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Drink Tue Sep 25 2007

Millstream Windmill Wheat

Millstream Windmill Wheat Millstream Brewing Company is a 22-year-old brewery (bought in 2000 by a new set of three owners) in Amana, Iowa. They produce a modest selection of beers that go in and out of season as well as root beer, cream soda and black cherry soda. Windmill Wheat, which is available all year round, is their lightest beer, and, in my opinion, it rivals any other light, wheat beer on the market. Unfortunately, it's not available in Chicago. La Salle, Illinois, seems to be the closest place to buy Millstream beer, but if you find yourself in Bloomington, Peoria or Galesburg, you might also be able to find some. I suppose it just doesn't make sense to sell something with the word "windmill" in its name in a major metropolitan area.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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