4 Hands Brewing Co.

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4 Hands Brewing Co.4 Hands Brewing Co.
BA SCORE
3.94/5
Very Good
7,824 Ratings
4 Hands Brewing Co.4 Hands Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1220 S 8th St
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63104-3610
United States

(314) 436-1555 | map
4handsbrewery.com

Notes:
South 8th Street, not North.

Added by JoEBoBpr on 12-20-2011

BEER STATS
Beers:
88
Reviews:
1,180
Ratings:
7,824
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.29/5
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
202
pDev:
10.96%
 
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Ratings: 202 |  Reviews: 39
Reviews by JoEBoBpr:
Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Finally decided to review this place after three visits.

One of the newer additions to S.t Louis emerging craft scene. This tasting room is nice and cozy with a rectangular tasting room that offers a nice 30 foot long bar made from the remains of an abandoned barn, with a nice stone bar top. The ceiling is high as the place used to be some sort of warehouse. As you walk in to the left corner you can see a nice L shaped glass window that gives patrons a glimpse of the brewing operations. Nice big open spaces with fermenters mash tuns, etc.

The tasting room itself contains the aforementioned bar as well as opposite the bar some tall tables that seat about 6 people. There are also to large picnic type tables between the bar and the far wall. The atmosphere and look is nice and clean at this point with nice artwork about the brewery made by a local StL artist. tHe same artist that designed the bottle labels I believe.

The guys behind the bar are friendly and eager to chat. THey also have a wealth of knowledge about all beer and obviously the offerings that 4 Hand has concocted. Their plans are to have 6 beers year round. 4 beers that are to be their mainstays and then 2 seasonals. As of this review they only had the 4 main brews. A Rye IPA, a American Amber, and American Brown and a Blonde Ale. They also had a couple of guest taps but I have seen them rotate constantly.

Their brews are great and very inexpensive. At 5 bucks a pint for a local craft brew. Sign me up.

Great addition to StL. Keep it coming guys.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Beerbuddha
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Bobdroege7
4.85/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Nice middle of the road IPA

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Photo of TheHopsman
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of BarryMerriweather
1.75/5  rDev -59.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 2 | food: 1

I’ve been sampling craft beers for much of the last two decades around the United States. 4 Hands was really not that impressive. The beer is just okay. The staff didn’t really understand the finer points of their beers. Good marketing and design of their packaging, but it’s clear that they need to focus less on aesthetics and more on their products. Parking is a real problem. Food is outsourced and painfully slow to arrive.

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Photo of mattmarka1
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of spoony
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

V-4 Hands is relatively close to the baseball stadium in downtown St. Louis. The vibe is decidedly industrial, but it feels comfortable and friendly. The main room is medium sized with a stainless steel bar that seats about 10. Food can be ordered from a pick-up window near the bar. I visited during the lunch hour on a weekday and the place was pretty quiet; just a few patrons at the bar.

Q-I tried two beers at 4 Hands and both were pretty good. The IPA I tried was a solid example of the style, but nothing special or mind bending. The peanut butter milk stout, while gimmicky, was pretty damn tasty.

Ser-The bartender was prompt and friendly. He answered questions about the beers and helped serve the food I ordered. Glassware was appropriate to the beer style and pours were done properly.

Sel-I counted 15 beers on tap, plus a selection of 4 Hands cans and bottles to take-away. The beer styles spanned the spectrum with everything from stouts to IPAs to saisons.

F-I am in St. Louis so I had to try a little BBQ from the limited food-truck-like menu. My brisket was good, but not great.

O-Good service, good beers, and a good vibe. I like this place!

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Photo of ehmdubya
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of bpkrippner
3.74/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of joedvegas
3.93/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Visited late afternoon on a Wednesday and it was busy. Good vibe with folks just off work from downtown. Food looked good but I didn't partake. Really enjoyed the beers, had a hard time choosing what I wanted to bring home. Service was good. They didn't have the t-shirt I wanted in my size, but I settled for a good second choice.

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Photo of nausicaa-taos
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.25

Photo of zkoehn
3.81/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of CPAles
3.91/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of IMFletcher
4/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Visited on a Saturday afternoon while a Cards game was going on down the street. ProTip: parking near the brewery on game day is not suggested.

Downstairs is very much like a tourist tap room. All the swag/to-go beer is down there, there's a bar, and some tables. Visiting here is a worthy experience.

But upstairs is a giant hall that's a different experience altogether. The game was broadcast on the wall, and there's a row of arcade games/skee ball you can play for free. The taps appeared to be the same on both floors.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.83/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Stopped in for lunch and a couple beers on a Saturday afternoon. There is a small bar and some tables, plus another room upstairs but we didn't go up there. There is also a food counter that you need to order food seperately. Beer is mostly pales, IPAs, with a couple of others like pils, goose, wit, and a brown. Bar service was good but the food counter person seemed annoyed to take my order. The two beers I drank were decent but not great.

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Photo of lstarr
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Great beer, cool atmosphere. Only downside is that some of the really good brews are only available for a month or two each year. Food menu is small, but good.

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Photo of mkyer
3.68/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Jamison85
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of LXIXME
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Zonian1
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of kidzord
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Eagleyes
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Jaszucs
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.01/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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4 Hands Brewing Co. in Saint Louis, MO
Brewery rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 7,824 ratings
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