On June 24th, the 777th Annual Criderfest will be held a bit closer to the city than it’s been in previous years. 61 miles closer, to be exact. 2nd Shift moved from New Haven, MO to The Hill neighborhood within the last year and their first Criderfest in their new space will be their biggest yet.
And what’s with the name? Well, looking at the past titles of this event, we’ve seen the 420th and even the 23st (not a typo) so just go with it, people. Despite its moniker, this festival has been going on since 2011, not in the middle ages of 1240. However, there will be a touch of medieval sporting at the event as Operations Manager Mike Sweeney explains, “We’re getting one of those American Gladiator joust things.” As you’ve probably guessed by now, this isn’t your ordinary beer festival.
Aside from beer, they’ll have Steve Ewing playing for the attendees and food from Salt + Smoke, Mission Taco, Ices Plain and Fancy, and Steve’s Hot Dogs. Local screen printer Art Farm will have custom t-shirts available, too. Click here to see all of the breweries and businesses that will be attending. This is gonna be a party.
So, while you embrace the strange around you, here’s a quick rundown of what just a fraction of attending breweries plan on bringing for your enjoyment:
Six Mile Bridge
Mango Hibiscus Blonde
Blood Orange Wit
Ginger Yarrow Gruit
Thai Basil IPA
Barrel Aged Mamoot
Square One Brewing
Massachusetts Bay NEIPA
Lambic Blend (made from 3 different 2 year old barrels)
Rockwell Beer Company
Faffin (4.1% ABV) – Not So Ordinary Bitter Brewed with Mandarina Bavaria hops
Hold Up, Slow Down (6.2% ABV) – Lemonade Pale Ale brewed with Lactose Sugar, Lemons, and Lemon Drop and Stella Hops
Stay Gone (6.0% ABV) – Hoppy Saison brewed with Mosaic and Simcoe hops
NE Triple IPA (11% ABV!)
Imperial PB & J
Exit 6 Brewing
“It’s still up in the air. But probably some IPA’s, ha!” – Jeff Hardesty
4 Hands Brewing Co.
Passion Fruit Prussia
Orion’s Apprentice (Triple IPA)
Huck’s Habanero Apricot Wheat
DubbelThink – Belgian Style Dubbel
Fireside – Amber Ale
RockBone – IPA
Lucid – Kolsch
Main and Mill Brewing Company
Peach Berliner Weiss (4% ABV) – TONS of peaches!
Strisselspalt Bier (4% ABV) – A German style bier, perfect for the summer.
Special tapping: Missouri Brunch Stout (6.9% ABV) – Made with Mississippi Mud coffee, maple syrup, and dark chocolate with light cinnamon and vanilla in the background.
Heavy Riff Brewing
Left Coast Envy IPA
Prison Bound Pale Ale
Imperial Coffee Milk Stout
Vanilla Coffee Underbrown
Squeeze Box Lemon Wheat