Mission: To revolutionize and inspire the brewing industry with practices that drive quality, protect the environment and improve its community.
Location: 2944 SE Powell Blvd. Portland, Oregon
With locally-sourced, organic and Salmon Safe hops, HUB’s 20-barrel brewery produces 13,500 barrels of beer a year for their brewpubs and for distribution throughout the Northwest. Hopworks is family-owned and operated, employing over 130 people in the Pacific Northwest. They serve their neighborhoods through donations, profit sharing and volunteering with local, non-profit organizations. From composting to salvaged materials, and from pervious pavers to hand dryers, HUB makes every effort to protect our future with thoughtful alternatives. They are the first Certified B Corporation brewery in the Pacific Northwest and their 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. The brewing industry’s reliance on clean and abundant water means that it needs to work hard to protect this resource for future generations. Hopworks walks the talk. They participated in this year’s Brewshed Earth Day Collaboration, and has made Oregon Wild a beneficiary of the 2023 Salmon Safe IPA Festival.
“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