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On to the Beer Hunter national toast

Back from a couple of days in the woods – civilized unless you consider cell coverage, a wireless connection and electricity essential – and trying to figure out if anybody on the Internet considers Labor Day a holiday. It is elsewhere. A Labor Day baseball game was under way by 8 o’clock yesterday morning in Red River (N.M.).

Just a few newer links related to the life of Michael Jackson I think you should read, then back to other topics. I’ll still be adding plenty of links and information at The Beer Hunter and the related blog. Tom Peters of Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia and Sam Calagione of Dog Fish Head Craft Brewery have moved swiftly to organize a national toast to Jackson, and The Beer Hunter site will be a clearinghouse for information.

So bookmark the site or grab the rss feed.

– Roger Protz writes “He broke beer free from the narrow concepts of ale and lager and became its champion” in The Guardian obituary.

– Shelton Brothers has posted a clip from an Aug. 7 conversation with Jackson at YouTube. Powerful. Dan Shelton spent four hours with Jackson that day, so look more more excerpts.

– The obituary in The Huddersfiled Daily Examiner, his hometown newspaper and first employer.

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