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Contest Tue Oct 22 2013

Win Beer Hoptacular Tickets!

bhpic.jpgBeer Hoptacular returns Nov. 8-9, this time at the Lacuna Artist Loft Studios. Want to go? We'd like to give you two (2!) free tickets for you to sample one session of the ocean of craft beer that will be on tap -- over 150 beers and their makers will be in attendance, along with the Homebrew Challenge for those who like to tinker with the hops at home, food, and entertainment.

Because winning only feels good when real effort is involved, we will award the tickets to the writer of the best haiku about beer. Write your best 5-7-5 and email it to by this Friday, Oct. 25th at 11:59pm. I'll announce the winner Saturday. As an added bonus, the winner will also get a Beer Hoptacular swag bag to enjoy.

For those who are not in the haiku-writing mood, tickets are $45; you can upgrade to an early admission VIP pass for $85. Best of all, free trolley service will be available between Lacuna and the Roosevelt Red Line station for all attendees.

Update: We have two winners!

by Krystal:

Told me to lose weight
Was put on balanced diet
A beer in each hand

by Cort:

Why do I feel shame,
Sitting to order breakfast,
Asking what's on tap?

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chandra perez / October 26, 2013 12:05 PM

"She's Got Kegs"
(a bonus haiku)
Hey, you tappin' that?
Do you mind if I tap that?
I'd like to tap that.

Derek QXQX / October 28, 2013 8:59 PM

This was taken from the March 3rd post on

Robyn / October 29, 2013 12:59 PM

Update: We've decided to also award tickets to a runner-up as a result of the Beer Haiku Daily post that Derek and another reader brought to our attention. Thanks!

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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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