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Beer Tue Oct 16 2012

Local Brewers Bring Home Medals at Great American Beer Festival

gabf2012.jpgSeven Chicago-area breweries and brewpubs brought home medals in the 2012 Great American Beer Festival this year, Brewers Association's annual award competition. More than 600 breweries entered a total of 4,300 entries in 84 categories; local breweries and brewpubs won nine medals in eight categories.

Revolution Brewing brought home a gold medal in the English-Style Summer Ale category for its Cross of Gold, and a bronze in the American-Belgo-Style Ale category for A Little Crazy.

Piece took home silver in the American-Style Pale Ale category for its customer favorite, The Weight, while Three Floyds won bronze for its Zombie Dust.

Goose Island won gold in the English-Style India Pale Ale for its IPA.

5 Rabbit Cerveceria won bronze for its 5 Lizard Latin-style Witbier in the Fruit Wheat Beer category.

Out in the suburbs, Two Brothers won a silver in the South German-Style Hefeweizen category for its Ebel's Weiss, and a bronze in the Belgian- and French-Style Ale category. RAM Restaurant and Brewery in Wheeling bagged silver in the Pro-Am Competition category with its Pointon's Proper English Mild.

See all the medal winners here.

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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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