The Data Behind Your GABF Beer Samples — This Is Why I’m Drunk

Heading to Great American Beer Festival? Hope you like hops. Thanks to Porch Drinking, festival goers have an advance preview at the many beers that will be served to thirsty enthusiasts descending on the Colorado Convention Center. Want an idea of what to expect? I crunched some numbers pulled from a continually updated list at…

Inky Beer Factoid: December 6

On this day in 2009, National Miner’s Day was established to commemorate all miners and their contributions to our nation’s economy.  Although the mining industry is not considered as dangerous as it once had been (mainly due to safety practices), many lives were lost back in the day.  This day is in remembrance of the…

Inky Beer Factoid: November 25

On this day in 1817, New York City debuts its first sword swallowing performance in the United States by India’s Senaa Samma.  A report from that time states, “Senaa Samma appeared at St. John’s Hall in New York City in a lovely exhibition of juggling and sword swallowing. Admission to see the performance was $1…

Inky Beer Factoid: November 21

Photo credit: Classic Hollywood On this day in 1871, the first human cannonball, Emilio Onra, was shot. Here is a colorful sketch of the story from Kelly Gram. Please take it for what it is and enjoy! Once upon a time (November 21, 1871 to be precise), in the city of London, Onra became the…

Inky Beer Factoid: September 6

On this day in 1620, the Mayflower set sail on the most talked about voyage in the history of America. In order to have clean water (and a good source of carbohydrates) throughout the voyage, water was brewed into extremely low alcohol beer that was drank by all men, women, and children. To give the…

Beer Factoid: June 22

On this day in 1847, the donut was created! Many would agree (like Homer Simpson) that beer pairs well with donuts, and some go even further and make their donuts with beer or even make their beer with donuts. If you are feeling a little dough nutty… here is a recipe for Beer Donuts. And…

Beer Factoid: June 19

It’s Inky Beer’s ONE YEAR anniversary! We hope to have many more with all of you. As you know, Dr. B and I love beer and cycling, so this factoid is quite fitting! On this day in 1986, Harpoon Brewery was born!  Known best for its IPA, Harpoon Brewery is one of the top ten…

How Inky Cellars Her Beer

We posted a few tips and tricks on how to pimp your own beer cellar last week and we thought that we’d show you how ours turned out… SOFTWARE: We chose to use CellarHQ software – free and accessible anywhere the internet or 3G goes. Thanks to CellarHQ, we know that our cellar contains, 261…

Inky’s Superbowl Craft Beer Pairings from Colorado

Inspired by Draft Magazine’s Superbowl Pairings, we thought you’d like to see some local, Colorado pairings for Sunday’s big game. And for those that don’t give a lick about football… insert important night that is complete with munchies, here_____ (board games? soccer? American Idol? Face Off?). Braised Short Ribs, from and Odell Cutthroat Porter: The…

Why Should I Try Cask Conditioned Ale?

Thanks to David Jensen at Menuism, I am beginning to understand a little more about the cask ale that I drank at The Great Dane Brewery and Pub last night. (To read the entire article, click on the link above!) What is Cask Conditioned Beer? Cask conditioned beer, or cask ale, is beer that is…