Beer Writer Hurt in Accident

William Brand struck by train in San Francisco

A well-known beer writer and reporter was critically injured when he was struck by a San Francisco Municipal Railway light rail vehicle last night in San Francisco.

Brand was returning from the 21st Amendment Brewery where he had attended a food and beer pairing event he was writing about for his blog. He was taken by ambulance to San Francisco General Hospital where he was reported earlier today to be in critical but stable condition.

Brand retired from regular news gathering at the Tribune in November after 27 years at the paper. He has continued to write a well-read beer blog titled What’s On Tap.

The Bay area beer community planned a community “toast” to Brand at 7:00pm PST to send good wishes for healing his way.