|Born||27 March 1942|
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
|Died||30 August 2007 (age 65)|
|Other names||Beer Hunter|
|Known for||Beer and whisky reviewing and journalism|
Michael Jackson's Beer Hunter
Michael Jackson (27 March 1942 – 30 August 2007) was an English writer and journalist. Events 196 BC - Ptolemy V ascends to the throne of Egypt. 1309 - Pope Clement V excommunicates Year 1942 ( MCMXLII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Wetherby is a Market town in the City of Leeds Metropolitan borough, West Yorkshire, England West Yorkshire is a Metropolitan county within the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England with a population of Events 1363 - Beginning date of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders— Chen Youliang and Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Events 196 BC - Ptolemy V ascends to the throne of Egypt. 1309 - Pope Clement V excommunicates Year 1942 ( MCMXLII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1363 - Beginning date of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders— Chen Youliang and Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. He was the author of several influential books about beer and whisky. Beer is the world's oldest and most widely consumed Alcoholic beverage and the third most popular drink overall after water and tea Whisky (uisge-beatha or whiskey (uisce beatha or fuisce) refers to a broad category of Alcoholic beverages that are distilled from fermented
Jackson was born in Wetherby, Yorkshire. Wetherby is a Market town in the City of Leeds Metropolitan borough, West Yorkshire, England His father Isaac Jakowitz had anglicised his Lithuanian Jewish surname to Jackson. He went to King James's School in Almondbury and became a journalist, most notably in Edinburgh where he first encountered whisky. Almondbury is a district 2  Miles (3  Km) south east of Huddersfield Town Centre in West Yorkshire, England. On his return to London he briefly edited the advertising trade journal "Campaign". He said his least favorite drink is Corona on Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Michael Jackson became famous in beer circles in 1977 when his book The World Guide To Beer was published. Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an Emmy Award -winning American late-night Talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien on NBC This was later translated into more than ten languages and is still considered to be one of the most fundamental books on the subject.
The modern theory of beer style is largely based on the work done by Michael Jackson in his 1977 book The World Guide To Beer in which Jackson categorised a variety of beers from around the world in local style groups suggested by local customs and names. Beer style is a term used to differentiate and categorize Beers by various factors such as colour flavour strength ingredients production method recipe history or origin He introduced for instance the terms "top yeast" for ales and "bottom yeast" for lagers. Ale is a type of Beer brewed from Malted Barley using a top-fermenting Brewers' yeast. Lager (storage camp bearing etc is the more popular of two main types of Beer; the other being Ale. His work had a special influence on the popularisation on the brewing culture in North America, and he would later host a popular show entitled The Beer Hunter, which was shown on Channel 4 and the Discovery Channel. Channel 4 is a public-service Television and Radio broadcaster in the United Kingdom centred around a television channel of the same name which began Discovery Channel is an American Satellite and Cable TV channel (also delivered via IPTV, Terrestrial television and During his 30 year career as a critic, he wrote columns for a large number of newspapers and magazines.
Jackson considered beer as a component of culture and described beers in their cultural context. Although he traveled around the world and discovered different beer cultures, he was especially fond of the Belgian beers. He was appointed to an honorary officer of the Ridderschap van de Roerstok in 1997 for his important contribution to the international success of the Belgian beers. For other meanings see Ridder. Ridderschap and Ridderschap of Holland redirect here - for ships that held this name see Ridderschap van Holland It is claimed that Belgian beer comprises the most diverse national collection of quality beer in the world and varies from the popular Pale lager to Lambic This honour had previously only been given to brewers. In 1998, Jackson brought forth his own line of beer glassware.
Michael Jackson was also an important reviewer of whiskies. snifter —also called balloon or Bauble—is a type of Stemware, a short-stemmed glass whose main vessel has a wide bottom that narrows at the top Drinking culture is the notable customs shared by groups of people around the world involved in drinking Alcoholic beverages Although the type of alcohol social In his book The Malt Whisky Companion, he reviewed a large number of whiskies and them gave marks from 0—100, only those with a score above seventy-five were worth purchasing according to him. In many ways, his work in the world of whisky exceeded his significance as a beer writer. He was arguably the most important writer on whisky since the Victorian commentator Alfred Barnard and certainly the most significant and influential modern whisky writer. This was recognized by the prestigious award of "Master of the Quaich" and the prodigious sale of his whisky books and sell-out attendances at his tastings. He had enormous influence on the development of single malt whisky globally.
Apart from his work as a journalist and a critic, he was also a great fan of rugby league. Rugby football (usually just " rugby " may refer to a number of sports through history descended from a common form of Football developed at Rugby School
It was revealed in December 2006 that Michael Jackson "is and has been suffering for at least a decade from Parkinson's Disease. Parkinson's disease (also known as Parkinson disease or PD) is a degenerative disorder of the Central nervous system that often impairs the sufferer's "  He also suffered from diabetes. Diabetes mellitus (ˌdaɪəˈbiːtiːz or /ˌdaɪəˈbiːtəs/ /məˈlaɪtəs/ or /ˈmɛlətəs/ often referred to simply as diabetes ( Ancient Greek: grc Michael Jackson died of a heart attack in his home the morning of 30 August 2007 at the age of 65. Events 1363 - Beginning date of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders— Chen Youliang and Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.