Bushwakker December Events Calendar
November 25, 2016
Dec. 2: First Firkin Friday. Enjoy this longstanding Bushwakker monthly tradition where a piper from the Regina Police Pipes and Drums leads a small keg of special beer throughout the brewpub in a procession and is then tapped by a volunteer often delivering a beer shower to all onlookers in the immediate proximity. Our December firkin will be a special black spiced rum – infused Missiletoe Christmas Ale! 5:30.
Dec. 3: 2016 BUSHWAKKER BLACKBERRY MEAD RELEASE. A true Saskatchewan phenomenon! Last year our entire Blackberry Mead offsale inventory of over 6000 bottles sold out in less than two hours. A new record was set when the devoted mead enthusiasts braved a Saskatchewan winter night and began forming a line 15 HOURS before it went on sale – yes, 7:00 PM on the Friday night! The line-up stretched half a city block by 9:00 AM. It was just like a tailgate party! Experienced mead lovers came prepared with ice fishing huts and propane heaters. We will be serving hot chocolate to all those waiting in line as well as conducting a mead trivia contest with prizes to be won. The first 80 people in line will have the opportunity to purchase our limited edition Bushwakker 25th Anniversary Commemorative Blackberry Mead. We have been brewing our Blackberry Mead all year long preparing for our annual kick off to the holiday season. 400 pounds of Lumsden Valley honey and 84 pounds of blackberries are in every batch. View the days remaining to Bushwakker Mead Day (#MEADDAY2016) on our countdown clock over our brewhouse door. Limited edition 2016 commemorative Bushwakker “A Friend With Mead is a Friend Indeed” t-shirts designed by local artist, Gavin de Lint, will also be available. Enter our “Why I Love Blackberry Mead” poetry contest at http://www.bushwakker.com/mead2016 for a chance to be King or Queen Bee for a day and sit upon a huge throne on our stage wearing a royal purple crown and robe whilst being wined and dined for free! 11:00 AM.
Dec. 5: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT. Veteran Regina jazz acts plays popular jazz tunes. 8:00 PM.
Dec. 7: MONTHLY ALES MEETING. New members are always welcome! Come down to the Bushwakker basement clubroom and sit in on a meeting with other homebrewers of all skill levels. Discover what the Ale & Lager Enthusiasts of Saskatchewan Homebrewing Club can offer you. This month’s discussion topic is How to Make Mead & Braggot. 8:00 PM.
Dec. 7: Wednesday Night Folk. THE REGINA MALE VOICE CHOIR. Get into the holiday spirit with this one hour concert featuring Canada’s longest continuously performing male voice choir. The singing of the Boar’s Head Carol whilst a massive boar’s head is paraded throughout the pub is the highlight of the evening. Note the 8:00 PM earlier start time.
Dec. 10: 2016 “MISSILETOW” ALE RELEASE. Avid fans of our “other” Christmas specialty brew look forward to this day every year. Only one tank of our winter warmer is produced each year. Rich malt flavours with plenty of depth and complexity. The perfect ale to sip on whilst curled up with a good book in front of a fireplace on a cold Saskatchewan winter night. We hope this special ale will last on tap until Christmas but the limited number of bottles will most likely be sold out in the blink of an eye. See you at 11:00!
Dec. 12: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. WHITEBOY SLIM. National award-winning blues artist returns performing tunes from his latest CD. 8:00 PM.
Dec. 14: Wednesday Night Folk. BEN WINOSKI & JEFF STORRY. Talented acoustic guitar duo with fingers of fire! 9:00 PM.
Dec. 19: Monday Night Jazz & Blues. TERRAPLANE. Regina’s friendliest bluesman, Shane Reoch, leads this popular family blues band. 8:00 PM.
Dec. 21: Wednesday Night Folk. THE DICKENS YULETIDE SINGERS. Join us at 8:00 PM for this one hour Christmas Concert delivered by this talented group in Victorian dress. 8:00 PM.
Dec. 24: CHRISTMAS EVE. Open at 11:00 AM and closed at 5:00 PM.
Dec. 25. CLOSED. Merry Christmas!
Dec. 26: Monday Night Jazz & Blues Boxing Day Bash with CALL ME MILDY. Blues harpist and guitarman, Greg Mildenberger, leads this rockin’ blues act. 8:00 PM.
Dec. 28: Wednesday Night Folk. BILLARNEY. Very large acoustic Celtic act returns. 9:00 PM.
Dec. 31: NOTHING FOR NEW YEAR’S – BUSHWAKKER 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION. As we bring our quarter century anniversary celebrations to a close, we decided to take our very popular Nothing For New Year’s event…and do even less than ever! No band, no dancing, no tickets, no cover charge, no line-ups, no noisemakers, no elevated drink prices, no free cheap champagne, no midnight buffet, no dressed-up staff, no smooching at midnight, no Auld Lang Syne, no decorations and no special meal – but we will have our regular weekend Prime Rib & Jumbo Yorkie dinner feature. And if you want to make a reservation…No Problem! We wish you good health, happiness and a prosperous 2017!
The Bushwakker is OPEN ON SUNDAYS from Noon to Nine. Enjoy our Sunday Steak & a Pint or Weekend Prime Rib feature.
Our very popular Sodbuster Brown Ale will become available for growler fills at the Quance Street SLGA store in Regina this December. Three other new Saskatchewan brewed beers are also available. Be sure to support this SLGA pilot program and help grow Saskatchewan craft beer.
Bushwakker Prime Rib Weekends Return
Back by popular demand! Our melt-in-your-mouth, low-and-slow roasted prime rib dinners with jumbo Yorkshire pudding have returned. And Sunday suppers just got a whole lot better at the Bushwakker! Choose from either an 8 oz. or a 10 oz. cut. Prime rib is definitely one of Bushwakker executive chef Mike’s specialties.
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2206 Dewdney Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada