Inky Beer Factoid: December 17

On this day in “unknown date”, National Maple Syrup Day was established.  Canada is the number one producer of maple syrup pulling in over 5 million gallons per year.  We can thank our North American Natives for being the first to boil the sap and create such loveliness and sharing this craft with area settlers….

Inky Beer Factoid: October 25

On this day in 1870, the United States begins using postcards!  Postcards have been a wonderful way to send a short message along with a unique image of persons, places, things, and ideas.  (That’s a noun really.)  Some of the most fun and lighthearted postcards surround the beer industry.   Come to think of it,…

When It Comes to Craft Beer, Can We Get Over the “Local” Bullshit?

Originally posted on Maureen Ogle:
People, can we get over the “local” beer crap?  Please. What follows is an out-and-out, in-your-face rant. You’re welcome to ignore. I won’t be offended. (And if you’re not connected to or interested in the craft beer business or community, none of it will make sense. So you should ignore…

Top 11 Winter/Holiday Beers for 2012

Thanks to  Bryce Eddings, from About.com, Inky is able to bring you the FIRST of many Holiday/Winter beers to try this season. Winter and the holiday season see a lot of really good, small production seasonal brews in the form of Christmas beers and winter warmers. Christmas beers are often malty and complex although there…

Inky Beer’s Beer Geek Gift Giving Guide: Part 6

You made it! Welcome to the final edition of the IBBGGGG for 2012… Part 6, beer gifts of $101 and up. We tried to dream big and unique here, so enjoy the luxurious beer geekiness and we hope you get one of these for the holidays. Still playing beer pong from back in college? Well,…