On Tap: Lush Ladies At Planter’s House, Lupulin Carnival At 4 Hands, Brewers Lead A Chat At St. Louis Public Library

By Molly Rippinger
In Food
Image courtesy of Planter's House

Image courtesy of Planter’s House

Spend a lovely afternoon brushing up on the history of female bartenders at Planter’s House this Sunday during “Lush Ladies: A Colorful History of Women in Spirits & Bartending.” Co-owner Jamie Kilgore will lead the discussion along with her friend Sonja Kassebaum, co-founder of North Shore Distillery in Chicago. The event will include samplings of the cocktails originally developed by the female bartenders discussed, as well as a few snacks from the Planter’s House kitchen. Reservations are $25 per person. The event is on Feb. 23 from 2-4pm. 1000 Mississippi Ave., Lafayette Square, 314.696.2603.

Schnucks kicks off the celebration of their 75th anniversary with the first of four local craft beer collaborations. The opening brew was released this week and is a robust Baltic porter from 4 Hands Brewing Co. called Bear Mace. Dark brown in color, the porter has notes of both malt and citrus on the nose, as well as the soft spice of mace. Expect a smooth mouth feel while enjoying the flavors of dark chocolate, roasted nuts and creamy caramel. Bear Mace is available for a limited time at area Schnucks.

There’s a lot to love at the third annual Lupulin Carnival hosted by 4 Hands Brew Co. on March 8. The party celebrates everything hop-related along with the release of 4 Hands’ War Hammer Imperial IPA made with a wildly flavorful combination of Pacific Northwest hops. Tastings from 20 other local and regional breweries will also be available to enjoy along with carnival-inspired performances and food for purchase from Seoul Taco, Chop Shop and the Fifth Wheel. Tickets are $35 per person and the event runs from 2-6pm. 1220 South 8th St., LaSalle Park, 314.436.1559.

Don’t miss out on the chance to pick the brains of local brewers during a panel discussion at the St. Louis Public Library on March 13. Schlafly Beer co-owner Dan Kopman, 4 Hands Brewing Co. founder Kevin Lemp and Crown Valley Brewing and Distilling Director of Operations Bryan Siddle will share their personal experiences in the industry, talk trends and answer any questions. The panel will also have two homebrewers, Troy Meier and Mike Walters, as well as local beer specialist Eric Hildebrandt of stlhops.com. Admission is free and the panel begins at 6:30pm. 1301 Olive St., Downtown, 314.539.0390.

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