Deb Hatcher
December 19, 2014 | Food & Wine Pairings | Deb Hatcher

Keep it local

Two years ago, Ed King invited a few leaders from the Oregon beer, wine and spirits industries to discuss common interests. The result? A non-profit Oregon Craft Beverage Council to promote awareness of the jobs and monies the craft beverage industries contribute to Oregon's economy. Additionally, the collaborative group can now offer a unified opinion on state legislative issues of concern to our industries. Ed produced a short video that aired during the holidays on cable television in 2012 and 2013. This year an awareness campaign, "Keep it Local," launched at the end of October to remind Oregonians of their many local beverage choices for the holidays. Billboards, window stickers, bottle neckers and shelf talkers can be found throughout the state and t-shirts can be purchased in our tasting room.

  Distilleries Breweries Wineries
Total Oregon distilleries, breweries, wineries 63 214 545
Total number of jobs created 350 6,500 13,500
Economic boost (2013) ~ 3 BILLION





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