Saturday, September 01, 2007

Sad day for beer

Michael Jackson died today (no, note the accused pedophile/pop-star). Michael Jackson, the world's leading authority on beer, who wrote numerous books about beer, its varieties, and its history, and also starred in the TV series The Beer Hunter, was found dead in his flat in London from a heart attack. He was 65.

Michael's love of Belgian brews has often been credited with the surge in popularity of Belgian beer in the US; Michael was known for matching beer to various food dishes similarly to wine. This practice was picked up by high-end restaurants around the world and lead to a "renaissance and renewal" of beer culture.