VIDEO: PINTS Flagship on the River, featuring Deschutes Brewery

The long awaited second episode in the short documentary series PINTS: Stories Behind the Beer has finally premiered online for streaming and can be seen above. Flagship On the River examines Bend, Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery‘s origins and growth and asks key industry figures what its future may be. The PINTS series is by Portland-area filmmakers Clinton Herrick, Ryan Claypool and David Jordan, with writer Solomon Hanson.

PINTS: Stories Behind the Beer, is a documentary series focused on the humble and not-so-humble beginnings of the craft beer revolution and how it was built. This series tells the stories of why beer is made, not just how. In the Pacific Northwest, a region seemingly flooded with craft breweries, PINTS examines the folks who make beer and their various journeys, portraying them in a compelling, narrative format. We film PINTS in a striking, cinematic way to emphasize people and place and better reflect the influence each has on the liquid that many so regularly enjoy.

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Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: