The Oregon Brewers Guild announced that in 2012, 47% of all draft beer sold in Oregon was brewed in the state.
In addition to strengthening the local economy, Oregon’s 133 brewing companies donated more than $1.8 million of product and money to community non-profits in 2012. Retail sales of Oregon-made beer sold in the state totaled more than $350 million in 2012. In total, the brewing industry contributes $2.83 billion to the state’s economy and employs roughly 29,000 people directly and indirectly.
Read more at OregonLive.com.