installed as the number of books increases. The books in the corner library will be available for patrons interested in reading works by local authors and the books will remain in the brewpub. To be considered for the library, books must be a minimum of 40 pages and professionally bound. Please drop off a copy of your recently published book (along with purchasing information which can be shared with brewpub patrons) to Grant Frew at Bushwakker. You can email Grant at bar@bushwakker.com. Books will remain a part of the Bushwakker library. Rotating individual author biographies and a brief book synopsis will be featured in the brewpub’s weekly newsletter and social media channels on a regular basis.

The Bushwakker is now OPEN ON SUNDAYS from Noon to Nine. Enjoy our Sunday Steak & a Pint feature

Time is running out! Bushwakker Dungarvon Irish Red Ale is available for growler fills at the Quance Street SLGA store but only until the Thanksgiving weekend. We are happy to announce that Quance Street SLGA store customers will soon have the opportunity to try our extremely popular Cheryl’s Blonde Ale. The response has been very positive and our beer is selling very well. Three other new Saskatchewan brewed beers will also become available. Be sure to support this SLGA pilot program and help grow Saskatchewan craft beer. If successful, more SLGA stores may also offer growler fills in the future!

BUSHWAKKER EVENTS

Oct. 3: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. WHITEBOY SLIM CD RELEASE PARTY. A big night for this national award-winning Blues artist from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan releasing his seventh CD to date! This one is titled, “Diversity.” Four of the featured tracks were recorded live at The Bushwakker! 8:00 PM.

Oct. 5: Wednesday Night Folk. THE MOOSE JAVIANS. Cowboy poetry and songs from Ken Mitchell, Slim Mitchell, and Johnny Twofingers. 9:00 PM.

Oct. 5: MONTHLY ALES MEETING. A brewing season is underway! If you are interested in getting into the art of home brewing or would like to improve your skills, come to the Bushwakker downstairs clubroom at 8:00 PM and discover what the ALES Club can offer you. This month’s meeting topics include; Brew in a Bag and Build Your First All Grain Brew.

Oct. 6: BLACK FOX SPIRITS TASTING EVENT. Experience six unique products from Saskatchewan’s first on-farm distillery producing small batch spirits and liqueurs from their farm-grown grains and fruits. Distillery founders, Barb and John Cote, will share their story and some of their very rare offerings. 7:00 PM in the Bushwakker Arizona Room. Tickets only $20 each. Only 50 tickets available.

Oct. 7: FIRST FIRKIN FRIDAY. Enjoy the pomp and circumstance as a small keg of specially created beer is paraded throughout the pub led by a piper from the Regina Polices Services Pipes & Drums. A volunteer is selected to tap the keg with the handmade wooden maul affectionately referred to as The Mighty Firkin Wakker. Squirting suds and delicious flavours await! Come taste what new Bushwakker head brewer, Michael Gaetz, has created this month. 5:30 PM.

Oct. 8: GREAT PUMPKIN SPICED BROWN ALE RELEASE. This autumn specialty will be released right before Thanksgiving. A full-bodied brown ale infused with cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, ginger and more. Tastes just like pumpkin pie in a glass! Available on tap and in our offsale at 11:00 AM sharp!


Our Great Pumpkin Spiced Brown Ale makes its annual return 
Saturday, October 8 at 11:00 AM. Just in time for Thanksgiving!

Oct. 8: FLAVOURS OF FALL FOOD & BEVERAGE FESTIVAL. A brand new event offering Weyburn and area residents a unique evening experience sampling food, wine, beer and spirits. The evening will also feature entertainment from local artists. The Bushwakker will be there pouring a selection of specially chosen brews. 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM.

Oct. 10: CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY MONDAY.

Oct. 12: Wednesday Night Folk Night. AUTUMN SINGER/SONGWRITER SHOWCASE. Local veteran singer/songwriter, Neil Child, is joined by Jay Greenman, Tommy Douglas, Regan Hinchcliffe, Devon Floyd, Darren Forbes & Bob Szautner. Come experience some diverse local musical talent. 9:00 PM.

Oct. 14: PRAIRIE BEER FEST 2016. A new event offering Moose Jaw and area residents a unique evening experience sampling beers, blues and BBQ. The Bushwakker will be there pouring a selection of specially chosen brews. 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Oct. 17: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. SYNCHRONICITY JAZZ. Guitar and flute jazz duo featuring Don Waite and Judy Young. 8:00 PM.

Oct. 19: Wednesday Night Folk.  FARMER THE BAND. BC duo multi-instrumentalists play drums, bass, guitars, percussion and harmonica. 9:00 PM.

Oct. 19-20: SCIENCE PUB – DOUBLE FEATURE. Our wildly popular Science Pub Series returns for a fifth incredible season and is bigger and better than ever with two special presentations in October! 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

Oct. 19 – NIGHT ONE: NUCLEAR SCIENCE WEEK - SO JUST HOW DANGEROUS IS LOW DOSE RADIATION? Presented by Nicholas Priest from Chalk River Laboratory, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories. It is well established that the general public fears nuclear radiation and that it hugely overestimates the toxicity of what, in reality, is a rather weak carcinogen. Studies by the Royal Society and others have described this level of risk perception to be a function of two main factors: uncertainty concerning the effects of radiation, and dread of the consequences of irradiation (cancer and genetic damage). The situation is not helped by the radiological protection community that insists on using cancer mortality as its only outcome measure. This is so even though exposure to low dose radiation influences the prevalence of other diseases and that overall there is no convincing evidence of reduced life-span following the receipt of acute doses of external radiation up to 100 mGy. Moreover, at low doses the induction of adaptive responses to a stressor (radiation) may extend life. To change perceptions it is necessary both to address these factors and to explain why people are not similarly afraid of exposures to natural environmental and medical radiation. Sufficient evidence exists to allay the fear of radiation exposure, but the path forward to put to rest the apprehensions of the population is unclear.

Oct. 20 – NIGHT TWO: INVOKING THE WONDERS OF SCIENCE: A Way Forward in Upholding the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Presented by Vianne Timmons, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Regina. Since the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was adopted by the United Nations in 2006, a great deal of effort has been spent – with varying degrees of success – at having the nations of the world sign and ratify it.  A decade on, however, it is time to shift focus from ratifying the Convention to meaningfully upholding it.  As we look for ways to make this shift, the application of science provides tremendous opportunities to help persons with disabilities participate and be viewed as full and equal members in a global society.

Oct. 22: SASK VS. MONTREAL. Be sure to stop by The Bushwakker and join the Sea of Green before, during or after the game. Kickoff is at 2:30. Enjoy our gourmet Montreal Burger & a Pint special for only $17.95 and “devour” the competition!


New Guide Will Direct You to all Things Craft Beer in Alberta

By Mark Suits

Hey free beer … guides.

OK, now that I have your attention, it’s not actual beer, but it is a bunch of excellent and free intel on Alberta’s craft brewing scene.

The Alberta Craft Beer Guide is the brainchild of Andrew Ironmonger and Erica Francis, an Edmonton publisher-editor team who currently operate the Neighbours of Glenora magazine.

“This little baby has been a labour of love and we are so proud to be able to share our enthusiasm for everything Alberta beer with you,” editor Francis said in her note in the inaugural issue.

The guide launched in early September and has maps and a directory of the 38 Craft Breweries in Alberta. It has articles on the state of craft beer in Alberta, a how-to-taste-beer piece plus insight into the 15-plus breweries launching in the next year. It will be published every three months to highlight seasonal beer and try to stay on top of the explosive growth of the industry. The guide is a nifty publication that’s easy to read and has excellent snapshots of Alberta’s breweries, including their main beers and other services they offer, such as tours, growlers, food and off-sales.

It’s free and available at breweries and craft-beer-focused restaurants, bars and liquor stores throughout Alberta. For more info follow @AbBeerGuide on Twitter. 

Alberta Beer Week

The second edition of Alberta Beer Week is in full swing and runs until Oct. 1. It’s a celebration of Alberta beer presented by the Alberta Small Brewers Association and features various events, tours, tastings and tap-takeovers at the province’s craft breweries and bars. For a complete list of events in your area hit up the ASBA website.



TIME OUT

A tourist visiting Scotland arrives on a rainy day. She gets up the next day and it's raining. It also rains the day after that, and the day after that. She goes out to lunch and sees a young kid and, out of despair, asks "Hey, kid, does it ever stop raining around here?" The kid says "How should I know? I'm only 6".


Scared the postman today by going to the door completely naked. Not sure what scared him more, my naked body or the fact that I knew where he lived.


The doctor approached the husband who was in the waiting room while his wife was being examined. The doctor said "I have good news and bad news". "What's the bad news?" "Your wife has an STD". The husband exclaimed "What could possibly be 'good news' with a situation like that?" The doctor replied "She didn't get it from you".


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

Soup

Sandwich

Hot Special

Beer Pairing

Fri., Sept 30

Black Forest Ham Goulash

Brandenburg Platter. $13.95

Dark Beer Chicken w/ Farmer’s Bread. $16.95

Harvest Lager

Sat. Oct 1

Bushwakker

Rams Burger & a Pint. $17.95

Steak & a Pint. $18.95

Sun. Oct 2

Bushwakker

Hangover Sandwich

Steak & a Pint. $18.95

Mon., Oct 3

Thai Beef Noodle

Open-Faced Pork Schnitzel Sandwich

Chicken & Chorizo Penne

Chico IPA

Tues., Oct 4

Wild Mushroom & Rice

Greek Chicken Calzone. $13.95

Beef & Ale Pie

Regina Pale Ale

Wed., Oct 5

Seafood Chowder

Asian Noodle Salad

Stuffed Pork Chops

Flek’s Czech Dark Lager

Thur., Oct 6

Roast Red Pepper

Mexican Sloppy Joe

Chicken & Ribs

Sodbuster Brown Ale

Fri., Oct 7

Chicken Noodle

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Curry Tasting Platter

Stubblejumper Pilsner

Sat. Oct 8 &

Sun. Oct 9

Bushwakker

Deli Croissant

Steak & a Pint. $18.95