The Oregon Brewers Guild has a new website. One of the new features is On Tap: the OBG Blog. Judging from the nascent posts (first post was on May 31st, 2008), it looks to be the One Stop Shopping place for Oregon beer news, events, and factoids; the Fred Meyers of Beer Blogs, as it were.
The most recent post reminds us that Portlanders of the present day are lucky bastards, even if we do drink way too much Pabst. A few facts:
- There are currently 63 brewing companies, operating 88 brewing facilities in Oregon. Of the 63 brewing companies, 59 are members of the Oregon Brewers Guild.1
- There are 30 breweries operating within the Portland city limits, more than any other city in the world.1
- The Portland metro area boasts 38 breweries, more than any other metro area in the world. 1
- The Portland metro area is the largest craft brewing market in the United States(U.S.) Even though Portland ranks 23rd in population for Metro areas in the U.S.8