Oregon beer production up 16.5%

Facts below from RealBeer.com & Oregon Brewers Guild

Oregon brewers made 16.5% more beer in 2006 than 2005. That’s all craft beer because since the Blitz-Weinhard Brewery closed in 1999 the only breweries in Oregon are craft producers.

Portland, Oregon has 28 microbreweries within its city limits which is more than any other city in the world. [population of 562,690]

The Portland metro area is the largest craft brewing market in the United States (U.S.). It is the only area to sell more than 1,000,000 cases of micro brewed beer.

Portland has more breweries than any other city in the world.

He also cited the fact that almost 11% of all beer consumed in Oregon is Oregon-brewed craft beer. The national market share for all craft beer is 3.5%, according to the Brewers Association.

[note: Oregon has a population of 3.5 million people]