Oregon Beer

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Today in 1859, Oregon became the 33rd state.

Oregon
State_Oregon

Oregon Breweries

Oregon Brewery Guides

Guild: Oregon Brewers Guild

State Agency: Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC)

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  • Capital: Salem
  • Largest Cities: Portland, Eugene, Salem, Gresham, Hillsboro
  • Population: 3,421,399; 28th
  • Area: 98386 sq.mi., 9th
  • Nickname: Beaver State
  • Statehood: 33rd, February 14, 1859

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  • Alcohol Legalized: December 5, 1933
  • Number of Breweries: 105
  • Rank: 4th
  • Beer Production: 2,824,072
  • Production Rank: 26th
  • Beer Per Capita: 23.1 Gallons

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Package Mix:

  • Bottles: 34.9%
  • Cans: 49.7%
  • Kegs: 15.3%

Beer Taxes:

  • Per Gallon: $0.08
  • Per Case: $0.19
  • Tax Per Barrel (24/12 Case): $2.60
  • Draught Tax Per Barrel (in Kegs): $2.60

Economic Impact (2010):

  • From Brewing: $295,945,708
  • Direct Impact: $1,019,694,095
  • Supplier Impact: $763,029,556
  • Induced Economic Impact: $535,686,085
  • Total Impact: $2,318,409,736

Legal Restrictions:

  • Control State: No
  • Sale Hours: On Premises: 7 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
    Off Premises: 7 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
  • Grocery Store Sales: Yes
  • Notes: Liquor, all of which is state-owned prior to sale to consumers, is sold in private liquor stores. These stores are approved by Oregon’s Liquor Commissioners to act as sales agents on the state’s behalf.

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Data complied, in part, from the Beer Institute’s Brewer’s Almanac 2010, Beer Serves America, the Brewers Association, Wikipedia and my World Factbook. If you see I’m missing a brewery link, please be so kind as to drop me a note or simply comment on this post. Thanks.

For the remaining states, see Brewing Links: United States.

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