Back Issues: February 10, 2017

Backwoods Brewing Company launches Hidden Stash Series Feb. 14

Friday, February 10, 2017


Backwoods Brewing Company is launching a new small-batch series of limited-release beers. The Hidden Stash Series will feature unique, wood-aged beers that will be available in draft and 22oz bottles at Backwoods’ brewpub and through local beer purveyors. The first beer in the series is the Snuggle Up Stout, a bourbon wood-aged Russian Imperial Stout.

The Snuggle Up Stout has notes of bourbon, vanilla, fig, dark chocolate, toffee and roasted barley. It has a 12 percent ABV and 20 IBU. The second beer in the series will combine Backwoods’ Double Cutt IIPA with tequila. “We’re making a tequila wood-aged IIPA,” says Kevin Waters, brewmaster. “The citrus notes from the IIPA should blend nicely with the smooth fruit and spice notes of the tequila.”

Backwoods plans on releasing three different wood-aged beers per year. As of now, the third beer for 2017 is yet to be determined. The Hidden Stash Series will officially launch on Valentine’s Day, next Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Backwoods Brewpub in Carson, WA. The Snuggle Up Stout will officially start pouring at 5 p.m., with bottle sales commencing at that same time.


WSU Vancouver Business Growth MAP Alliance hosts panel on bring products to market Feb. 15

Friday, February 10, 2017

Summer Kramer

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Join Washington State University Vancouver for an interactive session with panelists discussing insights and lessons learned in getting food and apparel products to market at the Carson College of Business’ upcoming Business Growth MAP Alliance forum. It will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Pacific Continental Bank Community Room, 101 E Sixth St., Vancouver.

Joe Cote, professor emeritus at WSU Vancouver, will mediate a panel featuring Summer Kramer, owner of SUMMERSKIN, and Cosmo Salibello, owner of Gaeta Foods, Inc. Kramer is a melanoma survivor who turned her passion for UPF clothing into a business selling fashionable sun-protective clothing. Salibello sold his optometry practice in 2011 to pursue sharing his mom’s recipes for authentic Italian pasta sauces with consumers. The sauces are now featured on the shelves of 60 retail markets in Oregon and Washington.

The Business Growth MAP Alliance brings together small businesses and entrepreneurs to learn from each other, industry experts and WSU Vancouver faculty. The forum is open to all. Register online at and click the link under “Upcoming events.” Cost is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. There is no cost for students with a valid WSU student ID.


Bravo! presents the Sacred Jazz of Dave Brubeck Feb. 18, 19

Friday, February 10, 2017


Bravo! Concerts Northwest presents the next concerts on Saturday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m., at The Madeleine Church in Portland; and Sunday, Feb. 19, at 3 p.m., at First United Methodist Church in Vancouver. The concert is titled “A Light In The Wilderness” and showcases the Sacred Jazz of the acclaimed American jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck.

The concert features drummer Dan Brubeck, Dave Brubeck’s son, and the Dan Brubeck Jazz Quartet with the 40-voice Bravo! Northwest Chorale, led by conductors Maria Manzo and Michael Kissinger. Dave Brubeck (1920-2012) is recognized by musicians and music lovers alike as one of the most innovative and groundbreaking jazz musicians of the 20th century.

Tickets are $30 for adults. Kids age 18 and younger are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or Tickets may also be purchased at the box office by calling 360-906-0441 or the Madeleine Church office at 503-281-5777.


Nominations open for Clark County’s Green Awards

Friday, February 10, 2017


Clark County is accepting nominations for the Green Awards, which recognize local individuals and businesses that promote environmental sustainability. The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24. Green Business award categories are large employer, small employer and green product/service. All green businesses are encouraged to apply.

Categories for individuals are: the Green Apple for employees of a local school district who encourage environmental leadership in students; Green Volunteer for individuals contributing to environmental protection and restoration in Clark County; and Green Neighbor for residents who exemplify a sustainable lifestyle.

Nomination forms can be found at Residents and businesses are encouraged to nominate themselves or other organizations and individuals who consider the environment in decision-making and practices. The Clark County Green Awards celebration is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 23, at the Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St. For more information, contact Sarah Keirns at 360-397-2121 ext. 4300 or