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Beer and Punk Rock, Together at Last: The Punk in Drublic Festival

Fat Mike, NOFX frontman and head of Fat Wreck Chords is going to do the world a favour by staging a festival that combines punk rock and craft beer. Think of it as a Vans Warped Tour for adults. Well, people of legal drinking age, anyway.

The Punk in Drublic Festival (named after the NOFX album from 1994) will have five stops in Washington, Idaho and California in September and October. NOFX will headline, of course, and will be co-headlined by Bad Religion and Floggy Molly. Less Than Jake and Goldfinger will also play a couple of dates.

About the beer. Each event will start with craft beer tastings that will run until 4pm. After that, you’ll have to buy your brew.

Here’s the full deal from the official website:

Created from the mind and liver of NOFX’s frontman Fat Mike and named for NOFX’s classic Punk In Drublic album, which has sold over one million copies.

This Punk ‘n Brew festival date will feature up to four hours of craft beer tastings featuring over 100 craft beers, including some of California’s best and local favorites. Craft beer tastings are included with admission. Festival hours will be 1:00 PM — 9:00 PM (VIP entry is noon). Complimentary tastings last until 4 PM. After 4 PM, we will have several types of beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks on hand to serve you drinks to purchase.

To celebrate Punk ‘n Brew, Fat Mike teamed up with craft beer pioneers Stone Brewing to brew their very own Stone & NOFX Punk in Drublic Hoppy Lager, which will be available in cans only in the festival markets. 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. They’ve even included the festival tour date on the back of each can. This is a first-of-its-kind level of commitment from a brewery partner for a festival tour.

General Admission and VIP tickets will be available for purchase. All tickets include craft beer tasting and access to view the music stage.

Full details here.


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