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GlobalBrew_MainLogo_RGBWhy can’t we be friends? In the spirit of friendship and new breweries, Global Brew Tap House is throwing a festival, tomorrow from 12PM-5PM featuring breweries from the Missouri side of the river and the Illinois side of the river.

They’re calling the event East Meets West Brewer’s Fest and it’s taking place at City Park in Edwardsville (across from Global Brew).  $25 gets you a commemorative glass and 25 sample tickets to taste from the following breweries:

  • Scratch (Ava, IL)
  • Little Egypt (Ava, IL)
  • Destihl (Bloomington, IL)
  • Kaskaskia (Red Bud, IL)
  • Schlafly (St. Louis, MO)
  • Perennial (St. Louis, MO)
  • 4 Hands (St. Louis, MO)
  • Urban Chestnut (St. Louis, MO)
  • Big Muddy (Murphysboro, IL)
  • Old Bakery (Alton, IL)
  • Recess (Edwardsville, IL)
  • Peel (Edwardsville, IL)
  • Excel (Breese, IL)

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This is how I’m going to begin this post: DO NOT MISS THIS FESTIVAL.

It’s worth noting this will be the LAST 2nd Shift and Friends Beer Festival to take place at Cedar Creek. So, don’t miss out on this festival.

To help celebrate friendship and community, the always eager guys and gals at 2nd Shift Brewing are putting on their fourth annual summer beer festival in New Haven, MO which they’ve dubbed the 2nd Shift and Friend 420th 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 18th from 12-4PM. Here’s a list of breweries and vendors who plan to attend:

  • 4 Hands Brewing
  • Augusta Brewing
  • Bounty Beverage
  • Charleville Brewing
  • Civil Life Brewing Co
  • Earthbound Brewing
  • Excel Brewing
  • Exit 6 Brewing
  • Ferguson Brewing
  • Garage Brewers Society
  • Heavy Riff Brewing
  • Kirkwood Station Brewing
  • O’Fallon Brewery
  • One Trick Pony Brewery
  • Perennial Artisan Ales
  • Pipeworks Brewing
  • Prison Brews
  • Public House Brewing
  • Rock Bridge Brewing
  • Schlafly
  • Side Project Brewing
  • STL Hops Homebrew Club
  • Square One Brewing
  • Transient Artisan Ales
  • Urban Chestnut Brewing
  • Wiseacre Brewing

Tickets for this event, which can be purchased from Brown Paper Tickets, will cost you $35 in advance and $40 day of. Additional information including address and phone number can also be found via the link to Brown Paper Tickets.

Do not miss out on this amazing weekend of fun.

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IMG_0388Cugino’s Italian Bar and Grill is an oasis of craft beer for those folks living and visiting north county. Pair the passion that the folks at Cugino’s have for craft beer with our friends from 2nd Shift Brewing and you’ve got yourself a party. This Thursday July 9th starting at 5:00 pm, Cugino’s will feature 11 taps from New Haven’s finest. Whether you’re looking for the hops of Brew Cocky and Art of Neurosis, or that big black LSD, this list has it all. They’ll even have three different batches of Mullineax. Check out the full lineup:

  • LSD
  • Submission
  • Art of Neurosis
  • Brew Cocky
  • El Gato Grande
  • Technical Ecstasy
  • Katy
  • Hibiscus Wit
  • Mullineaux 3
  • Mullineaux 4
  • Mullineaux 5

So head out to Cugino’s Thursday night. It’s sure be a great time!