Inky Beer Factoid: November 27

On this day in 1990, Margaret Thatcher resigned as British Prime Minister.  She was the longest running Prime Minister in British history nicknamed “The Iron Lady” due to her uncompromising strength and leadership style. As Britain’s first female in power, she visited many locations across the country.  In 1982, she went to Robinson’s Brewery in…

Inky Beer Factoid: September 7

On this day in 1895, the first official game of rugby league football was played in England. Where did the concept of rugby originate, you ask? Just 2 years before this game, a man named Webb Ellis was playing soccer at school, picked up the ball and ran it toward the goal. From there, the boys…

Inky Beer Factoid: September 2

On this day in 1891, Fuller’s Brewery in England brewed an XX Strong Ale.  Since that time period, the rich ale fell off the radar until recently.  Fuller’s, who has been archiving recipes since 1845, is blowing the dust off vintage concoctions of brewers of the past and releasing long, but not totally forgotten rarities…

Inky Beer Factoid: August 26

On this day in 1917, “brewers and publicans acclaimed alike from the housetops that ‘good beer is good food.’ Some asserted that beer was liquid bread.” However, what we think of today as traditional Mild and Bitter Ales were pushed aside in favor for “Government Ale,” like a lighter, cheaper version of English Ale. Aren’t…

Beer Factoid: July 28

On this day in (origin unknown), National Milk Chocolate Day was, and still is, celebrated in the United States!  What better way to celebrate than with a smooth Chocolate Milk Stout.  Here are just a few of our favorites here at Inky Beer!  Have you tried any? Milk Stout, 4 Hands Brewing Company, St. Louis…

Beer Factoid: July 10

On this day in 1965, the Rolling Stones captured their first #1 hit, “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction.”  That’s right… 1965!  Just watch the original live video and you’ll be amazed how young they are!   Did you know that Suntory Liquors, Inc. commemorated the band in 2012 with their own line of alcoholic libations…