About the Ohio Craft Brewers Association

About Us

The Ohio Craft Brewers Association was founded as a not-for-profit organization in 2008 to unify the Ohio brewing community, market Ohio manufactured beers throughout the state and beyond, and monitor and promote a strong beer industry in Ohio. The Ohio Craft Brewers Association also organizes statewide events that showcase the rich brewing industry and stellar beers being produced in Ohio.

Executive Director

Mary MacDonald, mary@ohiocraftbeer.org


Eric Bean, Columbus Brewing Company
Vice President
Chris Alltmont, Fat Head's Brewery
Tim Ward, North High Brewing Company
Lori Wince, Weasel Boy Brewing
Board Members
Collin Castore, Seventh Son Brewing Company
Brady Duncan, MadTree Brewing Company
Greg Hardman, Christian Moerlein Brewing Company
Larry Horwitz, Four String Brewing Company
John Najeway, Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Tom Schaeffer, Black Cloister Brewing Company
Lisa Wolters, Yellow Springs Brewery

Mission of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association

The Association is organized and operated exclusively for nonprofit purposes. The Association exists to promote and preserve Ohio’s unified craft brewing industry.

Vision of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association

The Ohio Craft Brewers Association (OCBA) is recognized as the industry leader for preserving the art of making high-quality, unique craft beer. The OCBA serves as the unified voice for craft brewers across the state. Ohio Craft beer industry prospers and evolves because of the OCBA’s advocacy. The craft beer industry contributes to systemic, local community development by driving economic and job growth, while creating experiences that bring people together. The OCBA serves as a beacon for local production and manufacturing through craft beer, resulting in diverse product choices for consumers.

Core Values of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association

Stewardship: We sustain Ohio’s craft beer industry by promoting the creation of high-quality, unique products.
Empowerment:  We give independent breweries the training and tools to sustain and improve their craft.
Advocacy: We protect, communicate and advance the rights of Ohio’s craft brewing industry.
Fun: We commit to an industry culture built on transparency and a deep passion for the craft beer-making community.