What you need to know about the Madagascar 2021 release

Time to celebrate the New Year, on New Years Day, February 6th!

Huh?

Well, if you’re like me and you live by the Madagascar Calendar, then you know what I’m talking about. We plan our entire year around the release of one of our favorite beers, 4 Hands Brewing Company’s epic Madagascar. 

This year’s release will be online only starting February 6th at 10 am and running while supplies last. You’ll be able to select the date for pickup, which will run between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. from Thursday, February 11 through Valentine’s Day, February 14.

This year’s lineup includes brand new beers and returning favorites.

The Beers

Madagascar 2021 | 22oz bottle | 9.3% ABV

Madagascar is an imperial milk stout aged in bourbon barrels with top-quality Madagascar vanilla beans, this inky black, sticky beer is full-bodied with strong notes of vanilla, marshmallow, chocolate, and espresso.

There will be three new variants released, along with the return of three past variants.

Madagascar Triple Chocolate | 22oz bottle | 9.3% ABV
Madagascar Triple Chocolate is aged in bourbon barrels with top-quality Madagascar vanilla beans and three unique varieties of single-origin cacao nibs from Acul-du-Nord, Haiti, Davao, Philippines, and Mababu, Tanzania.

The result is a rich, complex chocolate bomb with layers of vanilla, and bourbon.

Madagascar Colombia Huila | 22oz bottle | 9.5% ABV

A collaboration with the mad geniuses at Sump Coffee who provided the brewery with a unique lot of coffee grown in the Huila region of Colombia to add deep, rich, sweet coffee notes to Madagascar. Madagascar Colombia Huila has layers of vanilla and bourbon that blend with the complex flavors contributed by the small-batch coffee.

Nitro Ceylon Madagascar | 12 oz Can | 9.3% ABV |

For this variant, Madagascar was aged in bourbon barrels with premium single-origin Ceylon cinnamon sticks. Native to Sri Lanka, Ceylon has a milder, sweeter flavor than the much more widely produced Cassia cinnamon. Packaged with nitrogen, this beer has a rich, velvety mouthfeel with layers of chocolate, vanilla, and spice. Shake the can before pouring and pour hard to activate the nitrogen.

Returning Favorites

Madagascar Maple | 22oz bottle | 9.3% ABV
Madagascar Maple is back! This batch rested in bourbon barrels that were most recently used to age maple syrup. Strong maple notes dominate the aroma, backed up with a complex blend of vanilla, oak, and chocolate.

Madagascar Cobbler | 22oz bottle | 9.5% ABV

For this variant, Madagascar was aged in bourbon barrels with blackberries, raspberries, and cinnamon. The result is a bright, berry-forward beer with layers of spice vanilla, chocolate, and bourbon.

2021 Limited Gift Sets

Madagascar Double Barrel Maker’s Mark 46 | 22 oz bottle | 9.5% ABV
This set includes a bottle of Maker’s Mark Private Select finished on a custom blend of oak staves hand-selected by the team at 4 Hands Brewing Company along with a bottle of our Madagascar imperial milk stout aged in the same barrel with the same unique blend of oak staves.

Madagascar Double Barrel Spettro | 22oz bottle | 9.5% ABV
This set includes a bottle of 1220 Spirits Barrel-Aged Spettro along with a bottle of Madagascar aged in the same barrel. The complex flavors and aromas of the herbal liquor were absorbed into the oak and passed along to the beer. The result is a rich, syrupy stout with notes of sarsaparilla, mint, thyme, rosemary, and vanilla.

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