Nine Network’s Popular Beer Creation Event to Return
St. Louis, MO — April 12, 2017 — The Nine Network, 4 Hands Brewing Company and Feast TV will again partner to give fans of great beer and public media the chance to bring their craft creation to life. Participants will work in teams with professional brewers from 4 Hands to handpick the ingredients that will go into the next Nine beer, to be released in July.
A distinguished panel of judges will be on-site to select the winning recipe, including: Cat Neville, vice president of Niche Publishing (Ladue News/Feast Magazine), Andy Burgio, brew master and lead brewer of 4 Hands Brewing Co., Justin Phelps, certified Cicerone® and owner of the local beer blog Saint Brewis, and Brandon Nickelson, owner of Craft Beer Cellar. The Nine Network will also hold a social media contest as the beer is brewed to determine a name for the 2017 release.
Last year’s winning recipe, Cloud 9, was an American Pale Ale brewed with raspberry, vanilla beans and lime zest. The winning team was featured on the beer’s packaging.
The beer creation event will occur April 23 from 4-6 p.m., with the final product due to be released in July. Those interested in attending can find more information on our second annual beer creation event here.
About the Nine Network of Public Media
Nine Network of Public Media is a multifaceted organization creating a network of individuals and organizations empowered by public media to strengthen civic life. One of the nation’s most watched public television stations, Nine Network offers the people of the St. Louis region multiple ways to explore the world and become engaged in civic life. Nine’s platforms include four distinct broadcast channels (Nine PBS, Nine World, Nine Create and Nine PBS Kids), the Nine Center for Public Engagement, the Public Media Commons, social media, and multiple websites accessible at nineNet.org. Nine Network’s rich legacy of serving the community was launched in 1954 and continues through our vision of a strong and healthy community working together through public media and our mission of igniting the spirit of possibility.
About 4 Hands Brewing Company
4 Hands Brewing Company is located in the Lasalle Park neighborhood of St. Louis, MO. With a focus on providing a well-rounded portfolio, 4 Hands offers 5 year-round beers along with a slew of seasonal beers. It boasts a 20,000 square foot brewing facility with 3,000 of those square feet dedicated to barrel aging. The barrels used range from whiskey to wine. This allows for a complex yet drinkable line of beers. In addition, a designated sour program will take center stage this summer.
About Feast TV
Feast TV, Feast Magazine’s Emmy-winning half-hour television program, showcases the people and places that define the flavor of our region. Feast TV can be seen on PBS stations across the region, including the Nine Network in St. Louis, KCPT in Kansas City, KMOS in mid-Missouri and WSIU in Illinois.