Apart from reinforcing Oregon's reputation as the powerhouse of US craft brewing this visit has already highlighted the huge gulf that separates Australia from the rest of the craft beer world. While the beer blogging sector here is still in its infancy the level of dialogue between beer bloggers and the brewers is impressive. They often work very closely together on seasonal beers, gastronomic events and beer-themed festivals. If the North American experience is anything to go by Australian beer drinkers have an exciting decade to look forward to. Welcome to the (craft beer) revolution!
Yours in beerMark Chipperfield