THE WAKKER WEEKLY - Issue #1434 - Posted on: 23-Jul-2018

BUSHWAKKER NEWS

NEWS FROM THE BREWERY! Head brewer, Michael Gaetz, reports our seasonally available HONEY THISTLE WIT, HARBINGER MAIBOCK, PEACH PASSION FRUIT BLONDE ALE, and TWO SONS MILK STOUT are now on tap. A batch of KAI’S MUNICH HELLES and CHICO LIGHT SESSION IPA are also currently working their way through the brewery. SUMMER WHEAT will soon make its triumphant return! 

Our guest tap is currently pouring the Rumple Plum Skin Plum Sour from Regina’s Malty National Brewing. Following that the Nokomis Craft Ales Summer Kettle Sour will be flowing.

Our premium wines for the month of July are from the VILLA TERESA WINERY in Italy. The red is their ORGANIC MERLOT and the white is an ORGANIC PINOT GRIGIO. Both are $8.95 for a glass and $24.95 for a half litre.

Our number one selling DUNGARVON IRISH RED ALE is currently available at the Quance Street SLGA store Growler Filling Station. 

Bushwakker executive chef, Mike Monette, has recently “kicked-up” his weekend STEAK & A PINT SPECIAL. The “New & Improved” version features a six ounce sirloin steak charbroiled to your specifications and is presented on a baguette with arugula salad, balsamic marinated mushrooms, smoked cheddar, dijon mayo and chimichurri sauce. Served with our award winning fries and a pint of any regular Bushwakker beer for only $19.95! This delicious great value is available very Saturday and Sunday!



BUSHWAKKER EVENTS

July 23: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. WHITEBOY SLIM. National award-winning bluesman returns! 8:00 PM.

July 25: Wednesday Night Folk. LIV GAINS. Ontario singer/songwriter on a Canadian tour. 8:00 PM.

July 28: SASK VS. CALGARY. Stop by before the 7:00 PM kickoff for our gourmet CALGARY BURGER & A PINT special. A great deal for only $18.95. Come “devour” the competition!

July 30: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. THE JEFF MERTICK BAND. Soulful veteran bluesman returns with a full backing band. 8:00 PM.

Aug. 1: Wednesday Night Folk. BRIAN VOLKE. Former Celtic Clutter frontman returns to Regina for a special homecoming performance. 8:00 PM. 

Aug. 2: IPA DAY! Join us as IPA fans around the world celebrate what has become the symbolic beer of the entire craft beer movement. Tickets to our August 2nd WEST COAST VS. NEW ENGLAND STYLE IPA BEER TASTING are now on sale! Evaluate eight special order hoppy brews and you decide the winning style. Will it be the old school, bold, piney and citrusy West Coast IPA team or the new world, hazy, juicy and tropical New England team? Only 50 tickets will be made available. $24.95 each. Don't miss out on our annual beer tasting event! Our kitchen will also be offering a tasty dining feature incorporating this iconic beer style as an ingredient.




Aug. 3: 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. Hopheads rejoice! In acknowledgement of the IPA Day festivities taking place the previous day, the August firkin offering will be an AZACCA DRY-HOPPED IPA. The Azacca hop profile is described as being intense and tropical. Sustained impressions of citrus and very ripe mango, with notes of orchard fruit and pine needles. The delicious suds-soaking experience takes place at 5:30 PM.

Aug. 3 – 6: AUGUST LONG WEEKEND KEG EVENT. Receive free coasters, cups, ice and the use of a Bushwakker keg chiller tub and pump/faucet when you order any one of our four sizes of kegs for a long weekend. Place your order at least 24 hours in advance to avoid disappointment.

Aug. 6: OPEN NOON TO NINE for the holiday! Happy Saskatchewan Day!

Aug. 8: Wednesday Night Folk – Special Edition. JON BROOKS. Toronto artist holds the dubious record of most nominations for “Songwriter of the Year” at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. 8:00 PM.

Aug. 13: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. 8’S ENUFF. Mini big band packs a powerful punch. 8:00 PM.

Aug. 15: Wednesday Night Folk. ZULU PANDA & JOSH GONZOLES. A talented double bill featuring both a local and a touring artist. 8:00 PM.

Aug. 17: MOTHERWELL RHUBARB RED FIFE WITBIER “SNEAK PEEK” FIRKIN at 5:30 PM. The Bushwakker is a proud partner of Parks Canada and Living Sky Winery this summer and will once again brew the extremely popular Motherwell Homestead commemorative brew. To acknowledge the fact that William Motherwell abstained from alcohol and preferred rhubarb tea, the Motherwell Red Fife Witbier will utilize the historic Red Fife wheat as well as rhubarb juice from Saskatchewan’s Living Sky Winery. Motherwell Homestead interpreters will be at the Bushwakker for a special Firkin Preview tapping. They will be wearing period dress, and will briefly describe the big Motherwell Threshing Day/Symphony Under The Sky event which will take place just outside of Abernethy, Saskatchewan on Saturday, August 25th where this unique Belgian-style wheat beer will be officially released. A limited number of commemorative bottles will be produced and made available on August 25th. The label will depict an original painting of the Motherwell Homestead drawn by Shannon Sambells who is William Motherwell’s great, great granddaughter. Makes a great Saskatchewan keepsake!

Aug. 19: SASK VS. CALGARY. We open at noon for the first Sunday football contest of the season. Enjoy our gourmet CALGARY BURGER & A PINT game day feature for only $18.95 before the 5:00 PM kickoff. 


The Short History and Uncertain Future of CBD Beer

Breweries are experimenting with incorporating the cannabis compound into their recipes, but the path to sell these craft beers is murky

By Molly McHugh  

“So, does it get you high?”

This was one of my first questions when I met with brewer Elan Walsky, the co-owner of Coalition Brewing in Portland, Oregon. Coalition makes a line of beers infused with CBD, one of many compounds found in marijuana and hemp (two strains of cannabis) that make the plants unique. Walsky grinned and told me no. I knew this would be the answer, but it’s an obligatory question while drinking a CBD IPA. I was visiting Coalition not only to partake in its CBD beers, but also to understand why they’re so difficult to make, whether I’ll ever be able to legally buy one on store shelves — and most importantly, why brewers so badly want to make them.

CBD, or cannabidiol, is not a hallucinogen; it’s the part of weed that gives you, in colloquial terms, a body high. CBD can reduce pain, and relieve both anxiety and insomnia. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive part of cannabis that affects the brain instead of the body. Brewers are largely uninterested in THC (the legal difficulties in combining alcohol and hallucinogens are too many), but the interest in CBD is a natural progression from the introduction of hops. Hemp and hops, I was told time and time again while talking to brewers, are “cousins.” Biologically, the two are incredibly similar, and CBD has familiar yet exciting new effects when infused in beer. “They’re the most closely related plants in the family cannabaceae, genetically speaking,” says Walsky. “So from a practical standpoint, it means they’re producing a lot of the same terpenes, or flavor and aromatic compounds.”

That seemingly simple explanation has done little to convince state and federal regulators that combining CBD and alcohol won’t result in some kind of super-dosed booze. (Perhaps they’re having Four Loko flashbacks.) While recreational-use laws are quickly changing the marijuana market, there is still a collective misunderstanding about the differences between cannabis-created products and their effects. “The idea is not to make some kind of chimera of intoxicants,” Walsky said. “CBD is nonpsychoactive. The idea is really to highlight these similarities.” And of course, the best place to start is with beer.

CBD has the potential to create new subsections of craft brewing. It would invite new and unexpected flavor profiles for brewers to experiment with — and anyone who has visited a craft brewery knows how brewers love to experiment. But the murky legal status of CBD-alcohol combinations and a general misunderstanding about marijuana and cannabis will be tough to topple — and now, the beer market is gearing up to take it all head-on.

Coalition is a pioneer on the challenging path to selling CBD beer. It’s legal only in some parts of the United States. The sale of CBD food and drink products is subject to state law, and even in states where recreational marijuana use is permitted, the sale of CBD beer can still be halted. It is illegal to combine THC with alcohol in all 50 states, but the regulations on CBD beverages are different. For brewers to experiment with CBD, they have to do so in a state where the compound is legal, and then they have to jump through myriad regulatory hoops to get their recipes approved. And after all that, they still likely will be restricted to serving it only on tap, and even if they can bottle it, it can’t cross state lines.

Tom Hogue, the congressional liaison for the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), tried to explain the labyrinth of regulations. “There are three layers — at least two, but potentially three,” he said. “Federal law, state law, and you may have local ordinances.” 

Brewers are required to submit all beer formulas to the TTB for approval, and if there’s a question of safety, Hogue said, it has to be vetted by the Food and Drug Administration. From there, the path to commercial viability gets complicated further. “Let’s say I produce a beer here in Virginia. I brew it here, I sell it here, it does not leave the state,” he said. “I don’t have to have a label that’s approved federally to get it out in the market. If I’m selling it outside Virginia, I need federal approval.”

FDA approval of regular beer recipes has become standardized, but according to Hogue, hemp-derived beers are scrutinized much more closely. The TTB has to reconcile these formulas with not only the FDA, but the Drug Enforcement Administration as well because cannabis is a controlled substance. If the beer meets the standards of all three bodies, the drinks can be sold in the states where they’re made.

Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Colorado, Alaska, Maine, Vermont, and Massachusetts have laws that should allow for the sale of CBD alcoholic drinks. But there are still hurdles. Down the Road Beer Co. in Massachusetts recently tried to brew and release a CBD beer called Goopmassta Session IPA. The brewery had hoped that because marijuana had been approved for recreational use in the state, its beer could go on sale in July when the law went into effect. But the state’s Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission denied the brewery, and that mandate is likely to stand for the near future. Vermont’s Long Trail Brewing faced a similar fate. While recreational weed use is legal in the state, the brewery’s CBD beer, Medicator, was shut down by federal regulators. San Francisco’s Black Hammer met the same fate.

Down the Road marketing director Alex Weaver said the brewery approached the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission in March 2018 hoping to be the first in the state to sell a CBD beer. “It was still very much uncharted territory for [the commission]. So we knew that, and to be frank, we knew the answer wasn’t going to be ‘yes’ right away,” Weaver said. Down the Road hoped that by raising the issue the organization would clear a path for CBD beer distribution. But days later, the commission issued an official advisory stating that cannabinoid extracts are Schedule I drugs and that infusing alcoholic drinks with them is considered “adulteration of alcohol” and both their manufacture and sale would remain illegal. “They never said it was a direct response to us, but I can say the timing was very, very likely not a coincidence,” Weaver said.

When I reached out to the commission to ask about its policy on cannabis and beer, and about Down the Road’s ill-fated CBD beer, I was sent the commission’s advisory on cannabis in alcoholic beverages. “Cannabinoid extract from the cannabis plant is considered a Schedule 1 drug by the Drug Enforcement Agency. Infusing or otherwise adding cannabinoid extract in alcoholic beverages is considered adulteration of alcohol,” the advisory states. “Please be advised that even though retail sales of cannabis are expected to become lawful starting July 1, 2018, it will remain unlawful to manufacture and/or sell alcoholic beverages containing any cannabinoid extracts, including tetrahydrocannabinol (‘THC’) and cannabidiol (‘CBD’), regardless of whether it is derived from the cannabis plant or industrial hemp.” The statement goes on to say that any companies found violating this law by making, transporting, selling, or even possessing such products could lose their license.

Most brewers I talked to said that lack of understanding about the differences between CBD and THC is the chief reason they’re unable to make CBD beer. The compounds have long been grouped together, and distancing them from each other in the minds of consumers, regulatory bodies, and politicians is a challenge. In Idaho, a bill to legalize CBD oil for medical purposes was killed in a state Senate committee in March for what could only be described as law enforcement’s worries it would lead to laxer drug enforcement laws. “The governor’s office doesn’t want this bill, the prosecutors don’t want this bill, the Office on Drug Policy doesn’t want this bill,” Lee Heider, the committee’s chairman, reportedly shouted during the closed-doors meeting during which the bill was struck down. In May 2017, police in Indiana seized $10,000 worth of CBD on the grounds that it was a marijuana product (it has since been returned).

The first step to getting CBD beer to the public will be educating consumers and politicians about how CBD and THC differ and about the actual effects of CBD beer. A 1979 study found that CBD does not make drinking more dangerous. But that conclusion has done little to tamp down fears over combining marijuana and alcohol.

The biggest hurdle to that is a lack of research. While there is more known about how THC and alcohol interact, less is known about CBD.

Coalition is among the breweries finding the most success, in part because of its location. I consider myself someone who knows a little about weed, a lot about beer, and too much about Oregon. I was surprised to learn that I’d never tried Coalition, a brewery less than 2 miles from my house. It opened in 2010 in Portland’s Laurelhurst neighborhood. In a city where there’s a new microbrewery launch every week, Coalition is a veteran of the scene. Still, the space is relatively small, with little to no indoor seating, which encourages patrons to enjoy its large, welcoming patio. (A risky move given Portland’s six to nine months of rain, but we tolerate the elements for good beer.)

Coalition has two CBD beers in regular rotation — its Two Flowers IPA and a lemon-basil sour — as well as a few seasonal options. Once I tried them, I could see why CBD beers excited Coalition’s brewers: The Two Flowers IPA was a happy surprise — it had the big flavor of an IPA, without all the bitterness. It was floral and bright, but not overly citrusy like some lighter IPAs. And the lemon-basil sour, Herbs of a Feather, was mouth-puckeringly tart, but also earthy while still refreshing. I loved them both. “The idea behind the project is to highlight a natural synergy that exists between hops and hemp,” Walsky explained.

He added that in addition to the biological similarities between the plants, the craft brewing and CBD farming industries are also similar. For one, they deal with some of the same federal and state regulatory bodies, and a familiarity with navigating both has proved helpful. On a more basic level, craft beer drinkers and CBD users tend to have similar ideas about what products they prefer: high quality, locally sourced, environmentally and agriculturally sustainable.

Coalition’s regional beer ambassador Phil Boyle says the company’s interest in making a CBD beer stems from a very specific kind of dinner party in September 2016. “Luck would have it that we were invited to a cannabis industry event, an invite-only THC-infused dinner,” Boyle said. “We consumed something like 2,500 milligrams of THC,” Walsky confessed.

“We knew that people who were in that room could help us make the beer correctly, because at the time, we didn’t know what we were doing,” Boyle explained in his Irish lilt, which distinguishes him from most stoner bros. Walsky and Boyle teamed up with chemical engineer Bill Stewart from Half Baked Labs, an edibles business, to understand how to work with these new ingredients. The brewery also works with a company called True Terpenes, which extracts terpenes from non-cannabis plants and then mimics strains like OG Kush and Pineapple Express in the form of oils. “There are a lot of questions out there about the efficacy of synthetic CBD, so ultimately we decided to go with one extracted from plant material. It’s more studied at this point,” says Boyle.

Coalition couldn’t — or wouldn’t — tell me everything about how it makes its CBD beers. “The product that we use allows us to stay in full compliance, so we’ve kind of been spearheading [the commercial CBD beer business] in Oregon,” Walsky said. When the DEA stated that CBD, as a cannabis extract, falls under the Controlled Substances Act, it forced Coalition to reformulate. After experimenting with various batches, Coalition released Two Flowers IPA, its first CBD beer, in December 2016.

“I can’t give you too many details about what we’re doing, but we’re using a proprietary CBD product,” Walsky said. “It’s natural CBD but it doesn’t fall under the Controlled Substances Act. … So we’re using a proprietary product that allows us to remain compliant.” Walsky said that Coalition has exclusive use of this product, and he said many other breweries experimenting with CBD beers are taking a risk by simply hoping to slide under the regulatory radar or, worst case, get a slap on the wrist. Of making sure Coalition’s CBD beers stay in compliance, Walsky grinned and said, “We probably put our lawyers’ kids through college four times over.”

Giving brewers unfettered access to cannabis won’t happen overnight. Breweries will need to win over beer aficionados and convince them to care about policy. It will be difficult, so the path to a more viable CBD beer industry may first be beers that use non-CBD hemp.

There are ways to brew with parts of a cannabis plant without including CBD or THC, thus allowing brewers to skirt the myriad legal hold-ups plaguing cannabis beers. New Belgium is likely the most well-known brewery doing exactly that. The Colorado-based brewery was inspired to take a stab at a hemp beer after talking to people they knew in the local industrial hemp business.

“We started doing some R&D off site and landed on a liquid we really liked and we brought it to the TTB and they were like, ‘Heck no, almost the entire hemp plant can’t be used,’” said New Belgium spokesperson Jesse Claeys. “We think hemp can bring this whole new world of brewing ingredients to the hoppy beer segment, and that’s really popular with craft brew makers.”

Federal regulations don’t allow New Belgium to use the entire hemp flower, even though it doesn’t contain THC and has very little CBD. It is allowed to use hemp hearts, and if there are trace amounts of CBD in those ingredients, New Belgium filters it out. “But the terpenes’ flavor and aroma? We had to find a different way,” Claeys said. New Belgium used ingredients like orange peel, grapefruit, pine, and sap to try to mimic hemp’s fingerprint. Even still, the beer wasn’t approved for total interstate sale: It can’t be sold in Kansas, where industrial hemp production is allowed only for research purposes.

Creating the Hemperor HPA was far more difficult for New Belgium than it was for the company to create any of its other beers. “This beer is two, three years in the making,” Claeys said. “Compared to a normal process of making a beer and bringing it to market, this was at least double the length of time we’re used to.” Claeys said restrictive legislation convoluted the process. New Belgium used the beer release as an educational opportunity for the industry. The brewery partnered with Willie Nelson’s GCH Inc., an organization dedicated to decriminalizing hemp and restoring its status as an incredibly diverse agricultural resource.

Brewers and growers are not the only ones trying to reintroduce hemp as a crop: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recently introduced a measure that would declassify hemp as a Schedule I drug. McConnell’s motivation likely isn’t supporting experimental brewing — he represents Kentucky, the second-largest producer of hemp in the United States. “We’re surprised by some of our bedfellows,” Claeys said, laughing.

An alternative to pursuing CBD-adjacent beers is to make a CBD radler — pairing a non-alcoholic CBD soda with a beer. Bartenders, for example, will suggest a CBD ginger soda with an IPA, a sort of beer cocktail. The drinker can dump them into a glass together or drink them separately. This has a similar effect as a CBD beer, and in a recreational-use state the beverage doesn’t have to jump through the same regulatory hoops that a CBD beer does.

Victoria Pustynsky, who runs a consulting business in Portland, recently created Aurora Elixirs, a CBD-infused tonic. Pustynsky worked in the wine and spirits industry for more than 12 years when she decided to take her expertise and move into the weed market. “There are so many similarities [between the alcohol and weed industries]. It’s regulated by the same agencies in many cases, it’s a three-tier system, highly localized, state run, and it’s this agricultural product that gets created into this recreational product,” she told me as we chatted at the Portland Hatch Innovation, a coworking center in the Green Mile, the stretch of dispensaries and weed-related business along Sandy Boulevard in northeast Portland.

She began work on Aurora about a year ago, and Pustynsky was confident it would stand out from other CBD nonalcoholic drinks. “There were sickeningly sweet, gross juices, and everything was bro-centric and super hippy,” she said. The cannabis edibles market is now littered with artisanal chocolates, gummy candies, indulgent desserts, and pastries, but Pustynsky noticed there wasn’t anything in the upscale CBD drink department.

Pustynsky created a drink that could be mixed with liquor or drank on its own as a tonic. The idea came easily, but the process of creating it shared plenty of similarities with those that brewers described. For example, there’s the extraction process, in which you take CBD out of the plant. “We wanted to understand all the different extraction processes — there’s oils, waxes, isolates,” Pustynsky said. The flavors were chosen based on their similarity to terpenes found in cannabis: rosemary, lavender, herbs and spices, grapefruit — not dissimilar from how Coalition came up with its CBD beer lineup.

On a sunny April 20, Coalition held its inaugural CBD Beer Fest. The patio space was crowded, and a line for beer spanned the side of the building and spilled into the parking lot. A representative from True Terpenes running an informational station beckoned patrons to smell terpenes and learn more about their medicinal effects. A barbecue truck grilled meat in the parking lot, sending up delicious-smelling smoke, and everyone had one to two beers in hand. Many people were probably there to hear about the state of CBD regulation, but everyone was certainly there to drink the beer.

Coalition wants to remain a brewery first, Walsky and Boyle told me; the brewery’s CBD lineup isn’t just an innovative way to package CBD and sell it outside a dispensary. And what it most certainly is not is a gimmick, which has become a dirty word in craft beer circles. “We were really careful to make sure this was not a gimmick beer,” Walsky said. “There’s a lot of marketing value to CBD. You could just dump some CBD in. But we worked really closely with the cannabis industry to make sure we were using the right products in the right ways, and on top of that, each of the beers [in the CBD lineup] use hops that have a terpene profile that has a connection to the plant.” Two Flowers, he said, has hops with a terpene profile that mimics hemp; the lemon-basil sour uses terpenes found in lemon. “We’re a brewery, so these are beers for beer drinkers first and foremost. It’s not going to be like … Peeps- or candy corn– or Fritos-flavored beer.”

Craft beer had a reputation for being snobby; now it’s earning one for being ridiculous. “Personally, I think it is a novelty,” Thomas Shellhammer, a food science and technology professor at Oregon State University, said of CBD beer. He’s not the only one who thinks CBD beer is merely an attention-grabber. Novelty craft beer is nearly a category unto itself. There is a dizzying amount of these excessive beer hybrids, and breweries rely on them not only to capture the passing interest of Instagram-happy foodies, but as a way to challenge themselves. There is a limited-edition Peeps beer. There is also a glitter beer. There’s beer from a 220-year-old shipwreck. There is (and as an Oregonian, I must apologize for this) a Sriracha beer.

“The push to innovate and do something different and kind of separate yourself from the crowd is more intense than ever,” Weaver said. It is true that craft brewers increasingly need to stand out from their competition. Still, Weaver believes in CBD as more than a headline-generating fad. The big names investing in cannabis beer suggest that this is more than a momentary interest. Heineken-owned Lagunitas and Wiz Khalifa are both producing or looking into beer made with cannabis. Blue Moon creator Keith Villa is releasing a line of THC-infused nonalcoholic beers.

Coalition may quickly have more competition in the near future. For now, it’s solidified its place in Oregon, and is approaching the venture with an attitude beer lovers can appreciate. “We have to make a tasty beer first,” says Boyle. “And it’s been at every level of bar. The high-end bars, the local bars, the dive bars. Beer is a great equalizer.”

And no, it won’t get you high. But it tastes really, really good.


TIME OUT

A priest, a doctor, and an engineer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers. The engineer fumed, "What's with those guys? We must have been waiting for fifteen minutes!" 
The doctor chimed in, "I don't know, but I've never seen such inept golf!" 
The priest said, "Here comes the green-keeper. Let's have a word with him." 
He said, "Hello George, what's wrong with that group ahead of us? They're rather slow, aren't they?" 
The green-keeper replied, "Oh, yes. That's a group of blind firemen. They lost their sight saving our clubhouse from a fire last year, so we always let them play for free anytime." 
The group fell silent for a moment. 
The priest said, "That's so sad. I think I will say a special prayer for them tonight." 
The doctor said, "Good idea. I'm going to contact my ophthalmologist colleague and see if there's anything he can do for them." 
The engineer said, "Why can't they play at night?"


Weekend Dining Feature: Steak Asada Taco Plate. $17.95

Soup & Sandwich Special is $13.95.  All hot specials are $16.95, except where noted, & include a serving of soup du jour, house, or Caesar salad.

 

Soup

Sandwich

Hot Special

Beer Pairing

Fri., July 20

Creamy Cheddar Broccoli

Chicken Mango Club

Fresh Halibut w/Local Fresh Veggies (Market Price)

Northern Lights

Sat., July 21

Bushwakker

Breakfast Special

Steak & a Pint. $19.95 (NEW)

Sun., July 22

Bushwakker

Breakfast Special

Steak & a Pint. $19.95 (NEW)

Mon., July 23

Roasted Tomato Basil

Herbed Turkey Breast Club

Blackened Chicken Mac & Cheese Bake

Dungarvon Irish Red Ale

Tues., July 24

Cheesy Chicken & Jalapeno

Wild Mushroom Pizza

Shrimp Scampi w/ Angel Hair Pasta

Cheryl’s Blonde Ale

Wed., July 25

Green Chili & Avocado

Chicken Flautas

Balsamic Roast Pork Tenderloin

Harbinger Maibock

Thur., July 26

Beef Pepper Pot

Meatloaf Sandwich

Spiced Rubbed Chicken w/ Lemon Caper Sauce

Regina Pale Ale

Fri., July 27

Washington Chowder

Ham & Swiss Asparagus Grill

Beef Rendang w/ Basmati

Honey Thistle Wit

Sat., July 28

Bushwakker

Calgary Burger & a Pint. $18.95

Steak & a Pint. $19.95 (NEW)

Sun., July 29

Bushwakker

Breakfast Special

Steak & a Pint. $19.95 (NEW)

We strive to ensure all weekly specials and soups are made available. Product shortages or unforeseen circumstances may result in modification or even substitution of certain featured menu items.