Inky Beer Factoid: August 24

On this day in 79 A.D., Mount Vesuvius erupted and destroyed the city of Pompeii, killing around 3,360 people. Because the city was buried so quickly by volcanic ash, the site is a well-preserved snapshot of life in a Roman city. We even have a detailed account of the disaster recorded by Pliny the Younger,…

Beer Factoid: July 19

On July 19, 1964, Rome’s Circus Maximus caught fire. If you were interested in chariot races, then this was the place to be! Not to worry, they rebuilt (more than once due to fires) and you can see it on your next visit to Italy.  Want to design your own beer labels?  Check out Grog…