On Tap: Sanctuaria Dinner Will Feature Herbal Liqueur Fernet

By Kelsey Waananen
In Food
Send Help 4 Hands

Photo courtesy of Kemp’s Upper Tap

April 21: On Tuesday, 4 Hands Brewing Co. held the launch party for Send Help, the newest addition to their line of craft beers. Born of a collaboration with Send Help Skateboards, the blond ale is dry-hopped with Amarillo, Simcoe and El Dorado hops. 122 S. 8th Street, Lasalle Park, 314.436.1559

This week IndieHop announced that in addition to stopping for sips of beer on their two-neighborhood tour, participants will also get a few caffeine perks. For the first time, coffee roasters Sump Coffee, Blueprint Coffee, Goshen Coffee Company and Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co.will join the lineup. Indiehop, May 30, tours both the Cherokee Street and Grove neighborhoods to offer samples of up to 50 beers.

April 25: Originally scheduled to take place this weekend, Food Truck Feast at 4 Hands Brewing Co. has been postponed due to the predicted rain. Mark your calendars for May 23 instead, when the Feast will return. 122 S. 8th Street, Lasalle Park, 314.436.1559

April 28: Sanctuaria wants to introduce you to the best relatively unknown liquor out there: the herbal liqueur fernet. On Tuesday, April 28, A Night to Fernet will guide diners through a four-course dinner that will be paired with fernet cocktails, made with fernet branca and branca menta. The dinner from Executive Chef Will Pelly is at 7pm. Tickets are available online.

Bartender Magazine gave a nod to St. Louis’ growing cocktail scene by naming Gamlin Restaurant Group’s Dustin Parres as their “Feature Bartender” in the latest issue. The mag mentions the key role Parres has played in selecting all the spirits served at Both Gamlin Whiskey House and Sub Zero Vodka Bar as well as his journey from barback to corporate bar manager.

Sugarfire Smoke House has made their mark in the STL barbecue scene and now they’re headed to beer. The popular barbecue joint hooked up with Excel Brewing Company to release Sugarfire Smoked Lager, which gets its smokey flavor from the malt smoked on location at Sugarfire.  The delicately smokey beer is available at each Sugarfire location and in small quantities at Excel, as noted by Feast.  Multiple locations, sugarfiresmokehouse.com

May 6: Local blog Bourbon & Banter has teamed up with Four Roses to offer St. Louis an evening of dedicated to exploring the wide world of bourbon. On Wednesday, May 6 head to Copia Restaurant and Urban Winery for a Four Roses cocktail reception followed by a seated tasting dinner. Special guest Jim Rutledge, master distiller at Four Roses, will walk diners through each whiskey served, including Four Roses Yellow Label, Four Roses Single Barrel and Four Roses Small Batch. Added bonus: Each attendee will walk away with a tasting wheel designed by Bourbon & Banter to assist them in identifying flavors and aromas. 122 Washington Ave., Downtown, 314.241.9463

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