Inky Beer Factoid: November 28

On this day in 1932, entertainer, Groucho Marx made his first radio debut.  Groucho was without a doubt, intelligent and quick-witted in his impromptu comedy performances.  If you’ve never had an opportunity to listen to one of his radio shows, you are in luck.  They can be easily found with a little savviness on the…

Inky Beer Factoid: August 21

On this day in 1950, Schlitz Brewing Company out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin released an advertisement in Newsweek Magazine involving the growing popularity of square dancing.  Unfortunately, many square dancers were not too pleased that an alcoholic beverage was tarnishing their image because dancers depended on using spaces such as churches and schools to participate in…

Beer Factoid: July 5

On this day in 1996, Lakefront Brewery brewed the first government approved gluten-free beer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They named this organic beer the New Grist.  What’s in this gluten-free beer? New Grist contains “water, rice, sorghum, hops, and gluten-free yeast grown on molasses”.