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: December 7

On this day in 1836, the 8th president of the United States was elected, Martin Van Buren.  President Van Buren was known to be quite the drinker in his time.  His favorites were Madeira (a Portuguese wine) and Montepulciano (an Italian wine), but he wouldn’t shy away any libation.  Some historians even refer to him…

Inky Beer Factoid: August 3

On this day in 1846, the Donner Party experienced their first delay. Thanks to the History Channel, the story of the delay is described below. “The Donner Party had left Springfield, Illinois, three months earlier. Led by two wealthy brothers, Jacob and George Donner, the emigrants initially followed the regular California Trail westward to Fort…

Inky’s travels in Wisconsin

Hello friends! Inky recently returned from the great state of WI and uncovered a few photos that you might like. Get ready for travel, antiques, graffiti, sunsets, art, beer, and more art and beer from my travel from Colorado to Wisconsin. Enjoy!