Meet Gilly Hegenbart!

Gilly_Hegenbart2As our IPG team continues to grow, we are delighted to announce the addition of Gilly Hegenbart as Research Coordinator. (Read more about Gilly’s background in the “About” section of our website).

In the meantime, we asked her a few questions so you can get to know her on a more personal level.

What’s your hidden talent?

Floral Design. I love to play with flowers. I always have fresh flowers in my house. My favorite place to get flowers is from my own back yard.

What did you do growing up that got you into trouble?

I once rode a neighbor’s horse without a bridle or saddle. The horse had bucked its owner off and broke his arm. We were supposed to stay away from it, but I rode it with just a rope. It was such a beautiful horse, I couldn’t resist. I was about 7 or 8 years old at the time. Of course that was about the last “risky” thing I have done. I certainly got more cautious with age. Continue reading

Girl Scout Cookies Just Got Even Better!

It’s February, and that means the Girl Scouts will be out in full force selling cookies beginning February 26th. Why mention this? Because who doesn’t secretly love their classic Thin Mint, Somoa, Lemonade or shortbread cookies?

TagalongsHere in Sonoma County, CA we like to pair our Girl Scout Cookies with craft brew. Where we were once known primarily for our wines, we’re now also an established mecca for craft breweries big and small.

beerandbrewing.com offers an updated 2016 guide of beer pairings to celebrate the season of Girl Scout Cookies. Being a promotional product company we like to drink them from artisan glasses and pour them from insulated growlers, all branded of course! Some team favorites include this craft beer flight, a stainless steel insulated growler and 16 oz. stainless steel pint.

So as the Girl Scouts prepare to sell you your favorite cookies, grab a box, pour some brew and drink it from your favorite branded pint.

… and don’t forget to let us know your favorite cookie/beer pairing!