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Every brewery has a unique story. We want to share these stories.

Every bottle of craft beer you take off the shelf has a story. It’s written by individuals with the passion to start a brewery and the dedication to master the craft. We share their story, and the stories behind your favorite brews, in Hopstories.

Our Story

The idea for Hopstories started over a pint of beer. Eric and Adam wanted to know what the story was behind the brewery, how they started and how their passion for beer made it into their pints. They decided to combine their love of beer with an enthusiasm for telling stories to create Hopstories.

Eric Buist is filmmaker based in Corvallis Oregon. When he is not creating documentary films, he can be found homebrewing. Adam Gaylord is a Wildlife Biologist. He loves writing and analyzing the flavors in the beer he is drinking. 

Hopstories

What to expect from Season 2

In addition to bringing you the stories behind more of your favorite Oregon craft breweries, we plan to expand to Washington, California, and maybe even Colorado! Wherever delicious craft beer is brewed, we’re working hard to get there. We’re already in talks with Breakside Brewery for Season 2 and other breweries are in the works. Wherever we go, we’ll deliver you Hopstories via a redesigned and better organized website.

Swag!

We’re offering some awesome stuff as a thank-you for backing our project including the opportunity to experience firsthand several of the breweries we featured in Season 1!

Hopstories Rewards
Hopstories Rewards
pFriem Package
pFriem Package
Hopstories Shirts
Hopstories Shirts

Why Kickstarter?

Kickstarter lets us connect directly with the people most interested in helping Hopstories grow. Your support will allow us to bring you more content from the men and women who brew the beer you love. And we will be forever in your debt!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Brewers are busy people (and so are we). Our biggest challenge continues to be aligning schedules to shoot and interview. However, Season 1 taught us a lot including the value of persistence! Never fear, we will bring you great craft beer content.

FAQ

  • Making videos is expensive. We have produced the first 6 with our contractors donating their time/equipment, essentially getting paid in beer. While we have had a lot of fun shooting them, people need to get paid for their time if the series is going to continue. For season 2, we are going to begin paying our contractors and we are creating a better website that will allow us to make it the hub of our content, attracting sponsors/advertisers, to make it self sufficient into the future.

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