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chappy
08-31-2007, 01:43 PM
I can't believe it........................................






http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070831/ap_on_re_eu/obit_beer_hunter





























LONDON - Michael Jackson, a leading world beer critic who praised the brews of Belgium and acknowledged he would never be as famous as "that Michael Jackson," has died. He was 65.
Jackson, known as "the beer hunter," died Thursday of a heart attack at his home in west London. His body was found by his house cleaner, Paddy Gunningham, his long-term partner, said Friday.
She said he had kept writing and traveling, despite suffering from Parkinson's disease, and that he planned to write a book about the ailment.
"He was simply the best beer writer we've ever known," said Tim Hampson, chairman of the British Guild of Beer Writers. "He told wonderful stories about beer, breweries and far away places. He told the story of beer through people, and he was humorous and erudite at the same time," Hampson told The Associated Press.
Jackson especially loved Belgian brews. His books "The Great Beers of Belgium" and "World Guide to Beer" introduced them to many export markets, including the United States.
By identifying beers by their flavors and styles, and by pairing them with particular foods and dishes, Jackson helped give birth to a renaissance of interest in beer and breweries worldwide that began in the 1970s, including the North American microbrewery movement.
His TV documentary series, "The Beer Hunter" which popularized his nickname was filmed around the world and shown in 15 countries.
He worked as a beer critic for more than 30 years, writing in newspapers and gastronomic magazines, holding seminars and giving speeches, appearing on U.S. talk shows and writing books about beer and whiskeys published in 18 languages.
Jackson knew he would never be as famous as Michael Jackson the rock star, and that was reflected on the beer critic's Web site. "Hello, my name is Michael Jackson. No, not that Michael Jackson, but I am on a world tour. My tour is in pursuit of exceptional beer. That's why they call me the Beer Hunter," it says.

Jayhawkerman2001
08-31-2007, 01:44 PM
holy shit, i have some of his books. Ive taken a lot of information from his books on the best places to buy beer and the best types to get. that sucks.

Reaper16
08-31-2007, 01:44 PM
lol

Phobia
08-31-2007, 01:45 PM
I'll hoist one in his honor tonight.

penguinz
08-31-2007, 01:46 PM
Hey ****nut. Fix your post so it does not have to scroll sideways on my 20" monitor!

Donger
08-31-2007, 01:46 PM
I find myself suddenly disappointed.

Reaper16
08-31-2007, 01:46 PM
I'll solicit a child in his honor tonig... wait. Wrong Michael Jackson! NUTHOOKS!

siberian khatru
08-31-2007, 01:47 PM
I have his guide to single-malt scotches (I assume it's the same guy).

Frazod
08-31-2007, 01:56 PM
You only get a pass on the nuthooks because I love your avatar so much.

Calcountry
08-31-2007, 02:11 PM
Hey ****nut. Fix your post so it does not have to scroll sideways on my 20" monitor!ROFL

StcChief
08-31-2007, 02:15 PM
I'll hoist one in his honor tonight.
Hear.Hear. :BLVD: children around the world are sleeping easier tonite.

Gonzo
08-31-2007, 02:17 PM
nuthooks

seclark
08-31-2007, 02:29 PM
"He worked as a beer critic for more than 30 years"

how does a guy luck out and pull a job like that?
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boogblaster
08-31-2007, 03:00 PM
Disapointment strikes again, hell I thought MJ choked on a tricycle seat ...oh wrong MJ damn ...

Jayhawkerman2001
08-31-2007, 03:01 PM
"He worked as a beer critic for more than 30 years"

how does a guy luck out and pull a job like that?
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i have no idea, but ****, i would kill to do what he has been able to do.

seclark
08-31-2007, 03:12 PM
i have no idea, but ****, i would kill to do what he has been able to do.
i do what he did now, w/the exception of getting paid to do it.
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Stewie
08-31-2007, 03:17 PM
I have a huge poster of Michael Jackson beer explanations in the man cave. Here's to MJ. :toast:

Thig Lyfe
08-31-2007, 03:58 PM
Disapointment strikes again, hell I thought MJ choked on a tricycle seat ...oh wrong MJ damn ...

What the f*ck does that even mean?