It’s that time of the year again, time to celebrate our love of the hop. (Granted many of us celebrate our love of the hop every day.) But how can we celebrate this wonderful flower?

How about a beer carnival? On Saturday March 8th, from 2PM-6PM 4 Hands Brewing Company will host their third beer festival with friends. The Lupulin Carnival is a celebration of the hop and will also be the release of War Hammer Imperial IPA.

War Hammer is a 9% 80 IBU Imperial IPA brewed with Pacific Northwest hops. War Hammer will be available on draft, and in bottles to go during the event.

The festival will be a carnival theme with “carnival inspired acts on the main stage every hour on the hour, blockhead emcee, hula hoop performers, fire performers, balloon swallowing, contact juggling” and more. Carnival inspired food will be available for purchase from the Fifth Wheel, Seoul Taco, and Chop Shop. Tickets will be $35 and will include a hop forward selection from participating local breweries, tasting glass, and access to all of the carnival activities.

Check out the list of participating breweries:

  • 2nd Shift
  • Urban Chestnut
  • 6 Row
  • Schlafly
  • Charleville
  • Square One
  • Excel
  • Mothers
  • Exit 6
  • Tallgrass
  • Ferguson
  • Kirkwood Station
  • Morgan Street
  • O’Fallon
  • Perennial Artisan Ales
  • Alpha
  • Firestone Walker
  • Cathedral Square
  • Avery
  • Log Boat
  • Bells
  • Boulevard
  • Scratch
  • Toppling Goliath
  • Pipeworks
  • Stone

Tickets can be purchased at the tasting room located at 1220 South 8th Street, via Brown Paper Tickets or by calling (314)436-1559. Get your tickets soon as this is sure to be a great time.