Local brewers roll out holiday specials

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Doug Hogue, the owner of Kenai River Brewing Company, said he has always hated pumpkin beers. Two local home brewers recently changed his mind with a recipe for an Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Stout Beer. “They came in and we brewed it together,” Hogue said. “I love this … Continue reading Local brewers roll out holiday specials

Local Jewish congregation celebrated Hanukkah with the tradition of latkes

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Hanukkah, which began Sunday, is an eight-day event celebrating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the second century B.C. when the Maccabees claimed victory over the Syrian army. Jewish congregations across the world light candles, exchange gifts and played dreidel, which is a four-sided … Continue reading Local Jewish congregation celebrated Hanukkah with the tradition of latkes

Denai Brewing releases special batch of whiskey only in Kenai

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Talkeetna-based Denali Brewing Company will release its highly anticipated Denali Spirits Whiskey Batch #4 on the Kenai Peninsula this week. The decision to release the next batch of whiskey in Kenai stemmed from Denali Brewing’s relationship with Country Liquor in Kenai, Denali Brewing Company General Manager Sassan … Continue reading Denai Brewing releases special batch of whiskey only in Kenai

Shop Talk: Central Peninsula Garden Club begins new year of monthly programs

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. Since 2007, the Central Peninsula Garden Club has been educating and connecting gardeners in the area. Renae Wall has been serving as the nonprofit’s president for three years. She said the group has been steadily growing over the last several years. “Originally we met in the Cook … Continue reading Shop Talk: Central Peninsula Garden Club begins new year of monthly programs

Students share harvest in school farmers market

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion Bags of potatoes, bunches of carrots, arms-full of kale and turnips the size of basketballs were harvested by students from the Soldotna Montessori Charter School garden. For the second year in a row, the elementary school hosted a farmers market. All of the proceeds go back into … Continue reading Students share harvest in school farmers market

First Harvest Moon Festival ‘celebrates progress’

This story originally published in the Peninsula Clarion. The peninsula’s biggest food celebration commences this Saturday with live music, activities, guest speakers, cooking demonstrations, farm vendors and food trucks that will be featuring healthy dishes with Alaska-grown products. Harvest Moon Local Food Week is in its sixth year, and for the first time, the week … Continue reading First Harvest Moon Festival ‘celebrates progress’