August 31, 2007

RIP, Michael Jackson

Beer legend Michael Jackson is dead.

[quote] He is primarily credited with establishing the language and identification of beer styles. Before Jackson, all beer was essentially the same; today, beer authorities recognize more than 100 major styles, defined by their cultural and technical characteristics...

Many of those styles – especially obscure varieties from Belgium – would be extinct today if not for Jackson's writing...

For thousands of self-professed beer geeks, Jackson was a cult figure who inspired the U.S. microbrewery renaissance. [/quote]

Thanks for the beer, Michael.

Via Beware of the Blog.

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