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.…

From Homebrewer to Head Brewer

Dear Women Wanting To Professionally Brew Beer, My name is Kim and I wanted to share my brewing journey with you so you might be inspired to start your brewing career, too! (If this is something you are interested in trying, the work is arduous, but very rewarding.) My journey is a-typical, I hear, but…

Inky Beer Factoid: September 28

On this day in 1725, Irish brewer Sir Arthur Guinness is born.  There has been much controversy surrounding the actually date of Arthur’s birth, but the Guinness company chose to put the matter to rest by choosing September 28, 1775. Regardless of the exact date, in 2009, the company decided to mark the 250th anniversary…

Inky Beer Factoid: August 25

On this day in 1980, the creator of Inky Beer, Kim Collins, was born. Kim grew up in the Northwestern Chicago Suburbs and lived in Bloomington, IN while attending college at Indiana University. Thanks to the IU Women’s Rugby Club, Kim met friends who would open her beer palate from drinking Natty Light to Red…

Beer Factoid: July 16

On this day in 1951, J.D. Salinger published the novel, “The Catcher in the Rye“. There are several breweries and homebrews that pay homage by using the novel’s title to name their own brews. Here are just a few! “Catcher in the Rye” by Frog Level Brewing, Waynesville, NC “Catcher in the Rye” by Wandering…

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.

Beer Factoid: June 19

It’s Inky Beer’s ONE YEAR anniversary! We hope to have many more with all of you. As you know, Dr. B and I love beer and cycling, so this factoid is quite fitting! On this day in 1986, Harpoon Brewery was born!  Known best for its IPA, Harpoon Brewery is one of the top ten…

13 Brew-Stakes (Beer Sweepstakes) For You To Enter Today!

Thanks to Dr. B’s excitement about winning things, we bring you thirteen awesome Brew-Stakes (beer-related sweepstakes) to enter and, hopefully, win! Click on the RED links for contest details and how to enter. 1.Tamarack Brewing: Entries must be received by July 15, 2013 midnight Are you a lover of good beer?  An artist, photographer or…

My First Month at Boulder Beer

Here are a few of my “real brewing” photos from my first month at Boulder Beer. This is what I really do when cellaring beer!

Spring Beer-cation to Colorado Springs

A few weeks ago, Dr. B and I decided to go on a last minute beer-cation to Colorado Springs… surprisingly close to Golden and only over an hour away! We had grand plans of traveling to MANY breweries and non-alcoholic locations around town (see map below) and we visited many of our goal locations and…