On Tap: Lupulin Carnival Rolls Into 4 Hands Brewing Co.

By Katlyn Moncada
In Food

The kegs will be full and food trucks will be plenty at the Lupulin Carnival this weekend. The 5th annual evenCityWideCant from 4 Hands Brewing Co. will bring brews from guest breweries such as Charleville, Civil Life, Earthbound, Founders and more while you ride the ferris wheel, play carnival games—for $1 that will support St. Louis Winter Outreach—and eat from local food trucks. Tickets are $50 and includes a tasting glass for unlimited samples from more than 40 breweries. The carnival takes over the street in front of 4 Hands on Saturday, April 2 from 2-6pm.

Also from 4 Hands Brewing Co. comes a new beer to support four area non-profits as a part of its philanthropic “Make Your Mark” project. City Wide is an amber-colored American Pale Ale with citrus and floral notes that you can buy in a four-pack can format only in St. Louis. For the four quarters throughout the year, 4 Hands will partner with four local non-profits—one neighborhood-based, two civic-based and one environmental-based. 1220 South 8th St., LaSalle Park

Lovers of Sasha’s Wine Bar and Sasha’s on Shaw will soon be able to enjoy the popular spot in a new form in Central West End. As reported by Sauce, the upcoming Scarlett’s Wine Bar is expected this spring and will offer the expansive wine selection in addition to cocktails, spirits and beer with a menu of small plates and wood-fired pizza. 4253 Laclede Ave., Central West End

Head to Retreat Gastropub for some fresh flavors with their new spring cocktail menu. Try  new house cocktails such as the Carnival Season with aged tequila, sherry, pear and ancho reyes or the Young Buck with bourbon, lemon, strawberry, hibiscus, byrrh, adobo and ginger beer. 6 N. Sarah St., Central West End

March 31-April 4: Opera Theatre of Saint Louis is offering a unique experience to savor the flavors of opera as Opera Tastings returns for its second year. The combination event features music from across the history of opera and will be paired with food and drink, carefully selected by a chef, sommelier, brew master, mixologist or chocolatier to complement the flavors of the music. Each concert is approximately 70 minutes and tickets are $20.

April 9: Go back in time to celebrate the Repeal of Prohibition with a National Beer Day celebration at Anheuser-Busch Biergarten. Dress in 1930s-style attire and sample Budweiser, Faust and Michelob while listening live music by The St. Louis Big Band. A historically-inspired menu will include Philly cheese steak sandwiches, lobster macaroni and cheese, tri-tip steak and potatoes, Waldorf chicken salad croissants and Biergarten pretzels. Tickets are $33 and can be purchased online or at the event. 1200 Lynch St., Soulard

April 9: Cedar Lake Cellars, a winery and event venue, will host its sixth annual Spring Fling. From 10am-10pm, enjoy a celebration of live music, wine and food. Admission is $10 with an all-inclusive VIP admission option for $60. 11008 Schreckengast Road, Wright City

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