Purposes of the Oregon Brew Crew, as per the bylaws:

  • To promote interest in and the understanding of beer, beer appreciation and the craft of brewing among its members and the general public

  • To provide educational opportunities in the history and methods of brewing and the development of styles

  • To advance skills in brewing techniques and formal beer evaluation

  • To promote, encourage and sponsor opportunities to participate in local, regional and national brewing competitions

  • To provide opportunities for its members to share in the interest of craft brewing

The Oregon Brew Crew cares. For many years, the OBC has donated to the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation Brewing Scholarship program as well as the Bob McCracken Jr. Memorial Scholarship at Oregon State University. In 2014, the OBC donated to the Bottler's Mausoleum Restoration Project and co-sponsored the Pure Water Brew competition. 

Beginning in 2015, the OBC has donated funds to the Peninsula Community Education Fund, co-sponsored the Pure Water Brew (again) and in 2016, via the #BeerForFlint project, the Community Foundation for Greater Flint. Also in 2016, the OBC donated to the Lower Columbia River Estuary Project via the Homebrew Battle for the Columbia River Estuary.


Glen Hay Falconer

Avid home brewer turned pro-brewer, serves as inspiration to home brewers everywhere.

Bob McCracken Jr.

OBC President, passed away during his tenure

Bottler's Mausoleum Restoration Project

Preservation of Oregon beer history

Pure Water Brew

Its the water silly!

Lower Columbia River Estuary Project

Its the water silly!

Peninsula Community Education Fund

Give back to our community

Community Foundation for Greater Flint

Support for kids who have been negatively impacted by the water crisis in Flint, MI