Last Wave Brewing Co. and NJ-based band The Bouncing Souls have teamed up to support APMF! The band’s album  How I Spent My Summer Vacation is serving as the inspiration for a New England-style IPA of the same name being released today (8/27). Stop by Last Wave’s outdoor beer garden in Point Pleasant Beach starting Thursday night, August 27, to pick up some cans (from some special guests)!

Proceeds from each four-pack sold will be donated to three local charities, including APMF. The beer will also be on tap throughout NJ, including at Langosta Lounge on the Asbury Park Boardwalk. APMF will have volunteers at Langosta on Saturday, August 29 from 1pm – 5pm to raise additional donations through sales of our famous “Music Saved Asbury Park” t-shirts and other merchandise.

“Music is a huge part of my life and a big part of life at the brewery, which is why teaming up with The Bouncing Souls was such a big deal,” said Nick Jiorle, co-owner of Last Wave. “I started volunteering with the Asbury Park Music Foundation a few years ago not just because of their commitment to supporting the local music scene, but to ensure that at-risk youth in the area have a creative outlet to follow their dreams. We’re stoked to be able to help them out during this crazy summer.”

Bouncing Souls bassist Bryan Kienlen added, “I was more than happy to do my part by designing the can label based on my earlier record cover design. Music saved my life and I’m forever grateful for it. I love the work that APMF is doing to achieve a more fair and equitable world. Everyone deserves the chance to learn to play music, among other things.”

“We are thrilled to be part of this exciting collaboration centered around music,” said APMF Board member Jim Lenskold. “Last Wave Brewery has supported APMF in the past and Nick Jiorle has personally volunteered his time. This contribution will help us continue to provide life-changing music programs to kids at a time when fundraising is especially challenging.”