February 21, 2009

Toasting Bill Brand with his favorite "liquid bread"

I never met Bill Brand. I won't get to now and as I've spent the majority of my time awake this morning reading eulogies and his own words, I am overwhelmed with sadness for everyone who hoped and waited for a recovery following his February 8th accident.

As I was reading through some of his writing, I quickly came across this little fact which I wanted to share with those that are toasting him tonight.

" my all-time “liquid bread” favorite, Anchor Porter."

So there you have it. If you're going to raise a pint, perhaps you should seek out good ol' Anchor porter. I was at the Foodery yesterday selecting a few of my favorite beers to share with a new bar opening. I was talking with one of the fellas, and we had a quick moment where we praised this beer for still being one of the best.

I didn't know at that time that Bill had passed away in the early morning hours.
I actually have to head to Northern Liberties in a bit. I think I am going to make a stop at the foodery pick up the real San Fransisco treat and toast a man who is already awfully missed by many and be thankful for every day.

1 comment:

  1. In addition to Bill, let's toast Nick Sohanchuk, of the Manor Bar in Oaklyn, NJ. He had a stroke last week and passed away last night at the age of 57. A good guy, funny & generous.