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Event Tue Oct 15 2013

Announcing the 3rd Gapers Block Microbrewery Crawl

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Chicago has become one of the centers of the craft brewing scene. We at Gapers Block have put together a "microbrewery crawl" to showcase the great beers being produced in the area and help educate beer lovers about beer and the differences and similarities between breweries.

The Gapers Block Microbrewery Crawl on Saturday, November 2 kicks off at Lake Effect Brewing in Mayfair. We'll tour the brewery and get a little food in our system courtesy of food trucks (TBA), then travel by bus to Finch's Beer Company to see how beer makes it from tank to can. The crawl then heads up for a visit to Andersonville's great Metropolitan Brewery, and finishes at DryHop Brewers in East Lakeview, where we'll find out what makes a brewpub different from a brewery. You'll then be free to stick around and have dinner, keep drinking or make your way to the next pub.

For $45, participants will get samples at each stop, and get tours of some very unique and different breweries. Be a part of this unique experience -- get your tickets now! Capacity is limited to 60 people.

Registration begins at 11:30am at Lake Effect, 4727 W. Montrose Ave., which is easy walking distance from the Montrose stop on the Blue Line; the 54 and 78 buses are also nearby. The brewery tour will start at noon, so don't be late! Because Lake Effect is small, we'll be splitting into two groups for the tour; food trucks will be on hand to help fill your stomachs while you wait (food not included in ticket price).

Note: Transportation is provided from stop to stop, but will not be returning to Lake Effect. We strongly recommend leaving your car at home. Must be 21 or older to participate in this event. You'll be required to sign a legal disclaimer at registration.

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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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