Cards FOR Humanity: A Cards Against Humanity Event Benefiting VOC

Join us at Dry Dock Brewing Company – South Dock, on April 21, from 6-9pm for “Cards For Humanity,” an event benefiting Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado!

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Inky Beer Factoid: October 15

On this day in 1993, Dutch brewery, Amstel (founded in 1870) bottled it’s 1,000,000,000th beer. (That’s one BILLIONTH. Whoa.)

Inky Beer Factoid: September 27

On this day in 1859, Wilhelm V, the Duke of Bavaria, decided to build a brewery because he was dissatisfied with the beer in Munich. He recruited the brewmaster of Geisenfeld Monastery, Heimeran Pongraz, to plan and supervise the construction of Hofbräuhaus (the “ducal brewery”), and to be its first master brewer. Today, the brewery…

Inky Beer Factoid: September 13

On this day, on the same date but a different day, each year, we experience Friday the 13th. “Friday the 13th” is a date paired with great superstition. One origin of the date goes, “[the] fear of Friday 13 [traces] back to ancient, separate associations with bad luck surrounding Friday and the number 13, and…

Inky Beer Factoid: September 5

On this day, in 1905, Port Townsend Brewing Company was established for a mere (by today’s standards!) $25,000. Port Townsend Brewing was one of the longest running breweries of its time. Their beers were shipped to all of the local saloons as well as areas around the Puget Sound. The brewery closed to pressures from…

Inky Beer Factoid: August 29

(Sorry that we missed posting this yesterday, all! I have been swamped with the new brewing job… and now, the weekend!) On this day in 1958, Formosa Spring Brewery in Ontario, Canada literally ran out of beer due to a strike called by Brewery Warehouse employees (there were around 1200 employees in all the breweries…

Inky Beer Factoid: August 27

On this day in 1999, the Weinhard Brewery (remember Henry Weinhard’s?) brewed it’s last beer and sold the company to Miller-Coors. Weinhard opened his original brewery in 1862. The Weinhard’s Brewery Complex was put on the National Registry of Historical Places in 2002.  When was the last time you had a Henry Weinhard’s? The beer…

Inky Beer Factoid: August 19

On this day in 1946, former President Bill Clinton was born in Hope, Arkansas.  You will find more than one beer joke about Bill, but you have to admit, his likability is super high.  Bill knows that having a beer with world leaders helps build relationships among nations, and he has been photographed from time…

Chipotle and Great Divide Team Up For Cultivate Festival 2013

I’m not sure if we mentioned it before, but Dr. B is totally obsessed (completely off the deep end) with Chipotle. I also love their food and sustainable business model. We’re headed into Denver’s City Park today to participate in our 2nd Chipotle Cultivate Festival. There will be the classic Chipotle dishes, dishes from their…

Inky Beer Factoid: August 11

On this day in 1906, German immigrant Charles Stegmaier passed away, but not without leaving his $4 million estate (that’s $100 million today) and the Stegmaier Brewing Company in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to his sons. Founded in 1857, this was one of the largest breweries of its time and the popular beer is still produced today…

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…

Beer Sweepstakes: Volume II (August and September 2013)

Ok, folks! Here we go on round two of Inky Beer-stakes (Beer Sweepstakes)! Below are the last dates to enter the specific contests and what each one entails. May the winningest winner win! 8/13/13 Giveaway: Wine & Beer Tasting Cruise with Live Music and Souvenir Glass The Lake George Steamboat Company is one of the…