In The Media
Washington Beer Blog: Oregon legislature considers a massive tax hike on beer
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Willamette Week: Advocates Will Try Again For Large Tax Increases on Beer and Wine
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Bend Bulletin Guest Column: Oregon’s drug problem isn’t a lack of funding
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Bend Bulletin: Bend-area non-alcoholic brews beating market expectations
OPB: Nonalcoholic beer and spirit businesses grow as consumers toast to more choices
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The Oregonian: Beer of the Week | Pale Ales for ALS, West Coast pale ale, Oakshire Brewing
Capital Press: Oregon Hop Field Day highlights new facilities, technology
The Oregonian: New releases of note, Liberty and Justice for All IPA, Block 15 Brewing
KGW: SheBrew Festival celebrates intersectionality in brewing
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Bend Bulletin: As the cost of making craft beer increases, so does the cost to drinkers
Daily Astorian: North Coast breweries outperformed state during pandemic, Volume was up, but revenue dipped
Oregon Business: Sobering Statistics
Bend Bulletin: Central Oregon brewers take economic hit in 2020
KTVZ: Oregon beer sales plunged 22% in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions, closures, trade group says
KATU: Oregon breweries adapt to pandemic, can more beer varieties for grocery stores
Capital Press: Heat shrinks Pacific Northwest hop yields
The Oregonian: Oregon Brews and News, Aug. 26, 2021
The Oregonian: Readers respond | Businesses will need years to recover
KDRV: Workplace COVID-19 requirements lifted as Oregon hits reopening date
KOIN: Trouble brewing? Oregon breweries offer signing bonuses for jobs
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Oregon Bill Would Increase Beer and Cider Taxes by 1200%, Wine Taxes by More Than 500%
House Bill 3312 is an unprecedented tax increase that would devastate a key part of Oregon’s economy PORTLAND, Ore. — An amendment to House Bill 3312 would increase taxes on Oregon’s beer and cider by 1200% and increase taxes on wine by more than 500%. Overall, 74% of...
Oregon Beverage Alliance Statement on Today’s OLCC Meeting
PORTLAND, Ore. — Today, the Oregon Beverage Alliance released the following statement on the importance of a functioning Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission: “Beer, wine, cider and spirits are an essential part of Oregon’s economy and identity. Our state is home to...
NIH Report: Teen Drinking Remains at Historic Lows
A newly released National Institutes of Health survey showed the decline in under-age drinking continuing PORTLAND, Ore. — According to the National Institutes of Health’s annual Monitoring the Future survey, the 20-year trend of American teens drinking less continued...
COVID-19 Caused 22% Dip in Oregon Beer Sales
Overall alcohol spending across the U.S. was down 12% in 2020 due to COVID-19 PORTLAND, Ore. — According to Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) reports, brewers sold 324,159 fewer barrels of beer in Oregon in 2020 than 2019, a 22% reduction due to COVID-19...
Oregon Brewpubs, Tasting Rooms, Restaurants and Bars Praise End of COVID-19 Restrictions
Closures and restrictions due to COVID-19 had a devastating impact on Oregon’s breweries, wineries, cideries and distilleries. PORTLAND, Ore. — Governor Kate Brown announced the elimination of many statewide restrictions, which greatly harmed the hospitality sector,...
Oregon Lost 3,000 Beer Related Jobs in 2020
Closures and restrictions due to COVID-19 had a devastating impact on Oregon’s breweries, taprooms, restaurants stadiums and venues PORTLAND, Ore. — A new economic report states 3,000 Oregon jobs related to beer were lost in 2020, largely due to state-mandated...
Oregon Beverage Alliance Statement on Behavioral Health Funding Package
The Oregon House Behavioral Health Committee met to discuss a proposed 2021-2023 Behavioral Health Funding Package, which includes House Bill 3377 PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Beverage Alliance released the following statement after the Oregon House Behavioral Health...
Oregon Beverage Alliance Statement on Amended HB 3377
The Oregon House Behavioral Health Committee passed amended HB 3377, which still includes predetermined outcomes to increase prices for consumers that would harm local beer, wine, cider and spirits jobs PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Beverage Alliance released the...
Help Struggling Brewers by Celebrating National Beer Day
As restrictions are lifted, cheers on National Beer Day and support Oregon brewers devastated by COVID-19 closures PORTLAND, Ore. — On April 7, America celebrates National Beer Day to commemorate the date President Franklin D. Roosevelt re-legalized beer months ahead...
Oregon Beverage Alliance Stands Ready to Work with Lawmakers
Before raising taxes on Oregon’s homegrown businesses, an examination of existing funds and programs is needed PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Beverage Alliance supports the creation of a balanced taskforce of diverse stakeholders with all parties involved working...
Oregonians Overwhelmingly Oppose Raising Prices, Taxes on Alcohol
House Bill 3296 is an unprecedented tax increase that would devastate Oregon beer, wine, cider and spirits PORTLAND, Ore. — House Bill 3296 would increase taxes on beer and cider by nearly 3000% and increase taxes on wine by nearly 2000%, making Oregon the highest...
Oregonians Overwhelmingly Oppose Raising Taxes on Beer, Wine, Cider and Spirits
74% of likely Oregon voters oppose increasing beer, wine, cider and spirits taxes PORTLAND, Ore. — Three out of four Oregonians say Oregon’s beer, wine, cider and spirits taxes are either too high or about right according to a recent survey conducted by Patinkin...
Oregon Beverage Alliance Thanks Gov. Brown for Not Including Harmful Tax Increases on Beer, Wine and Cider in Budget
Due to COVID-19, Oregon has already lost 50,000 hospitality jobs PORTLAND, Ore. — Closures due to COVID-19, coupled with unprecedented wildfires, have had a devastating impact on Oregon’s breweries, wineries, cideries, restaurants, bars and hospitality sector. The...
Oregon Economic Forecast: Brewpubs, Wineries, Restaurants Hit Hardest
50,000 Oregonians working in hospitality have lost their jobs, with more likely as a result of ‘freeze’ PORTLAND, Ore. — On Nov. 18, the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis released its 2020 Economic and Revenue Forecast, which showed the hospitality sector has been...
Oregon Beverage Alliance Requests Relief to Protect Jobs Amid COVID-19 Closures
Due to COVID-19, Oregon has already lost 53,000 hospitality and leisure jobs, more restaurant and bar closures will make it worse PORTLAND, Ore. — Closures due to COVID-19, coupled with unprecedented wildfires, have had a devastating impact on Oregon’s breweries,...
OHA Proposed Tax Increase is Bad for Oregon Brewers, Consumers
81% of Oregonians oppose a beer tax increase PORTLAND, Ore. — More than 80% of Oregonians oppose increasing beer taxes according to a recent survey conducted by Patinkin Research Strategies. Oregon likely voters were asked how they felt about the state’s current beer...
Oregon Economic Forecast: Bars and Restaurants Hit Hardest
44% of Oregonians working in the hospitality and leisure sector have lost their jobs PORTLAND, Ore. — On Sept. 23, the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis released its 2020 Economic and Revenue Forecast, which showed the hospitality sector has been hit hardest by the...