Friday, August 31, 2007

RIP Mr. Jackson

It is with a sad and heavy heart that I come to you today...

If you haven't heard the news yet, Michael Jackson, the world's foremost beer writer died yesterday in his home at the age of 65. Unbeknownst to most, Mr. Jackson had Parkinson's Disease. To read more, go here.

Kind of eerily ironic that my last post was "The Be(er)attitudes" as this "prayer" of sorts fits perfectly for Mr. Jackson. So if you wouldn't mind... bow your head, recite that prayer, or give a moment of silence to one of the great luminaries ("rock stars" as I put it) of the Beer World. And over this Labor Day Weekend, be sure to raise a pint and salute the man who helped make craft beer a household name.

To you Mr. Jackson... may you look down upon us from Heaven with a full, frosty glass of beer. You will be missed.

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