Michael Jackson’s first column in All About Beer Magazine was titled “The Thinking Drinker” and appeared in November of 1984. It had the first-person perspective and the self-deprecating, elliptical style that allowed him to advocate quite pointedly for the best in beer, while remaining unfailingly polite. He was already known in beer circles for his... View Article
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What's Brewing July 10, 2013 - Staff
When famed beer writer Michael Jackson died in 2007, he left behind much more than a library of educational books on beer and whisky. The entirety of his archives—including 1,800 books, the contents of 29 filing cabinets, and countless handwritten notes—is now housed at the Oxford Brookes University library. In the September 2013 issue of... View Article
Full Pints - History An Inside Look at the Pioneering Days of American Craft Beer July 1, 2013 - Tom Acitelli
One day in August, 1965, a 27-year-old former graduate student in Japanese studies at Stanford walked into his favorite bar, the Old Spaghetti Factory in San Francisco’s trendy North Beach neighborhood. He ordered his usual: an Anchor Steam. The bar’s owner, a World War II veteran and local eccentric named Fred Kuh, ambled over. “You... View Article
What's Brewing March 13, 2013 - Staff
WASHINGTON, DC—The world premiere screening of Beer Hunter: The Movie, a documentary about acclaimed beer writer Michael Jackson, is coming soon.
Beer Enthusiast - Full Pints March 1, 2009 - Fred Eckhardt
After the repeal of national prohibition in 1933, only 756 of the nation’s estimated 1,900 pre-prohibition breweries resumed operations. WWII and its aftermath had a further effect on their numbers, with the largest American (and world) brewers buying out smaller breweries.
Beer Enthusiast - Full Pints May 1, 2008 - Fred Eckhardt
Who brewed these 25 beers over the last 10 years: Hallucinator, Snow Plow Milk Stout, English Brown, Belgian Dubbel, Belgian Wit, La Vie, Bermuda Schwartz, Pre-Prohibition Lager, Steel Bridge Porter, HB25, Hop Nation, Fearless Scotch Ale, Sled Crasher, Moore Fearless Maibock, Saul’s Stout, Saison Christophe, Alpenhorn Vienna Lager, Hopnosis, Zephyr, Lagerhead Pilsner, Big C Stout,... View Article
Beer Enthusiast - Full Pints January 1, 2008 - Fred Eckhardt
A few years ago, while visiting the 2004 Great British Beer Festival, where I did a beer and chocolate tasting, and while renewing my friendship with Michael Jackson, he invited me to visit him the next day in his own bailiwick. We met at Ravenscourt Park Underground Station and walked nearby to a small, beautiful... View Article
Uncategorized November 1, 2007 - Michael Jackson
If we meet at the Great American Beer Festival this year, I hope I won’t scare you. If our encounter today is beyond Denver, I hope I’m not frightening you now. How might I alarm you? Not by criticising your beers, if you are a brewer; your pub, if you are a saloon-keeper; or your... View Article