Hey Mason... Where in Oregon is Strange Brew located? I'm in Portland, and belong to the Oregon Brew Crew, and Oregon Brewers Guild. The Brew Crew also has several pro members. Most famous (as famous as a brewer gets anyway) are the Widmer brothers, but there are probably a dozen or so more (some you've no doubt heard of if you're in Oregon).
is also a member, and the source of MUCH knowlege.
I just mentioned in another thread how a big part of homebrewing is the community atmosphere. I can't really think of another hobby like it. Every brewer I've met seems more than happy to help every other brewer with just about anything (whether it's borrowing some hops, advice, or moving fridge...).
Anyway... Maybe we'll bump into each other at the spring beer fest (I'll be a volunteer).