St. Louis is a hot spot for craft beer. Located in the LaSalle neighborhood near Soulard, 4 Hands is easily one of the most popular microbrews in the city.
4 Hands is synonymous with creative craft beers, vodka, and gin. They have also received recognition from the community for their charitable efforts.
4 Hands has partnered with many local not for profits dedicated to improving the St. Louis community. Their donations have helped rebuild parks, fund vision tests for school children, and provide employment opportunities and internships for budding entrepreneurs. Additionally, $1 of every sale of City Wide Pale Ale and Pilsner goes back to their non-profit partners.
Owner Kevin Lemp and his employees spend many hours volunteering with their not for profits, getting to know the people and projects behind the mission. “We always wanted to be more than a brewery. We wanted to be a pillar of the community, and the fabric of the city.” Said Lemp.
With the widespread panic over the COVID-19 outbreak and lack of supplies, 4 Hands has found a way to alleviate the hand sanitizer shortage by creating their own.
Many local bars and restaurants have been impacted as a result of the outbreak. In addition to creating hand sanitizer, 4 Hands set up an online fundraiser to provide financial relief for those in St. Louis’ service industry.
“We used our resources and followed the guidelines in order to create a hand sanitizer. We will be giving 1 2oz container to everyone. In Lieu of payment we will ask for donations to fuel a fund for the STL hospitality industry,” stated 4 Hands in a recent Twitter post.
4 Hands will be giving out 2 oz. bottles of hand sanitizer while supplies last. Donations to their fundraiser can be made at https://www.gofundme.com/f/st-louis-city-wide-hospitality-industry-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet