Michael Jackson

Preserving a Beer Legacy

A view of beer writer Michael Jackson’s office, the contents of which are now at a library in the United

Thoughts From a Former Jackson Editor

Michael Jackson’s first column in All About Beer Magazine was titled “The Thinking Drinker” and appeared in November of 1984.

Drafting A Revolution

Fritz Maytag bought a controlling share in Anchor Brewing in 1965, around the time when more than 80 percent of


Who brewed these 25 beers over the last 10 years: Hallucinator, Snow Plow Milk Stout, English Brown, Belgian Dubbel, Belgian

Belgian Masterpieces, American Style

“Mussels in Brussels?” That’s what the gal who wrote our plane ticket asked us before our first trip to Belgium.

Remembering Michael

A few years ago, while visiting the 2004 Great British Beer Festival, where I did a beer and chocolate tasting,

Did I Cheat Mort Subite?

If we meet at the Great American Beer Festival this year, I hope I won’t scare you. If our encounter


American philosopher Mortimer J. Adler once wrote, “In the case of good books, the point is not how many of

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