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Bar Thu Sep 02 2010

The Sticky Fat Bear Will Eat Your Hops, Children

The beer pioneers over at Half Acre announced today that their next limited edition ale, Sticky Fat, will go on sale tomorrow afternoon at the brewery. The name comes from an old fable they attempt to recount on their blog: It's something about a bear that ambles down from a mountain, and eats the farmer's hops, and then there are some school children involved somewhere. Anyway, it doesn't matter. What you need to know is that Sticky Fat is a wet hop, American Dark Ale, brewed with whole cone sticky hops and, of course, a whole lot of love. It's only available on draft at the brewery, so you can bet it won't last. [via]

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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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