Without a doubt, we have some some restaurants in town that have quickly become institutions. I doubt many among us wouldn’t quickly and happily recommend Pappy’s Smokehouse, Pi Pizzeria, or Bailey’s Chocolate Bar to out of town visitors.   These are new classics here in our area.

So, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that 4 Hands Brewing Company would want to work with the owners of these restaurants to create some new and exciting collaborations. The start of these collaborations began with PiPA, a new American Pale Ale created exclusively for Pi Pizzeria.

Next up after that is a Smoked Rye Porter brewed with malt that will be smoked (alongside a few racks of ribs) by Mike Emerson of Pappy’s Smokehouse.  This beer, named the Smoked Pigasus, will be available this September along with a trio of candied bacon created by Kakao Chocolate, Salume Beddu, and The Shaved Duck.

To round out the new beers this fall, 4 Hands will work with Dave Bailey, owner of the aforementioned Bailey’s Chocolate Bar, and also Bailey’s Range, Bridge, and Rooster to create a beer featuring sweet potatoes, vanilla beands, nutmeg, and all spice. Dave Bailey has offered up his commissary kitchen to help bake the 300lbs of sweet potatoes that will be needed for this fall seasonal.

With creative new beers like these, there is no doubt that 4 Hands will become a new classic as well.