We are very excited about our Collaboration Series of Barrel Aged Beers. Our first release will be Schlafly’s Bourbon Barrel-Aged Quadrupel that has been aged for 6 months in a Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel.
We are expecting to see it bottled at the end of January or early February 2012.
There will be less than 240 bottles (750ml) made of this very limited and special beer. So we are giving our regular in store shoppers the first chance to get some. The price will be somewhere between $12-$15 per 750ml bottle (still to be determined)
We are limiting it to 2 bottles per person at this time
Sign up in the store when you visit.
Sign up at any of our 4 locations
No phone calls/online reservations at this time.
Out of state customers, if you place an order online in January, you can also enter in the drawing. Just put a request in the "notes box" of your order
We will accumulate the list until a few days before the release and draw names and sell about half of the bottles using this method. The rest we will sell during the release party and our regular online method for allocated beers. Details will be announced on our blog/facebook/twitter/email.
We are trying to be as fair as possible with this process
Lottery sign up ends January 31, 2012
Watch for our other Collaboration beers coming this year. We also have beers coming from Perennial, 4 Hands, 2nd Shift, Charleville plus more TBA
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The day is almost here! In case you missed the announcement in Evan Benn’s “Hip Hops”, or didn’t see the ad in DRAFT magazine, our bottles will be hitting the streets soon (by ‘soon’ we mean sometime in the next few weeks pending final set-up of our bottling line).
And here’s what’s coming:
Winged Nut 4-packs of Euro Bottles (pint-sized)
Zwickel 4-packs of Euro Bottles (pint-sized)
FYI… we’re a bit geeked-up about using Euro Bottles imported from Germany. Why?
Their usage further expresses our philosophy of “Beer Divergency” (‘unconventional minded yet tradition oriented brewing’ for you newer Nutjobs), expressing Reverence and Revolution, simultaneously. In other words by packaging our beer in a German NR/Euro Bottle, a traditional bottle used in Germany over the years (Reverence), and by featuring it in a 4-pack format (Revolution), we’re doing something traditional and little different both at the same time. And that’s geeky to us!
As far as availability, our initial plans are to obviously sell them ‘to-go’ at our taste room and then to work with the independent beer/wine shops around town (St. Louis City & County only for now), and to hit some of the more beer-centric grocery stores as well. Eventually, we’d like to get our bottles in bars and restaurants, but we’re going to hold off on that until we have a better understanding of our ‘production-married-to-distribution’ capabilities, i.e. until we figure out what the hell we’re doing.
Regardless, we’re definitely jazzed that the beer drinkers of St. Louis will have more opportunities to find and drink our beers. We hope this news excites you as well…Happy New Year!
p.s. Sorry, but you’re going to have to work your “three-dimensional” imagination on the ‘flat art’ 4-packs for now.
p.p.s. Bottle shots- Greg Rannells…thanks Greg!
We did it! We finally got the beerification process started, and it only took 4 years, so start asking your favorite publican for us.
We are a micro that will be making beer that is big on flavor and aroma, the way beer should be. There will be several styles and a continuing line of seasonal and special beers that will be produced throughout the year." - 2nd Shift Brewing
3 new ones have arrived
2nd Shift Cat Spit Stout...$8.99 / 750ml
Coffeey, roasty, blah blah blah its a stout, just drink it, it's really good. 5.2% ABV
"CSS is a very easy drinking stout that everyone loves because it is frickin awesome. It has a good amount of flavor in the roasty and coffee area, that comes only from the malt bill. It's just the way I like a stout to be, so there." -- label
2nd Shift El Gato Grande IPA...$9.99 / 750ml
Heres a big hoppy IPA that is done the way they should be done and has about four truck loads of hops in it, although it's not very bitter at 62 IBUs. LOTS of Amarillo with a good bit of Citra and Columbus just for a good time." -- label
EGG is another IPA that we came up with. All you need to know is over 3 lbs. per barrel of Columbus, Amarillo and Citra. 7.6% ABV 62 IBU
2nd Shift Art of Neurosis IPA....$9.99 / 750ml
Art of Neurosis... on the streets now
AON is an Ipa that has everything you could want in one, if what you want is a hop sandwich. It's a 7.7% Simcoe and Columbus delight. Only get to make this 2 more times till 2013!
Plus in stock also now...
2nd Shift Hibiscus Wit....$8.99 / 750ml
Hibiscus Wit...it's all over the place
Heres what I've been goofin around with for a while. I love belgian wits on hot summer days (or freezin your butt off days). Anyway I took a witbier and threw in a bunch of hibiscus flowers from Egypt and made the stuff even better. 5.2%
UK2 is a new version of UK1 using different spices that I can't freely talk about without getting in trouble from the powers that be... let's just say this one doesn't have fresh unicorn milk like the first one did. It's gonna be around 6.5% ABV