Karl Strauss dies

Karl Strauss, consultant to scores of craft breweries and founder of San Diego;s first microbrewery himself, has died. He was 94.

Strauss was born in a small brewery in Minden, Germany, where his father was the president. He lived in the family quarters at the brewery while he was growing up, the went to study in Bavaria, where he earned his degree in the science of malting and brewing from the Technical University Munich at Weihenstephan.

The Strauss Brewing website offers a photo montage and “The Truth About Karl Strauss.”