None of Chicago’s current breweries has a particularly epic history: Goose Island is the oldest, and it’s only been around since 1988 (and, of course, it’s now owned by out-of-towners). But in Chicago by the Pint: A Craft Beer History of the Windy City, instead of focusing on the stories of the 15 breweries featured, Denese Neu uses each as a jumping-off point to explore the city’s history as it relates to craft beer—though the connection is sometimes tenuous.