Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Michael Jackson - No not that one

Today is the birthday of the famed beer writer Michael Jackson who would have been 70 years old. This MJ couldn’t moonwalk (at least I don’t think so) but he did pioneer much of the work that went into classifying the specific beer styles we know and love today. He published The World Guide to Beer in 1977 helping to expand interest and eventually to aid in the rise of craft brew. Michael Jackson also became “famous” to later generations when he hosted the TV show The Beer Hunter. Not only did Mr. Jackson provide a plethora of beer knowledge, he also authored The Malt Whisky Companion. If you find yourself partaking in a refreshment of the malty type today, join me in lifting a glass in celebration of Michael Jackson. As always, enjoy your malty beverages responsibly.


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