THE WAKKER WEEKLY - Issue #1381 - Posted on: 17-Jul-2017

BUSHWAKKER NEWS

The Bushwakker is offering Smoked BBQ dishes every weekend this summer. Craft beer and BBQ pair wonderfully together! This weekend’s BBQ feature is a SMOKED PORK CUBAN SANDWICH W/ CHOICE OF SIDE. $16.95 (Weather permitting).

Our guest tap is currently pouring a Chocolate Stout from Regina’s Pile O’ Bones Brewing: $7.95 for a pint and $5.95 for a half pint.  Following that we will pour a special collaboration Kellerbier involving Vancouver’s Central City Brewers & Distillers and Swift Current’s Black Bridge Brewing. This Bavarian Pilsner packs a hoppy punch! Saskatoon’s 9 Mile Legacy Brewing then returns with their Bocephus White IPA.

Our premium red wine for July is Radio Boka Tempranillo from Spain: $7.50 for a glass and $21.95 for a half litre. The white is Santa Julia + Chardonnay from Argentina: $8.50 for a glass and $23.95 for a half litre.

Tickets are now available to our SUMMER EXOTIC FRUIT BEER TASTING EVENT which will take place on Thursday, August 10 at 7:00 PM in the Bushwakker Arizona Room. Evaluate 10 unique specialty imported fruit beers including a Guava IPA, Blueberry Saison, Passion Fruit Berliner Weisse, Cherry Quadrupel, Blood Orange Gose, Cherry Lambic, Yumberry Berliner Weisse, Blackberry Porter, Raspberry Saison and Chardonnay Barrel Aged Belgian-Style Peach Ale! Only 50 tickets will be made available. $36.95 each.

BUSHWAKKER EVENTS

July 17: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. MATT CHOBOTER TRIO. Multi-award winning Vancouver pianist on a cross-Canada tour. 8:00 PM.

July 19: Wednesday Night Folk. THE LINCOLN LOGGERS. Lumberjack-themed band plays crowd pleasing covers, catchy singalong songs & comical original tunes. 8:00 PM.

July 21 & 22: YQR BEER FESTIVAL. The Bushwakker will be at this brand new outdoor event which will feature over 100 beers available for sampling. Held on the grounds in front of the Conexus Arts Centre from 5:00 – 11:00 PM. Food trucks, live local music and the Saskatchewan Craft Beer Lane will showcase many of the small breweries found in our province. Wines, spirits and coolers will be available too. Event goes on rain or shine. Bring a lawn chair. Early bird tickets are $36 and are available at the Conexus Arts Centre. https://www.facebook.com/events/200710270448476/

July 24: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. A STORRY WITH HUGHES. Talented guitarmen, Billy Hughes and Jeff Storry deliver powerful acoustic blues. 8:00 PM.

July 26: Wednesday Night Folk. MAVERICK CINEMA. Vancouver Island folk rockers make their Bushwakker debut. 8:00 PM.

July 29: SASK VS. TORONTO. Kick-off is at 4:30. Be sure to stop by the Bushwakker before, during or after the game and enjoy our gourmet TORONTO BURGER & A PINT game day special.

July 31: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. AZ PARIS TRIO. Veteran blues-man returns for another high-energy blues performance. 8:00 PM.

Aug. 2: Wednesday Night Folk Night. THE STRANGE VALENTINES.  An Australian & Nova Scotian sing about the jerks in the world! 8:00 PM.

Aug. 3: IPA DAY. Join us as IPA fans around the world celebrate what has become the symbolic beer of the entire craft beer movement. Our kitchen will offer a tasty feature incorporating this iconic beer style as an ingredient. Bushwakker head brewer, Michael Gaetz, will introduce his brand new MANGO IPA.

Aug. 4: FIRST FIRKIN FRIDAY. Enjoy the pomp and circumstance of this longstanding Bushwakker monthly tradition! A piper from The Regina Police Services Pipes & Drums leads a small keg (the firkin) of special ale throughout the pub in a procession. A guest volunteer tapper is selected to wield the handmade wooden maul affectionately named, The Mighty Firkin Wakker, and attempt to tap the keg in one swift blow! The suds-soaking spectacular takes place at 5:30 PM.

Aug. 5: FOOD DAY CANADA 2017. The largest food event in the country encourages people to celebrate local food and community. The Bushwakker will once again participate and Bushwakker executive Chef, Mike Monette, will source some fresh local bounty to create a very delicious and truly Saskatchewan dish.

Aug. 7: CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY. Happy Saskatchewan Day!

Aug. 9: Wednesday Night Folk. DALE MAC. Alt/roots-rock and blues from this talented trio. 8:00 PM.

Aug 10: SUMMER EXOTIC FRUIT BEER TASTING EVENT. Experience 10 unique specialty imported fruit beers. Tickets $36.95. 7:00 PM.


The Bushwakker will be pouring some of our summer seasonal beers at the brand new YQR Beer Festival

No Craft Beer for Mosaic Stadium

By Jennifer Ackerman    July 13, 2017

If you’re a Saskatchewan Roughriders fan and a craft beer lover, you may be disappointed to learn you can’t have both after an official decision was made not to sell craft beer in the new Mosaic stadium in 2017.

Despite months of consultations between the Saskatchewan Craft Brewers Association, the Roughriders, City of Regina and Evraz Place an arrangement could not be made according to a statement released by the SCBA on Wednesday.

“This will no doubt come as a disappointment to our membership and Saskatchewan’s passionate craft beer enthusiasts,” said SCBA president Kari Stenson in the statement. 

According to the statement, options were presented by both sides, but an agreement could not be made due to commercial pouring arrangements already in place. The City of Regina, which owns the stadium, granted sponsorship rights to the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club in 2013, which included exclusive pouring rights. The stadium is currently under contract with Molson Coors and sells only Molson products.

Joe van Heerden, general manager of District Brewing Company in Regina, said he knows the SCBA did their best to work something out, but is upset that local breweries won’t be able to benefit from the stadium which was built with Saskatchewan taxpayers money.
 
“It means that there’s one less revenue stream —  a significant revenue stream — that … could support this company significantly more and therefore (would) allow us to employ more Saskatchewan citizens,” said van Heerden. “It’s less money that stays in the province.”

Jeff Allport, owner of Nokomis Craft Ales, had the same concerns and said he was disappointed not just as a producer, but as a craft beer consumer. He said signing over pouring rights exclusively to Molson isn’t in the best interests of Saskatchewan and it’s people.

“Molson … is a foreign multinational. None of the beer is produced in Saskatchewan and the ownership is not only not Saskatchewan based, but not even Canadian,” said Allport.

He said the deal not only takes away from Saskatchewan based companies, but is bad from a tourism perspective as well.

“When people visit the province they want to see what our province has to offer and something as generic as Molson products … they don’t really showcase our province whatsoever,” said Allport.

Van Heerden said there’s a reason there’s a craft industry and that’s because people are tired of plain beer. He said everyone has different tastes and craft beer affords people more options to purchase beer they really enjoy.

“Variety is the spice of life … and I think (craft beer options) would be a benefit overall to the Rider fans,” said van Heerden. 
In a short joint statement released Wednesday evening by the City of Regina, the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club and Regina Exhibition Association Limited it was said that after presenting two options last month that would have seen craft beer sold at all major events that “Unfortunately, SCBA has decided not to move forward” with either of the options.

“We look forward to continuing our collective approach to finding an agreement that is satisfactory to all parties in 2018,” read the statement.

“I hope there’s some public backlash about this and then they’ll realize that peoples tastes are changing. People want to support local,” said Allport.




TIME OUT

One day, Jimmy Jones was walking down Main Street when he saw his buddy Bubba driving a brand new pickup. Bubba pulled up to him with a wide grin.
Bubba, where'd you git that truck?!?"
Tammie give it to me" Bubba replied.
"She give it to ya?
I know'd she wuz kinda sweet on ya, but a New truck?"
"Well, Jimmy Jones, let me tell you what happened.
We wuz drivin' out on County Road 6, in the middle of nowheres.
Tammie pulled off the road, put the truck in 4-wheel drive, and headed into the woods. She parked the truck, got out, threw off all her clothes and said, 'Bubba, take whatever you want.' So I took the truck!"
"Bubba, yore a smart man! Them clothes woulda never fit you!"


Weekend BBQ Feature: SMOKED PORK CUBAN SANDWICH W/ CHOICE OF SIDE. $16.95. (Weather Permitting)

Soup & Sandwich Special is $12.95.  All hot specials are $15.95, except where noted, & include a serving of soup du jour, house, or Caesar salad.

Soup

Sandwich

Hot Special

Beer Pairing

Fri., July 14

Ham & Split Pea

Butter Chicken Salad

Portered Beef Skewers

Sodbuster Brown Ale

Sat., July 15

Bushwakker

Grilled Fruit Skewers w/ French Toast

Steak & a Pint. $18.95

Sun., July 16

Bushwakker

Brunch Burrito

Steak & a Pint. $18.95

Mon., July 17

Beef Tortilla

Fish Cake Salad

Lemon Shrimp Fettucine

Northern Lights Lager

Tues., July 18

Creamy Orzo Meatball

Thai Beef Pizza. $13.95

Smoked Pork Taco Bowl

Sodbuster Brown Ale

Wed., July 19

Tomato Basil

Chorizo & Apple Quesadilla

Chicken Kiev

Dungarvon Irish Red Ale

Thur., July 20

Pork & Beef Fasolada

Hot Roast Beef Sandwich

Seared Jamaican Tuna

Stubblejumper Pilsner

Fri., July 21

Broccoli Cheddar

Cajun Chicken Sandwich

Asian Beef Salad

Regina Pale Ale

Sat., July 22

Bushwakker

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Steak & a Pint. $18.95

Sun., July 23

Bushwakker

California Omelette

Steak & a Pint. $18.95