Mike Fryer loved bartenders and was a big supporter of our USBG chapter (United States Bartenders’ Guild). 

He allowed the further cultivation of the ongoing beverage renaissance via this publication and promotions at events. His support helped stoke mixological fires around the city and beyond.

In a time where print media continues to struggle and is in need of revenue, Mike gave us a much-valued column to highlight our members and events (which we still write today).

Mike lived a full life and traveled the world in a way that we would all want to. He was a kind man that lived for the “bon temps!” He drank well, ate well and partied like a champ. 

Mike’s spirit will live on through this magazine and all who knew him. He helped create a legacy that will continually evolve and enhance the industry that he loved, as well as the people that were lucky enough to know him. 

Salute to you, my brother! Rest In Peace.

~Adam Rains