Yes, Sir, Senator: A Bootlegger’s Palace Becomes a Brewer’s Paradise

By Paul Durica ( from issue 009 ) Over eighty years after repeal, Prohibition and the trade in illegal alcohol its adoption promoted remains closely associated with the city of Chicago. What other city has as one of its most globally-known former residents a bootlegger and gangster, Al Capone? In what other place can tourists take an Untouchables tour led by the likes of Shoulders and Johnny Three Knives? Every bar of a certain age claims with pride... Read More

April 16, 2016: Mash Tun Journal Issue 009 Release Party

Mash Tun Journal Issue 009 Release: 4/16/16 at Maria’s, 3-7pm • Free ( 21 and over) 960 W 31st Street Chicago Il 60608 Get Free copies of Mash Tun Journal, Issue 009. Complementary Korean-Polish fare at 4pm (grilling starts at 3pm). Mash Tun Journal Issue 009 is here. Get your sweet heinies to Maria’s on 4/16/16 from 3-7pm for the release of issue 009. Attendees will receive a free copy of the journal, tasty Mash Tun-curated suds,... Read More

Touchable: Eliot Ness’s Slide from Booze Buster to Booze Hound

Eliot Ness is credited with assembling a team of federal agents who took down Al Capone in Chicago in the 1930s.   Touchable: Eliot Ness’s Slide from Booze Buster to Booze Hound By Paul Durica –  from Mash Tun Journal # 7 The Republicans are coming to Cleveland, Ohio, population 390,000. In July 2016 the city plans to host the Republican National Convention even though it and the county are decidedly Democratic. In 2012 President Barack... Read More

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