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Beer Geek - Oregon Craft Beer By the Numbers

Apr 27, 2017 -- 8:05am

As heard on the radio this morning...

BY THE NUMBERS: There's absolutley no slowdown or saturation in Oregon craft beer.   The Oregon Brewers Guild has just released its annual report on the craft beer economy.  

Some of the highlights:

  • 23% of beer consumed in Oregon is brewed in Oregon.
  • 1.9 million people visited an Oregon brewery, pub or tasting room in 2016.
  • 31,000 Oregonians are employed, directly or indirectly, in the state's craft beer industry.
  • Craft beer contributed $4.49 billion dollars to the state's economy in 2016. 

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