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Friday, February 20, 2009

Bill Brand Died This Morning

San Francisco-area beer writer -- and journalist, and father, and husband -- Bill Brand died this morning from injuries in an accident two weeks ago. I never met Bill, though we had corresponded, but his writing was a mixture of passion and professionalism -- tempered with an adamantine intolerance for bullshit -- that shone through the midden of "beer writing" like a streak of gold. We'll miss him. My deep sympathies to his family, and commiseration with the beer community. Raise a glass tonight, folks.


Anonymous said...

truly sad... I hope that this isn't misconstrued as morbid or anything, but one positive thing that has arisen from this whole tragedy is that in many of the reports on the accident and Bill's subsequent passing, many pieces of his writing are linked. I had never read Bill ( or heard of him for that matter) before all of this, but now I consider myself much better off for having gotten to read his writing. deepest sympathies to his friends and family, hope they know that countless glasses will be raised to him.

Lew Bryson said...

No, not at all. It's a blessing, and good on you. Cheers.

Anonymous said...

So very sad to hear this.