Inky Beer Factoid: September 2

On this day in 1891, Fuller’s Brewery in England brewed an XX Strong Ale.  Since that time period, the rich ale fell off the radar until recently.  Fuller’s, who has been archiving recipes since 1845, is blowing the dust off vintage concoctions of brewers of the past and releasing long, but not totally forgotten rarities…

Inky Beer Factoid: September 1

On September 1, 1900, four of the local breweries in La Crosse, Wisconsin, were consolidated into one huge brewery, named the “La Crosse Brewing Company.” The local breweries consolidated were the C & J Michel Brewing Company, the G. Heileman Brewing Company, the Franz Bartl Brewing Company, and the Zeisler and Sons Brewery. Currently, the…

Take HOPUNION’s Hop Aroma Wheel For A Spin

Hey all! I’m sure you’re heard of my love of hops, little hops, big hops, fresh hops… now, we can use HOPUNION’s Aroma Wheel to better smell our beer and determine which hop varieties are used in our beverages. (The beer geek in me is super excited to drink!) Click on the wheel below to…

Hops in Your Armpits and Other Common Uses

Thanks to “Thank Heaven for Beer,” we’re able to bring you cool uses for hops in everyday life. Prost!   There is little need to doubt what I think the best possible use for the hop is.  There are good beers that don’t use hops, but in my mind, it is an indispensable product for…

Inky Beer’s Father’s Day Gift Ideas for a Beer-Lovin’ Dad

Happy 1-week until Father’s Day, Inky Beer readers. Hopefully we have some fathers on here! (Disclaimer: if someone who loves you gets you a gift from here, act surprised and know you have someone with AMAZING taste in your life.) If you’re still trying to figure out what to get your beer-lovin’ Dad, then look…