Bass player, Fat Mike from NOFX, created the Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival that will make its debut on the West Coast this fall. The touring festival will launch on September 16 in Tacoma, WA and next in Boise, ID on September 17. Both of these tour dates will include various bands such as NOFX, Bad Religion, Goldfinger, Less Than Jake, Bad Cop / Bad Cop and more. There will be three additional stops, one in Concord, CA, Sacramento, CA and Huntington Beach, CA. Punk in Drublic will be presenting some of the best bands in punk rock music and regional craft beer at each special event.
The craft beer and music festival is named after NOFX’s classic Punk In Drublic album, which has sold over one million copies. NOFX will co-headline each stop of the festival tour while alternating with Flogging Molly and Bad Religion. Additionally, every city will feature four more other bands. Look for full details to be announced in August on the official Punk In Drublic Festival website.
Synergy Global Entertainment, a premier music event producer/promoter and the craft beer event production powerhouse, Brew Ha Ha Productions have partnered with Fat Mike to help put together each tour date. Stone Brewing will also be contributing their very own Stone & NOFX Punk in Drublic Hoppy Lager, which will only be available exclusively in cans in the festival markets. This is the first time ever that Stone Brewing has collaborated with a musician for a can release. Each can will have the festival tour dates on the back. This is a first-of-its-kind level of commitment from a brewery partner for a festival tour.
Fat Mike says the Stone & NOFX Punk in Drublic Hoppy Lager tastes like “It’s something to wash the noise away.” Mike came up with a few slogans for Stone, “It’s the beer of champagnes” and “They say you can’t get beer from a stone…oh shit, we just did!” Unfortunately, these were quickly turned down by Stone.
“We know we’re crazy for letting Fat Mike in our brewery, but we’re doing it anyway,” says Greg Koch, Stone Brewing co-founder. “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!”
Cameron Collins, Co-Founder & Director of Events at Brew Ha Ha Productions explains, “Craft beer and punk rock are cut from the same cloth. Small, independent, and up against some big challenges: taking on BIG BEER, and local bands determined to do it their way, despite what might make them a quick buck. Punk In Drublic throws off the mantle of the ordinary to create an event unlike any other…a perfect pairing of craft beer and punk rock!”
Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival is thrilled to have Rockstar Energy Drink, Wienerschnitzel, Stone Brewing and Cosmic Fog as sponsors for its first year.
Saturday, September 16 – Tacoma, WA – America’s Car Museum (on sale Friday, July 28)
Sunday, September 17 – Boise, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater (on sale Friday, July 28)
Saturday, October 14 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion (on sale Friday, August 11)
Sunday, October 15 – Sacramento, CA – Bonney Field (on sale Friday, August 11)
Saturday, October 28 – Huntington Beach, CA – Bolsa Chica State Park (on sale Friday, September 1)
General Admission and VIP tickets for the Tacoma and Boise prices are available. Ticket information for the other tour dates will be announced in August. All tickets include craft beer tasting and access to view the music stage for attendees 21 years or older.
Over 100 craft beers will be available up to four hours, consisting of some of the West Coast’s best and local favorites. The tastings are included in the admission ticket. The festival will start at noon and end at 9:00pm.
General Admission: starting at $39
Early Entry + VIP Lounge: $99
Early Entry + VIP Lounge + Meet & Greet: $199
VIP Tickets include access to a VIP Entry Lane and VIP Lounge, with:
– Exclusive craft beer tastings
– VIP viewing area of the stage
– Private restrooms
– VIP cash bar
– One hour early entry for craft beer tastings (for those 21+), starting at 12:00 PM