One of the best things about Estacada is how each locally owned businesses becomes an integral part of the town's tapestry, filling unique niches and uniting locals with the stream of visitors.
Clackamas River Growlers is no exception. With 32 craft beers on tap, it's become a neighborhood hangout for locals, and also a popular stop with traveling beer lovers exploring the Clackamas River corridor.
But owner Mark Long doesn't just educate his guests on the many malted creations he features each day. He also teaches a bit of sign language, as both Long and his wife are deaf. He enjoys sharing both his passion for quality beer and raising awareness of the deaf community. See more of his story in the video below, produced by KGW News during a recent visit to the Estacada establishment.