When Stone Brewing Co. and NOFX announced a collaboration beer to celebrate the upcoming Punk In Drublic mini punk and craft beer festival, the human media was understandably excited. The aliens were also intrigued as we are continually impressed with the lead human of NOFX, “Fat Mike”. Stone held a press conference this past week and invited various human (and alien) media outlets to participate in a brief Q&A session and then watch Fat Mi\e and the Stone team brew the Punk In Drublic beer. Punk In Drublic will be released in September 2017 and will be available at the Punk In Drublic festival locations (scroll down below for more locations and dates).
We wanted to wait to share our views on this collab until the media storm fizzled out. As we waited, we did some post meet and greet research, listening to the tasty jams NOFX produces as well as cyber stalking the infamous Fat Mike. Learning of Fat Mike’s notorious rock and roll lifestyle, the aliens seriously questioned how the Stone facility even survived a visit from both the aliens and Fat Mike.
A hoppy lager clocking in at 5.8% that will be available in 12oz cans as well as on draft at the festivals.
Holy sh*t, this is going to be a party. The musical lineup includes, of course, NOFX who will be joined by Flogging Molly, Bad Religion, Goldfinger, Less than Jake and many more talented humans. The best part (for the beer aliens)? 100+ craft beers will be pouring from a handful of highly respected and kick ass craft breweries from all over the U.S.! The involved breweries will change dependent on location and from what we have seen it’s going to be epic. Being one of the more considerate festivals, the plan is to have the music and beer staggered in times so you can enjoy both vices to the fullest.
The best part of the festival plan is that the bands and the beer are at separate times so you can enjoy the beer and the music. Fat Mike also stated that there were only be a few bands at the festival to maximize enjoyment of each band versus trying to squeeze 40+ bands into one festival.
During the brewing process, Fat Mike loaded the hops (and got in the way) while humans and aliens alike followed for his tour of the brewhouse. Fat Mike, no stranger to pink boots was provided with authentic Pink (brewing) Boots for the whole process.
Beer Alien co-founder Terry Bunch chatted one-on-one with Fat Mike for a bit and discussed the possibility of NOFX writing a new song for the festival. Fat Mike asked what the new song should be about and Terry responded: “the new beer, write Beer Bong Part 2”. Fat Mike chuckled and then pondered “Can we sell beer bongs at the festival?”, we really like that human Fat Mike.
Here are some photos from our visit to Stone Brewing Co:
Look below for the poster showing the bands and dates for the Punk In Drublic festival and be sure to get your tickets early. Then, in September, keep an eye out for the Punk In Drublic collaboration beer from Stone Brewing Co and NOFX.
For more info on the NOFX Punk In Drublic tour, visit: http://punkindrublicfest.com/
For more info on Stone Brewing Co., visit: http://www.stonebrewing.com/
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