It's time to raise your glass! The STC Six is back for the second year with a brand new collaborative beer - and you are not going to want to miss out on getting a taste. The STC Six consists of the six breweries in St. Charles: 93 Octane Brewery, Alter Brewing + Kitchen, Broken Brix Fermentation Emporium, D&G Brewing, Pollyanna Brewing & Distilling, and Riverlands Brewing. Together, they have joined forces to not only craft an incredible beverage, but to also make a positive impact for a great cause.
About the Beer
Since the warm weather has finally come around, it's only fitting that these breweries would make an amazing Summer Pale Ale. This is the perfect brew to enjoy outdoors, as it's light, refreshing, and is sure to quench your thirst the moment you take a sip. It contains the hop profile of grapefruit, floral aromas, and a hint of lemon zest all coming from the Centennial and Lemondrop hops. Even media outlets are getting excited to try this beer, as this launch was recently featured on 95.9 The River.
Now that you've learned a little bit about the beer, you're probably itching to know when you can finally try it out for yourself! The very first keg tapping will take place on June 14th starting at 5pm at D&G Brewing (303 N. 4th St., STE. A, St. Charles, IL 60174). Come join in on the celebration - you're going to want to get the beer while you can because it's only available for a limited time.
While it's wonderful that all six St. Charles Breweries are working and collaborating together, what's even better is that a portion of the proceeds will go back to the community! $1 from every sale of this STC Six Beer, and the limited-edition glassware will be donated to Lazarus House. You'll be able to purchase a pint of the brew, as well as the glassware at any brewery location after the launch party. However, the collaboration doesn't just stop with the breweries! Magnolia Soap & Bath Co. is joining in and will be creating bars of soap made with this Summer Pale Ale, and will be donating $1 for each sale to Lazarus House, as well.
Lazarus House, located right here in St. Charles, is a non-profit organization that provides emergency housing and support for men, women, and children in the Kane County area. The work that they do is truly inspiring - not only do they provide the necessities to those in need, but they also help educate individuals on the skills required in order to have long-term success. Their efforts are truly changing lives, and you can read more about how they have made a direct impact here.
The contribution that they make in the community is outstanding, and it shows through their numbers. Just in 2022, they were able to provide care for 137 individuals, offer 11,961 nights of shelter, and serve 35,000 meals to their guests and people in need in the community. Donations make a direct impact on Lazarus House, helping them carry through on their mission.
Photo #1: Executive Director of Tri City Health Partnership, Kim Lamansky, receiving the 2022 STC Six Contribution from owner of Broken Brix Fermentation Emporium, Ed Seaman. Photo #2: Last year's STC Six limited-edition glassware.
In case you missed last year's beer collaboration, we're here to give you a recap! In June of 2022, the STC Six came together for the first time, crafting an Amber Lager with caramel malt, with subtle spicy noble hops and a light citrus flavor. A portion of the all the sales were donated to the Tri City Health Partnership - a non-profit that provides free medical and dental care for residents that do not have the ability to pay for those services. Over $4,000 was raised towards the organization, and caught the attention of various major news outlets including Chicago Today and ABC 7 Chicago's Happening Today. Click here to see more times that the STC Six has been in the press.
After you've enjoyed a pint of the STC Six Collaborative Beer, head to a local establishment to catch some fantastic live music. Click here to view the lineup of weekly live music in St. Charles.