Inky Beer Factoid: December 20

On this day in 1919, Dr. John Ewald Siebel passed away… just a week before Prohibition went into effect.  In 1868, this German immigrant founded a school and center for brewing sciences called the Zymotechnic Institute.  By 1872, it’s popularity grew and the name was changed to what we know it to be today, the…

Inky Beer Factoid: August 17

On this day in 1788, Losantville, Ohio was founded (now known as Cincinnati).  Today, the brewing scene is growing by leaps and bounds in this Southwest Ohio city. When you venture to this nook in the Buckeye state, check out one or more of the many listed breweries below or take a tour in the…

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…