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Tuesday, January 31

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Drink Mon Jan 05 2009

Flossmoor Station Bottles New Brews

Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery is kicking off 2009 by releasing two new bottled offerings. The first is Wooden Hell, a bourbon barrel-aged barley wine that has won gold twice at the Festival of Barrel-Aged Beer. Only 360 bottles will be available for sale, with a limit of two bottles per customer. See their blog for details on how to pre-order this brew.

The second beer they're bottling will be the Killer Kowalski Baltic Porter, which won a silver medal at this year's Great American Beer Festival. Flossmoor Station will have about 120 cases for sale, and they'll be available starting Saturday February 7th at a release party that starts at 1:00 PM.

On the chance that neither of these beers sells out, Wooden Hell will be for sale at the Killer Kowalski party, and Killer Kowalski might make its way into distribution. However, just to be safe, you should pre-order the barley wine and be there to party with the porter in February.

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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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