Saturday, September 01, 2007

A Great Loss for Beer Lovers

Michael Jackson (no not the pop singing freak) died on Thursday. Mr. Jackson was an expert on beers from around the world, especially traditional Belgian styles. He wrote the introduction to The Joy of Home Brewing as well as several of his own books. He helped bring about an interest in traditional beers from around the world in the 1970's that then spawned the American micro-brew movement and the reemergence of home brewing in the U.S. at the same time. He is indirectly responsible for my burning desire to go to Belgium. You can read one of many obituaries for Michael Jackson here.

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