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Paperwork is always a long slog for any brewery. There is federal label approval, there is state approval, and not to mention getting your license, which is always fun. But there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, which 4 Hands Brewing now sees.

I’m happy to announce that 4 Hands Brewing has shipped their beer to Major Brands and will start distributing draft beer around the St. Louis area beginning today. With this major hurdle now passed, it’s time to throw some parties to celebrate. Here’s a list of what’s happening:

Friday 1/13
Range 5PM -7 PM = Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown and Reprise Centennial Red on draft
Bridge Tap House 7PM – 9PM = Divided Sky Rye IPA and Reprise Centennial Red on draft
It’s important to note with this event that for every pint of 4 Hands beer poured, both the Range and Bridge will be donating $1 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Metro St Louis Family Room program.
Monday 1/16
iTAP Chesterfield starting at 7PM
Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown, Reprise Centennial Red, Divided Sky Rye IPA on draft
Tuesday 1/17
iTAP Soulard starting at 7PM
Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown, Reprise Centennial Red, Divided Sky Rye IPA on draft
At each iTAP location, 4 Hands will be raffling off two signed and number brewery posters, gift certificated for their tasting room at 1220 S. 8th Street, and t-shirts.
While bottles of 4 Hands beer are still a couple of months away, here’s a look at their very awesome labels:

cabinfeverart.gifI’ve said this many times in the past, but the Schlafly Cabin Fever beer festival, which takes place at the Schlafly Bottleworks is consistently one of my favorite beer events in St. Louis.    For those who haven’t attended before, this festival isn’t for the faint of heart.

Imagine a bunch of people, all wearing the warmest clothes they could find and all standing outside on a January afternoon and drinking some of the biggest beers that the St. Louis Brewery has to offer.  Oh, there are also a few wusses that stand inside.

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, January 21st from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Tickets will run you $25 in advance or $30 day of. Tickets are on sale now and you can purchase tickets here. Here’s a look at the beer list (which, as always, is subject to change):

  • American IPA
  • Barleywine
  • Bière de Garde
  • Black IPA
  • Blackberry Mead
  • Bock
  • Christmas Ale
  • Coffee Stout
  • Doppelbock
  • Dry-Hopped APA
  • Grand Cru
  • Hefeweizen
  • Imperial Stout
  • India Brown Ale
  • Irish Extra Stout
  • Kolsch
  • Maibock
  • Oatmeal Stout
  • Pale Ale
  • Pilsner
  • Pumpkin
  • Quadrupel
  • Raspberry Coffee Stout
  • Rye IPA
  • Schwarzbier
  • Scotch Ale
  • Singel
  • Smoked Porter
  • Southern Hemisphere IPA
  • Strawberry Cider
  • Strawberry-Cocoa Porter
  • Tripel
  • Vanilla Milk Stout
  • Winter ESB

Be sure to look out next week for your chance to win a set of tickets for the event.  I’m sure I’ll see you there, unless you’re standing inside, sissy.

Now that the unseasonably warm weather has passed us by, it’s only fitting that  Kirkwood Station Brewing is putting on their first Winter Beer Dinner. This five course meal, which will take place on Wednesday, January 25th at 6:30PM, pairs five of Kirkwood Staton’s handcrafted beers with a meal designed by Chef Jack MacMurray III.

After working at restaurants such as Crazy Fish, Wild Horse Grill, and Sage, you know that Chef MacMurray will know how to expertly pair dishes with Brewmaster Dave Johnson’s beer. Here’s a look at the menu:

Blackberry Wheat
Shrimp rangoon, egg roll-style with blackberry chipotle sauce

IPA
Petite beef chimichanga – hopped Spanish rice, green chili refried beans, sauce tomatillo and enchilada

Scottish Ale
Smoked trout gaufrette lime orange sour cream

English Pale Ale
Jones Heritage Farms organic lamb shepherd’s pie

Oatmeal Stout
Stout ice cream float with oatmeal cookie

Reservations for this dinner, which will cost $45 per person, are required and can be made by calling (314) 966-2739. 5% of the sales from this event will go to Kirk Care Food Pantry.  A great meal and money going to a great cause.  Sounds like the makings of a great time.