Inky Beer Factoid: December 30

On this day in 1972, Frederick Schaefer closed his brewery in Albany, NY, after 130 years in business. Schaefer Beer was a family name in New York and was a long time supporter of sports teams (Dodgers, Schaefer Stadium) and other outdoor spaces and events in the city (Schaefer Music Festival).   Photo References http://ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com/2009/03/14/schaefer-brewing-company-beer-at-its-best/ http://lifetimetopps.wordpress.com/2012/09/08/saturdays-suds-baseball-beer-9-schaefer-beer/…

Inky Beer Factoid: September 9

On this day in 1972, Frank Shorter drank 2 pints of beer before running the Olympic Marathon. And by golly… he won the gold medal! Turns out, that if you’re used to a certain training regimen, you will run faster if you keep the regimen, even if it includes drinking before running. So, bottoms up…