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Brewers and bands talk beer and punk rock at Punk ‘N Brew in Huntington Beach

By in Press Enterprise on October 29, 2017

By Kelli Skye Fadroski

Brewers and punk rock fans turned out in droves for a day at the beach filled with beer, live music and good times at Punk ‘N Brew at SeaLegs Live at Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach on Saturday.

The expanded grounds, which took over parking lots on either side of SeaLegs at the Beach, as well as a good fenced off portion of the sand immediately in front of the venue, sold out with around 10,000 patrons who had a chance to indulge in over 200 craft beer tastings from over 50 breweries. They caught sets by punk rock bands NOFX, Bad Religion, Goldfinger, Strung Out, Ignite and more.

The six-city touring festival, curated by NOFX frontman Fat Mike and produced by Orange County-based companies Brew Ha Ha Productions and Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), also included a special beer collaboration with Stone Brewing, Punk in Drublic, a lager-style beer that got its name from the band’s fifth studio album, released in 1994.

“Stone Brewing has always had a history with music, we’re inspired by music and our founders are musicians,” Ethan Anderson, vice president of marketing at Stone Brewing said. Earlier this year members of NOFX showed up at the brewery, which has locations in San Diego and Escondido, to help create the specialty brew.

  • Fans crowd surf during the Punk ‘N Brew Craft Beer & Music Festival in Huntington Beach on Saturday, October 28, 2017. (Photo by Kelly A. Swift, Contributing Photographer)

  • Fans have fun during the Punk ‘N Brew Craft Beer & Music Festival in Huntington Beach on Saturday, October 28, 2017. (Photo by Kelly A. Swift, Contributing Photographer)

    Fans have fun during the Punk ‘N Brew Craft Beer & Music Festival in Huntington Beach on Saturday, October […]    

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