File these two under “beer drinkers are pretty f***in’ cool”.
First, Deschutes Brewery, a craft brewer from Bend, Oregon, is no stranger to culture. They’ve produced this short film about two hipsters roadtripping through Oregon “from Black Butte to Mirror Pond to Green Lakes”, all incidentally landmarks that their beers are named after.
Their proudest namesake, however, is the Deschutes, a majestic central Oregon river that the people at the brewery are dedicated to conserving. In their latest effort, they’re rounding up indie artists to record and produce covers of river songs onÂ the river itself.
First up is Eric D. Johnson of The Fruit Bats with his rendition of The Byrds’ “Ballad of Easy Rider”. [via DraftMag]
There are more Deschutes River Recordings on the horizon, but if you can’t wait for your beer-inspired ballads, check out this original diddy from Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, a San Francisco “rock/country/soul” band that passes time in the van between road gigs by recording songs on an iPhone. Many of these “van sessions” are covers, but the most recent,Â Sierra Nevada Song, is a quirky original. [Also via DraftMag]
And if you’re sick of me stealing from DraftMag all the time, here’s the BoozinBlog list of songs about drinking:
10. Tubthumping – Chumbawumba
Choice lyric: Pissin the niiiight awayyy/ Pissin’ the niiiIIGHT awayyy
9. Too Drunk to F*** - Dead Kennedys
8. Beer For My Horses – Toby Keith ft. Willie Nelson
7. Plastic Cup Politics – Less Than Jake
6. Pop Bottles – Birdman ft. Lil Wayne
5. Red Solo Cup – Toby Keith
4. Beer – People Under the Stairs **Impressive number of craft shoutouts
3. Tequila – The Champs
2. Beer- Reel Big Fish
1. Rain Is a Good Thing – Luke Bryan