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Kevin Lemp

President, CEO
4 Hands Brewing Company, 1220 Artisan Spirits, Withered Oak, FreeSpace

Location: St. Louis, MO
Founded: 2011
Industry: Micro Beverage

When speaking of his business and team, Kevin Lemp wants you to know they are more than just beer.

“We are a company built on integrity, innovation, passion, perseverance, and learning,” said Lemp, president and CEO, 4 Hands Brewing Co., a leader in the craft beverage industry.

Founded by Lemp in 2011, 4 Hands Brewing Co. leads the ranks statewide with No. 1 selling American pale ale and No. 1 selling IPA in the market. Lemp said the company has grown to be a +$10 million in revenue and producing over 28,000 bbls of beer, and has expanded brands outside of 4 Hands Brewing Co., to include: 1220 Artisan Spirits, Withered Oak, Punch 5. He said the company will continue to produce craft beverages that consumers are looking for, by introducing new brands and beverages to their consumer base to, “keep them on their toes.”

“Building a passionate and thoughtful team with integrity is the most important element in building a strong brand,” Lemp said. “We consistently talk about efficiency and working upstream in order to avoid obstacles downstream.”

Looking ahead, Lemp said 4 Hands Brewing Co. will continue to build a robust and expansive team and will, ”grow out of our 4 walls here at the brewery in St. Louis City.”

“We will continue to dig deep within our market to build long lasting relationships and take our philanthropic beer brands to the next level,” Lemp said. “If you have passionate, thoughtful, and driven individuals working in collaboration with the team everything is possible.”

4 Hands Brewing Co. was named one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies by the St. Louis Business Journal in 2017, as well as leading the way through reporting with Local Nielsen data which shows that 4 Hands Brewing Company is the No. 1 selling craft brand in the market. Additional accolades include: St. Louis Business Journal — 40 under 40 Class of 2018; Best St. Louis Brewery 2021, Sauce Magazine Readers Choice, and Best St. Louis Brewery 2021, St. Louis Magazine A List Awards. Above all, Lemp is most proud of his philanthropic achievements.

“As our expansion and revenue achievements are crucial to the growth of our business, our philanthropic achievements goes to the core, the ethos of our company,” Lemp said. “Philanthropy is a very important part of our mission. Giving back to our community is of the highest priority.”

He added that another goal is to build a transparent and passionate ethos that allows the consumer to feel the pride, respect and trust of everyone at 4 Hands Brewing Company.

“We believe that our dedication to our culture and passion for our teammates set us apart,“ Lemp said. “When it comes to living the life you love, find your passion. Be kind.”

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Honoree fun fact

Kevin's brewery is named by the 4 hands who founded this brewery; Kevin, Maegan (his wife), and his two sons, Rowan (16) and Fischer (11).

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