One of the cool parts about the influx of breweries opening around town is seeing how they all do events a little differently. I don’t know about you, but I love a beer festival. But what if someone took a beer festival and tried something completely different?
How about a beer carnival. On Saturday March 3rd, from 2PM-6PM 4 Hands Brewing Company will host their first beer festival with friends. The Lupulin Festival is a celebration of the hop and will 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 growlers to go during the event.
The festival will be a carnival theme with a carnival emcee, sideshow performer, live art, live music, photo booth, and more. They will be working with multiple food trucks to provide gourmet fare. 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 beers from participating breweries:
IPA #1– 7.7% ABV, 83 IBU
A strong American take on the classic style, this dry IPA, bursting with big mango and peach aromas, has an assertive citrus rind bitterness and slightly fruity flavors, and is balanced with a bread-crust-like malt backbone
IPA– 6.3% ABV, 65 IBU
A American style India Pale Ale. Light amber in color with a big citrus hop aroma. A decidedly hoppy and bitter, and moderately strong ale, this beer is for the hop lover. Malt flavor is just enough to balance out the Citrus, Grapefruit and Pine flavors from the hops. Medium bodied with a crisp dry finish. Brewed with 2-Row Malt, Munich Malt, Caramel Malt, Victory Malt, and Honey Malt. Hops are Summit, Galena, Cascade and Willamette. Dry hopping the beer with Cascade, Columbus and Chinook hops when it is finished with fermentation gives it its big hop aroma
Unbendable Girder Imperial Pilsner
This imperial pilsner has a rich, malty, and spicy version of our standard Golden pilsner. The hop character is noticeably higher from the traditional pilsners rounded taste. The flavor is robust, and contains some grapefruit notes. The appearance is pale to deep gold, with a creamy white head.
Oak Aged Doppelbock
This version has a very strong maltiness, with very little to no hop aroma. In this darker version there are some very toasty notes, which have been pleasantly balanced with the aging. The mouth feel is full bodied, with moderately low carbonation.
Time Traveller – 8.5% ABV, 104 IBU
This imperial IPA is double dry hopped with Amarillo, Centennial, Cascade, and Simcoe
Double Dry Hopped Hoptimistic IPA
Hoptimistic has intense hop bitterness and flavor. Fruity, floral and citrus-like aromas due to American-variety hops further characterize this ale. This copper/orange hued ale has a nicely balanced medium maltiness which contributes to a medium body that goes down easy, leaving a lingering bitterness that is hard to resist.
Brew Cocky– Imperial IPA- 9% ABV, 93 IBU
Yup, we love hops and this IPA puts them all up in your face. Loads and Loads of Falconer’s Flight, a blend of Northwest hops, were used in such a gratuitous manner heretofore no seen in these parts.
Double IPA – 8.4% ABV, 68 IBUs
Our Double India Pale Ale is bigger in hop character and alcohol than our Extra Pale Ale. It is sure to please even the most discerning hop-head! Also known as Imperial IPA, this intensely hoppy, yet very drinkable beer lets the malty characteristics take a step back and allows the hops to really shine. Brewed with almost two (2) pounds of hops per barrel and left unfiltered, Six Row Double IPA showcases the citrusy and piney characteristics of the Columbus, Centennial, and Chinook hops.
Belgian Style White
This traditional White Ale is faithful to the Belgian Style with its light body, cloudy color and touch of spice. A complex, refreshing Ale that’s perfect for any season.
This traditional Belgian-Style Abbey Ale is brewed using five malts, two hop varieties, Imported Belgian Candy Sugar and authentic Trappist Belgian Yeast.
Belgian Style IPA
This Belgian-Style IPA is brewed using four malts, three hop varieties and is fermented with authentic Belgian Trappist yeast. Dry hopping this ale ensures a highly-hopped nirvana.
Brewed in the Russian Imperial Stout style, this offering boasts plenty of malt character and an aggressive amount of hops. A rich, flavorful ale with a finish you won’t believe.
An American IPA featuring Summit and Amarillo hops in both flavor and aroma additions.
Sterling Single Hop IPA
The fifth in a series of IPA’s featuring a single hop variety for bitterness, flavor and aroma. Each version is brewed with the same malt recipe, alcohol content and total bitterness, therefore showcasing the diversity in the hop itself. Sterling is a spicy, herbal, Saaz-style hop grown and developed in the U. S. in the last 15 years.
Super hoppy and super malty…That is all
American Pale Ale
An American style pale ale using all Cascade hops at four different points in the boil. Well balanced with a nice malty mouth-feel and a citrus bite.
Belgian Pale Ale
An American Style Pale Ale but a Belgian Yeast is used instead bringing out more phenolic flavors in the beer.
New Zealand IPA – 7.6% ABV, 50 IBUs
Similar to the Southern Hemisphere IPA, but brewed with exclusively Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand and Optic malt.
Calypso, Revolution Series (on cask)
Is our “Odyssey” IPA (Greek mythology fans know what we’re talking about). Single-hopped with the fruity (some pear, some apple) Calypso hop, this unique IPA is a ‘detainment’ of refreshment and enjoyably bitter fruit. ABV- 6.1%, IBU’s – 45, OG -14.2 Plato
Tickets can be purchased at the tasting room located at 1220 South 8th Street or by calling (314)436-1559. Get your tickets soon as this is sure to be a great time.