Yearly Archives: 2007

Beer authority Michael Jackson dies

Beer drinkers around the world are mourning the man who filled their glasses with the finest ales and lagers.

Michael Jackson the Beer Hunter died yesterday morning at his home in London. The cause of death has not been determined. Jackson, 65, had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Though he was not a brewer, Jackson was responsible for more good … Read the rest

Fresh start, fresher taste for Stoudt’s


Well, actually, it never really left us. The state’s first and most-honored microbrewery has been fermenting good beer for 20 years this summer.

But about five years ago, it seemed to have lost its way. Its draft ales and lagers were hard to find in Philadelphia taverns, its cherished 25-ounce bombers were on the road to extinction, … Read the rest

‘Reno 911!: Miami’ is almost perfectly stupid

With all the finger-pointing over that 24-hour traffic debacle on I-78 last week, I wonder if anyone has bothered to look into the whereabouts of the infamous Reno., Nev., sheriff’s department. Abandoning children and diabetics to suffer through an icy night on the highway sure sounds like the work of the world’s most incompetent law enforcement agency.

Of course, Lt. … Read the rest