11 Unique Steins Worth Viewing

Dr. B and I have quite a beer glassware collection. (Don’t worry! We’ll feature it some day after we’ve unpacked all of it.) In fact, we are nearly unable to turn down purchasing or taking home promo glassware of any beauty. (Thanks again to Kyle of Oskar Blues for the killer pints with the new…

Inky Beer Factoid: October 22

On this day in 1978, the 264th Pope was installed, Pope John Paul II. Pope John Paul II was quoted saying, “We need saints that love the Eucharist, that are not afraid or embarrassed to eat a pizza or drink a beer with their friends.” Meaning that we need casual every day saints as well…

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 17

On this day in 2005, the first day of Oktoberfest began. Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival, in Munich, celebrating the 1810 Wedding of Bavaria’s Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The town gathered for the wedding and chose to recreate the event each year thereafter. Oktoberfest now begins in late September and continues through…

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…

Inky Beer Factoid: August 6

On this day in 1928, pop artist and film producer, Andy Warhol, is born!  Today, Andy would have been 89 and we wanted to celebrate his creativity and commemorate his uniqueness. In fact, Beck’s Beer used Warhol’s self-portraits on NYC advertising and bottle labels beginning in 2011.  Do you have an Andy Warhol favorite? For…

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…