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 and a deep passion for the craft beer-making community.
Mary MacDonald | Executive Director
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Justin Hemminger | Deputy Director
Ashley Rose | Business Development Manager
Alan Szuter, Wolf’s Ridge Brewing
Ali Hovan, HiHO Brewing Co.
Garrett Hickey, Streetside Brewery
Adam Benner, Land-Grant Brewing Co.
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
The Phoenix Brewing Company
Crooked Handle Brewing Co.
Sixth Sense Brewing
Fifty West Brewing Co.
Ohio Craft Beer Facts
Barrels of craft beer brewed in Ohio in 2021: 1,185,678 (up 101,694 from 2020, down 47,390 from 2019)
Rank among the states in craft beer production in 2021: #5 (2020: #5)
Ohio craft breweries’ economic impact in Ohio in 2020: $880.7 million (2018: $967 million)
Total craft beer economic impact in Ohio in 2019: $3.401 billion ($3.223 billion in 2018)
Jobs supported by the Ohio’s craft breweries in 2020: 8,295 (2018: 8,341)
Number of craft breweries operating in Ohio: 422 (#9 overall, #24 per capita)
Number of breweries opened in 2022: 44
Number of known breweries in planning: 83
Annual craft beer consumption per capita in Ohio: 4.56 gallons per adult over 21 years of age
Rank among states in craft beer consumption: #13