Friday, December 31, 2021

December 31st, 2021 - Punk As F*ck In Drublic On New Year's Eve


Hey there ya crazy punks and hopheads!  Happy New Year!  Today I'm ringing in 2022 with a pairing of the highly entertaining "Punk In Drublic" by punk legends NOFX and a punchy Punk As F*ck from SaltFire Brewing Company!  Hell yeah!!

Album Info:

  • Artist: NOFX
  • Title: "Punk In Drublic"
  • Recorded: 1993 through early 1994 at Westbeach Recorders in Hollywood, California 
  • Release date: July 19th, 1994 (5th studio album by NOFX)
  • Record company: Epitaph Records
  • Production: Ryan Greene and Fat Mike Markoff
  • Album cover art: Fred Hidalgo
  • Personnel: El Hefe (guitars, trumpet, and vocals), Fat Mike (bass and vocals), Eric Melvin (guitars), and Herb Reath Stinks (drums)
  • Additional musicians: Mark Curry (additional vocals on "Perfect Government"), Chris Dowd (trombone on "Dig"), Kenny Lyon (additional guitars), Mr. Rojers (steel drum on "My Heart Is Yearning", and Kim Shattuck (additional vocals on "Lori Meyers")
  • Musical style: Pop punk, skate punk
  • Sound: The songs on "Punk In Drublic" are fast, punchy, catchy, aggressive, and very high energy with lots of great hooks!
  • Major themes: With humorous, flippant, and sometimes silly lyrics dripping with sarcasm, themes on the album include social criticism, rebellion, turmoil, punk rock, drinking, race, etc.
  • Tracks: 
  1. "Linoleum"
  2. "Leave It Alone"
  3. "Dig"
  4. "The Cause"
  5. "Don't Call Me White"
  6. "My Heart Is Yearning"
  7. "Perfect Government"
  8. "The Brews"
  9. "The Quass"
  10. "Dying Degree"
  11. "Fleas"
  12. "Lori Meyers"
  13. "Jeff Wears Birkenstocks?"
  14. "Punk Guy ('Cause He Does Punk Things)"
  15. "Happy Guy"
  16. "Reeko"
  17. "Scavenger Type"

Brew Info:

  • Brewery: SaltFire Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Punk As F*ck
  • Style: Imperial India Pale Ale (IIPA) / Triple IPA (TIPA)
  • Serving: 12 ounce bottle 
  • ABV: 11.5%
  • Pour: The Punk As F*ck pours a clear, dark bronze-amber hue with a 1-finger, bright white head with good retention and trace, soapy lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is dank, earthy, citrusy, boozy, and malty.  There are aromas of pine resin, fresh pine needles, grapefruit rind, lemon zest, tangerine, a hint of pineapple, floral esters, crackery biscuit, toasted bread, and soft caramel.
  • Taste: The taste of the Punk As F*ck follows the nose with bold, boozy, bready, earthy, citrusy, and sweet flavors.  There are notes of toasted bread, biscuit, grapefruit, tangerine, orange pith, pineapple, pine sap, juniper, black tea, gin, and sweet toffee.
  • Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel of the is sharp, bready, thick, yet crisp with a dry, bitter finish.

Overall pairing: 
The bold, in-your-face, aggressive flavors of SaltFire's Punk As F*ck is perfect for the classic punk pop punch of "Punk In Drublic" by those wacky NOFX kids!  'Nuff said!


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