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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2011: Good friends we've had, good friends we've lost

As the year comes to a close, let's take a moment to reflect back upon some significant figures and friends in the beer industry that left us in 2011.

1/31/11--Don Younger, 69, Horse Brass Pub- complications from an accident
Plenty of coverage of this Portland, Oregon forefather of great beer including:
~ OregonLive.com
~ Jay Brooks

4/9/11--Pierre Celis, 86- natural causes
Plenty of words about the legendary pioneer who took his beer from Belgium to beyond. Just a few include:
~ Stan Hieronymous
~ Antwerpen News
~ Stephen Beaumont
~ Houston Press
~ Eater.com/Austin

7/3/11--Ray Deter, 53- complications from a bicycle accident
A tragic and quick turn of events left a hole in NYC and New Orleans.
~ New York Daily News
~ Bike Blog NYC
~ DNAInfo.com

10/28/11--David Farnworth, 59- Lucky Baldwin's in Pasadena- ALS
A trail blazing pub owner in southern California.
~ The Full Pint
~ Pasadena Independent

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