East Coast versus West Coast, Biggie versus Tupac, Celtics versus Lakers, Smuttynose versus Lagunitas? That’s right it is the fourth annual East Coast vs. West Coast Punk Rock Brew Tour! Tonight at The Independent in Somerville four breweries, two from the each and two from the west will battle on the taps while John Pegoraro and H.p. Taskmaster take over the ones and twos. From the East it will be Smuttynose and Sixpoint. Hailing from the West will be Lagunitas and Sierra Nevada. Punk, hardcore, metal, stoner music and craft beer; what’s not to love?
“A beer and music event, the ECvWCPRBT features a soundtrack of punk and hardcore paired with great craft brewed beer… Come on down and drink the finest American craft beers while moshing out to a soundtrack of punk and hardcore that will include bands from Scissor Fight to Bad Brains and from Black Flag to Suicidal Tendencies.”
Here is what will be available tonight at The Independent:
Smuttynose Brewery: Finestkind, Bouncy House, Vunderbar!, and Pumpkin Ale
Sixpoint Brewery: Bengali Tiger, Tesla IPL, Sweet Action, and The Crisp
Sierra Nevada: Hoptimum, Equionx, and Torpedo
Lagunitas: IPA, Pils, Dogtown Pale, Night Time, Little Sumpin’ Extra, and Sucks
Pretty Things will also be making a special appearance with Meadowlark, Jack D’Or, Fieldmouse’s Farewell, Harvest Saison, Fringe Pale Ale, and Baby Tree!
Last year’s Boston event unfortunately took place the week of the Marathon Bombings. The craft beer community didn’t let this hold them back. Instead, they rallied together to collect many rare, precious, sought after beers to auction off. Some of the beers included Portsmouth Brewing Kate the Great, Russian River Consecration, Russian River Redemption, 2011 Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout, 2005 Harpoon Triticus, Vintage Hair of the Dog Fred, Alchemist Heady Topper, Westvleteren XII, and much much more. Overall the auction raised over $1500 for The One Fund!
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