Beer Birthday: Danny Williams

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Today would have been Danny Williams’ 54th birthday today, having been born exactly two days before yours truly in 1959. Unfortunately, Danny lost a battle with cancer a little over two years ago, and passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 23, 2012. For over a decade, Danny worked for the Brewers Association as the beer competition manager for both the Great American Beer Festival and/or the World Beer Cup. Danny left behind two grown children and an 8-year old son, Fletcher. Join me in raising a birthday beer and giving a toast to the memory of Danny Williams tonight. Danny would have wanted it that way.

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Danny Williams and a friend at the World Beer Cup dinner in Chicago two years ago.

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Tom Nickel (owner of O’Brien’s in San Diego), Nancy Johnson, Director of GABF and Danny at Slow Food Nation 2008 in San Francisco.

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Danny in the former goldmine beer cellar.

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Danny’s Angels, after a BA event.

Comments

  1. says

    Hey Jay, I just wanted to let you know that we enjoy promoting your blog each week for our birthday announcement segment on our podcast by Casey Kasem (celebrity impersonation). I really appreciate learning about all the other people in the brewniverse that share my passion for craft beer. I have been sharing that information with our audience in my own way and just wanted to thank you for your informative blog. Check out http://www.brewhappypodcast.com for a listen of the latest show and let me know what you think.
    -Damian

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