Celtopunk Stout Tapping @ Hopworks

K.M.R.I.AFriday night you can try a new HUB brew designed by beer geek and scribe Abram Goldman-Armstrong. Going down at the Secret Society Ballroom in PDX, this event will also feature the music of K.M.R.I.A (Kiss My Royal Irish Arse), a Pogues cover band. The brew known as “Celtopunk” is described by Goldman-Armstrong as “a Cork-style Dry Irish Stout.” Goldman-Armstrong says the beer is from a recipe he’s been homebrewing for the past 15 years. This one-night only brew was made at Hopworks’ newly acquired Hopomatic nano brew system, so supplies are extremely limited. Taps at 9PM. Oi!

More on K.M.R.I.A. from Concert Co-op Portland:

K.M.R.I.A plays POGUES music. Nothing but, and are a celebration of their virtuosity, songcraft, and spirit.

The band features an all star cast of Pacific Northwest rock – Chris Funk and Jenny Conlee of the DECEMBERISTS, Ezra Holbrook of DR THEOPOLIS, Scott McCaughey of THE MINUS 5, YOUNG FRESH FELLOWS & REM sideman, Hanz Araki of THE WHYOS & PAPERBOYS, Jesse Emerson of AMELIA, singer CASEY…

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K.M.R.I.A plays POGUES music. Nothing but, and are a celebration of their virtuosity, songcraft, and spirit.

The band features an all star cast of Pacific Northwest rock – Chris Funk and Jenny Conlee of the DECEMBERISTS, Ezra Holbrook of DR THEOPOLIS, Scott McCaughey of THE MINUS 5, YOUNG FRESH FELLOWS & REM sideman, Hanz Araki of THE WHYOS & PAPERBOYS, Jesse Emerson of AMELIA, singer CASEY NEILL, and DEREK BROWN of the EELS, and FERNANDO.

The show features as much grit, bluster, and drunken glory as can be mustered without sacrificing the intricacies of the material. The name KMRIA is an acronym for “Kiss my Royal Irish Ass” excerpted from James Joyce’s Ulysses and used in the Pogues song “Transmetropolitan”. KMRIA only plays shows around XMAS and ST PATS, and this year due to scheduling conflicts, the band is only able to do an Xmas show. Come and get it while you can!

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