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Beer Wed Jan 22 2014

Brew News: Ale Syndicate, Forbidden Root & Begyle

Ale Syndicate's new brewhouse equipment arrived at on Monday, following the brewery's successful fundraising campaign.

This Thursday, Jan. 23, at 6pm, Forbidden Root is hosting a community meeting to discuss its plans for a brewery and tap room in the former Hub Theater space at 1746 W. Chicago Ave. Forbidden Root's niche will be "fine botanic beers" brewed with herbs, spices and other natural ingredients. It's incorporating as a benefit corporation, intending to donate all profits from non-consumable merchandise to nonprofit causes, such as the Green City Market. Opening the brewery in East Village will require a zoning change and moratorium exemption, so neighborhood support is going to be necessary for them to proceed.

begyle brewing growler fillerBegyle Brewing, best known for its "beer CSA" concept and bold dark beers, leaped over its final hurdle and will open to fill growlers and sell bombers at 11am this Saturday, Jan. 25. The brewery is located at 1800 W. Cuyler Ave., just west of Ravenswood on the west side of the Metra tracks.

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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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