Punk Legends Pennywise Teams Up With El Segundo Brewery For Unknown Craft Beer
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Southern California punk legends Pennywise have teamed up with independent El Segundo Brewing Company of South Bay, Los Angeles to release Unknown Road craft beer, named after the band’s landmark second album. The refreshing, drinkable golden beer has an ABV of 5% and is available now in select Southern California stores, bars and restaurants, with widespread distribution expected in the coming months. Pennywise presents Unknown Road is available in 16 oz. cans and on draft. To find Pennywise’s Unknown Road craft beer in Southern California, visit https://www.elsegundobrewing.com/find-our-beer/
Pennywise’s Fletcher Dragge said, “Hey, what’s up folks? After a long search, we found the perfect brewery to partner with for our new beer, Unknown Road. Our good friends at El Segundo Brewing have created the perfect beer for those long summer days that turn into a good night. Best when served chilled!!”
It’s no surprise that this search led Pennywise to El Segundo Brewing Company in their own backyard. For Pennywise, friends have always been family, and their South Bay home is not just a beach community with a rich punk-rock history, but also a way of life. If the flavor of Pennywise could be captured in a beer, it had to happen here.
El Segundo Brewing Company owner/brewer Rob Croxall said, “It’s been a really fun collaboration and we’re so glad Pennywise wanted to work with us on it. They said they wanted an “all day drinker”, and for that you don’t want something too hoppy like an IPA, you really want a malt-based beer, basically a “beer flavored beer “. It’s a classic style that fits perfectly with a legendary South Bay band.
The Unknown Road can tag a graphic paying homage to the band’s album of the same name, complete with album art, lyrics from the title track, as well as a QR code linking to an instrumental version of “Unknown Road.”
Recently, Pennywise fans got a taste of their Unknown Road craft beer when it debuted at the band’s six epic sold-out concerts at the Garden Amp in Southern California. For the first time ever, Pennywise performed their first five albums in full (one per show), then added a sixth show as a bonus for fans. The beer was an instant hit, selling out all six nights.
Formed in the South Bay of Los Angeles, a neighborhood with a rich punk-rock history, in 1988, Pennywise has continued to attract international audiences with their relentless touring and melodic, energetic sound fusing classic punk, surf punk and searing hardcore. Over the years, Pennywise cemented his place in punk history with iconic songs like “F*ck Authority,” “Alien,” and “Bro Hymn” (their timeless ode to brotherhood and dead friends). Pennywise has released 11 albums over the past three decades, including: Pennywise (1991), Unknown Road (1993), About Time (1995), Full Circle (1997), Straight Ahead (1999), Land of the Free? (2001), From The Ashes (2003), The Fuse (2005), Reason To Believe (2008), Yesterdays (2014) and Never Gonna Die (2018). Working resolutely outside the mainstream’s fringes, the group has become an enduringly dynamic staple on SoCal’s radio airwaves and on the global festival circuit.
El Segundo Brewing Company is an independent craft brewery that began production in May 2011. Founded on a love of hops and a desire to locally brew the beer they love most, the West Coast IPA, they quickly been put on the map as one of the premier West Coast breweries IPAs. And while hop forward beers are an overwhelming part of what ESBC does, as the brewery grows and expands its reach, it has made a name for itself with its lagers and barrel-aged ales. ESBC also operates a satellite dining/pizzeria called “The Slice & Pint”. This offshoot offers ESBC beer alongside a selection of guest taps and has a rich menu of hand and pan pizzas as well as a wide selection of starters and salads.
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