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August 21, 2012
Local family starts beer publication
INDEPENDENCE -- An Independence family has launched Oregon Beer Growler, a free monthly craft beer publication. The publication began distribution statewide in July and is now at nearly 500 locations.
Oregon Beer Growler is published by Gail Oberst, who owns the publication with her husband, Michael Cairns, and their son, Will Oberst-Cairns.
The tabloid-sized publication includes features, interviews, photos, educational updates, business advice, a calendar of events and recipes for home brewers and people who want to cook with beer or learn to pair foods with beer. Beer tourism, beer celebrations, beer history and beer updates -- Oregon Beer Growler attempts to bring local stories into one fun and colorful publication.
About 13,000 copies of Oregon Beer Growler are printed monthly. The publication is available at locations across the state, including locally at the offices of the Dallas and Monmouth-Independence chambers of commerce.
For more information: www.oregonbeergrowler.com.
Cheesemaker garners two awards
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Willamette Valley Cheese Co. of West Salem recently was presented two awards at the American Cheese Society's Annual Cheese Competition.
WVCC received a second place in the Farmstead Cheeses Open Category (sheep's milk or mixed milk aged more than 60 days) for its Perrydale cheese. It also received a third place honor in the American Made/International Style Dutch Style (all milks) category for its Farmstead Gouda.
Cheeses were judged by a team of 34 cheese specialists including food science professors, cheesemongers, retail cheese managers and industry experts. Judges had the task of smelling, feeling, tasting and analyzing the technical components of more than 1,711 different products from 254 companies.
For more information: www.wvcheeseco.com.
Dallas rancher selected for event
DALLAS -- Bette McKibben, co-owner of McK Ranch in Dallas, has been selected as a delegate for Slow Food International at the Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre world meeting in Italy this fall.
McKibben is one of only five delegates from the Northwest region and part of the 200 delegates chosen from the United States.
The event will explore many of the issues connected with food production and consumption, including environmental protection, promotion of nutritious foods, and the role of young people in the future of agriculture.
On Aug. 29, Dinner at the Rafns' will host a fundraiser for McKibben's trip, which her husband, David, hopes to join her on. The dinner is by invitation only. For more information: www.dinnerattherafns.com.