4 Hands Brewing Co.

BEER AVG
3.95/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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:
86
Reviews:
1,033
Ratings:
7,230
PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
174
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
3.34%
 
 
Taps:
6
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by JoEBoBpr:
Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
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 AGUHopHippy
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Love their beer especially the IPA's. They have an excellent spring Festival called Lupulin. Worth every penny. Food isn't bad the beer is just so much better. Cheers!

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Photo of FtWorth
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

I had a very good experience here; great brews, conversation and atmosphere. I took 2 cases with me when I left. Fresh beer!

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of eifster82
4.4/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Went during Madagascar release party.

Place was obviously packed for such a special release, but even with that I had a good experience. The line moved quickly for the release because downstairs had 4-5 cashiers, and up stairs was a large open drinking area with tables, games and bathrooms. Despite the place being packed, the bartenders were right there as soon as I showed up to get another drink. They were friendly and curtious. I wish the tap list was more robost with selection but there was enough there for everyone to find something they liked. Next time I'm in St.Louis I wouldn't hesitate to stop here.

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Photo of Brandonvlansdown
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of TH28
3.71/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of devils3-way
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of porters4life
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Stefantheviking
5/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of lupercmda
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BurritoBen
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of BeerThirtyG
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of dleiner
4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Brzezniak88
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of DraughtJunkie82
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Not a huge taproom but it definitely works. They have a decent amount of beer on tap you will definitely find something that suits your taste. A neat place to have a good beer and some great food before a cardinals game.

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Photo of COR8RFAN
4/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.82/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

A mob scene before a Cards game, but with the stadium in walking distance, that makes sense.

These guys have a ton of beers on tap and a bunch more for sale to-go in a display area that feels like a sporting goods store.

Despite the tons of people, getting a beer was painless.

Beers were pretty solid and made me feel 4 Hands doesn't get all the attention it deserves. Worth an STL visit for sure.

There's also an outdoor area with its own beer sales and live music and that's worth checking out.

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Photo of nickfl
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

A small taproom in an industrial area downtown. Nothing spectacular, but I definitely enjoyed the logo wallpaper they installed on one wall. They had a dozen or so beers on tap, all were good a couple standouts. Good service at the bar and we didn't try the food. Worth a stop in STL, but only after Perennial and a couple of others.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.84/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Gunslinger711
1/5  rDev -76.1%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

In town for an unrelated event, there happened to be a home cardinals game. There was no parking to be found. Did not go in for a beer.

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Photo of Sludgeman
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Visited on a Monday afternoon around 3pm.

V - A typical tasting room attached to a small brewery. Clean, a bit dark, stainless steel abounds. Not real big, so 30/40 people will make this place feel crowded. 4.25

Q - Proper glassware. All of which is rinsed before use. 4

Sel- About ten taps. They happened to have 5 guest taps because of a recent event. 4

Ser - One bartender. A lot of staff interaction and not enough with the customers. But generally friendly and engaging. 4



FOOD. NA

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Photo of andycorns13
4.9/5  rDev +16.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of montman
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Butchnasty
5/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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4 Hands Brewing Co. in Saint Louis, MO
3.95 out of 5 based on 7,230 ratings.
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