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Three Dollar Dewey's founder dies

By Critical_Conformity     Feb 18, 2007 in Lifestyle
"Beer King" and founder of Three Dollar Deweys has died; pour some out for Alan D. Eames.
Alan D. Eames, a beer historian and author whose world research into exotic brews and their origins earned him the nickname "The Beer King," and who also founded Three Dollar Dewey's Ale House in Portland, Maine, has died. He was 59.
Eames was the author of "Secret Life of Beer" and "A Beer Drinker's Companion," he died in his sleep of respiratory failure Saturday.
"He used to say that beer is food, nourishing to the body and the soul," his wife Shelia said.
Eames was the son of a Harvard-educated anthropologist, and grew up in Gardner, Mass., and was always fascinated with horror books and magic tricks as a boy.
in 1970 he bought a country store and began stocking exotic beers, turning it into a kind of mecca for aficionados. He founded Three Dollar Dewey's in the early 1980s, but made his mark in writing and publishing as he traveled researching the role beer played in societies around the globe.
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