Inky Beer Rocks Press Passes at GABF 2014

To all of our faithful Inky Beer readers, thank you! Because of your readership and love of craft beer and art, Dr. B and I were rewarded Press Passes for this year’s Great American Beer Festival (GABF). We’ll be posting on the following topics, so stay tuned and invite your friends to join in on…

MSU Denver Begins Educating Students and Public in the Art of Beer

Happy Friday, all! Dr. B and I wanted to share a little about a program that we’ve been helping to consult and market. MSU Denver is embarking on a brewing degree. (Whoa, awesome! If I could only go back to school.) One of the first classes, offered, to the public!, is described below. Please e-mail extendedcampus@msudenver.edu,…

You Don’t Have to Love Brewing to Love Beer

Originally posted on Literature and Libation:
Last weekend, I had the pleasure of teaching a group of close friends how to brew. We gathered in our host’s driveway like a gaggle of birds flocking to a piece of tossed bread, excited to gorge our brains on malty knowledge, to create and learn all in one very efficient swoop.…

The Koolest Koozies Around

 “Put your boozie in a koozie.”  It’s summertime! Here are our favorite, unique koozies and we hope that you love them, too. Cheers!     Photo References http://www.foodbeast.com/tag/koozie/ http://www.stupid.com/beer-keg-koozie.html http://www.brit.co/super-bowl-2013/ http://thejogging.tumblr.com/post/39504929444/baguette-koozie-2012-sculpture http://www.bonappetit.com/test-kitchen/ingredients/article/keep-your-beer-cool-while-semi-legally-drinking-in-public-with-the-bum-bag http://www.ebay.com/itm/6-COWBOY-BOOT-Can-koozies-drink-Covers-COWGIRL-horse-WESTERN-RODEO-/380458167140 http://www.foodiggity.com/tag/coozie/ http://bikepartart.yolasite.com/ http://www.brit.co/koozies/ http://savingmoney.thefuntimesguide.com/2010/07/custom_can_koozies.php http://www.kotulas.com/deals/gifts-and-gadgets/gifts-on-a-budget/beer-pager-koozie http://odditymall.com/camera-lens-koozie http://www.obviouswinner.com/obvwin/2013/4/1/beer-armor-protect-your-brew-with-a-leather-and-chainmail-be.html http://www.ebay.com/itm/Green-Bay-Packers-Original-Cheesehead-Wedge-Can-Cozy-Koozie-Cheese-/350973732357 http://www.etsy.com/market/leather_koozie http://www.ranchlandsmercantile.com/index.cfm?id=8bc82685-5056-ae14-f5013113343ecb01 http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/resin-shotgun-shell-beer-can-koozie_495416126.html http://www.etsy.com/listing/123260797/grumpy-cat-inspired-cozy http://www.kotulas.com/deals/2pk.-of-can-koozie-prescription-beer-koozies http://www.perpetualkid.com/bacon-koozie.aspx

Calling All “Beer Geeks” Geeks

Originally posted on Batch-22:
The humble little Batch-22 blog was contacted by (apparently) David Page, President of Page Productions. He produces Beergeeks.tv hosted by Michael Ferguson. He says it is “the first nationally syndicated show celebrating the world of craft beer.” Page goes on to say: As great as the show is (we’ve just been…

Priest writes a book about his dedication to God and alcohol

Originally posted on Lords of the Drinks:
The cover of father Bill Miller’s book. Religion and alcohol consumption is always a tricky combination. There are always some religious freaks that tell us we have to stay abstinent. In the past we have written about the retards who claim Christians shouldn’t  drink and we also showed…

The Art of Storytelling and the Craft of Beer

Originally posted on This Is Why I'm Drunk:
From an early age, we are drawn to the mythic nature of stories.Wondrous lands, conniving villains and our heroes that save the day. The stories we share are a connection between us – some kind of tether to the centuries of ancestors before us who regaled…

The Caped Brewsader: How Craft Beer Might Save the World

Originally posted on Literature and Libation:
(Heads up: #longread incoming!) Without fail, whenever I pull out all of my homebrewing gear to prepare for a day of beersmithery, someone stops, looks around, scratches their head, and asks questions. “Are you going to boil crabs?” “What are all these buckets?” “Is it beer yet?” I laugh…