lupulinIt’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 28th, 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, Superflare and debuting Tack Hammer, a new session IPA.

The festival will be a carnival theme including STL Hoopclub, Bearded Lady, Face Painting, Fire Dancing, Fire Breathing, Aerial Acrobatics, Stilt Walkers, Fortune Teller, Unicyclist, Knife Thrower, Strong Man, DJ’s and more.

There will be carnival games as well with 100% of that profit going to HOPE for Young Adults with Cancer. Each game will cost you $1 and includes pop the hop (darts/balloons), high striker, ring toss, and the dunk tank. “Celebrities” in the dunk tank include, Crider (Libby said he would!), Homey (iTAP Soulard), Will Foust, Steve Salas, Andy Burgio, Johnny Vegas, Jason Bockman (Strange Donutes), Corey Smale (Strange Donuts), your’s truly, and Billy Paymaster (HOPE).

There will also be a Ferris wheel!

Tickets will be $40 and will include a hop forward selection from participating local breweries, tasting glass, and access to all of the carnival activities. Here’s a look at the participating breweries and the most current list of beers:

1. 2nd Shift
2. Six Row (Marisa’s IPA , Double IPA)
3. Against the Grain (Bloody Show, Rico Sauvin, 2 Wheel Death Machine)
4. Alpha
5. Augusta
6. Bells
7. Boulevard
8. Brasserie Dunham
9. Cathedral Square
10. Central States
11. Charleville (Triple Wit, Black Rye IPA, Box of Chocolates)
12. Cigar City (You Never Know DIPA, Jai Alai)
13. Civil Life (The Angel and the Sword Ale, English Style India Pale Ale)
14. Crown Valley
15. Deschutes (Hop Henge IPA, Fresh Squeezed IPA)
16. Destihl (Hoperation Overload Double IPA, Vertex IPA, Tenenbrous Black Rye PA, Amra Mango IPA)
17. Dryhop Brewers
18. Earthbound
19. Excel Brewery (Eastside IPA, Flash Bang, Stay Gold, Hop Heist – Falconer’s Flight, Hop Heist – Azacca, Plague Bringer)
20. Exit 6
21. Ferguson
22. Firestone Walker (Pivo Pils, Easy Jack IPA)
23. Haymarket (Mathias Imperial I.P.A, Aleister Double I.P.A.)
24. Heavy Riff
25. Kirkwood Station
26. Logboat
27. Main & Mill
28. Martin City (Hard Way IPA, Belgian IPA, Black Hopps)
29. Marz
30. Modern
31. Mothers (Lil Helper, Skip Day Session IPA, Making Trouble, Loopty Loop Lager, Pulp Fiction, Three Blind Mice)
32. Morgan Street (IMPlied IPA)
33. Nebraska Brewing (Barrel Aged HopAnomaly7, HopAnomaly, India Pale Ale)
34. New Belgium (Slow Ride Session IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Oatmeal IPA – Collaboration with Half Acre)
35. New Holland (Mad Hatter IPA & Paleooza Pale Ale)
36. O’Fallon (Small Feline, Zeke’s Pale Ale Firkin with grapefruit zest, Coal Train, Berry Best, Wheach)
37. ODell
38. Oskar Blues
39. Perennial
40. Pipeworks
41. Recess Brewing (IPA (2211), APA (Yellow Buss))
42. Revolution (Galaxy Hero, Double Fist)
43. Schlafly
44. Solemn Oath
45. Square One
46. Stone (Enjoy By 4.20)
47. Sun King
48. Tallgrass (8-bit Pale Ale, Ethos, Mystery Firkin, 16-bit Double Pale Ale
49. Templar
50. The Old Bakery (Citrus Wheat Beer, Session IPA)
51. Toppling Goliath (King Sue Double IPA, Golden Nugget IPA, PseudoSue American Pale Ale, Dorothy’s New World Lager)
52. Trailhead Brewing Co.
53. Une Annee (Hopsurd Imperial IPA, Maya Belgian IPA)
54. Urban Chestnut (Fantasyland- Midwest Coast IPA, Urban Black Top (Cask), Stammtisch)
55. Wicked Weed