Brooklyn Brewery GM/COO Eric Ottaway (pictured above being interviewed for the video below) spent two days in the air to travel across the globe to the Australian continent. And well worth the jet lag it surely was, Eric reports:
I spent a week in May down in Melbourne, Australia at Good Beer Week, and came back fully inspired. The craft beer scene in Melbourne is really booming, with lots of creative ingredients being used, and great food being paired with beer. Melbourne reminds me a lot Austin, TX, with a funky music scene, new creative restaurants, a growing craft beer presence. Just goes to show that this craft beer renaissance that started here in the U.S. is really spreading worldwide, and shows no signs of letting up. Quite the opposite, in fact!
One of the events was a Brooklyn Brewery Party at the Great Northern Hotel, where Brooklyn-fan Ryan Lester captured some great footage of Eric talking about and drinking our beer (he’s great at both):