Deschutes River Recordings: Eric D. Johnson

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Over the last six months we’ve been working hard to create the Deschutes River Recordings, a unique partnership between musician and cause. We’re dedicated to keeping the Deschutes River healthy and clean and to supporting independent music in the Northwest, so this summer we invited Eric D. Johnson of Fruit Bats, Laura Gibson, and Eric Earley of Blitzen Trapper to Central Oregon to perform river-inspired songs along our beloved waterway.

We’re incredibly proud of this collaboration and we’re thrilled to present you with the first in the Deschutes River Recording series: Eric D. Johnson performing “Ballad of Easy Rider.” The original song, performed by The Byrds and written by Roger McGuillan and Bob Dylan, is upbeat and lighthearted, but Eric slows way down on his epic ballad. Contemplative and almost spiritual, this song echoes our deep connection and respect for the river.

A "Few" Extra Ingredients

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Brewing Black Butte anniversary beers requires a bit more than malt, hops, water and yeast. Here, the brew house is staged for Black Butte XXIV brewing.

It was rare to see a blender at our weekly brewer's meeting. Usually, several bombers of barley soda make the trip from the brew master's private fridge to provide us inspiration for our next big idea. Margaritas? Definitely not.

Umpqua River Adventure

North Riding the North Umpqua Trail is one wild and scenic experience. Every section offers amazing river side single track with steep climbs, technical terrain and spectacular scenery.

Twin Cities Base Camp Week Schedule

We're bringing our Base Camp shenanigans to the Twin Cities for an amazing week of specialty beer tastings, beer and food pairings, and appearances by Woody, our giant beer barrel on wheels. Deschutes brewers, ambassadors and fanatics will be on hand to provide some in-the-trenches insight into our courageously crafted brews.

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