Sir Terry PratchettPosted March 12, 2015 at 5:38 pm
I was immensely saddened just now to hear of the passing of Sir Terry Pratchett, one of the UK’s finest authors. I’ve been a huge fan of his since I first read Strata many years ago (before I even thought of studying strata as an archaeologist!), and have devoured his writings ever since.
Six or seven years ago, I was approached by Paul Kruzycki at Ales by Mail to bottle some our infamous Ysbrid y Ddraig for him, to go under the label of Jimkin Bearhugger’s Invalid’s Restorative. Since then, we have become more involved in the trans-dimensional collaborative brewing with the many characters of Sir Terry’s Discworld, and last year became the main producer for all of the Discoworld beers. We even won a contract to supply all JD Wetherspoons with the Modo’s Midden. The range has now grown to 9 beers, and we’re really proud of the association and the honour of being involved with this.
Sir Terry’s untimely death is properly an embuggerance – he shall be sorely missed… Our condolences go to his wife and family, his friends and all who had the pleasure of knowing him and his writings.
His death was announced on his Twitter account this afternoon.
The first tweet was composed in capital letters – which was how he portrayed the character of Death :
“AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER,” it stated.
“Terry took Death’s arm and followed him through the doors and on to the black desert under the endless night.”