Dan Wilson

Timothy M. Hillman, beer expert

Timothy M. Hillman, beer expert

Timothy Michael Hillman, who had been beer manager at The Wine Source in Hampden and its predecessor for two decades and was a knowledgeable and enthusiastic supporter of Baltimore's craft beer movement and microbreweries, died Sunday of a heart attack at his Timonium home.

He was 49.

"I've worked with hundreds of people in 22 years, and no one bears greater accolades for our success than Tim Hillman," said David Wells, owner of The Wine Source.

"He's our version of Cal Ripken. He came to work every day and never sought the limelight. He's both shy and very unassuming. Still waters run deep," said Mr. Wells, who owned Rotunda Wine and Spirits when...