Sometimes you really have to pinch yourself in this industry – and this assignment was one of those occasions… travelling through Oregon and California drinking and writing about craft beer.
Loosely defined by the American Brewers Association as any brewery producing fewer than six million barrels (one barrel = 288 pints) of beer a year, the craft beer movement has been waging war on big business since the Eighties.
The US craft beer industry has blossomed into a $20 billion (£15 billion) annual colossus, made up of more than 3,500 breweries, successfully wrestling away a 20 per cent share of the overall US beer market from stalwarts such as Coors and Budweiser.
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August 30, 2016