About

The Ohio Craft Brewers Association was founded as a not-for-profit organization in 2008 to unify the Ohio brewing community, market Ohio manufactured beers throughout the state and beyond, and monitor and promote a strong beer industry in Ohio. The Ohio Craft Brewers Association also organizes statewide events that showcase the rich brewing industry and stellar beers being produced in Ohio.

VISION

The Ohio Craft Brewers Association (OCBA) is recognized as the industry leader for preserving the art of making high-quality, unique craft beer. The OCBA serves as the unified voice for craft brewers across the state. The Ohio craft beer industry prospers and evolves because of the OCBA’s advocacy. The craft beer industry contributes to systemic, local community development by driving economic and job growth, while creating experiences that bring people together. The OCBA serves as a beacon for local production and manufacturing through craft beer, resulting in diverse product choices for consumers.

VALUES

Stewardship: We sustain Ohio’s craft beer industry by promoting the creation of high-quality, unique products.

Empowerment:  We give independent breweries the training and tools to sustain and improve their craft.

Advocacy: We protect, communicate and advance the rights of Ohio’s craft brewing industry.

Fun: We commit to an industry culture built on transparency and a deep passion for the craft beer-making community.

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Mary MacDonald | Executive Director

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Justin Hemminger | Deputy Director

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OFFICERS

President

Collin Castore, Seventh Son Brewing Co.

Vice President

Jimmy Stockwell, Little Fish Brewing Company

Secretary

Garrett Hickey, Streetside Brewery

Treasurer

Tim Ward, North High Brewing Company

BOARD MEMBERS

Sara Cleary
Fat Head’s Brewery

John Haggerty
Warped Wing Brewing

Ali Hovan
HiHO Brewing Co.

Mark Hunger
Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Shannon Mohr
Maumee Bay Brewing Company

Bobby Slattery
Fifty West Brewing Co.

Alan Szuter
Wolf’s Ridge Brewing

Ohio Craft Beer Facts

Barrels of craft beer brewed in Ohio in 2018: 1,398,358 (up 3.2% from 2017)

Rank among the states in craft beer production in 2018: #4 (2017: #5) 

Ohio craft breweries’ economic impact in Ohio in 2018: $967 million (2015: $702 million)

Total craft beer economic impact in Ohio in 2016: $2.675 billion

Jobs supported by the Ohio’s craft breweries: 8,341 (2015: 3,727)

Number of craft breweries operating in Ohio: 300

Number of breweries opened in 2018: 50

Number of known breweries in planning: 65

Craft beer consumption per capita in Ohio: 4.9 gallons per adult

Rank among states in craft beer consumption: #11