4 Hands at The District features a courtyard where you can play cornhole, watch sports games and listen to live music.

4 Hands Brewing Co. Expands to The District in Chesterfield

Monday September 18, 2023

By Rachel Huffman

Since its founding in 2011, 4 Hands Brewing Co. has become rooted in the St. Louis community.

Its first taproom, a 20,000-square-foot facility in the LaSalle Park neighborhood, has industrial chic décor, with beautiful exposed brick and classic arcade games lining the walls. A pint away from Busch Stadium, it serves a wide range of year-round offerings, alongside seasonal and limited-edition beers and seltzers.

City Wide – an American pale ale touted as “the beer we drink, and the people we serve” – benefits the community. A case of City Wide equals a dollar of donation, and since 2016, 4 Hands Brewing Co. has partnered with 25 nonprofits and given more than $300,000 back to the community.

4 Hands Brewing Co. is committed to St. Louis, as evidenced by the opening of its second location at The Hub, the $4 million centerpiece of The District in Chesterfield. The multipurpose entertainment district also encompasses The Factory, a 52,000-square-foot venue built on the foundation of rock ‘n’ roll; Topgolf, which is the second busiest location in the country; and Main Event, which offers unlimited family fun under one roof.

4 Hands at The District features a walk-up counter operated by Hi-Pointe Drive-In.
Photo by Heidi Drexler

“Kevin Lemp [president and CEO of 4 Hands Brewing Co.] is from Chesterfield, so this is a homecoming for him,” hospitality expert Tom Behnen says. “On top of that, The Staenberg Group’s vision for The District made this a great fit.”

The Hub features a sun-soaked courtyard with two open-air pavilions, a turf viewing field, a 20-by-11-foot LED screen and a 70-foot stage. 4 Hands at The District, which boasts a walk-up counter operated by Hi-Pointe Drive-In, will share the area with multiple concepts, creating synergy within the space.

St. Louis CITY SC games look really good on the screen,” Behnen says, “and we plan to host live music performances on the stage. The entire community at The District has access to the stage, which keeps things interesting.”

With cornhole on the turf and arcade games in the taproom, 4 Hands at The District encourages guests to visit with the whole family. In between games, your brood can dig into Hi-Pointe Drive-In classics such as hamburgers, fries and milkshakes.

Hi-Pointe Drive-In serves classic hamburgers, fries and milkshakes at 4 Hands at The District.
Photo by Heidi Drexler

With plenty of room to work, Hi-Pointe Drive-In also gets creative with specials – daily, weekly and monthly – which perfectly complement 4 Hands Brewing Co. products. Available only at the Chesterfield location, the “Pub Grub” includes a “frycuterie board” piled with a rotating assortment of fried snacks and dipping sauces.

Wash down your meal with one – or two – of the brewery’s core craft beers such as Single Speed, an American blonde ale; Divided Sky, a rye IPA; and Full Life, a beer-flavored lager – if you know what we mean. Seasonal delights include Foam First, a Czech-style pilsner; Absence of Light, a peanut butter-chocolate milk stout; and No Bake, a creamy dessert beer.

“Right now, we have a beer on tap that we created to celebrate the opening of 4 Hands at The District,” Behnen adds. “It’s called Quantum Gravity, and it’s awesome! We use dialyzed yeast, a new technology that brings out different aspects of the hops – in this case, flavors reminiscent of Sauvignon Blanc.”

The taproom also pours Parker Pilsner, giving St. Louis CITY SC fans another reason to cheer. The American-style pilsner is a new beer collaboration from all-star center back Tim Parker and 4 Hands Brewing Co. It’s available in four-packs of 16-ounce cans on St. Louis shelves, including the retail space inside 4 Hands at The District, as well.

Classic arcade games line the wall, which features a mural, at 4 Hands at The District.
Photo by Heidi Drexler

In 2018, 4 Hands Brewing Co. founded 1220 Spirits, a botanically inspired craft distillery. It began as a dream to make gin, but its portfolio has grown to include more than a dozen products, including Encrypted Vodka, a remarkably smooth spirit made from a Missouri corn mash; Flora, a slightly sweet apéritif with citrus and floral notes and a subtly bitter finish; and Spettro, a digestif with an earthy, bitter base, herbal heart and top notes of vanilla, bitter orange and black licorice.

When you’re not in the mood for suds, sip the spirits in creative cocktails. 1220 Spirits also makes canned cocktails, which maintain the sophistication of the spirits – not to mention, they’re downright delicious. Enticing flavors include Cherry Lime, Lemonade and Lavender, Moscow Mule, Pineapple Punch and Watermelon Smash.

“4 Hands at The District has a similar vibe to the taproom in downtown St. Louis,” Behnen says. “It’s lively yet chill. The differences are the square feet – and the modern infrastructure!

“We want to be good neighbors,” he continues. “We’re dedicated to our community, and we want everyone to know that they’re welcome at our taprooms.”