Thursday, September 19, 2013

4...It's the Magic Number

At 4 Hands Brewery we love the number "4" and you are about to get a taste of our love for "4" in our new 4 Hands 4-Packs hitting the shelves October 1st!

4 Hands 4 Beers 4 You!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Come Ride With Us!

Join Mike’s Bikes and 4 Hands Brewing Co this Sunday (August 25 - 9 pm) for a Social Ride for the Velodrome!
Did you know the St. Louis Velodrome is 1 of only 27 in the U.S.?  Yep, it’s pretty special.  The Social Ride helps raise funds for improving the Penrose Park Velodrome and also provides a great outlet for riding, getting social, and drinking great craft beer.
So raise a glass and ride with us!  $1 from all beer sales will be donated!
All bikes welcome!!!

Friday, August 2, 2013


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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Hoppy IPA Day!

We’ve been celebrating all week with St. Louis Craft Beer Week and the Release of Volume #1 in our Wood Series and now it’s IPA Day!   
Fun fact: The amount (in volume) of Craft IPA sold in the U.S. has increased 282% from 2007 to 2012 (taken from The Beer Wench).

So Join us in the Tasting Room today as we revel in IPA Day with two of our phenoms:

Divided Sky Rye IPA

Rye IPA.jpgSerious hops up front – party in the back!  Pungent, floral, citrus character with a slightly spicy flavor and a full mouth-feel provided by the rye. Synergy at its best.

Alter Ego – Black IPA

Black IPA.jpg
Expressive, beautiful, dark, and exquisite — this beer infuses the dark malts with a shot of hoppiness that will make you smile.  A mind-blowing brew.

Be sure to share your photos and tasting notes on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc., with the #IPAday hashtag.  You can follow what others are saying on Twitter by searching #IPAday.
Have a wonderfully hoppy day!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Whiskey, cocoa nibs, and coffee...Oh My!

Join Us Tuesday, July 30, 3PM for the release of Volume #1.

Volume #1
is the first release in our Wood Series - a series of high gravity ales aged in American spirit barrels that will really make you say "Oh My!".

Volume #1 is a Russian Imperial Stout with cocoa nibs and coffee aged for 16 months in whiskey barrels.  How Awesome is this brew? Join us in the Tasting Room and see for yourself! Volume #1 will be available in both draft and bottles. See you there!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Swap Trade Sell Spin Drink...

On Sunday, July 7, 4 Hands Brewery presents Wax Council in the Tasting Room
2PM to 5PM

The poster says “SWAP TRADE SELL SPIN DRINK AND SO ON.” And yes, it could do with a bit of clarification.

SWAP: There is a hint of “borrowing” implied with a swap but the finals terms are up to you and the 
swap-ee. “I’ve never heard [insert record you’ve never heard before here] want to swap for a week?”

TRADE: I suppose it’s quite similar to swapping. Only a trade seems much for final. “I’ll trade you my Bing Crosby Christmas album for what’s left of your Pyrus!”

SELL: Neither 4 Hands nor KDHX want to make a profit off your record collection. If you want to see your only copy of Johnny Cash’s ‘Folsom Prison’ that’s signed by the man in black himself – that’s entirely up to you. However if one of you has a copy of Pink Floyd’s “Meddle;” the lady behind the bar would like to speak with you.

SPIN: We’ll have two turntables set up for your listening pleasure and you are more than welcome to take turns playing DJ. “Hey! I know a great track that’d follow this song most excellently. Mind if I takeover for a spin?”

DRINK: It’s not called a Tasting Room for nothing. The kickoff event is a benefit for the KDHX Capital Campaign so for the entirety of Sunday $1 per beer sold goes to KDHX.

See you Sunday! 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Raise Your Glass to Lady Liberty this 4th at 4 Hands!

Come spend the holiday with us!  We have great beer, great food, and a great view of the fireworks!
The Fifth Wheel will be serving up some awesome barbecue and 4 Hands beer will be flowing.  Fair St. Louis Fireworks start around 9pm, so bring a chair and get ready for some 4th of July fun 4 Hands Style.
If your celebration is destined for other locations, be sure to drop by and fill your growlers with one, or two, or three...of our bodacious beers on tap – and grab a brew for yourself – of course.
Enjoy your Independence Day!  Cheers!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

An Ode to Yeast

It's official -- Saccharomyces cerevisiae has finally gotten the recognition it deserves!

Oregon is the first in the nation to officially adopt a state microbe - and - you guessed it - they gave the nod to Brewer's Yeast (Gaston 2013)

Saccharomyces cerevisiae
 now joins the Chinook Salmon, American Beaver, Douglas Fir, Hazelnut, and Western Meadowlark, among others, as the official representatives of the great state of Oregon.

Other states have tried to name a state microbe, e.g., Wisconsin proposed to adopt Lactococcus lactis (bacteria essential to making cheese), and Hawaii proposed Flavobacterium akiainvivens (a bacterium unique to Hawaii), but so far these attempts have been unsuccessful.

We think Oregon's salute to this unassuming unicelluar organism is really quite fitting considering its contribution to the state economy (2.4 billion dollar craft beer industry) and to the happiness of the masses (at least from our point of view).

So, last, but not Yeast (couldn't resist that one), given the importance of this single-celled organism to our livelihood, and to the pleasure it brings many, let's lift our glass to S. cerevisiae - State Microbe of Oregon - Cheers!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

There's Still Time to Make Dad Happy

Stop by and pick up some of our great beers in 22 oz bottles or fill up a Growler 
with your dad's favorite 4 Hands brew.  

We also have an awesome selection of 4 Hands hats for the dad who is not afraid to wear a chapeau!  Make your dad's day and get him all 3!
Growlers, Beers, and Hats...Oh My!

Friday, May 31, 2013

4 Hands is Taking it to the Streets...of Philadelphia!

It's Philly Beer Week!

Tonite we will be at Alla Spina for a Meet the Brewer night.   Details can be found at Philly Craft Beer Week.  We are looking forward to talking about Our Beer and sharing it with Philly.

We'll be posting from the "field" about our Craft Beer experiences and finds while we are in the City of Brotherly Love.  Let us know if you have any questions or beers you want us to try!

In the meantime, we didn't leave St. Louis high and dry - stop by the Tap Room and enjoy a brew or two for us.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Gift 4 Dad!

This year forgo the tie, pocket protector, golf tees, socks, or underwear and give Dad a gift he'll really enjoy!  A 4 Hands Craft Beer!

Whatever his style (Vintage 70's, Hipster, Jam Band, All Tatted Up, Rocker, Mad Men, Punk, Claim Jumper from the 1890s, Gangsta, Nerd-y, Thrift Shop) there's a 4 Hands Beer that will delight him!

You can find Our Beers at the Tap Room or at the following locations.

Perhaps your dad is more of a Growler man? If so, stop by the Tap Room and fill up a Growler (or two) for 'Dear Old Dad' and for all your Father's Day celebrations!

Click here for Our Beer Descriptions to find the right beer for you! Cheers!