OR's breweries gave over $2m to charity in 2013; Deschutes a firm part of tradition, with $285K going to more than 500 nonprofits last year.
"Oregon's 185 breweries give back to their communities in many ways, including donations of beer to many events and money, such as the $22,000 the 2014 Holiday Ale Fest just donated to the Children's Cancer Association of Portland. In fact, Oregon breweries donated an estimated $2.1 million in 2013 (the latest year for which a total is available) according to the industry group, the Oregon Brewers Guild. As the largest brewery in Oregon, Deschutes is a leader in charitable giving, donating $285,000 to more than 500 nonprofit groups in 2014." -- John Foyston, the Portland Oregonian