3rdAnniversaryMy how time flies. It seems like just yesterday that our friends at 4 Hands Brewing Company opened their doors for a “soft opening” that saw people lined up outside the building and down the sidewalk. It was a sight to see. Fast forward to now and the momentum behind 4 Hands is not stopping. Recently kicking off their core beers in cans, big things are in store for the LaSalle Park brewery both here and elsewhere.

This Friday, January 16th starting at noon, 4 Hands will be celebrating their 3rd Anniversary at the brewery. The tasting room will open normally at noon, and a lot of really cool beers will be on tap.

Friday’s festivities will see the official release of The Woodsman, their 3rd anniversary beer. Inspired by the Frank Baum’s The Tin Woodman of Oz, The Woodsman is a blended Imperial Stout. This beer is 50% Imperial Milk Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels and 50% Imperial Oatmeal Stout fermented in stainless steel. They will release both draft and bottles starting at noon. There will be a 3 bottle limit.

Rotating Draft List:

  • The Woodsman – (we hope to have enough to serve on draft all night)
  • Volume #1
  • Volume #2
  • Ill Repute
  • Blackberry Chocolate Milk Stout (Last keg at the brewery)
  • Beyond the Bricks
  • Barrel Aged Late Harvest (Saison with Wild Honey, Persimmons, and Ginger, aged in Big O ginger Liqueur Barrels)
  • Madagascar
  • Downfall (Formerly Eclipse – Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Stout with Raspberries)

We’re also told that besides their normal setup, The 5th Wheel will be selling burgers on the sidewalk.

With this fantastic lineup and The Woodsman bottle release this is surely to be a great celebration. Head on down and congratulate the crew at 4 Hands.