Monday, April 23, 2012

Sixth Annual Birds And Bees Event

Roosters Brewing Company, Union Grill and Beehive Cheese 
Partner for Sixth Annual Birds and Bees Event 
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Ogden, Utah - Beehive Cheese Company, Union Grill and Roosters Brewing Company and Restaurant will unite for the sixth annual Union of the Birds and Bees, a signature tasting event. The Union of the Birds and Bees will take place May 12, 2012 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Ogden’s Historic Union Station. New this year, the event beneficiary is the Union Station Foundation. 
“Roosters along with our friends at Beehive Cheese are making this year’s Union of the Birds and Bees our largest celebration to date. The best part, it benefits a deserving organization that educates and celebrates our community’s history and culture - the Union Station Foundation,” said Kym Buttschardt, owner of Roosters Brewing Company and Restaurant. 
Beehive Cheesemaker Tim Welsh, Roosters Brewmaster Steve Kirkland and Roosters Chef and Owner Pete Buttschardt will collaborate to offer culinary delights prepared with award-winning Beehive Cheese. Roosters’ will serve a selection of their finest brews such as Bee’s Knees Honey Wheat, Junction City Chocolate Stout, Diamondback, Polygamy Pale Ale. The Celtic rockers Pladdohg will fill Historic Union Station’s Grand Lobby with music for the ultimate vibe. 
The Union of the Birds and Bees menu includes: 
  • Sliced beef medallions served on a fluffy bed of Beehive Promontory mashed potatoes, topped with a dollop of Pepperlane preserves
  • Raclette of melted Beehive Promontory with Rosemary over roasted potatoes – an annual favorite
  • Mini carne asada tacos with Beehive Smoked Habanero and fresh pico de gallo
  • Smoked St. Louis ribs prepared with a Barely Buzzed-inspired rub of espresso and lavender served with a killer sidecar of Beehive Habanero mac-n-cheese
  • Caprese-style salad of tomatoes, basil, Beehive Fresh and fresh green beans for good measure
  • Baaaaaad-ass lamb meatballs topped with caramelized onions prepared with Roosters Honey Wheat brew and a sidecar of farfalle and Beehive Aggiano
  • Wide selection of Beehive cheeses served with a cone of shaved Creminelli charcuterie
  • Beehive cheesy polenta with southwestern roasted vegetable salsa
  • Utahan poutine  - Golden french fries topped with fresh Beehive Cheese Curds, smothered in Diamondback Ale gravy
  • Delicious assortment of Union Grill desserts
“We invite everyone to attend this unforgettable evening and support a cause that is an historic landmark,” said Buttschardt.  “For our Salt Lake and Davis County guests remember the Front Runner train is an excellent option and allows almost front door service to Historic Union Station.” 
Tickets are $50 per person and are available online at Tickets may also be purchased on site at Beehive Cheese Creamery, Roosters Ogden and Layton locations or at Union Grill. Guests will receive a commemorative glass to mark the occasion.   

The Union Station Foundation is the beneficiary of the 2012 Union of the Birds and Bees event. The Union Station Foundation celebrates our community’s history, memory and culture through the preservation of the historic train depot. Ogden Union Station is home to the Utah State Railroad Museum, Spencer S. Eccles Rail Center, the John M. Browning Firearms Museum and the Browning-Kimball Classic Car Museum. Through the museums, the Foundation seeks to educate the public about the significant role that Ogden played as the junction of the railroads and the expansion of America.

For additional information visit or call 801.476.0900.
About Roosters Brewing Co. 
For sixteen years Roosters has been a community gathering place for the eclectic population in Ogden. In 2005, owners Kym and Pete Buttschardt, and the Roosters crew opened a second location in Layton. Roosters serves a flavorful mix of pizzas, pastas and delicious entrees as well as daily specials. Favorites include their Famous Fish Tacos, Penne with Grilled Chicken and Creamy Pesto, Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb or Grilled Ahi Spring Salad. They offer more than 26 unique brews and beverages such as the popular Bee’s Knees Honey Wheat and Polygamy Pale Ale. Their brews are featured in hot spots along the Wasatch Front. 
About Union Grill 
Located in Ogden’s Historic Union Station among art galleries, museums and cool architecture, Union Grill was the founding restaurant of Kym and Pete Buttschardt and has served as a downtown community anchor for more than 20 years.  The Union Grill’s friendly staff serves an interesting and wide variety of crave-able foods as well as the best desserts in Ogden. Union Grill operates a thriving full-service catering operation as well.
About Beehive Cheese 
Beehive Cheese was established in 2005 by two brothers-in-law, Tim Welsh and Pat Ford. They are a Utah family that shares a passion for the artisan way of life and produce handcrafted cheeses to share with neighbors and cheese-lovers all over the world. Their products are made from local milk. Beehive Cheese is among only a few artisan cheese makers in Utah. Beehive Cheese received a silver medal at the World Cheese Awards for Full Moon and a bronze medal for the Apple Walnut Smoked. They have also received four first place awards for Barely Buzzed at the American Cheese Society Annual Competition. Since 2005, Beehive Cheese has received 17 major awards for their unique, hand-rubbed cheeses.
About the Union Station Foundation
The mission of the Union Station Foundation is to celebrate our community's history, memory and culture through the preservation of the historic train depot. The Union Station Foundation's operating income is derived solely from donations, room rentals, gift shop sales and museum admissions. Public support is vital to keep this distinct Ogden landmark thriving.

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