Inky Beer Factoid: September 25

On this day in 1934, the American Can Company trademarked the “keglined”/plastic-lined punch top beer can. Did you know that “old” methods for canning and opening beer are coming back? (Such as the punch top?) Even Miller Lite is jumping on the bandwagon. What do you think? What unique cans have you drank a beer…

Inky Beer Factoid: August 27

On this day in 1999, the Weinhard Brewery (remember Henry Weinhard’s?) brewed it’s last beer and sold the company to Miller-Coors. Weinhard opened his original brewery in 1862. The Weinhard’s Brewery Complex was put on the National Registry of Historical Places in 2002.  When was the last time you had a Henry Weinhard’s? The beer…

Pabst Blue Ribbon Tattoos and Graffiti Art Are Everywhere!

There’s a culture surrounding Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. Once thought of at the redneck or young college neophyte beer of choice, the beer began increasing popularity in the early 2000s mostly due to urban hipsters. It is a subculture that evokes enough emotional passion within to express it through tattoo or street art. Here are…

Breweries and Taprooms near Madison, WI for Inky to visit

Hello Inky readers! Being in Madison for a little over a week, I have a few new places that I’d like to visit. Here is the short list, developed with help from Wisconsin Brewery Toursand Heavy Table. Hope you find a new place that you’d like to visit. Slainte! Ale Asylum • 608/663-3926 2002 Pankratz…