Bear Republic Brewing Company Partners With Redwood Empire Food Bank

Cloverdale, CA-The question, "what's for dinner?" is often difficult for struggling low-income families to answer. Bear Republic Brewing Company, Inc. is proud to partner with the Redwood Empire Food Bank of Sonoma County to help answer that question through the Range to Table donation program.

Initiated by local beef ranchers, the Range to Table donation program puts wholesome meat raised on family farms on the tables of low-income families, senior citizens and others who would go hungry if not for the food provided. Oak Ridge Angus Ranch in Calistoga has volunteered to humanely raise the calves on open range land for the Redwood Empire Food Bank if the feed is supplied. That's where Bear Republic comes in. Bear Republic is donating brewer's grain to be supplied as feed.

"Since we opened in 1996, we have always donated our brewer's grain to local ranchers. We are very excited to see how working together, this donation can go to help so many needy families in our community," says Owner Tami Norgrove.

Together we can put a wholesome dinner on the table, but we still need your help.

Ways to Help:

Calling Cheryl La Franchi at Oak Ridge Angus Ranch if you have a calf to be raised. Ph: 707-942-1475
Calling Stephanie Larson, UC Cooperative Livestock Advisor if you have a cow to donate. Ph: 707-565-3442
Going to www.refb.org and clicking on the DONATE tab if you would like to make a cash donation. Please indicate that it is for Range to Table.

Bear Republic Brewing Co.® brews from two California locations, the original brewpub in Healdsburg and the Factory Five Brewery in Cloverdale, CA. For images and additional information about Bear Republic, please contact Kate Gratto-Bachman at (707) 894-2722 ex. 300 or kate@bearrepublic.com.

Bear Republic® develops hand-crafted ales and lagers brewed and aged using the

traditional "art" of the masters. All ingredients are hand selected for each batch. Bear Republic works hard to foster a sense of loyalty and tradition from eras gone