The U.S. state
is home to several breweries
that produce a large variety of beer
Since the beginning of Portland's microbrewing movement, Oregon has been known as the epicenter of America's micro brewing renaissance. In 2006, 30 microbreweries, more than one-third of the state total, were located in Portland. With 46 microbrew outlets, Portland has more breweries and brewpubs per capita than any other city in the United States. Many have won nationwide and international acclaim.
The following are some Oregon-based breweries and microbreweries. The larger volume breweries
in the list include the number of barrels
sold as of 2004
, using information from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission
The largest producers in Oregon, all of which are high-volume American breweries
- BridgePort Brewing Company, Portland, 22,104 barrels
- Deschutes Brewery, Bend, 69,649 barrels
- Full Sail Brewing Company, Hood River, 14,628 barrels
- Rogue Ales, Newport, 9,055 barrels
- Widmer Brothers Brewery, Portland, 62,445 barrels
The McMenamins brewpub chain, with locations scattered throughout Oregon and Washington, produced 17,896 barrels in 2004.
- Henry Weinhard's, formerly of Portland, some beers now brewed under contract with Full Sail Brewing
Other producers, many of which are brewpubs
whose beer is only available on-premise, include:
The Oregon Brewers Festival
is the largest beer festival in North America.