Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Music Episode

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For this week’s episode of Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Manual Podcast, we have two very special guests: Joe Page and Sam Alexander from No Kind of Rider, the Portland, Oregon-based band that supplies our intro/outro music. The cast of characters is rounded out by our Food and Drink Editor (and “Spiritual Leader”), Sam Slaughter; our Managing Editor, Nicole Raney; Content Producer Jake Rossman; and the amazing host, Greg Nibler.

We kick off of conversation with Joe and Sam (second and third from the left in the pic above) who tell us a little more about the origins of No Kind of Rider, the music they’re working on, and what it was like to go on the “Oregon Trail” (and lose a couple of band members to dysentery along the way).

Next topic? Music festivals. We love ’em. We hate ’em. But mostly, we want to find out the best ways to sneak in booze so we don’t have to pay $10 for a tall boy. We discuss some of our favorite methods, past failures, and delicious flask recipes.

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As we mentioned, No Kind of Rider supplies the intro/outro music for our podcast. Listen to the full song and music video, which is titled “Distinct,” right below.

Further Reading

Our Guide to to the Best Flask Cocktails: We’re not saying there’s anything wrong with filling a flask with straight whiskey, but what if you could fill it with something like a Manhattan or an Old Fashioned?

New Music Monthly with The Manual: Every month we highlight some of the upcoming record releases we’re excited about. Find out what we’re stoking on for February 2018.

Four Beer Accessories for Some Extra Drinking Fun: We mention using collapsible plastic containers as flask (but if you get caught, you didn’t hear it from us). Apparently there’s a commercial version, and it’s called the Beer Belly.

Feature image courtesy of No Kind of Rider/Facebook.

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