History of Beer and Brewing in Chicago, 1833-1978by Bob Skilnik
The rise and fall of the Chicago brewing industry is played out in this fascinating book, which takes readers back in time to the heady days of yore. Well researched, it tells a colorful and true tale that takes readers from the opening of the first Chicago brewery to the day the last locally owned brewery closed its door. From the roaring twenties, the days of Al Capone and Prohibition and the salad days to the invasion of the Milwaukee breweries, this book tells all.
Highlights of The History of Beer and Brewing in Chicago include:
- Famous lager beer riots
- Al Capone and the Chicago mob
- Graft and municipal corruption
- Prohibition and speakeasies
- Chicago's great brewing families
- The Milwaukee take-over and more!
Much more than a time line, this book is a heady, fun-to-read volume that offers a rich history of Chicago against the backdrop of its booming and ultimately doomed brewing industry. Filled with anecdotes and little-known facts, it's a treasure for history buffs, Chicago fans, beer connoisseurs and collectors of breweriana.
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