The passing of a Beer Legend

I learned today of the passing of Beer Journalism giant Michael Jackson, the world-renowned Beer Hunter, on 30 August. Jackson, through his writings, was, essentially, the primary prophet and mover-and-shaker behind the Beer Renaissance of the past 30 years. His World Guide to Beer (1977) coincided with the brewing and re-imagining of beer revolution that had much to do with the way we understand and respect beer today.

Here is a tribute from All About Beer.

And this looks like a fitting tribute. It’s doubling as a fundraiser for the National Parkinson Foundation.

And, here is a final video interview with the man.

Farewell, dear sir.


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