Sad news in the world of beerAugust 31, 2007
The Beer Hunter has died of a heart attack at his home in London. According to the AP:
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.
I bet they have fantastic beer in heaven. Godspeed, Mr. Jackson.