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Drink Mon Oct 06 2008

Half Acre Gets Tanked

Half Acre Beer received the new tanks and other brewing equipment at its new brewery at 4257 N. Lincoln Ave. in North Center this morning.

Half Acre Beer tank delivery

The equipment was purchased from Ska Brewing Company in Durango, Colorado, and shipped here on four trailer trucks. The fermenters looked a bit like space capsules on the flatbed when I arrived at the brewery to watch the unload for a little while.

Half Acre Beer tank delivery

Half Acre began the move into the new space just last week, right before flying off to Colorado to arrange the equipment shipment. It remains a very raw space, with plenty to do before local production can begin -- not least of which being procurement of the final approvals from the city. President Gabriel Magliaro took me for a walk through the brewery, sketching out where the equipment would go and plans for a retail store in the front where customers will be able to buy limited-run beers as well as frozen pizzas made by the company. Frozen pizza from a beer company!? More on that later.

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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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