Economic Impact

Economic Impact

The Value of the 2014 Oregon hop crop was $35,679,000 on 8,221,000 lbs.
Oregon produced 13% of the US Hop Harvest by Dollar.

Updated Brewery Count for July 1, 2015

Oregon had 234 brewing facilities operated by 194 brewing companies in 72 cities across Oregon.
Brewery count by city and region:
61 in Portland — 91 in the Portland Metro Area
13 in Eugene — 42 in the Willamette Valley
24 in Bend — 31 in Central Oregon
6 in Medford — 24 in Southern Oregon
5 in Astoria — 24 in The Coast
2 in Baker City/Ontario — 12 in Eastern Oregon
5 in Hood River — 10 in Mt. Hood/The Gorge

regon Craft Beer Job and Production Numbers for 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. (April 13, 2015) — The Oregon Brewers Guild announced today that Oregonians bought 585,000 barrels of beer produced in Oregon in 2014, a 14.3 percent increase over 2013. Oregon continues to lead the U.S. in the percentage of dollars spent on craft beer.

Oregon’s breweries crafted 1,641,000 barrels of beer during 2014, a 16.9 percent increase from the previous year. Oregon employment figures continue to strengthen, with the state’s brewing companies adding 800 jobs in 2014 and directly employing 7,400 people during Q3, 2014 according to the Oregon Employment Department.

“The numbers don’t lie, Oregon Craft Beer is #1” says Brian Butenschoen, executive director of the Oregon Brewers Guild. “20% of the beer sold in Oregon is craft beer made in Oregon. We were the first state to reach this milestone goal. We also added 800 new jobs in Oregon a 12% increase over the same quarter in the previous year. ”

In addition to strengthening the local economy, Oregon’s 179 brewing companies donated to their communities in 2014, equaling $2,450,000. In total, the brewing industry contributes $2.83 billion to the state’s economy and employs roughly 30,000 people directly and indirectly.

In 2014, 20 percent of the 2.921 million barrels of all beer — both bottled and draft — consumed in the state were made in Oregon. For draft beer, that percentage is even higher, with Oregon breweries producing an estimated 60.0 percent of all draft beer consumed in Oregon. Oregon continues to lead the U.S. in the percentage of dollars spent on craft beer in retail stores with a 36.69 percent share in 2014 according to IRi. Portland is the largest craft beer market in the U.S. by dollars and share with a 39.3 percent share in 2014.

Oregon had 220 breweries operated by 179 brewing companies in 71 cities across Oregon on 12/31/2014.
Brewery count by city and region:
58 in Portland — 83 in the Portland Metro Area
12 in Eugene — 40 in the Willamette Valley
22 in Bend — 29 in Central Oregon
6 in Medford — 23 in Southern Oregon
5 in Astoria — 22 in The Coast
2 in Baker City/Ontario — 12 in Eastern Oregon
5 in Hood River — 11 in Mt. Hood/The Gorge

Oregon’s craft brewers shipped 1.056 million barrels outside of Oregon in 2014 to all 50 states and all U.S. territories. Of that total, 22,000 barrels were exported outside the U.S. to 7 Canadian Provinces and 32 countries around the world. Craft beer production in the U.S. grew 17.6 percent in 2014 and now represents 11.0 percent of the total volume of beer brewed in the United States.


Oregon Craft Beer Facts – Updated 12/16/2014
• Oregon’s brewing companies employ 6600+ full and part-time employees-up 200+ jobs over 2012.
• There are currently 185 brewing companies, operating 226 brewing facilities in 71 cities in Oregon.
• Total economic impact from the beer industry is $2.83 billion for Oregon’s economy+employs 29,000 people
• Oregonians consumed 2.803 million barrels of beer in 2013, of that more than 18 percent or 507,500 barrels of the total beer consumed in Oregon, was made in Oregon. US craft beer consumption is 7.8 percent by volume.
• Oregon’s brewers made 1.400 million barrels of beer in 2013 up 8% over 2012
• It’s estimated that 53% Percent of all draft beer consumed in Oregon is brewed in Oregon.
• There are currently 58 breweries in Portland, 84 in the Portland metro area, 23 in Bend and 31 in Central Oregon and soon to be 14 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.
• Portland continues to lead the US for % of dollars spent on craft beer with a 36.6% share for Q-4 2013 and for Q-1 w/e 03/30/2014-the Portland market recorded a 38.69% share per IRi Worldwide. Craft Beer has been the largest category for dollars spent on beer in Grocery Stores continuously in the Portland market since October, 2010.