Explore the Windy City's history through its best local brews in Chicago by the Pint: A Craft Beer History of the Windy City.
Chicago's craft beer scene may be new, but it enthusiastically taps the rich history of its home city. Order yourself a pint of Piece's Golden Arm Ale and meet its inspiration—Nelson Algren, poet of the Chicago slums and author of The Man with the Golden Arm. Or sample the fine flavors of Crown Brewing, made in the former boiler room of a jail that was the site of a John Dillinger prison break. Slip some rough-and-tumble stories into your drink at Mickey Finn's or raise a glass of Honkers to Goose Island for bringing brewing back to the city. Through the pages of this amiable bar stool reader, experience some of Chicago's most fascinating stories, from the Great Fire to Wrigley Field.
Denese Neu earned her PhD at the University of New Orleans and now resides in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. In addition to a career in public policy and community development, she is a humanities scholar and longtime craft beer enthusiast. Combining her love of great beer and her training as an urban social scientist, she hopes that you will enjoy her pint-sized history lessons along with your pint.
Paperback | 128 pages | 53 black and white images | 6 x 9