Left Hand Brewing Company (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced the release of Milk Stout Nitro in what is the first ever US production run of a US made nitro widget can.
Fans of Left Hand Brewing Company have been asking for years and now the time has come: Milk Stout Nitro is now in cans. Yes, it took some time, but the brewery wanted to make sure that they could provide the drinker with a perfect nitro experience before committing to a can and widget design. Patience has paid off because nitro fans can now enjoy “a perfectly smooth and creamy Milk Stout Nitro right from the can.” While the use of a glass is still recommended, a proper straight-from-the-can experience is now a possibility thanks to some new technology developed by Ball Corporation. Although Ball had supplied American craft breweries with widget cans in the past, the newly released “Milk Stout Nitro cans are the first being produced in the US” and feature a new widget. Instead of the ball-shaped device found in other widget cans, the “US widget looks like a small top hat that is adhered to the bottom of the can which provides a consistent nitrogen release from the bottom up.” This new device “ensures an even and consistent release of nitrogen throughout the beer when opened,” making it the perfect partner for “America’s Stout”.
“Beer fans have been asking for Milk Stout Nitro in a can for years. We have been exploring options for some time with the hopes of being able to someday deliver. We started canning some of our core and seasonal brands last year, but engineering our canning line to produce nitro with the highest quality and finding the right widget to produce the perfect draft-like or Hard Pour bottle experience took some time. So, we are very pleased to now offer beer drinkers, without a stout glass in reach, the ultimate nitro experience with the versatility of a widget can and our award-winning Milk Stout recipe. We hope it makes stout lovers rejoice.”
– Sarah Watson, Left Hand Brewing Co. Marketing Director
4-packs of Milk Stout Nitro cans will officially launch in Colorado in July, and then head out for nationwide distribution in the fall. Look for Milk Stout Nitro in cans – also available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft – at craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Left Hand’s 41-state distribution footprint. Prost!
Vital Information for Milk Stout Nitro from Left Hand Brewing Company
Release – Year-Round, cans launch late-July 2017
Style – Milk/Sweet Stout
ABV – 6%
IBUs – 25
Malts – Pale 2-row, Crystal, Munich, Roasted Barley, Flaked Oats, Flaked Barley & Chocolate
Hops – Magnum & US Goldings
Added Ingredients – Lactose
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans, 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – http://lefthandbrewing.com/beer-finder