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art at the tableI’ve often said a great beer is a work of art, but you know what’s really a great work of art? Art. This Friday, May 20th, you get a chance to experience both as the St. Louis Art Museum hosts a beer dinner featuring 4 Hands Brewing.

Starting at 7pm with a docent-guided tour of the SLAM, you’ll then be seated for a four-course beer dinner featuring some delicious 4 Hands beers paired with chef Ivy Magruder’s delicious dishes.  Here’s a look at the menu:

Course 1
Arugula, snap pea, white asparagus, apricots, burrata cheese, champagne passion fruit vinaigrette
Paired with: Passion Fruit Prussia, Apricot Session

Course 2
Chicken and waffles
Airline chicken breast, aged cheddar, waffle, corn pudding, bittersweet balsamic spiked maple syrup
Paired with: City Wide

Course 3
Sous vide boneless lamb roast, barley “risotto”
Wild mushrooms, brussel sprouts, fresh herbs, brown butter
Paired with: Constellation Mosaic, Incarnation

Course 4
Chocolate Napoleon, bourbon caramel cherries, vanilla whipped cream
Paired with: Madagascar

The meal will be $75 per person (not including tax and gratuity) and you can make reservations by calling 314-655-5490.

elijahpsLearning is good. Learning about beer is even better. While drinking beer is definitely fun, I find that I enjoy something on a deeper level when I know more about it.

With that in mind Certified Cicerone® Zachary Pohlman is restarting his famous monthly beer school at Elijah P’s in Alton. Each moth Zach will feature different styles, breweries, or brewing techniques to give you a better peek behind the curtain in the wonderful world of beer.

This month Zach and Elijah P’s will be welcoming 4 Hands Brewing and special guest head brewer (and failed Crave Case eater) Andy Burgio. Andy and Zach will be discussing and tasting:

  • 4 Hands Reprise Centennial Red (American Amber Ale)
  • 4 Hands Ca$h Mony (American Double IPA)
  • 4 Hands Absence of Light (Peanut Butter Milk Stout)
  • 4 Hands Madagascar (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Milk Stout w/ Vanilla Bean)

This very awesome beer school will be taking place on Thursday, January 28th beginning at 6PM. So, head out to Elijah P’s to drink and learn.

Mango-HOP-anero LabelDid you know that as we get older, our sense of tastes decreases? It’s why some of us pick up the love of spicy foods later in life. We need a little bit of kick to put our taste buds on alert.

I love beer and I also love some hot sauce, so Mission Taco Joint and 4 Hands Brewing Co. did the obvious thing and put them both together.  Starting today (National Hot Sauce Day, as I’m sure you’re fully aware) both Mission Taco location you’ll have your first chance to buy the Mango-HOP-anero hot sauce.

Here’s the description from MTJ:

This year we collaborated with 4Hands Brewery and made a special release pepper sauce called Mango-HOP-anero, using 4Hands Incarnation IPA (formerly Resurrection IPA). The pepper sauce brings subtle sweet notes from the mango, a good amount of heat from the habanero, and tropical scents from the mosaic hops of the beer.

So, stop by Mission Taco and enjoy some tasty tacos (or burritos) and also purchase a bottle of Mango-HOP-anero to-go for $7.

hot&heavy2016As long as you attended a remedial science class you know that while water freezes at 32° Fahrenheit, beer can sustain much lower temperatures. In fact, a 10% ABV beer can be chilled all the way down to 25° without being frozen.

With the weather being what it’s been this week, this is important knowledge. But, let’s be honest, most beers that are 10% ABV don’t taste great at 25°. Luckily, things are Hot and Heavy at Eclipse Restaurant tomorrow, January 15th thanks to 4 Hands Brewing.

Beginning at 6PM, Eclipse will be pouring five beers that are definitely big and will definitely help keep you warm. The line up will be Bona Fide, Devil’s Invention, Madagascar, and Apple Brandy Woodsman.  There will also be Oskar Blues Death by Coconut and Stone Woot Stout.

And luckily, as most of these beers are around 9-10%, we all know they won’t freeze at 28° tomorrow. Stay warm.

llywelyns-243x300I’ve liven in St. Louis my whole life and I can say I’ve never known a world without Llywelyn’s Pub. Opened in the Central West End in 1975, Llywelyn’s is celebrating their 40th anniversary this weekend.

Starting at 4PM tomorrow, Saturday, November 14th until close, all St. Louis locations of Llywelyn’s Pubs are throwing birthday bashes to celebrate this momentous occasion. Each STL location will feature special pricing from the past including those delicious handmade chips for 60¢, shepherd’s pie for $5.95 and their famous fish and chips for $6.95.

Llywelyn’s also worked with 4 Hands Brewing and Perennial Artisan Ales where each brewery created a special stout for Llywelyn’s and each aged them in a Jameson barrel.  The 4 Hands collab will be at Soulard, Winghaven, Wildwood, and Webster Groves.  While the Perennial will be available at Central West End, Webster Groves, and St. Charles.

There will be a ton of prizes, beer specials and a bunch of cool things starting at 4PM tomorrow, so visit Llywelyn’s and wish them a happy birthday.

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oct_taptakeover (1)Over the course of seven years, the International Tap House has done a lot of tap takeovers, but they’ve never done a tap takeover as big as the one they’re putting on this Saturday. Beginning at 2PM, iTAP CWE and 4 Hands Brewing will be putting twenty different beers on tap.

While you’ll be able to enjoy classic favorites like Single Speed and Cast Iron Oatmeal, 4 Hands is certainly pulling out all of the stop. Here’s a look at the list:

  • Madagascar
  • Resurrected
  • Downfall
  • Cuvee Ange
  • Fruit Cake
  • Passion Fruit Prussia
  • Hugo Saison
  • Chocolate Milk Stout
  • Divided Sky Rye
  • Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown
  • Single Speed
  • Peacemaker
  • Imperial Milk Stout
  • Guava Session
  • Send Help
  • Centennial Red
  • Absence of Light
  • Ca$h Mony
  • Preserved Lemon Gose
  • Constellation Citra

If that wasn’t enough, the first 50 customers to purchase a 4 Hands beer will receive a 4 Hands scratch off that will provide you with a chance to win beer or swag. Head out on Saturday to experience one of the most epic tap takeovers 4 Hands and iTAP have ever put on.

quincy-streetQuincy Street Bistro is making some of the best home-style cooking in St. Louis. 4 Hands Brewing is hand-crafting some of the best beers in St. Louis. So it only makes sense that they collaborate on putting together an awesome tap takeover.

Tomorrow, August 13th, beginning at 5PM, 4 Hands will be doing a tap takeover at Quincy Street Bistro. Not only will you have the delicious old guard like Single Speed and Divided Sky, but also some of the new kids on the block like Guava Session and Super Flare.

Here’s a look at the whole line-up:

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