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.


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 works to create a more inclusive craft brewing community. The OCBA serves as a beacon for local production and manufacturing through craft beer, resulting in diverse product choices for consumers.


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.

Safety: We value safety and the culture required to support it.

Inclusion: We are committed to creating safe, inclusive environments for people to work and gather.

Fun: We commit to an industry culture built on transparency, collaboration 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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Ashley Rose | Business Development Manager

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Alan Szuter, Wolf’s Ridge Brewing

Vice President

Ali Hovan, HiHO Brewing Co.


Garrett Hickey, Streetside Brewery


Adam Benner, Land-Grant Brewing Co.


Melissa Dallas
Upside Brewing

Steve Forman
Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Carmone Macfarlane
The Phoenix Brewing Company

Jason Moore
Crooked Handle Brewing Co.

Jamey Ratcliff
Sixth Sense Brewing

Chris Shields
Rhinegeist Brewery

Bobby Slattery
Fifty West Brewing Co.

Ohio Craft Beer Facts

Barrels of craft beer brewed in Ohio in 2022: 1,286,829  (up 202,845 from 2020)

Rank among the states in craft beer production in 2022: #6 (2020: #5) 

Ohio craft breweries’ economic impact in Ohio in 2022: $1.27 billion (2020: $880.7 million)

Total craft beer economic impact in Ohio in 2021: $3.109 billion (2019: $3.401 billion)

Jobs supported by the Ohio’s craft breweries in 2020: 12,400 (2020: 8,295)

Number of craft breweries operating in Ohio: 433 (#8 overall, #22 per capita)

Number of breweries opened in 2022: 44

Number of known breweries in planning: 78

Annual craft beer consumption per capita in Ohio: 4.6 gallons per adult over 21 years of age

Rank among states in craft beer consumption: #12