Pennywise Team With Lost Coast Brewery for ‘Pennywiser’ Beer
The Session IPA will be made available as a limited release in select Southern California stores, bars and restaurants beginning in early September, with distribution expected to expand in the coming months. "Pennywiser" marks the first time the brewery has teamed with a band to produce a beer.
The group and brewery chose to make a beer that was dry hopped with Cascade, Crystal, Chinook and Citra hops, giving it a citrus aroma and hoppy flavor. It has a mild alcohol content at 4.8%, making it a Session IPA that you can enjoy throughout the day.
Frontman Jim Lindberg says, “People have been coming at us for years to make a Pennywiser beer, but Lost Coast finally created a brew for us that got it right.”
"After 10 years of us talking about doing a beer, it's finally happening thanks to our good friends at Lost Coast Brewery,” says guitarist Fletcher Dragge. “We've been trying to get this idea off the ground for awhile now, and to find a like-minded company with a DIY attitude of doing things their own way and not conforming to the usual corporate ways of the beer making world. This is about making a good tasting beer, with good people that have the same mentality as us, and bringing it to our fans…or anyone that likes beer for that matter. It's no secret that we drink beer, and that our fans like to knock back a couple cold ones as well. We hope we can deliver something that will bring some good times for all in the future.”
Pennywise drummer Byron McMackin says, "We couldn't be more excited to announce our partnership with Lost Coast Brewery and the launch of Pennywiser beer. We think Lost Cost is the perfect fit for our band and we can't wait for all of our Pennywise fans to taste it.” Bassist Randy Bradbury sums it all up, concluding, "Pennywiser is a great tasting, easy drinking beer…so go get some Pennywiser and enjoy with your friends!”
Lost Coast Brewery owner Barbara Groom says, "This is exciting for Lost Coast Brewery--our first major collaboration. We are looking forward to this new release and hope that Pennywise fans and all beer drinkers alike will enjoy.”
Pennywise will host a special private tasting event in Hermosa Beach, Calif. this coming Friday (Aug. 25). For a chance to win tickets to the event, visit the band's website. And, with Pennywise headlining the Ye Scallywag! festival at Waterfront Park in San Diego on Oct. 21, you can expect Pennwiser beer to be among the choices in the craft beer section at the festival.
Pennywiser Beer Bottle