Boysenberry. Hops. Brettanomyces (x2). Brew all that together for a different kind of purple drank - the Rubus Flux! a.k.a this week's Beer Drop feature from 4 Hands Brewing Co. out of St. Louis. This very limited production Boysenberry IPA also happens to be a collaboration with Chicago's own Marz Community Brewing - what could be more Midwestern than a beer brewed by two of its best and brightest cities? We had the chance to catch up with Ian Penrose from 4 Hands this week to learn more about the brewery, their focus on family and community, Rubus Flux's unique, berry funk flavor profile, and Ripple, a 4 Hands staple we've also added to our lineup just in time for those peak summer temps.

Order up and read on - cheers!