A Party Goes Dry

While Coloradans raised their glasses last September in a coordinated toast to British beer expert and frequent Colorado visitor Michael Jackson, who died on August 30 at the age of 65, they will lower their glasses today to salute Earl Dodge, the six-time Prohibition Party presidential candidate and longtime Denver resident.

Dodge, who had planned to run for president again in 2008, died Wednesday at the age of 74 after collapsing at Denver International Airport, according to the Web site for the political memorabilia business Dodge ran. (Oddly, Jackson, who suffered from Parkinson’s Disease, also collapsed at DIA, and wrote about it in his final “All About Beer” column on August 22 on his website, www.beerhunter.com.)

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