Inky Beer Factoid: December 8

On this day in 1886, Diego Rivera was born in Guanajuato, Mexico. Diego was most well known for his amazing murals commenting on society and politics and his marriage to Frida Kahlo. Interpreted from the self portrait below, Diego was a beer drinker and valued a nice drink (hence the glass) with his pipe. This…

Inky Beer Factoid: October 13

On this day in 1866, beer pioneer, Rafael Meza Ayau, is born and on this same day in 1939, he dies.  Don Rafael moved from Guatemala to El Salvador to create a beer empire at the young age of 20 and although it took some time, he opened the first brewery in El Salvador in…

Beer Factoid: July 22

On this day in 1886, San Francisco breweries finally gave in to the demands of union brewery workers who were resisting the 16-18 hour workday.  In addition, they demanded free beer, the liberty to live OFF brewery grounds, a 10 hour day for 6 days a week, and an arbitration board.  Workers in the time…