Inky Beer Factoid: December 24

On this day in 1818, James Joule was born. According to Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D., “Joule was the English physicist who helped formulate the first law of thermodynamics. He showed heat energy and mechanical work were related and that energy of a system was conserved. He showed electrical energy and heat energy were interchangeable by…

Inky Beer Factoid: November 27

On this day in 1990, Margaret Thatcher resigned as British Prime Minister.  She was the longest running Prime Minister in British history nicknamed “The Iron Lady” due to her uncompromising strength and leadership style. As Britain’s first female in power, she visited many locations across the country.  In 1982, she went to Robinson’s Brewery in…

Beer Factoid: July 10

On this day in 1965, the Rolling Stones captured their first #1 hit, “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction.”  That’s right… 1965!  Just watch the original live video and you’ll be amazed how young they are!   Did you know that Suntory Liquors, Inc. commemorated the band in 2012 with their own line of alcoholic libations…

Beer Factoid: June 26

In light of Nelson Mandela’s current condition, we are sending him good will and hope that he will be relieved of his pain soon. On this day in 1951, Nelson Mandela & 51 others broke the Apartheid curfew laws in South Africa as part of a newly formed Defiance Campaign and chose to serve prison…

Arthur Reid visits the same pub every day for 72 years

A pub regular who has visited the same boozer every day for 72 years has been honored with a plaque on his favorite chair – where he has drank a staggering 30,000 pints. Arthur Reid, 90, has popped into The Griffin Pub almost every day at 3pm since turning 18 to enjoy a pint or…