Cold War Kids Celebrate New Album and Ballast Point Collaboration

Cold War Kids have something brewing at Ballast Point in Long Beach. (Courtesy Constellation Brands)

Apologies for the late notice, but the Long Beach-born mega indie band Cold War Kids celebrates dual releases in their hometown on Saturday: a new album and a new brew.

The album, Cold War Kids’ seventh, is New Age Norms 1, which the band has been promoting on their current tour that includes two Anaheim stops: headlining at the House of Blues in Anaheim on Nov. 16 and performing a set during the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas at the Honda Center on Dec. 7.

“Complainer” was the first single released from the album:

Next came “4th of July”:

Before those upcoming show, Cold War Kids give a private performance at Fingerprints Music in Long Beach on Saturday and then they head across town to Ballast Point, where they will meet fans and perform a special DJ set on the waterfront patio in celebration of their collaboration with the brewery, This Will All Blow Over in Time.

It’s described as a hoppy American wheat/pale ale (4.8 percent ABV) that is golden orange in color and made with Simcoe, Amarillo and Mosaic hops and is 50 percent Wheat Malt that gives it a nice light haze. The flavor profile is citrus with a dry dank finish from the wheat and Mosaic, and it is said to drink like a much higher ABV beer (minus the alcohol burn). “It’s hopped like an IPA and the wheat gives it a much bigger mouthfeel than your typical pale ale,” say the brewers of This Will All Blow Over in Time.

A limited number of $40 tickets are available to both the Fingerprints and Ballast Point events by clicking here.

Cheers! (Courtesy of Constellation Brands)

Here is the schedule:

Noon: Arrive at Fingerprints for check-in and show (420 E. 4th Street, Long Beach)

2 p.m.: Ballast Point Brewing Co. release party (110 N Marina Dr., Long Beach)

Your $40 ticket includes: access to the Fingerprints performance and Ballast Point party; a New Age Norms 1 CD; a pint of the Cold War Kids/Ballast Point collaboration beer; a custom patch; custom guitar picks; and access to Lyft discount code.

All ticket purchasers/attendees must be 21+, and you will need a valid I.D. to get in.

OC Weekly Editor-in-Chief Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before “graduating” to OC Weekly in 1995 as the alternative newsweekly’s first calendar editor.

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