This month marked the second release of Mash Tun, Chicago’s craft beer journal published by Ed Marszewski from Maria’s Packaged Goods in Bridgeport on Chicago’s South side. The journal is quickly finding its way, continuing to tell stories that are both intelligent and entertaining about beers past and present. The second Mash Tun festival, essentially the release party, was once again held in the old loading docks of the Bridgeport Art Center, and attracted some of Chicago’s biggest beer geeks, but also an enthusiastic neighborhood crowd looking to have a good time. A few hundred people filled the atrium on an especially chilly night — but what most of them didn’t know was that the chill they were feeling wasn’t just the breeze. At this version of the Mash Tun fest, we were bringing a ghost back to life from Chicago’s past.