Many thanks to the statistically inclined mind of Beervana blogger Jeff Alworth for the following breakdown on this year’s Oregon Brewers Festival, which starts tomorrow. The numbers in parenthesis are figures from last year. And if you want to know all about the festival’s beer lineup, it’s right here. For the record, I am a fan of 21st Amendment Brewing’s Watermelon Wheat Ale.

Years since inception: 24
Total beers: 86 (81)
Total breweries: 86 (81)
States represented: 14 (16)
Percent Oregon: 53% (43%)
Percent California: 19% (22%
Percent Washington: 10% (9%)
All Others: 17% (26%)

Ale to Lager ratio: 8 to 1 (9 to 1)
Total styles (by broad category): 34 (27)
IPAs: 17%, 15 total (20%, 16 total)
Belgian styles: 16% (12%)
German/Czech styles: 17% (14%)

Well-represented niche* styles:

• Pilsner: 4 (5)
• Cascadian Dark Ale: 4 (NA)
• Porter: 6 (NA)
• Munich Helles: 2 (0)
• Kolsch: 3 (2)

Beers using wheat: 19-ish%** (23%)
Beers using spices/adjuncts: 19% (15%)
Fruit beers: 10% (15%)

ABV of smallest beer (Riverport Blond Movement): 4.3% (4.0%)
ABV of largest beer (Dogfish Head Black and Red Imperial Stout): 10.3% (9.5%)
Beers below 5.5%: 34 (NA)
Beers above 7%: 27 (NA)
Fewest IBUs in Fest (Gilgamesh Mint Kolsch): 0 (0)
Most IBUs at the Fest (Lucky Lab Summit IPA): 103 (111)
Beers between 0 and 40 IBUs: 51 (NA)
Minimum years in a row 21st Amendment has brought Watermelon Wheat: 10