4 Hands’ “Slipping Into Darkness” festival returns as month long stout celebration

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Due to current condition, yet another of our town’s best beer festivals will need to improvise.

4 Hands Brewing Company‘s annual Slipping Into Darkness stout festival, is on, but with several Covid -19 twists.

“In lieu of our annual Slipping Into Darkness festival, we’re celebrating all month long in March! Each week, we’ll highlight roasty, chocolatey and barrel-aged creations and flights for special experiences,” wrote the brewery on social media.

First up, a tasting room only release of the Imperial Stout, Slipping Into Darkness Vol 2. on Thursday.

This year’s beer is brewed in collaboration with St. Louis distillery, Still 630, and is rooted to another recent and dare I say, tasty collaboration. Last year, 4 Hands took a double-distilled Absence of Light, their mega-popular peanut butter milk stout, and partnered with the distillery to age it in oak barrels. The result as a new, peanut butter flavored whiskey called Presence of Darkeness.”We then took those same barrels and filled them with our own imperial milk stout, resulting in this years Slipping into Darkness,” said the brewery on social media.

This is a huge, syrupy, peanut butter stout that pours black in color with notes of chocolate, oak and vanilla.

You can get your first pour of Slipping Into Darkness, Thursday, March 11, at the 4 Hands Brewing Company taproom beginning at 4 p.m., and will remain on tap through March 14.  Also, loof for feature stouts brewed by Narrow Gauge Brewing Company, Main & Mill Brewing Company and 2nd Shift Brewing.
Then, the following weekend, beginning on March 18th – 21st, you can try pours of Madagascar 2021 and the following variants at the brewery:
  • Ceylon Cinnamon Nitro
  • Cobbler
  • Colombia Huila
  • Double Barrel Spettro
  • Maple
  • Triple Chocolate
And for the last weekend of March, 25th – 28th, the return of  Chocolate Milk Stout and its variants will be on tap:
  • Absence of Light
  • Caramel Coconut Cookie
  • Mint Chocolate Cookie
  • Peanut Butter Cup S’mores AoL
  • Toffee Cookie Crunch

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