Birds and Bees Unite to Benefit the Ronald McDonald Charity


(Courtesy Beehive Cheese & Roosters Brewing Co.)

Ogden, UT (April 19, 2011) – Beehive Cheese Company and Roosters Brewing Company and Restaurant unite for the fifth annual Birds and Bees event to benefit the Ronald McDonald Family Room on Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 6 to 9 p.m. Roosters will serve a sampling of their most popular brews along with fare prepared with award-winning Beehive Cheese in a music-filled Historic Ogden Union Station Grand Lobby.

“We are coming together for a unforgettable fifth year. Together with our good friends from Beehive Cheese, we generate a unique synergy to create the perfect vibe for a good cause,” said Kym Buttschardt, owner of Roosters Brewing Company and Restaurant. “We are passionate about Ronald McDonald House Charities and honored that we have established a continued partnership with them.”

Beehive Cheesemaker Tim Welsh, Roosters Brewmaster Steve Kirkland and Roosters Chef and Owner Pete Buttschardt will collaborate to create their finest offerings to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald Family Room® at Ogden Regional Medical Center. Guests can expect to dine on favorites such as Raclette over roasted potatoes, Fondue, Beehive Cheese Macaroni, paired with the Roosters best microbrews including Bee’s Knees Honey Wheat, Heavenly Cream and Polygamy Pale Ale. Pairings will be suggested, but guests are encouraged to explore their own creative combinations and enter their favorites for a grand prize. During the event, all artisans will be available to answer questions and discuss their passion.

“Our goal is to have 500 people attend for our fifth year and raise a record amount for a special charity we support,” said Kym Buttschardt, owner of Roosters Brewing Company and Restaurant. “We invite our Salt Lake City friends to join us. If you have not had a chance to experience Beehive Cheese or Roosters in Ogden or Layton, Birds and Bees is a perfect opportunity to sample a variety of our best creations.”

Salt Lake residents are encouraged to travel to Ogden on UTA FrontRunner commuter rail. A FrontRunner train leaves Salt Lake City at 4:57 p.m. on May 14, 2011 arriving at the Ogden Intermodal Center at 5:46 p.m., just in time for the party. There is also a train scheduled exactly one hour prior to and following the 4:57 p.m. departure, for those wanting to enjoy an afternoon in Ogden, or that may need to arrive late.

Tickets are $40 per person. Net proceeds from the event will benefit the Ronald McDonald Charities of the Intermountain Area. Tickets can be purchased at Beehive Cheese Creamery, Roosters locations, Union Grill or online at www.beehivecheese.com or www.roostersbrewingco.com. Those in attendance will receive a fifth anniversary commemorative glass to celebrate the occasion. Admission is limited.

The event will benefit the only Ronald McDonald Family Room® in Utah. The Ronald McDonald Family Room® at Ogden Regional Medical Center is an area inside a hospital serving pediatric patients; a place intended to serve as a quiet rest area for family members of children who have been admitted for treatment. It replicates a home-like atmosphere and functions as a respite from the “hospital environment” allowing parents to be just steps from their child’s bedside.

For additional information visit www.beehivecheese.com or www.roostersbrewingco.com, or call 801.476.0900.

About Beehive Cheese Co.
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 bronze medal at the World Cheese Awards 2010 for its Full Moon and Promontory flavors. They have also received back-to-back first place awards for their Barely Buzzed cheese in the flavored cheddar category at the American Cheese Society Annual Competition.

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 Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) of the Intermountain Area is to provide a temporary home-away-from-home that serves and sustains families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at area hospitals, as well as providing support to other programs that assist children in our community. The Salt Lake City Ronald McDonald House® was the one-hundredth House to open in the U.S. Since 1988, RMHC has provided temporary lodging to more than 35,000 families from all over the world. For more information, please visit www.rmhcslc.org, follow us on Facebook @Ronald McDonald House of the Intermountain Area or on Twitter @rmhcutah.