Each year, Widmer Brothers Brewing donates $4 per barrel of Collaborator beer sold to the OBC. This money is usually passed on to the Bob McCracken Scholarship fund at OSU to assist students in the Fermentation Science program.
For the past few years, this amount has been less than $1000 so we usually add money from our normal budget to make it about $1000. This year, however, the amount exceeded our expectations. We were given a check by Rob Widmer at the BBQ for $1,671.45! This is terrific news for the OBC and for the Bob McCracken Scholarship recipients. Next time you see Rob, give him a hearty thank you!