It’s always sad when we lose a member of the brewing community. In most cases, there is someone else who can best express the loss than I, so I will leave it to them. Jay Mission will definitely be missed.
I got this in an email from Dean Biersch. He shared these thoughts with another blogger as well:
I’ll remember Jay’s easy and ever-present grin – - his lager fanaticism – - the precise quality of his work. He loved to learn and shared what he knew.Raising the boot to Jay-Dean Biersch
For a more thorough piece, Lew Bryson has a very good article on Jay and his life.
There will be a memorial toast for Jay at Gordon Biersch in San Francisco on Saturday at 4pm. Here is the address:
Gordon Biersch San Francisco
2 Harrison St. San Francisco, CA
If you have any memories or thoughts about Jay, please feel free to share them.