Oregon Craft Beer Facts – Updated 03/27/2014
• Oregon’s brewing companies employ 6400 full and part-time employees-up 900 jobs over 2011.
• There are currently 166 brewing companies, operating 207 brewing facilities in 66 cities in Oregon.
• Total economic impact from the beer industry is $2.83 billion for Oregon’s economy+employs 29,000 people
• Oregonians consumed 2.79 million barrels of beer in 2012, of that more than 17 percent or 483,400 barrels of the total beer consumed in Oregon, was made in Oregon and that’s up 12.8% over 2011. US craft beer consumption is 6.5 percent by volume.
• Oregon’s brewers made 1.296 million barrels of beer in 2012 up 11% over 2011
• It’s estimated that 47% Percent of all draft beer consumed in Oregon is brewed in Oregon.
• There are currently 53 breweries in Portland, 73 in the Portland metro area, 21 in Bend and 30 in Central Oregon and 12 in Eugene.
• Portland currently has the most breweries of any city in the world.
• Hood River has 4 breweries in its city limits and 5 that have a Hood River address-that’s 1 per every 1458 people, if there’s another city in the world that has at least 4 breweries and more per capita – drop us a line and let us know.