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Drink Wed Nov 24 2010

A Black Friday Indeed for Goose Island

bcla.pngGoose Island will release the highly anticipated Rare Bourbon County this Friday at 9am at Binny's Lincoln Park location at 1720 North Marcey (Goose Island itself will host a tasting of the beer--but no sales permitted--beginning at 10am); a 22-ounce bottle, if you can get your hands on one after its full release on Monday, will set you back $45. Why so expensive? The limited release beer (only around 8,000 bottles will be reportedly produced) has been aged over two years in 23-year-old bourbon barrels; its predecessor, Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout, earned rave reviews during its short run in April. Brewmaster Greg Hall predicts that more varieties of the Stout will appear next year, among them orange and peppercorn.

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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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