Fred Eckhardt

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Eckhardt enjoying a beer at Houston's annual "Dixie Cup" festival.

Fred Eckhardt (1926 – August 10, 2015) was an American brewer, homebrewing advocate and publicist.[1] He wrote about brewed beverages—beer and sake, and wrote the 1989 book, The Essentials of Beer Style. He called himself a "beer writer,"[2] a "beer historian,"[3] and a "beer critic."[4] He was a local celebrity in Portland, Oregon, which Eckhardt described as "the brewing capital of the world."[5]

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  2. Merrill, Jessica. "In Oregon, It's a Brew Pub World," New York Times. January 13, 2006.
  3. "Henry Weinhard's Classic Dark seasonal produced," Modern Brewery Age. November 7, 2005.
  4. "About "Dixie Cup" competition".
  5. "Portland Dominates Craft Brewing Boom," CBS News. May 7, 2006.