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Published: 05/16/2005

SAD NEWS - Thaine Johnson, longtime master brewer for Cleveland's Great Lakes Brewing Co., died last month at the age of 84. Johnson was the plant manager and master brewer for the Schmidt's Brewing Co. in Cleveland from 1977 until the plant closed in 1985. In 1988, he was coaxed out of retirement to consult and eventually become the master brewer for Great Lakes.