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2016-mwbbfJuly is almost upon us and with it brings hot dogs, ‘Merica, and beer.  Specifically it brings the 8th annual St. Louis Craft Beer Week (more on that soon), but one of the largest and best parts of STLCBW is the Perennial Artisan Ales Midwest Belgian Beer Festival.

Believe it or not, this is actually the 5th MWBBF and Perennial is celebrating their “funky fifth” with 54 breweries from across the United States (and beyond.)  This year’s festival takes place on Saturday, July 30th and will run from 1-5PM.  The proceeds from this year’s festival will go toward St. Louis Public Radio.

Here’s a list of the participating breweries:

  • 18th Street Brewery
  • 2nd Shift Brewing
  • 4 Hands Brewing Co.
  • Against the Grain
  • Allagash
  • Almanac
  • Answer Brewpub
  • Barrelhouse Brewing
  • Bluejacket
  • Boulevard
  • Bruery
  • Charleville
  • Cigar City
  • Commons
  • Crane
  • Crooked Stave
  • De Garde
  • Destihl
  • Firestone Walker
  • Fremont
  • Funk Factory
  • Green Bench
  • Half Acre
  • Hardywood
  • Jester King
  • Jolly Pumpkin
  • Logboat
  • Mark Twain
  • Marz Brewing
  • Mikkeller
  • Moody Tongue
  • New Belgium
  • Oakshire
  • Off Color
  • Ommegang
  • Ozark Beer
  • Penrose
  • Rare Barrel
  • Right Proper
  • Rockwell
  • Schlafly
  • Scratch
  • Side Project
  • Solemn Oath
  • Sun King
  • Three Floyds
  • Transient Artisan Ales
  • Une Annee
  • Upland
  • Urban Chestnut
  • Whiner
  • Wicked Weed
  • Wiseacre
  • Yazoo

Tickets to this event are $65 and will go on sale beginning tomorrow, Wednesday June 15th beginning at 4PM. For those of you out of town, tickets will be available online beginning Monday, June 20th at 10am.

2ndshiftlogoIsn’t fun to be a VIP? Any time you get that inside scoop or special access, you feel like a rock star.  2nd Shift Brewing is helping you feel like an insider as we’re doing a very special sneak preview of the new location tomorrow, June 9th starting at 6PM.

This isn’t going to be just any sneak preview, it’s going to be a party. Not only will you be able to view the new space, but it’s going to be a bottle release (more on that in a bit), we’re going to have beers on draught, and the Mission Taco Truck will be there to fill your belly.

As far as the bottle release goes, this will be your first opportunity to purchase the newest fruited version of Katy, Apricot Katy. You’ll also have the chance to purchase Annabelle, which I believe (and I don’t say this lightly) Steve Crider’s finest funky beer to date.  The newest version of Unicorn Killer will also be available for purchase as well.

If that wasn’t enough, we’ll have a killer line-up of beers on draught as well:

  • Brewcocky
  • Katy
  • Chaotic Insecure Delusions
  • Unicorn Killer
  • Hibiscus Wit
  • Art of Neurosis
  • Chateau la Douchebag
  • Blackberry Katy

So, we invite you out for this very special event.  We can’t wait to share our new home with you and this is just the first opportunity to do so.