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Crider_FestLet’s get this out of the way. Yes, I work for 2nd Shift Brewing. But, I’ve always had a deep love for #Criderfest.  It’s always a great time with great breweries in attendance. Although we’ve moved from Cedar Creek, we’re trying to keep the spirit of the original 2nd Shift and Friends Beer Festival alive at our new location.

I’m happy to announce that the 777th Annual 2nd Shift and Friends Beer Festival will be taking place at our new home at 1601 Sublette Ave. this June 24th from 3pm-7pm. Here’s a look at the breweries and friends that are coming this year:

  •  4 Hands Brewing Co.
  •  18th St Brewery
  •  Against The Grain Brewery
  • Art Farm STL
  •  Artisan Cellars
  •  Augusta Brewing Co.
  •  Bell’s Brewery
  •  Blackberry Farm Brewery
  •  Boulevard Brewing Co.
  •  Brewminati
  •  Cathedral Square Brewery
  •  The Civil Life Brewing Co.
  •  Crane Brewing
  •  Crown Valley Brewery
  •  Desthil Brewery
  •  Dogfish Head Brewery
  •  Earthbound Beer
  •  Embrace The Funk
  •  Exit 6 Brewery
  •  Foeder Crafters of America
  •  Friendship Brewing Co.
  •  Heavy Riff Brewing Co.
  •  Logboat Brewing Co.
  •  Main & Mill Brewing Co.
  •  Mark Twain Brewing Co.
  •  Marz Community Brewing
  •  Memphis Made Brewing
  •  Mission Taco Joint
  •  Missouri Beer Co.
  •  Mother’s Brewing Co.
  •  Narrow Gauge Brewing Co.
  •  Odell Brewing Co.
  •  O’Fallon Brewery
  •  The OG Women’s Craft Collective
  •  Old Bakery Beer Co.
  •  One Trick Pony Brewing
  •  Oskar Blues Brewery
  •  Penrose Brewing Co.
  •  Perennial Artisan Ales
  •  Pinckney Bend Distillery
  •  Pipeworks Brewing
  •  Revolution Brewing
  •  Rock Bridge Brewing Co.
  •  Rockwell Beer Co.
  •  Salt + Smoke BBQ
  •  Scratch Brewing Co.
  •  Schlafly
  •  Schwerpunkt Brewing
  •  Shelton Brothers Importers
  •  Side Project Brewing
  •  Six Mile Bridge Beer
  •  Stag
  •  Square One Brewery
  •  STL Hops Homebrew Club
  •  Tallgrass Brewing Co.
  •  Toolbox Brewing Co.
  •  Transient Artisan Ales
  •  Two Plumbers Brewery
  •  Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.
  •  Wellspent Brewing Co.
  •  Wiseacre Brewing
  •  Yazoo Brewing Co.

Tickets for this year’s #Criderfest will be $40 in advance and $45 day of.  Stay tuned for more information about ticket sales (which will be announced very soon.)

Beer Fest 2016I’m happy to announce that the winners of this Saturday’s Beerfest at the Wine and Cheese Place on Forsyth are:

  • Jeremy Eschmann
  • Oliver Holzmeier
  • Mark Goldkamp

These three winners receive two tickets to the sold-out Limited Session on Saturday, May 21st from 12-1PM. Even if you didn’t win, you’re still able to attend the general session which will run between 1PM-3PM. The cost is only $10 and you’ll have the chance to try over 120 different beers. For more information, please be sure to check out the Wine and Cheese Place’s blog.

Thanks to Paul Hayden and the Wine and Cheese Place for giving us these tickets!

Beer-Fest-2016The Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton will be holding their tenth annual Beerfest, on Saturday, May 21st. In celebration of the event, Paul Hayden has given us three pairs of tickets to giveaway to the sold out 12PM-1PM limited session.

Not only will you get to leisurely try a lot of great beer from all over the world, but you’ll also receive a commemorative 4 Hands/TWCP tasting glass. Send an email to contest@stlhops.com with the subject of 2016 Beerfest, I’ll randomly pick three winners on Thursday, May 19th at 9AM.  A couple of quick notes:

  • If you’ve won something from STL Hops in the past 6 months, please be cool and let someone else enter.
  • If you can’t attend, please don’t enter.
  • You must be 21 or older to enter.
  • No multiple entries.

Be sure to check out the brewery list on the TWCP blog, this is a hell of a tasting and something you just don’t want to miss! Thanks to Paul for the tickets!

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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Beer Fest 2015I need to really stop ending these contests on a Monday morning!  I’m happy to (finally) announce that the winners of next Saturday’s Beerfest at the Wine and Cheese Place on Forsyth are:

  • Matt Barnhart
  • Jospeh Kaller
  • Eric Lemmo

These three winners receive two tickets to the sold-out Limited Session on Saturday, May 9th from 12-1PM. Even if you didn’t win, you’re still able to attend the general session which will run between 1PM-3PM. The cost is only $7 and you’ll have the chance to try over 120 different beers. For more information, please be sure to check out the Wine and Cheese Place’s blog.

Thanks to Paul Hayden for giving us these tickets!

Beer Fest 2015The Wine and Cheese Place in Clayton will be holding their ninth(!) annual Beerfest, on Saturday, May 9th. In celebration of the event, Paul Hayden has given us three pairs of tickets to giveaway to the sold out 12PM-1PM limited session.

Not only will you get to leisurely try a lot of great beer from all over the world, but you’ll also receive a commemorative Schlafly/TWCP tasting glass. Send an email to contest@stlhops.com with the subject of 2015 Beerfest, I’ll randomly pick three winners on Monday, April 27th at 9AM.  A couple of quick notes:

  • If you’ve won something from STL Hops in the past 6 months, please be cool and let someone else enter.
  • If you can’t attend, please don’t enter.
  • You must be 21 or older to enter.
  • No multiple entries.

Be sure to check out the brewery list on the TWCP blog, this is a hell of a tasting and something you just don’t want to miss! Thanks to Paul for the tickets!

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

To help celebrate that history of brewing, the always eager guys at 2nd Shift Brewing are putting on their third annual summer beer festival in New Haven, MO which they’ve dubbed the 2nd Shift and Friend 118th 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 5th from 1-5PM.  Here’s a list of breweries and vendors who plan to attend:

  • Perennial Artisan Ales
  • Transient Artisan Ales
  • One Trick Pony Brewery
  • Six Row Brewing Company
  • Logboat Brewing Company
  • Schlafly Beer
  • Rock Bridge Brewery
  • Tallgrass Brewing Company
  • Boulevard Brewing Company
  • Cathedral Square Brewery
  • Mother’s Brewing Company
  • Urban Chestnut Brewing Co
  • Ferguson Brewing Company
  • O’Fallon Brewery
  • Kirkwood Station Brewing Co.
  • Square One Brewery & Distillery
  • Augusta Brewing Company
  • Exit 6 Pub and Brewery
  • 4 Hands Brewing Company
  • Friendship Brewing Company
  • Excel Brewery
  • Morgan Street Brewery
  • Mac’s Local Buys
  • Pinckney Bend Distillery
  • The Civil Life Brewing Company
  • Heavy Riff Brewing Company
  • Tin Mill Brewing Company
  • Röbller Vineyard Winery
  • The Washington Tattoo Collective
  • STL Hops Homebrew Club
  • Femme Ferment
  • Art Farm
  • Prison Brews
  • Scratch Brewing Company
  • ……and more!

Tickets for this event, which can be purchased from Brown Paper Tickets, will cost you $30 in advance and $35 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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