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Friday, February 20, 2009

Appreciation for Bill Brand

Computers might isolate us, but the internet can occasionally bring together a wide-ranging community.

I never met beer and food columnist Bill Brand, but through reading his on-line column Bottoms Up, I felt as if I got to know him in the manner I would get to know that friendly fellow sitting at the next barstool over. Comaraderie and fellowship, sharing stories of beer and good food; the San Francisco/Oakland beer scene.

Mr. Brand passed away today.

Bill Brand had only recently retired as a long-time reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Go here for a link to the Oakland Tribune's tribute article. Go here for an earlier blog post.

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