As I failed to publicise the Brewery History Society's recent conference held in Burton, it is right that I make amends to give a shout out for something slightly nearer home.
The latest edition of the Society's Journal is a special edition to celebrate the life and work of Michael Jackson. The editor, Tim Holt, invited leading beer writer, Pete Brown, to edit it and they gathered a well respected and experienced list of contributors.
The result will be launched at the Rake in Borough Market at 6pm on Sunday 27th March.
Hopefully there will be a good turnout to further mark the contribution that Michael Jackson made to beer writing.
If you are in any doubt of his influence, the picture used to illustrate this piece shows the banner above the bookstore at the Great American Beer Festival in 2008, perhaps demonstrating that it is the USA where he was/is most recognised.
For more details of the Journal see the BHS web site .
Pete Brown has also provided more information on his blog here.
The cover price is £4.50 but, naturally posted free to all members, included in the subscription of the Brewery History Society. The annual membership is £18 which continues to represent remarkable value given the continued quality of its Journal again demonstrated by this special edition.