Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Birthday in Beer: Jay Brooks

Saveur Magazine has announced their 1st annual Best Food Blog Awards, and the editors should be abashed. They failed to nominate the Brookston Beer Bulletin, one of the best blogs on beer written in the United States. (Even though there are several wine blogs in the running, there are none for beer or spirits writing.)

Jay Brooks, based in California, writes prodigiously for the nearly eponymous Bulletin. He is entertaining, concise, and analytical. If you haven't read the Bulletin recently —or at all— read it now.

Jay features several series: for example, one on beer advertisements and one on beer in art. He also compiles a comprehensive calendar of beer birthdays: anniversaries of the folk who make, sell, and write about beer. It's a marvelous resource.

Yesterday was Dr. Seuss' birthday. In his honor, Jay wrote a beery doggerel. Today is Jay's birthday, and he was too humble to mention that himself. So, I will.

Happy Birthday, Jay.

[UPDATE: He has posted a few photos of himself, from past days: here.]

  • More of my short list of Birthdays in Beer: here.
  • Jay's much more comprehensive list of beer birthdays: here.


  1. Aw, shucks. Thanks for the kind words, amigo.

  2. Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way I'll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon.

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