I learned today of the passing of Beer Journalism giant Michael Jackson, the world-renowned Beer Hunter, on 30 August. Jackson, through his writings, was, essentially, the primary prophet and mover-and-shaker behind the Beer Renaissance of the past 30 years. His World Guide to Beer (1977) coincided with the brewing and re-imagining of beer revolution that had much to do with the way we understand and respect beer today.
Here is a tribute from All About Beer.
And this looks like a fitting tribute. It's doubling as a fundraiser for the National Parkinson Foundation.
And, here is a final video interview with the man.
Farewell, dear sir.