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mash tun journal 2

Mash Tun: A Journal about Craft Beer
(Cover above is Issue #2)
Designed by Plural. Photgraph by Michael Kiser.


The Mash Tun is a paean to craft beer. It follows the pleasures and aesthetics of craft beer and how it intersects with food, culture, and society.

The Mash Tun features interviews and profiles with brewery owners, beer lovers, brewmasters, beer distributors, scientists, industry impresarios, coopers, bottle makers, bar owners,  home brewers and anyone who loves and is part of the process of making beer. The periodical features figures in the industry as well as historical narratives. Short and long form entries are interspersed with recipes, comics and photography featuring participating breweries, bars and restaurants.

The  Mash Tun is a four-color, 160 + page, perfect bound publication that takes the from of a journal and it is published by Public Media Institute (PMI), producer of Lumpen, Proximity, Materiel and our other periodicals. PMI is a non profit arts organization that produces publications, festivals and host cultural events in Chicago and sometimes elsewhere. The [ Mash Tun Festival ] is held in conjunction with the release of every mash Tun Journal.

Issue # 2 debuted at the Mash Tun Oktoberfest, October 5, 2012.
Issue # 1 Debuted at the first Mash Tun Festival May 19, 2012.

Table of contents of issue 2 is below:














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