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100+ craft beers, NOFX, Bad Religion, more: Punk in Drublic festival heads to Idaho

A special, cans-only beer will be released in the Boise market to commemorate the Punk in Drublic tour coming to Idaho.
A special, cans-only beer will be released in the Boise market to commemorate the Punk in Drublic tour coming to Idaho. Stone Brewing

Craft beer from more than 100 breweries. Punk and third-wave ska from some of the genres’ top bands. Ten hours of partying.

Can you handle it, Idaho?

This summer’s outdoor concert schedule just got more intoxicating, er, interesting thanks to the announcement of Punk in Drublic, a craft beer and music festival that will visit the Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater on Sunday, Sept. 17. Nampa is one of just five cities slated to host the tour, which is “stumbling through a town near you.”

Punk rock favorites NOFX, Bad Religion, Goldfinger, Less Than Jake and Bad Cop Bad Cop will perform at the festival, which starts at noon. Music runs from 1 to 10 p.m. Fans will enjoy free beer in taster-size cups until 4 p.m. (Or you can buy full-size beers.) After 4 p.m., the tasting will end, but you’ll be able to purchase beer.

West Coast and local breweries will be highlighted during the craft-brew tasting, which will feature more than 100 different beers. Stone Brewing plans to release small batch Stone & NOFX Punk in Drublic Hoppy Lager in the participating markets, so we should see those cans in Boise soon. Tour dates and cities will be listed on the back of each can, so it might be cool to pick one up even as a memento.

Warning: profanity

Punk in Drublic will be an all-ages event, but you do have to be 21 to participate in the craft brew sampling.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at ICTickets for $39 (first 1,000 sold), $49 (second 1,000). Normal general admission will be $59. Limited VIP options also are available for $99 and $199.

Just in case you’re not a punk-rock diehard, here’s a tip: The tour is named after a classic 1994 album by NOFX. “Punk in Drublic” has sold more than a million copies.

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