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Category: Beer Events

This is how I’m going to begin this post: DO NOT MISS THIS FESTIVAL.  An addendum to that last sentence: DO STAY OVERNIGHT!

To help celebrate that history of brewing, the always eager guys at 2nd Shift Brewing are putting on their second annual summer beer festival in New Haven, MO which they’ve dubbed the 2nd Shift and Friend 23st Annual Beerfest. The most important part of that title, with the exception of the “Beerfest” part, is “Friends.”

Being a craft brewery means being in a community of brewers that works together to create some great beer. So, 2nd Shift invited out a bunch of great breweries to have a party on July 7th from 12-4PM.  Here’s a list of breweries who plan to attend:

Tickets for this event, which can be purchased from Brown Paper Tickets, will cost you $25 in advance and $30 day of. Additional information including address and phone number can also be found via the link to Brown Paper Tickets.

If you’re really looking for the full 2nd Shift experience, they’re also offering a limited number of overnight packages that will include dinner, drinks, a room, and breakfast.  The fee for this package also includes usage of the golf course, swimming pool, and tennis courts.

The cost of the overnight packages, which is in ADDITION to the $25/$30 beerfest ticket, can be made by calling 573-237-3421.  These rooms sell out quickly, so make sure to call as soon as possible.

I cannot stress enough that while the festival is an amazing time, it’s the after-party that seals the deal.  Do not miss out on this amazing weekend of fun.

After the often prolonged effort it takes to open a brewery, I’m sure every day you’re finally open feels like a celebration. But 4 Hands Brewing Company is taking the celebration one step further by having a half-birthday party this Saturday, June 23rd at Handlebar.

Beginning at 12PM, 4 Hands will celebrate 6 months of being open by taking over all 6 taps at Handlebar. 4 Hands will be serving up some of the favorites:

  • Single Speed Session
  • Divided Sky IPA
  • Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown
  • Reprise Centennial Red
  • Prunus Sour Cherry Saison
  • Prussia Berliner Weiss

Not only will there be great beer, but there will also be some birthday presents from Handlebar and 4 Hands that will be given away. There will also be music provided by DJ Black Guy and Treasure Ceremony giving you a “booty shakin’ soundtrack.”

So, head out to Handlebar this Saturday and celebrate having 4 Hands in our town for the last 6 months.

About a year ago, I discussed a few restaurants that treated craft beer like a beverage that not only belonged on the menu, but also complimented the dishes they were serving.  One of the restaurants I highlighted was Sidney Street Cafe, so it should come as no surprise that Sidney Street will be hosting a New Belgium Brewing beer dinner on Tuesday, June 26th.

This beer dinner will be hosted by New Belgium’s brewmaster Peter Bouckaert. Mr. Bouckaert joined New Belgium in 1996 and has been instrumental in their sour beer program. I had a chance to meet him once and can tell you that he’s a warm and interesting guy.

This five course dinner will start at 6:30PM on June 26th and will run you $100 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 314-771-5777. Here’s a look at the amazing menu:

Shift Pale Lager

First Course
King Salmon crudo, garbanzos, pickled rhubarb, puffed rice, cream cheese Gribiche
Tart Lychee

Second Course
Corned Sweetbread Hash, strawberry jam, sourdough griddle cake, poached egg
Fat Tire

Third Course
Pan-Roasted Redfish, ham-hock and ginger dumplings, broccoli, preserved lemon, ham-hock broth
Somersault Ale

Fourth Course
Slow Roasted Missouri Lamb shoulder, ragout of rib and neck, loin, beet risotto, cheese curds, and jus
2010 La Folie

Fifth Course
“Snicker Bar” Chocolate mousse, honey nougat, roasted peanuts, dulche de leche, ganache, dry caramel, chocolate bourbon sorbet
1554 Enlightened Black Ale

One of the things that Farmhaus Restaurant is known for, outside of their award-winning cuisine, is that nice little option at the end of their menu that says “Brews for the Crew.” When you provide that tip at the end of your meal, it helps out the wonderful waitstaff at restaurants.

But what if you want to reward those fine people behind the scenes? That’s where the brew for the crew comes in, you can tip a few beers for the people preparing your food. With this neat concept in mind, Perennial Artisan Ales worked with Farmhaus to create a new collaborative beer that they’re calling Brew for the Crew.

This Munich lager was created to not only pair with Farmhaus’ ever changing menu, but to also be a light and refreshing beer that could be enjoyed at the end of a long shift.

To celebrate this newest beer, Perennial and Farmhaus are putting together a little kick-off party that will be taking place this Saturday, June 9th from 11AM to 3PM. Perennial will be shifting their normal Thursday special release to make sure the folks at Farmhaus can come out and enjoy the fun.

Not only will they be enjoying the fun, but Farmhaus will be bringing out some BBQ to feed your belly as you enjoy their beer. Just some highlights of what you’ll be able to purchase on Saturday: bacon hot dogs, Memphis-style spare ribs, tasso mac and cheese, watermelon salad and more.

Meet some of the Farmhaus crew and enjoy some brew this Saturday at Perennial.