Inky Beer’s Upcycled And Recycled Beer Gift Guide 2013

Happy Holidays beer lovers! Dr. B and I decided to head in a different direction than our traditional “Beer Gift Guide” this year and want to share with you some upcycled and recycled beer gifts for the craftbeer lover in your life (or yourself!). To see more details about each item, click on the item’s…

Turkey Ink: The Unsuspecting Holiday Tattoo Collage

Happy Thanksgiving, or TURKEY Day, all! Dr. B and I are thankful that you read our blog, and beer… And art, and beer. To celebrate such a wondrous, potentially turk-tacular and gluttonous holiday such as this, we decided NOT to show you what other beers you could be drinking today, as we assume you’ve already…

Inky Beer Factoid: November 25

On this day in 1817, New York City debuts its first sword swallowing performance in the United States by India’s Senaa Samma.  A report from that time states, “Senaa Samma appeared at St. John’s Hall in New York City in a lovely exhibition of juggling and sword swallowing. Admission to see the performance was $1…

Inky Beer Factoid: November 24

On this day in 1991, musician, singer and songwriter, Freddie Mercury dies of pneumonia brought on by the AIDS virus.  He was best known as the lead vocalist for the British rock band, Queen.  Some of his greatest works include, “We Are the Champions”, “Somebody To Love”, and “Bohemian Rhapsody” (to name a few). It…

Inky Beer Factoid: November 20

On this day in 1929, surrealist painter, Salvador Dali, had his first one-man show at the Goeman Gallery in Paris, France.  To this day, his work is admired all over the world.  Even beer lovers appreciated his artistic offerings. In 2010, Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo, Michigan paid tribute to Dali by releasing their interpretation of…

Inky Beer Factoid: November 14

On this day in 1851, Moby Dick was published by Hermann Melville. This novel tells a story of a sailor’s (click to see Ahab‘s video) adventures at sea and his encounter with a great white sperm whale and is considered one of America’s best publications. Did you know that after all of these years, whales…

Inky Beer Factoid: November 12

On this day in 1933, the first photograph taken of the Loch Ness Monster surfaces in the Scottish Highlands.  The best speculation of the creature is that it is a Plesiosauria of the early Jurassic Age. Located just a short distance from the shores of the Loch Ness, you’ll find the Benleva Hotel who hosts…

Inky Beer Factoid: November 11

On this day in 1988, craft brewing pioneer, national beer judge, and author, Greg Noonan opens Vermont’s first brewpub in Burlington, “The Vermont Pub and Brewery.” Although Noonan passed away in 2009, The Vermont Pub & Brewery and his books about brewing thrive.  Some of these books include:

Inky Beer Factoid: November 7

On this day in 1991, Magic Johnson, famous basketball player for the LA Lakers, announced that he was HIV positive, and that he was retiring from basketball. Before Magic’s difficult announcement, he was featured in a series of Coors ads with the tag line, “Be Original.” Magic is still healthy, living with HIV today.  …

Inky Beer Factoid: November 5

On this day in 1953, lumberjack, Paul Searls, sawed a 32″ log in 86.4 seconds. As you may know, lumberjacks love beer. As a nod to their love of beer, they have many beers named after them.

Inky Beer Factoid: October 29

On this day in 1881, Wilmington, Delaware’s Diamond State Brewery was almost entirely destroyed by fire.  Fortunately, the brewery’s owner and brewer, Joseph Stoeckle, had two fire insurance policies and rebuilt the brewery even bigger and better.  At that time, Stoeckle was producing 4,555 barrels of beer, but after the rebuild and a few investments,…