The Punk in Drublic Hoppy Lager will be the featured beer at this years festival. Read on…
The beer is 5.8 percent alcohol, heavily dry hopped and will be available starting in early September in 12-ounce cans. It gets its name from the band’s fifth studio album, which was released on Epitaph Records in 1994. The launch of the craft beer collaboration also served as the announcement for the Punk in Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival tour, which was curated by NOFX vocalist and bassist Mike Burkett (professionally known as Fat Mike). Fat Mike has joined forces with premier music event producer/promoter Synergy Global Entertainment and respected craft beer event production powerhouse Brew Ha Ha Productions for the festival.
This year the festival kicks off in Tacoma, Wash. on Saturday, Sept. 16, and makes stops in Boise, Idaho, Concord and Sacramento, Calif., Phoenix, Ariz. and wraps up at the SeaLegs Live at Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach on Saturday, Oct. 28.
Yeah, its a west coast thing, but it’s oh so cool!
Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31 at PunkinDrublicFest.com.
“It’s something to wash the noise away.”
“It’s punk rock and it’s craft beer tastings, what could go wrong.”
This years brew, Mike teamed up with craft beer pioneers Stone Brewing Co. to create the feature festival beer that will be at all locations of the festival. This collaboration is a huge show of support by Stone, as it marks the first time ever that Stone has worked with a musician for a can release. This is a first-of-its-kind level of commitment from a brewery partner for a festival tour.
“This is the first beer that Stone has done that they’ve canned and collaborated on with a band, but it’s actually the first beer really brewed with a festival in mind because the alcohol percentage is a bit lower. It’s actually very good.”
“We know we’re crazy for letting Fat Mike in our brewery, but we’re doing it anyway. We have a lot in common in not only refusing to follow the status quo, but actively rejecting it. I have incredible respect for what he and Fat Wreck Chords have done for the independent music scene. Craft beer is currently in a similar open-your-eyes-to-the-man’s-corporate-obfuscation battle. Is independent craft beer punk rock? Very. And even more so now with this collab. See you in the pit!”
Make sure to get a can of Hoppy Lager at Punk in Dublic this year. It’s a first of it’s kind.