Inky Beer Factoid: January 6

On this day in 1987, the Old Milwaukee logo above was abandoned by the company. The logo above was in use from 1983-87. Since then, the following logos were used to market this historical beer. Photo References http://www.slahs.org/schlitz/trademarks.htm http://thewordzombie.com/2010/07/28/what-i-learned-on-my-summer-vacation/ http://www.ltverrastro.com/brands/spec_brand.cfm?brand=OLD%20MILWAUKEE http://fishtv.tv/index.php/sponsors http://www.flickr.com/photos/whsimages/8280959715/?rb=1  

Inky Beer Factoid: September 21

On this day in 1973, the painting, “Blue Poles”, by Jackson Pollock sold for 2 million dollars.  Mr. Pollock was a great mid-20th century artist and was also known to drink a bit too much which ultimately led to his death in 1956. Schlitz Brewing Company featured his work in a Life Magazine advertisement featuring…

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…