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Drink Wed Sep 30 2009

Chicago Brewers Bring Home Metal from Colorado

Three Chicago breweries medalled at this year's Great American Beer Festival, a prestigious annual event and competition held in Denver that's sponsored by the Brewers Association.

Goose Island took home three silver medals: Red Woody took the honors in the Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer category; its IPA placed in the English-Style India Pale Ale category; and Demolition earned its silver in the Belgian and French-Style Ale category.

Piece Brewery won a gold and a bronze this year. Its Top Heavy Hefeweizen won the South German Style Hefeweizen category, and Fornicator placed third in the Bock category.

Last year's winner for Large Brewpub of the Year, Rock Bottom's Chicago outlet added another two medals to their stash of awards. The Crow and The Sparrow placed second in the American-Belgo-Style Ale category, and Drunken Angel won a bronze in the Specialty Beer category.

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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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