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.
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.
Collin Castore, Seventh Son Brewing Co.
Jimmy Stockwell, Little Fish Brewing Company
Garrett Hickey, Streetside Brewery
Tim Ward, North High Brewing Company
Fat Head’s Brewery
Warped Wing Brewing
HiHO Brewing Co.
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Maumee Bay Brewing Company
Fifty West Brewing Co.
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