Current Issue: February 2020
Ales, lagers, dunkels and dubbels...pilsners, porters, stouts and IPAs...craft beers have been gaining traction by leaps and bounds in the U.S. for several years. And they’re not just for drinking. It’s common to use beer for cooking, too.
Everyone has heard of lager, but many might not know what makes it a lager, or why domestic and foreign versions (as they are commonly categorized) are so different from most of today’s craft beers.
As many grandparents can attest, the arrival of grandchildren sparks a desire to create moments and memories like no other force of nature. For Barry and Donna Sommer, the birth of two granddaughters encouraged them to look beyond the walls of their home and up into the stately oak trees that surround their 2.5-acre forested property.
The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the year that Congress ratified the 19th Amendment and granted women the constitutional right to vote.
Brent Hudspeth is first and foremost an artist. Second, he is a native of Porterville. Like so many people who can call themselves natives, his grandparents and mom migrated from Oklahoma to the fertile soils of the Central Valley during the Dust Bowl era, in search of work and a means to survive.