Inky Beer Factoid: August 7

On this day in 1895, the original Grand Rapids Brewing Company laid its cornerstone in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan (better known as Beer City, USA 2013).  This ceremony was described in the newspaper: “Yesterday afternoon the cornerstone of the Grand Rapids Brewing Company’s fine new brick building was laid with all the due pomp and…

Inky Beer Factoid: August 3

On this day in 1846, the Donner Party experienced their first delay. Thanks to the History Channel, the story of the delay is described below. “The Donner Party had left Springfield, Illinois, three months earlier. Led by two wealthy brothers, Jacob and George Donner, the emigrants initially followed the regular California Trail westward to Fort…

Beer Factoid: July 21

On this day in 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT).   To honor this extraordinary day in history, perhaps you can find a beer that involves the moon!  Here a just a few examples: Lunar Brewing Company’s Neil Armstrong Ale Miller-Coors’ Blue Moon New Glarus’s…

Beer Factoid: July 20

On this day in 1919, a 1,235 pound cheese ball was pressed by Elisha Brown Jr. and taken to Washington D.C. by a horse-driven wagon and presented to President Thomas Jefferson at the White House. President Thomas Jefferson was quite the beer enthusiast. He loved bee so much that he had a brewery built into…

Beer Factoid: July 12

On this day in 1919, Wisconsin’s Oshkosh Brewing Company introduced a “near beer” called PEP to the public just 12 days after beer became illegal due to the Wartime Prohibition Act. Even though Oshkosh tried to promote and sell this new product to the public, it wasn’t a huge hit by beer lovers.

Inky Beer’s Father’s Day Gift Ideas for a Beer-Lovin’ Dad

Happy 1-week until Father’s Day, Inky Beer readers. Hopefully we have some fathers on here! (Disclaimer: if someone who loves you gets you a gift from here, act surprised and know you have someone with AMAZING taste in your life.) If you’re still trying to figure out what to get your beer-lovin’ Dad, then look…