Michael Jackson (The Beer Hunter) 1942-2007

In Himmel gibt’s kein Bier
So, trink das Bier hier ist

“In Heaven, there is no Beer, so drink the Beer’s that’s Here.”

Somehow those words from an old German beer-drinking song came to mind when I read of the passing of the “other” Michael Jackson (“My name is Michael Jackson but I don’t sing, don’t drink Pepsi, and but write about beer”). Oh man, did he ever. The World Guide to Beer or, really, any of his books, are as good a reference as you can find when the subject is suds. Check out the elegant appreciation in today’s Guardian (nobody writes a good obit like the Brits), and the the amazing out, er…pouring from fans around the world on the Beer Hunter blogsite.