REGINA, SK – Bushwakker Brewpub has announced that this year’s vintage of the popular Bushwakker Blackberry Mead – created using 400 pounds of Lumsden Valley honey and 84 pounds of blackberries per batch – will be going on sale Saturday December 5th at 11:00 AM, although those hoping to get a bottle may want to show up a fair bit earlier than that to avoid being disappointed.
According to the event announcement, last year’s edition of over 6000 bottles sold out in less than two hours, and the line-up started the night before, with people braving the cold weather for more than 14 hours to get their bottles.
As in previous years, porta-potties will be set up for the overnight crowds, and Bushwakker head brewer Mitch Dalrymple will be serving hot chocolate to those waiting in line. There will also be limited edition Blackberry Mead touques designed by local artist Gavin de Lint available for purchase, and a “mead-line enforcement crew” will be passing out purchase vouchers and ensuring there is no queue jumping.
Bushwakker Blackberry Mead will be available for $12.50 per 650 ml bottle, with sales limited to a maximum of 12 bottles per person. It will also be on tap at the brewpub while supplies last.
For more details on the release event, see the Bushwakker Brewing Facebook page.