In what is the worst brewery accident I can recall hearing about, seven men died while cleaning out a tank in “a confined area” at the Grupo Modelo brewery in Mexico City. Bloomberg is reporting that the seven men died “due to unspecified toxins.”
Today’s infographic is one of three similar charts that Pete Slosberg created for Pete’s Wicked Ales. It shows popular beer styles (remember this was the later 80s) and where they fell on an x/y axis spectrum. It was one of the first great educational tools for explaining the variation in different beers, something that most people didn’t know anything about back then.
Mental Floss had an interesting story about how Pabst Brewing Co. got the blue ribbon that graces every bottle and can of their beer. In How Did Pabst Blue Ribbon Win its Blue Ribbon? author Matt Soniak details the events at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago that led to Pabst claiming total victory and justifying that blue ribbon in the years that followed.