Inky Beer Factoid: December 21

On this day in “unknown origin”, the northern hemisphere celebrates the Winter Solstice.  Noted as being the shortest day of the year (or darkest), this is officially the first day of winter.  Many breweries celebrate the Winter Solstice by drinking or highlighting their dark beers (i.e., “The Parade of Darks” by Wynkoop Brewing Co. in…

Inky Beer Factoid: September 22

On this day, since the dawn of the modern calendar (and possibly much earlier), we celebrate the Autumnal Equinox, or the “First Day of Fall.” What is an equinox, you ask? An equinox (spring/vernal or fall/autumnal) occurs twice every year, around March 21 and Sept. 21. “Twice a year, the sun crosses the celestial equator, moving…