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Openings Thu Jun 06 2013

DryHop Brewers Opening June 13

dryhop-logo.png6 months ago we gave you a preview of a charming brewery opening up in the Lakeview neighborhood and we are glad to report the day has finally come. DryHop Brewers will open its doors on Thursday, June 13 with all 6 taps, ready-to-fill growlers and a menu [PDF] that we look forward to mining in the coming weeks.

If you've had any of the collaborations that Dry Hop has been producing with the likes of Solemn Oath, Atlas and Begyle and aren't able to wait until the official opening, good news! Dry Hop is opening its doors for a preview this Saturday from 1-3 pm. The public is welcome to swing by and see the brewery, buy a growler and fill it with DryHop's first two beers: Shark vs. Hipster, a wheat IPA, and Batch 001, a Chicago Cream Ale. Growlers are $10 each (for the glass vessel and fill).

I had the pleasure of tasting DryHop's most recent collab with Solemn Oath called Heavy Metal Parking Lot at the West Loop block party and I'll just say that these guys have a playful albeit wild way of working with hops, malt and yeast. If you've grown bored of classic Belgian and German styles, this brewery is soon to be on your list of favorites.

DryHop Brewers
3155 N. Broadway
(773) 857-3155

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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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