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Trappist announce debut album ‘Ancient Brewing Tactics’

Trappist announce debut album ‘Ancient Brewing Tactics’
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Out August 17 on Relapse Records – Share songs ‘Wolves In The Taproom’ and ‘No Corporate Beer’!

Los Angeles craft beer connoisseurs Trappist brew forth their highly-anticipated, debut full-length ‘Ancient Brewing Tactics’. Stream two songs from the album ‘Wolves In The Taproom’, a re-recorded version of the previously released ‘No Corporate Beer’.

Photo Credit: Paul Lee

Trappist comments on the debut album: “Starting a beer-centric band came naturally, considering the many parallels between the hardcore and independent beer scenes. Both foster collaboration, community, and support of grass-roots efforts. It made sense to team up with our old pals at Relapse for this release, since they’ve always supported our previous bands. But enough about us… your pint is getting warm!”

Trappist’s debut album ‘Ancient Brewing Tactics’ is due out August 17th on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records.

Formed in 2014 and consisting of scene legends Chris Dodge (Spazz, ex-Infest, ex-Despise You, etc.), Phil Vera (Crom, Despise You, ex -(16)-) and Ryan Harkins (co-owner of popular heavy metal-themed burger joint Grill Em’ All), Trappist have one clear mission, to annihilate the listener with a storm of d-beat, crust punk, powerviolence, and hardcore all in the name of BEER. Picture Discharge style punk and Xeroxed WWII photos with bombs replaced by casks, cans, and kegs.

‘Ancient Brewing Tactics’ is 21 tracks and 33 minutes of booze-induced chaos, bound to knock you on your ass faster than shotgunning a 15% Russian Imperial Stout. Trappist round out their alcohol-fueled blasts with special guest appearances by Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan), Steve Brooks (Torche), and Blake Harrison (Pig Destroyer). NO CORPORATE BEER.

For the ultimate sensory experience, Trappist have recommended a specific beer pairing for listeners to drink along to each song on the album! ‘Wolves In The Taproom’ is paired with Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Narwhal Imperial Stout and ‘No Corporate Beer’ with Eagle Rock Brewery Amwolf Pilsner. The full tracklist and beer pairing are available below. True aficionados only!


‘Ancient Brewing Tactics’ Tracklist & Beer Pairings:

1. No Soldier Left Behind (3 Floyds Zombie Dust Pale Ale)
2. This Means Wort (FiftyFifty Brewing Eclipse Imperial Stout)
3. Tesguino (Cerveza Fauna Penelope Coffee Porter)
4. The Patron Saints (Orval Belgian Pale Ale)
5. Hymn To Ninkasi (Beachwood Brewing Citraholic IPA)
6. Waiting In Line – First Stanza (Jackie O’s BBA Oil Of Aphrodite with Coffee Imperial Stout)
7. Giving The Boot To Reinheitsgebot (Schneider Weisse Aventinus Weizen Bock)
8. Swignorant (The Bruery Mash Barleywine)
9. Nihamanchnihamnchii (Insurgente La Lupolsa IPA)
10. Frank The Tank (Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout)
11. No Corporate Beer (Eagle Rock Brewery Amwolf Pilsner)
12. Victims Of A Bomber Raid (Surly Brewing Darkness Russian Imperial Stout)
13. 99 Problems (But A Beer Ain’t One) (TRVE Possession Saison)
14. Proost-Op (De Struise Black Albert Russian Imperial Stout)
15. Waiting In Line – Second Stanza (The Veil Brewing Daddy’s Home Triple IPA)
16. To The Pint (Thrash Zone Chris Dodge’s Ham Slappin’ Aru-Chu Ale Barley Wine)
17. You’re The Reason (Sante Adairius Saison Bernice Farmhouse Ale)
18. Garbage Human (Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Imperial Oatmeal Stout with Vietnamese Coffee)
19. Waiting In Life – Third Stanza (Lawson’s Finest Liquids Double IPA)
20. Wolves In The Taproom (Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Narwhal Imperial Stout)
21. Trappist-1: Final Gravity (Zundert Trappist Abbey Tripel)


Brother Dodge – Bass, Vocals, Brewing
Brother Vera – Guitars, Vocals, Fermentation
Brother Harkins – Drums, Vocals, Bottling

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