Bruce Nichols, 62, a longtime champion of quality beer in Philadelphia and cofounder of Philly Beer Week, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, of leukemia.
Mr. Nichols had started an annual dinner and beer tasting in Philadelphia with renowned British beer expert Michael Jackson in 1991 that lasted until Jackson's death in 2007.
Philly Beer Week started in 2008, and now boasts that it is the largest beer celebration of its kind in the country. Mr. Nichols was chair of the nonprofit that ran the annual 10-day event.
Mr. Nichols was president of Museum Catering Co.
Tom Peters, co-owner of Monk's Cafe, wrote on his website Tuesday that "Philly Beer Week would have never [happened] without his ideas and positive energy."