D.O.A. beer release hits Chilliwack
The idea of a D.O.A. beer release party sounds a bit ominous—at least until you learn that it connects with the Canadian Band Beer project.
As previously reported in the Straight, the concept started as a joke by the CBC’s Grant Lawrence, but led to the creation of various craft beers by independent breweries, named after Pink Mountaintops, Said the Whale, You Say Party, and, indeed, Vancouver’s longest-lived, still-not-quite-retired hardcore punk band, D.O.A.
According to frontman Joey “Shithead” Keithley, D.O.Ale is “a kickass dark ale,” brewed by Old Yale Breweries in Chilliwack, where the band will be showcasing its release on Saturday (August 24).
“It’s at an old District Public House," Keithley told the Straight. "They wanted to put on a show to celebrate the D.O.A. farewell tour and the D.O.A. ale. That night you can get bottles of it; they sell it in the big bomber bottles, with 650 milliliters in them, and they’ll also have it on tap. We’ve never played in Chilliwack, so it should be an adventure all around. Maybe we’ll have a corn roast outside, because there’s plenty of corn in Chilliwack!”
With Keithley’s political career in temporary limbo, D.O.A.’s farewell tour will continue through Eastern Canada and Europe. Vancouverites eager for one more blast of the band—who said their goodbyes to Vancouver in January—can also catch them in Bellingham on August 29 and Seattle on the 30.
More gig dates at www.suddendeath.com