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Event Tue Oct 30 2012

Beer Hoptacular Returns November 9-10: Want to Go?

If you forgot to buy tickets for the now sold-out Microbrewery Crawl, I've got a consolation prize for you: Drive-Thru is giving away two tickets to the upcoming Beer Hoptacular, which will be setting up shop Friday and Saturday, November 9-10 at the Riverfront Theatre (650 West Chicago Ave.). Unlimited pours from over 100 brewers (among them Bell's, Half Acre, Central Waters, and Revolution), music, and food await you!

Send an email to by this Friday, Nov. 2 at 9am CT to enter; your email must have "Beer Hoptacular" in the subject line. The randomly selected winner will receive a pair of tickets for the Friday night (6-9:30pm) session. Good luck!

(UPDATE, Friday afternoon: congratulations to our winner, Megan--and thanks to the others for entering!)

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Cort Kern / November 2, 2012 8:18 PM

Congratulations MEGAN! You'll have such an amazing time and meet many lovely people there. Make sure you go Friday night cause they run out of supplies quick during the event. Again, congrats!

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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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