Friday, February 16, 2007

Alan Eames dead at 59

Alan Eames' book Secret Life of Beer: Legends, Lore, and Little-Known Facts is a very entertaining and informative read, and this was just one of many contributions he made to the understanding of the worldwide concept of "beer".

DUMMERSTON -- Alan D. Eames, 59, of Rice Farm Road, dubbed “the Indiana Jones of Beer” and “The Beer King,” by the world media, died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007.

An internationally recognized beer historian, author, consultant, and beer anthropologist, Mr. Eames was held in high regard for his incredible recall of historic facts, and ability to weave them into his lectures and writings.

Mr. Eames was the author of “A Beer Drinker's Companion,” “Blood, Sweat and Beers,” and “The Oldenburg Beer Drinkers Bible.”

Mr. Eames wrote about the role of beer in ancient and traditional societies for a variety of publications, but his most notable work was the now-classic book, “Secret Life of Beer.”

Read the entire obituary here.

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