Inky Beer Factoid: October 26

On this day in 1776, Benjamin Franklin leaves for France in order to seek support for the American Revolution.  Ben Franklin is such an important figure in history, but he is also a key player in the beer industry as well.  His quotes and quips thrive on stickers, buildings, t-shirts, and a plethora of brewiana. …

Inky Beer Factoid: October 25

On this day in 1870, the United States begins using postcards!  Postcards have been a wonderful way to send a short message along with a unique image of persons, places, things, and ideas.  (That’s a noun really.)  Some of the most fun and lighthearted postcards surround the beer industry.   Come to think of it,…

Inky Beer Factoid: October 22

On this day in 1978, the 264th Pope was installed, Pope John Paul II. Pope John Paul II was quoted saying, “We need saints that love the Eucharist, that are not afraid or embarrassed to eat a pizza or drink a beer with their friends.” Meaning that we need casual every day saints as well…

Inky Beer’s Top Halloween Ink and Beer Pairings

There is no other holiday that Inky and Dr. B enjoy more than Halloween. We love the creepy, scary, paranormal, spooky, and the happy. Thus, we’d like to share with you, our top Halloween beers paired with their spooky tattoo counterparts. Bwahahahaha! 3 Floyds‘ Zombie Dust Avery’s Mephistopheles Stout Great Lakes’ Nosferatu Lost Abbey’s Witches…

Inky Beer Factoid: October 21

On this day in 1999, Tyranena Brewing Company in Lake Mills, Wisconsin begins operation after being founded almost a year earlier.  Only a short distance from Milwaukee and Madison, this 30 bbls brewery produces some of the regions favorite libations. As the legend has it, Tyranena was a lake where foreign tribe built “a series…

Hello Kitty Loves Beer, Ink, and Graffiti!?

Hey Hello Kitty Fans! (Well, we can assume most of you are, or are curious and will be after reading this post.) In the wake of Hello Kitty Beer hitting the market (again – the first time was with Beck’s) this year, we decided to show you what happens when Hello Kitty affects the beer,…

Inky Beer Factoid: October 20

On this day in 1969, an article is published in the St. Louis Globe Democrat about collector, Denver Wright Jr. who had an extensive beer can collection.  Wright soon found out that he was not alone in this hobby and he as well as several others in the St. Louis area began visiting one another’s…

Inky Beer Factoid: October 9

On this day in 1940, John Winston Ono Lennon was born. John was one of the founding members of the Beatles, one of the most celebrated bands of the 20th century. Thanks to John Fortunado, Inky Beer brings you the “Beatles Beer Pairings” below. For more songs and pairings from John, click here. Also on…

Inky Beer Factoid: October 6

On this day in 1880, the Cincinnati Reds are thrown out of the National League for selling beer at their games and refusing to follow the rules of the time by closing the park on Sundays.  What rebels! Today, Cincinnati’s Great American Ballpark has a plethora of beer options from domestics to craft beer.  Here…

Oktoberfest Denver

Originally posted on Lilly Sue's Bites and Brews:
Oktoberfest in Denver took place this past weekend and will start again today. Grab your stein, get on your lederhosens, and get down to Oktoberfest Denver this weekend for some bier, bratwursts, pretzels, music, German dancing, and contests like stein hoisting and bratwurst eating. Though it…