Ohio craft brewers association

Ohio House, Senate considering craft beer carve out

BY: - October 31, 2023

A pair of Ohio House lawmakers have filed legislation craft brewers insist is vital to their industry’s growth. State Reps. Brett Hillyer, R-Ulrichsville, and Tim Barhorst, R-Fort Loramie, want to give smaller brewers greater flexibility to make deals with wholesalers. State Sen. Andrew Brenner, R-Delaware, filed similar legislation in Senate over the summer. His bill […]

Ohio lawmakers propose giving more freedom to craft brewers

BY: - July 31, 2023

A new bill in the Ohio Senate would give craft brewers more freedom — and more options — to get their beers on shelves. When you crack open a cold one on a Friday night, know that brewers like Richard Skains make that happen. “It’s my blood, sweat and tears that I want to see […]

Ohio craft breweries had a $1.27 billion economic impact in 2022

BY: - June 27, 2023

Raise a glass to Ohio beer.  Ohio’s 420 breweries brought in $1.27 billion to the state’s economy last year and employed a little more than 12,000 people, according to the Ohio Craft Brewers Association’s 2022 Economic and Fiscal Impact of Ohio’s Craft Brewing Industry. The Buckeye State’s craft beer industry is booming, producing 1.29 million barrels […]


Moving Ohio’s craft beer industry out of the past

BY: - June 9, 2023

For most of us, 1974 is a lifetime ago: the world and everything in it has changed drastically. Nearly 50 years ago, Ohioans wouldn’t have thought we’d be preparing for a summer spent on a neighborhood brewery’s patio or heading to the market for a six pack of our favorite local craft beer. Times have […]

Ohio craft brewers want carve out from 50 year old law locking them into distribution agreements

BY: - June 6, 2023

The United States is more than a decade deep into a craft beer boom, and Ohio is no exception. But a new coalition of brewers in Ohio argue provisions in state law are hampering the industry’s growth. Getting beer from the brewery to your neighborhood bar or store shelf, is generally the purview of a […]