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Bar Thu Oct 14 2010

New Half Acre Harvest Beer Coming Tomorrow

As boxes of sweaters come out of storage and Chicagoans mournfully discuss the passing of summer to fall, there is one thing we can all hang our sable hats on: Fall beers are here and they're delicious. Perhaps in the pantheon of seasonal brews they don't rank as highly as their dark, complex Christmastime brethren, but they're a welcome reprieve from the cruel injustices perpetrated by summer seasonals (we're looking at you Leinenkugel Summer Shandy). All that said, our friends over at Half Acre have informed us that they'll be tapping a new Fall concoction tomorrow. From their blog: "The goal was to lean on some rye malt with this beer with a flash of pilsner malt, back it up with some crystal hops and serve up our take on a harvest beer." We're not sure what most of that means, but it sounds great and we're there. The sweaters will be left at home in protest.

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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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