Inky Beer Factoid: January 8

On this day in 1968, French explorer, Jacques Cousteau, featured his first television undersea special in the United States.  Jacques famous vessel, The Calypso, was built in Seattle in 1942 and later purchased from the Guinness family (Loel Guinness) in 1950.  From there, it was transformed into a ship for oceanic adventure and research.  …

Inky Beer Factoid: October 30

On this day in 1973, Dr. B was born! She lived in Ohio until the age of 24 and then began traveling around the world and living in beer meccas, such as Vermont, Colorado, and Oregon. She claims that her first craft beer was “Mojo,” by Boulder Beer. Thank goodness for Mojo, because she was…

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…

Guinness Brewing History Unveiled

Thanks to our friends at Heave Media for this great Guinness history article. We hope that you enjoy it as much as we did. What’s the story? On the final day of the year 1759, Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease on a small, dilapidated brewery at St. James Gate in Dublin. Yes, 9,000…

Beer Factoid: July 11

On this day in 2000, actor Liam Neeson hit a deer with his 1989 Harley Davidson motorcycle and broke his pelvis. Why is Liam such a badass?  Before he got into acting, he was working as a forklift driver at Guinness Brewery.  Yes… in Ireland! So let’s celebrate Liam, have a beer, and help “Release…