Voltron Volume Five ready for release

Voltron Volume Five ready for release

4 Hands Brewing Company is set to release Voltron Volume Five, the latest in a six-part series of collaborative brews, on Friday, June 7. The beer will be available on draft and in four-packs of 16oz cans at both the 4 Hands Brewery & Tasting Room and 4 Hands at The District.

Voltron Volume Five is a juicy, hazy IPA brewed in collaboration with Tripping Animals Brewing from Doral, Florida. It features a malt base of pale malt, white wheat, and flaked oats, providing the perfect foundation for the tropical, citrus, and dark stone fruit flavors brought out by a blend of Cashmere, Citra, and Idaho Gem hops. The beer boasts a 7% ABV.

This release is part of a broader initiative by 4 Hands Brewing Company, in collaboration with NBC Universal, St. Louis-based World Events Productions, and five breweries from across the country, to bring Voltron to life in beer form. Each brewery in the series represents one of the Voltron lions, with the final, sixth beer symbolizing the combined strength of the entire team. This last volume will be a Barrel-Aged Blend featuring contributions from all participating breweries.

Kevin Lemp, owner of 4 Hands Brewing Company, highlights the flexibility and spontaneity of the project. “We want to be spontaneous, and each brewery will have 90 days before finalizing the recipes,” says Lemp. This approach ensures that each beer in the series remains unique and exciting, catering to the evolving tastes of the craft beer market.

The artwork for the Voltron beer series, created by St. Louis artist Josh Rowan continues to be visually striking. Each label depicts one of the Voltron lions, bringing the beloved anime series to life. Lemp notes that NBC had strict guidelines for the artwork, but the collaborative process was enjoyable and successful.

For those unfamiliar with Voltron, the show, officially titled Voltron: Defender of the Universe, aired from 1984 to 1985 and was produced by Peter Keefe and Ted Koplar through St. Louis-based World Events Productions. It featured five robot lions that combined to form the powerful Voltron, each lion representing a different elemental power. The series has left a lasting legacy, and the new beer line aims to capture the nostalgic spirit of the show.

“My father was most proud of the message of Voltron that transcended the show—that by working together we can overcome even the most impossible odds,” says Bob Koplar.

For more details on the statewide distribution of Voltron Volume Five, follow 4 Hands Brewing Company’s social media feeds as updates are confirmed.

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