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Drink Thu Aug 05 2010

"Freedom of '78": Finally, a Guava-Flavored Beer

Thumbnail image for Freedom of '78 - web.jpgAugust appears to be the month of funky, offbeat beer collaborations. Earlier this week we learned of Graham Elliot's joint venture with Goose Island - a lychee, ginger, pineapple infused beer that he self-effacingly dubbed 'Grahampagne'. Now we have word that, tomorrow Half Acre's collaboration with Piece's Jonathan Cutler and the fine folks at Short's Brewing Co. will finally see the inside of pint glasses. It's called "Freedom of '78" and it's a Guava Wheat India Pale Ale brewed with -- not joking -- 1,000 pounds of actual guava. If you think it sounds, well, kinda weird, it's okay -- they do too. From Half Acre's blog: "We're aiming for an IPA that's kind of outlandish, much like the inspiration." Anticipating the public's generally insatiable craving for guava-flavored things, the Half Acre team warns not once, but twice that they won't be tapping it until "late afternoon" tomorrow. Better take the day off work and get there early just to be safe.

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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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