This website is designed to be a lasting tribute to Ray Deter, 1957-2011, a pioneering and groundbreaking bar owner in New York City and New Orleans. When Ray (with Dennis Zentek) opened 'd.b.a.' in Manhattan in 1994, a bar with a total focus on craft beers (it was NYC's first with cask beer in modern times) and quality spirits, the oasis in the desert was finally with us - and was no mirage. The way was paved for New York City's craft beer revolution to follow its course. Thank you Ray!



Published Obituaries

Ale Street News, August-September 2011, Editorial

Ale Street News, August-September 2011, Alex Hall's Cask Column

Ale Street News, August-September 2011, D.J. Stockbizzy's Music Column

Yankee Brew News, August-September 2011

Beer Advocate Magazine, Issue 55, August 2011

New York Times, Diner's Journal Blog

The Good Beer Seal

Home News Tribune /

New York Times, East Village Local

Free Williamsburg

Jimmy's No.43

Village Voice Blog

Personal Memories

If you wish to contribute anything in writing, we will gladly add your words to this site. Email us what you would like added please (see below), please put " additions" as the title of the email. If the piece is already online somewhere, send us the URL and we will create a link.

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Compiled by Alex Hall and Leftonred 'Lefty' Atanycorner, 2011.