STC Six collaborative beer returns for second year with first tasting on June 14

The STC Six is launching their second annual collaborative beer.

The STC Six is made up of all six St. Charles Breweries: 93 Octane Brewery, Alter Brewing + Kitchen, Broken Brix Fermentation Emporium, D & G Brewing, Pollyanna Brewing & Distilling, and Riverlands Brewing.

The breweries invite everyone to help celebrate the launch with the first opportunity to taste the new beer on Wednesday, June 14, starting at 5 p.m. at D & G Brewing, 303 N. Fourth St., Suite A, St. Charles.

The 2023 STC Six has come together to craft a Summer Pale Ale.

This light-bodied beer has the hop profile of grapefruit, floral aromas, and a hint of lemon zest all coming from the Centennial and Lemondrop hops. This is the perfect beer for the warm weather and is best enjoyed sitting outside on a patio soaking up the sunlight.

One dollar from every sale from the STC Six Collaborative Beer and the limited-edition glassware will go toward Lazarus House.

Lazarus House helps people in need find the shelter, food, and other support services they need to get back on their feet - open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Last year, Lazarus House Emergency Shelter and Center for Transitional Living Programs provided care for 137 individuals, 11,961, nights of shelter, and 35,000 nourishing meals to people in need in the community.

The collaboration doesn't just stop with the breweries. Magnolia Soap & Bath Co. is making handcrafted soap that contains the Summer Pale Ale, too. For every sale of this soap, one dollar will also be donated to Lazarus House, as well.

Owner of Broken Brix Fermentation Emporium, Ed Seaman, talks about how great it is for all the breweries to be working together again for another worthy cause.

"The brewery community in St. Charles is exceptional, and it really shows the generosity and kindness of each of these establishments through the STC Six Collaboration," Seaman said. "It's a great feeling to be able to do what we love: create craft beverages and to have that positively impact the community with contributions to Lazarus House."

For more information on the STC Six Beer Collaboration, visit For further inquiries, contact the St. Charles Business Alliance at (630) 443-3967.

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