We received sad news today. Michael Jackson, the Beer Hunter died today at his home in London. The news came to us from writer Adem Tepedelen, whose story on Hefeweizen appears in Imbibe's September/October issue.
In an e-mail to its members, the Brewers Association said:
It is with deep regret that we must inform you of the passing of Michael Jackson, the Beer Hunter.... Michael's presence in the beer world profoundly impacted us as it did many of you. He was revered and honored each and every time he joined us and brewers in Denver and across the U.S. ... Truly this is a sad day for the beer industry as we have lost a good friend.
For a Web celebration of Michael's life and contribution to the beer world, visit this page.