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.