Hopworks Urban Brewery

Mission: To revolutionize and inspire the brewing industry with practices that drive quality, protect the environment and improve its community.

Established: 2008

Based: Portland, Oregon

Website: hopworksbeer.com

About: With locally-sourced, organic and Salmon Safe hops, our 20-barrel brewery produces 13,500 barrels of beer a year for our two brewpubs and for distribution throughout the Northwest. Hopworks is family-owned and operated, employing over 130 people in the Pacific Northwest. We serve our neighborhoods through donations, profit sharing and volunteering with local, non-profit organizations. From composting to salvaged materials, and from pervious pavers to hand dryers, we have made every effort to protect our future with thoughtful alternatives. We are the first Certified B Corporation brewery in the Pacific Northwest and our campus is the first Salmon-Safe Certified brewery in the world.

As a B Corp, Hopworks is committed to using the business of beer as a force for good. Our reliance on clean and abundant water means that we as a brewing industry need to work hard to protect this resource for future generations. We want to rally our community of brewers and beerdrinkers around watersheds issues and help find lasting solutions! Cheers!

“At Hopworks, we constantly strive to find new ways to mitigate our water use. We recently installed a Cleaning in Place system which reduces our detergent use by 50% and captures our rinse water for future use. We also use Organic and/or Salmon-Safe Certified hops in all of our beer to ensure cleaner water runoff from farms that grow our hops. Water is vital to our future as a community and we are glad to be able to partner with the Oregon Brewshed® Alliance to protect our water sources.”

Christian Ettinger, Brewmaster and Founder of Hopworks Urban Brewery