Category Archives: RIP

Remembering Lee Shephard

Lee Shephard died on June 10 after an unfair struggle with a rare, aggressive neuroendocrine cancer. We in the beer community knew him as an award-winning homebrewer, master BJCP judge, festival organizer, volunteer wrangler, podcast co-host, drinking buddy, teacher, mentor, and … Continue reading

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Save the date: FraggleFest 2014

Someday, I will write an epic post about Fraggle and file it under “Beer history.” For now I file it under “it’s complicated” and “too soon.” But I would like to tell you about an event that he bloody well … Continue reading

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In praise of Stuffed Sandwich Sam

I guess I should have written this when Sam was alive, so I could let him know he had a big impact on yet another beer dork. But it probably would have embarrassed/annoyed him,or maybe he just wouldn’t have given … Continue reading

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