Liquid courage. Nerve tonic. Pork chop in a can. Whatever you call it, it’s all the same once it hits your lips: BEER. This adult beverage has been entwined with snowboarding since the dawn of time—cold ones kicked back in the parking-lot, a 12-pack at the spot, or late-night shotguns at a house party.
The Strange Brew boys are no strangers to slugging cold ones. They’ve built their reputation out of Tahoe by thrashing urban environments, traveling by van, and crushing cans all the while. Thousands of miles away across an ocean, Toni Kerkelä has spent his seasons meticulously picking apart street spots and filming hammers on his home turf of Finland. Toni’s built his reputation by putting out multiple video parts every year, full of his crisp style. When you park the Strange Brew van in the U.S. and mash them and Toni together in Finland, you get “Beer & Rails”.
When the wave of fermented grain finally crashed and washed Strange Brew up on the streets of Jyväskylä, Finland, they got a two-week guided session of Toni’s home-town spots. The crew was comprised of Riley Nickerson, Keenan Cawley, Ian Daly, Jasper Tripp, and Toni Kerkelä. With equal parts raw snowboard talent, beer-soaked ambition and an eye for unique lines, the newly-forged crew took it hard to the streets in search of late-night sessions and urban creativity.
Beer & Rails hits taps 8.31.15.
» Rome Snowboards
When exploring new terrain never now what you are going to get, but one thing is for sure… Its bound to be and Adventure. This past year Rome Snowboards have been traveling the world looking for snow. In the first adventure the crew ( LNP, Ozzy Henning and Ian Boll) headed to Kaxakhstan.
In the second Episode of “Find Snowboarding” Rome snowboards sent Cody Booth, Thomas Delfino and Aspen Rain Weaver to the Aleutians Islands. In search of 1st descents and and fresh lines.
Next stop Norway!
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The reason was simple.
Rome Snowboards wanted to find snowboarding where you would least expect it. Following a year in search of shred, the Rome SDS set out this past season to look even deeper into the possibilities of snowboarding.
Ther Rome SDS chased snow to the streets of Kazakhstan where snowboarding is young and on the verge of booming; they sent it to the frontier of North America and the summits of active volcanoes on Alaska’s wild Aleutian Islands; and they hit the road for a month-long road trip to experience Norway’s endless winters. As one trip would end, the next would begin. New crews would get together to continue the shared passion of pushing into the unknown of snowboarding. Read More
Step into the light and see the world of Viktor Simco. This hometown hero was picked up by Rome Snowboards not too long ago and its easy to see why…
Some of the Rome Snowboards crew, including all stars LNP and Marie Hucal, are currently in Minnesota filming for their new movie and decided to drop in on us here at The House Boardshop. There’s a great blog documenting the visit over on Rome’s website.
LNP got down to business signing some decks while Marie got friendly with the wildlife that lurks inside our inner offices.
To check out the full update from Rome with more photos click here. Big thanks to one of our favorite reps Pete Hariux for stopping by with the crew.
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