Inky Beer Factoid: January 22

On this day in 1991, Steelhead Brewing, of Eugene, Oregon, opened its doors to the public. They opened with four flagship beers, a Hefeweizen, a Blonde, a Red Ale, and an IPA. They also serve an award winning Root Beer. Cheers to Steelhead and their continued success! HAZY HEF Unfiltered wheat beer brewed with Vienna…

Inky Beer Factoid: January 21

On this day in 1979, a man named Eric Siegel wrote an article on Jerold “Jerry” Hoffberger for the Baltimore Sun. Jerry was the first treasurer and future acquisitioner of his father’s brewery, The National Brewing Company, in 1933. The National Brewing Company was most well known for brands such as Colt 45 and National…

Inky Beer Factoid: January 17

On this day in 1922, Betty White was born!  We here at Inky Beer think that Betty is one of the best entertainers that walked the earth.  Plus… Betty likes her drink! betty white’s bluffin muffin from Eva Lenchler on Vimeo. Photo References http://youwantmetodowhat.com/tag/betty-white-american-hero/ http://www.zimbio.com/Betty+White/articles/7/Betty+White+Plays+Beer+Pong+Jimmy+Fallon http://www.justjared.com/photo-gallery/1982241/jimmy-fallon-betty-white-beer-pong-03/ http://ffffound.com/home/akrodha/found/?offset=2075& http://www.seniorforums.com/showthread.php/2713-Ya-gotta-love-Betty-White http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/13/betty-white-young-photo_n_1955034.html

Inky Beer Factoid: January 15

On this day in 1995, new area codes were given to Southern Alabama (334) and Western Washington (360).  One of the most well-known area code craft beers is Goose Island’s “312 Urban Wheat”.  Although a clever idea, be sure to check when wanting to name your beer after your area code.  Anheuser-Busch InBev has trademarks…

Inky Beer Factoid: January 14

On this day in 1990, the longest-running television show in history, The Simpsons, premiered on FOX.  On the show, Homer Simpson’s beer of choice is called Duff Beer, a cheap, commercialized brew.  This beer was once fictional, but many have made it a real brand in other countries without permission from show creator, Matt Groening. …

Inky Beer Factoid: January 9

On this day in 1959, the television series, “Rawhide” premiered starring Clint Eastwood.  It’s no secret that Clint liked his beer.  You can find him drinking various brews on films and shows such as, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Olympia, Miller Lite, and Dos Equis.  Did you know that Clint can sing?  He’s a charmer!  Just watch…

Inky Beer Factoid: January 8

On this day in 1968, French explorer, Jacques Cousteau, featured his first television undersea special in the United States.  Jacques famous vessel, The Calypso, was built in Seattle in 1942 and later purchased from the Guinness family (Loel Guinness) in 1950.  From there, it was transformed into a ship for oceanic adventure and research.  …

Inky Beer Factoid: January 7

On this day in 1975, fans of the legendary rock band, Led Zeppelin, caused approximately $30,000  in damage due to a riot which occurred before a concert in Boston.  It is no secret that the band had affection for beer, but did you know that that lead singer, Robert Plant, has a son who owns…

Inky Beer Factoid: January 6

On this day in 1987, the Old Milwaukee logo above was abandoned by the company. The logo above was in use from 1983-87. Since then, the following logos were used to market this historical beer. Photo References http://www.slahs.org/schlitz/trademarks.htm http://thewordzombie.com/2010/07/28/what-i-learned-on-my-summer-vacation/ http://www.ltverrastro.com/brands/spec_brand.cfm?brand=OLD%20MILWAUKEE http://fishtv.tv/index.php/sponsors http://www.flickr.com/photos/whsimages/8280959715/?rb=1  

Inky Beer Factoid: January 4

On this day in 1987, Leon “Sarge” Farmer passed away. Leon Farmer was the sole stockholder and President of the Premium Distributing Company from 1948 until his death. The Premium Distributing Country was responsible for all Anheuser-Busch wholesale markets in Georgia. In 1982, became the Leon Farmer Company to honor Leon’s commitment and service to…