Avery Opuntia Bottle Release Feb. 23

Originally posted on Beer Served Rare:
The 18th (yes, seriously) release in Avery’s Barrel Aged Series is on its way from the brewery cellar to your tulip glass on Sunday, February 23 at at 1pm. Opuntia is a sour ale aged in first-use small-batch tequila barrels with prickly pear for 9 months, finishing up at…

Inky Beer Factoid: September 3

On this day in 2005, Mississippi’s Sun Herald newspaper reported that beer, gas, and cigarettes were the most valued items to barter with during hurricane Katrina. After the massive hurricane gave a lashing to the lower coasts of the United States, cash became useless. One could trade “beer for cigarettes or cigarettes for beer”. If…

Inky Beer Factoid: July 30

On this day in 2013, tickets to the famous Great American Beer Festival go on sale for those with an American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership (Dr. B and I have been members for 2 years!).   The AHA is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to promoting and protecting amateur and professional craft brewers. The AHA…