Inky Beer Factoid: December 4

On this day in 1927, Jazz musician, Duke Ellington, opened at the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York.  Although this was the time of Prohibition, clubs and speakeasies were known to dabble in illegal production, purchasing, and distribution of alcohol.  The clubs that Duke played for were no different.  Interestingly, by 1955, Duke Ellington was…

Inky Beer Factoid: August 10

On this day in 1896, Hofbräuhaus brewery was built on the Innere Wiener Strasse because the Hofbräuhaus on the Platzl in Munich, Germany outgrew its space. It is now the Hofbräukeller. Interestingly, Adolf Hitler made his first public speech in this beer hall in 1919. The Platzl was the place to enjoy royal Hofbräu beer…