We Are Proud to be a B Corporation

In February 2015, our company received certification as a B Corporation. We’re now part of a family of over 1,000 Certified B Corporations worldwide and we are held accountable to improve our impact on the planet and on our communities. The certification is a third-party verification of business practices dedicated to positive impact. B Corporations use the power of business to solve social and environmental issues. Hopworks is the first B Corporation brewery in the Pacific Northwest and the 7th in the world. Learn more about our certification and about B Corporations here.



IT IS AN INCREDIBLE HONOR TO BECOME A CERTIFIED B CORPORATION AND TO SIT AMONGST THE COMPANIES THAT WE HAVE ADMIRED FOR SO LONG. Hopworks has always believed in the direct relationship between business and environmental health and it is great to have a framework to study our progress. ”

– Hopworks Brewmaster and Founder, Christian Ettinger

1% For The Planet

1% For The Planet is a global network of businesses, non-profits, and individuals working together for a healthy planet. Through our business and individual membership, 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental organizations through annual membership and everyday actions. We became a member in 2016 by committing to send 1% of our beer sales to environmental causes in our region. We focus our giving on water, forest, and bike related causes through our Community Tap program, special collaborations and partnerships with nonprofits, and through in-kind donations.



Independent Craft Beer

The Independent Craft Beer logo was created to help beer lovers easily identify true small and independent craft brewers, as defined by the Brewers Association. Hopworks is family-owned and operated, independent through and through. We adopted the seal when it was first released in 2017 and in 2018 began adding it to our beer packaging.


Founded over a decade ago by the Pacific Rivers Council, Salmon-Safe concentrates on ensuring we have clean water—the main ingredient in beer—to support urban and agricultural watersheds. They work with farms and business developments  to make certain on-site water is managed in a way that is not harmful for our native fish indicator species. Christian Ettinger, our founder and brewmaster, joined the board of directors of Salmon-Safe in 2014. We certified our SE Portland brewpub with a project-based  certification in 2015 and our Vancouver brewpub was certified from the get-go. Additionally we purchase Salmon-Safe hops from farms in the Willamette and Yakima valleys. We have organized the Salmon-Safe IPA Festival, encouraging other breweries to practice sustainable sourcing as well.



USDA Organic

Since 2002, the USDA Organic certification has been a leading global force in defining the set of standards for producing organic food. From farm to table, these standards look at soil and water quality, pest control, livestock practices, and rules for food additives. In addition to local and Salmon-Safe beer ingredients, we also use a variety of USDA Organic ingredients. The base malt in the vast majority of our beer is organic and a number of our core beers have been certified as USDA Organic or Made With Organic.

Oregon Tilth

A leading certifier, educator and advocate for organic agriculture and products, Oregon Tilth is one of the organizations working to enforce the USDA Organic Certification. With it’s beginnings in 1974, Oregon Tilth was an early voice in the Organic movement and helped establish the USDA National Organic Program. Oregon Tilth is our brewery’s organic certifier. We work with them regularly to make sure that our ingredient sourcing and processing is in line with organic regulations.




Bike Friendly Business

The League of American Bicyclists offers the Bike Friendly Business gold certification to businesses with ambitious systems for creating an atmosphere that is welcoming and encouraging of bicycle transportation. We received our certification by offering employee incentives for cycling, encouraging bicycles as a preferred mode of transport, offering ample and secure bike parking, providing repair areas, and participating in many community cycling events.