Today, in honor of Michael Jackson’s birthday, a new book was published, Beer Hunter, Whisky Chaser, featuring new short works or essays by a baker’s dozen of beer and whisky writers. The new works were all donated by the authors and the proceeds of the book will be donated to the Parkinson’s Disease Society. I know better than half of the writers, a number of whom are good friends, so even without reading it, I suspect it will be a worthwhile addition to your library. The authors are Stephen Beaumont, Dave Broom, Ian Buxton, John Hansell, Julie Johnson, Charles MacLean, Hans Offringa, F. Paul Pacult, Roger Protz, Lucy Saunders, Conrad Seidl, Carolyn Smagalski and Gavin D. Smith.
And it’s for a good cause. I’d say buy it on Amazon, but it’s not showing as being available. So look for it at your local bookstore soon. It would also make a lovely gift, don’t you think?
From the publisher’s website:
Editor Ian Buxton, who conceived the project, said “Michael Jackson dominated the world of both beer and whisky writing for two decades and was hugely influential in both ‘real ale’ and single malt whisky. A complete generation of writers has cause to be grateful to him, not to mention countless brewers and distillers. This new book honours that legacy.”
Stephen Beaumont says
The best way for people to buy the book, Jay, is via the publisher’s website (Classic Expressions) you linked to. That way the maximum amount of revenue will go to the charity.
On behalf of my fellow authors and the publisher, thanks for the plug. I’m more than half-way through it myself and it really is as good as you suspect.