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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.

2ndshiftlogoWill power is a difficult thing. It’s difficult to buy a beer to put in your cellar and then… wait. We all have good intentions when we try to put together a cellar, but, that’s delicious beer just sitting there, wanting to be opened!

No one is judging you. In fact, I’d argue you’re doing the right thing, beer is meant to be drank. But what if you want to try a vertical of beer, then that’s going to take some will power and space to hold onto beer.

That is unless you let Exit 6 do the heavy lifting for you. This Saturday, April 23rd Exit 6 in Cottleville will be hosting an event where they will be selling bottles of 2nd Shift Brewing Mullineaux 2-5 and also Grace 1-4.  (Oh and they’ll also have Grace 4 on draft as well.)

Each bottle will be sold to-go and each bottle will be specially numbered. Three lucky bottles will win someone a Brewer for a Day with owner Steve Crider.  Already have a cellar full of 2nd Shift? No worries, they’ll also be some raffle tickets available to purchase (with proceeds going to charity) for two additional winners.

Not only do you not have to put forth the time and effort to cellar beer, but you also have a chance to win a very exciting contest. Oh, I’m also hearing that Steve Crider will be on hand to sign bottles.  The event starts at 6PM, don’t miss out on this very fun event.

2ndshiftlogoSo, I need you guys to keep a secret.  I know, me posting this on the internet seems like it’s in direct conflict with trying to keep a secret.  I’ll explain to you in a little bit why this secret should hopefully work.

Believe it or not, we’ve had 2nd Shift Brewing and owner/brewer Steve Crider in our lives for four years now. Steve has been quietly (can Steve be quiet?) producing some of the best beers in the St. Louis area.

Known originally for his ultra-hoppy, ultra-delicious ales, Crider has also begun playing around with wild yeasts and saisons creating some very unique, very distinctive beers.

Steve’s fiancé Libby Brown has been active with the brewery for almost two years now and has watched as Steve has succeeded (and even struggled at times) keeping 2nd Shift going. Because Crider would never do it himself, Libby wants to celebrate Steve and his accomplishments.

To celebrate, brewery friends Perennial Artisan Ales are giving up part of their tasting room next Saturday, November 29th to throw a party to praise Steve Crider and 2nd Shift Brewing. Beginning at 5PM, Perennial will be hosting a few 2nd Shift Beers, a few Perennial beers, and a few 2nd Shift Collaborations.

There are going to be some awesome 2nd Shift beers on tap including PARKAS (a new 2nd Shift/Side Project collaboration) and the newest iteration of the Blueprint Coffee Liquid Spiritual Delight. There will be some other tasty treats available as well.

Now, if I’m putting this on the internet, how are we keeping this a secret? Here’s what you don’t realize with Steve Crider, as long as you don’t @ him on Twitter, there is a good chance he’ll never see your tweet.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Steve Crider likes to get a bit of a rise out of people on Twitter. He enjoys putting something crazy out there and seeing the reactions. As long as people don’t tell him that we’re having a party for him next week, he probably won’t find out.

So, let’s try to keep this to ourselves.  There are some opportunities to see Steve this weekend, so let’s try to not blow it.  This is an experiment to see if the internet can keep a secret.  I think we can do it. (And there is a bonus party at the end of the experiment if we can pull it off!)