Inky Beer Factoid: September 26


On this day in 1930, a British liner known as The Queen Mary was launched by Queen Mary herself.  This was one of the most magnificent and luxurious ships of its day and carried the “who’s who” such as celebrities, royalty, and even high-profiled dignitaries.


During WWII, it was painted grey and became a ship for thousands of troops.  It was dubbed “The Grey Ghost”.  It was decided to retire and sell the Queen Mary, and in 1967, she took her last voyage to settle in its current resting place, Long Beach, California.  It is now a floating hotel, hosts world-class restaurants, is a historical attraction, an event and wedding venue, and best of all… you can sit in one of the unique lounges or bars to enjoy a cocktail, glass of wine, or beer.  We at Inky Beer suggest getting a craft beer on draft at the Observation Bar & Art Deco Lounge.  It is like stepping back in time.


If you are really adventurous, drink a few good brews and venture around the ship.  It is known as one of the haunted places in the United States!

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