Shift Beers

Shift Beers is a web series featuring some of our favorite beers served at our craft beer bar in Elgin, Illinois.

After a Hard Day's Work...

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If you're in the food and beverage industry, you likely know what a shift beer is.  If you're not, it's really quite simple.  After a long day's work, or an unusually tough shift, there's nothing better than to reward yourself with some time to sit, relax, and drink a beer.  Usually it involves time shared with a co-worker, regular, or friend to talk about the day and settle down before going home.

Alan and Jeremy have a shift beer at the end of each line cleaning session and sometimes after a an evening behind the bar together.  They grab a glass or can of an old favorite and let the conversation flow.  Whether they're discussing the beer in their glasses or something going on in the industry, things usually devolve into fits of laughter.  At some point, they decided maybe, just maybe, someone out there would be interested in sitting in on these conversations.

To keep things interesting, there are different types of Shift Beers episodes, including:

  • Shotguns: quick 30-second LIVE promos of upcoming events, pop-up tappings, and special announcements.
  • Sixtels: 2 - 3 minute clips about what's currently on the Heritage Handle.
  • Half Barrels: Longer videos that include interviews with friends and industry pros shot at our new Shift Beers Studios in Fulton Market.
  • Shift Beers LIVE!: a bi-weekly live show via Facebook Live shot right in the tap room after hours. 

So grab a beer, sit back, and relax while we share some stories over Shift Beers.  Be sure to Like and Follow our Facebook page to keep up with all of our video content.