Friday, June 5, 2009

Albert Sisson: R.I.P.

Albert Sisson, a pioneer in the Maryland craft beer scene has passed away. Thomas Cizuaskas at 'Yours For Good Fermentables' knew Mr. Sisson and posts this remembrance:
Appreciating Albert Sisson

Albert Sisson died yesterday evening.

In 1979, Albert opened the Sisson's Pub in Federal Hill district, then still known as Southeast Baltimore. Sisson's venture was a gamble; it was a neighborhood on the decline.

The pub thrived however and soon became part of the area's revitalization. It became a destination spot throughout the greater Baltimore area, especially prized for for its Creole cuisine.

His son, Hugh Sisson, added brewing equipment in 1989, making Sisson's the first post-Prohibition brewpub in Maryland (Virginia and DC, for that matter).

Hugh Sisson is the General Partner of the Clipper City Brewing Company.

If a measure of a man's wealth is the measure of his friends, Albert Sisson was an incalculably wealthy man. Many a patron became a friend, after Albert, wearing his trademark large suspenders, had served him a pint and swapped a tall tale.

The family will announce memorial details.

Our condolences go out to the Sisson family. For more information on the history of Sisson's Brewpub, see Tom Cizauskas' notes here.

1 comment:

  1. The family will hold a public memorial service on Saturday June 27 at 11 am at the Church of the Redeemer on N Charles Street in Baltimore.

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