Peach Beerllini Radler Makes Seasonal Debut for Left Hand Brewing Co.

PBR-Can-webLeft Hand Brewing Company (Longmont, Colorado) has officially released Peach Beerllini Radler as its new summer Seasonal offering.

Created as a beer-focused twist on the Peach Bellini cocktail, Peach Beerllini Radler is a “light and refreshing effervescent concoction” that is made with pale malts and “230 barrels of peach puree” (for those interested in the math, that means “approximately a half a peach worth of puree” is in each can).  This incredibly peach-heavy recipe yields a 4.1% ABV Radler that has an aroma that is “all peaches, like millions of peaches”, and a flavor that is “slightly sweet from the sugars in the peaches, but not cloying.”

Peach Beerllini Radler is available now and has plans to hang around through July of this year.  You can expect to find this new Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Left Hand Brewing Co.’s 41 state distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Peach Beerllini Radler from Left Hand Brewing Company

Release – Seasonal, May – July 2018
Style – Radler
ABV – 4.1%
IBUs – 8 
Malts – Pale 2-Row
Hops – Varies
Added Ingredients – Peach puree 
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – http://lefthandbrewing.com/beer-finder/

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Craft Brewers Nationwide Collaborate on Epic Bottle Auction For ‘We Are Stoneman Douglas’ Charity Event

50 vintage and rare signed bottles from over two dozen breweries will auction online to raise funds for victims’ families and survivors of the tragic Parkland, FL shooting.

 

OAKLAND PARK, FL (April 5, 2018) – Following the horrific events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida this past February, brewers from across the country are coming together to offer assistance and support to those affected most. Over two dozen brewers nationwide have donated rare and vintage bottles of beer — many of which are signed by owners, founders, and head brewers from companies such as Stone Brewing, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, and more — in what has become an epic and unique lot of craft beer for the ages.

This lot is being auctioned online via the We Are Stoneman Douglas site (https://one.bidpal.net/wearemsd, click “Auction Items” on menu) with proceeds benefiting the Broward Education Foundation’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas fund. One hundred percent of all funds generated by this project will directly benefit the families of victims, survivors, and those affected by this tragedy. A second lot of signed barrel-aged and vintage beers from Funky Buddha Brewery, and a private dinner for 30, will also be auctioned.

This online auction (with over 50 other incredible auction items) is being organized by the Parkland Golf & Country Club located in Parkland, FL with assistance from Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park, Florida. Individuals can bid on the online auctions through Sunday, April 8th. Due to regulations, these bottle lots will be available for local pickup only.

“This has been an amazing show of support and solidarity from brewers around the country, most of whom signed on and contributed unbelievable beers within minutes,” says Ryan Sentz, co-founder of Funky Buddha Brewery and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School graduate. “Although this tragedy was horrific beyond words, we can take heart in the incredible response from the community and others that shows we have the strength and bravery to rise above it and make a true difference in people’s lives.”
 
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**Editor’s Note: The writers at Mashing In typically prefer to write their own content, but we all decided it was best to immediately post this press release verbatim due to its important subject matter and the timely nature of this auction.**

Left Hand Brewing Co. Introduces Juicy Goodness as New Year-Round

Juicy Goodness CanLeft Hand Brewing Co. (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that it is adding another new offering to its Year-Round portfolio with the April release of Juicy Goodness Dry-Hopped Golden Ale.

Arriving as Left Hand’s third new Year-Round brew of 2018, Juicy Goodness is an American Golden Ale “brewed with Azacca and Ekuanot hops and dry-hopped with Mosaic.”  Clocking in at just 5.5% ABV and “bursting with juicy tropical and citrus notes”, Juicy Goodness is meant to be “hoppy and light with a tingly mouthfeel and fruity hop characteristics—perfect for the hophead and hop-averse.”

“Bright, citrus hops explode in the bouquet and on the palate of this slightly hazy and low bitterness golden ale,” said Matt “Truck” Thrall, Left Hand’s Director of Brewing. “Juicy Goodness was brewed for those times when you want an abundance of hops, but not a lot of alcohol or bitterness.”

Juicy Goodness is rolling out now with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft.  You can look for this new Year-Round to be on shelves and taps at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Left Hand Brewing Co.’s 41 state distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Juicy Goodness from Left Hand Brewing Co.

Release – Year-Round, launching April 2018
Style – American Golden Ale
ABV – 5.5%
IBUs – 29
Malts – Pale 2-Row, Wheat & Acidulated Barley
Hops – Azacca, Ekuanot & Mosaic
Fun Fact – On the new Year-Round brews from Left Hand Brewing Co.: Juicy Goodness “is the third new year-round beer released in 2018, following previous releases of Left Hand IPA and Death Before Disco Porter.”

Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – http://lefthandbrewing.com/beer-finder/

Left Hand Brewing’s Chai Milk Stout Nitro Makes Seasonal Debut

unnamed (14)Left Hand Brewing Co. (Longmont, Colorado) has announced that Chai Milk Stout Nitro is hitting shelves and taps now as the Quarter 1 release in the brewery’s Nitro Seasonal Can Series.

For the inaugural run of their Nitro Seasonal Can Series, the folks at Left Hand Brewing have decided to lead with a beer that proved to be a fan-favorite at their annual Nitro Fest this past November: Chai Milk Stout Nitro.  This new offering starts with a base of Left Hand’s “infamous Milk Stout and nitrogen cascade” and laces it with “a custom blend of cloves, ginger and intensely flavored spices.”  The base Stout’s sweetness acts as a balancing counterpoint to the spices, ultimately leaving its drinker with a pleasant and quaffable chai experience.

Fresh off the canning line, Chai Milk Stout Nitro will be hitting distribution any day now with plans to hang around through April.  You can expect to find this new Seasonal at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Left Hand Brewing’s vast distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Chai Milk Stout Nitro from Left Hand Brewing Co.

Release – Seasonal/Nitro Can Series, January – April 2018
Style – Milk Stout
ABV – 5%
IBUs – 22
Added Ingredients – Chai spice mixture (A custom blend of cloves, ginger and intensely flavored spices)
Availability – 4 -packs of 13.65 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – http://lefthandbrewing.com/beer-finder/

Left Hand Brewing Sheds Some Light on its 2018 Beer Lineup

Lefthandkegs_editedLeft Hand Brewing Company (Longmont, Colorado) recently came forward to release a jam-packed 2018 Beer Lineup Calendar that is more than worthy of the brewery’s upcoming 25th Anniversary.

You all know the drill by now.  We have posted Left Hand Brewing Company’s full 2018 Beer Lineup below for you peruse at your convenience.  Since 2018 does mark Left Hand’s 25th year of brewing, we do feel inclined to go over a few of their exciting, upcoming releases before sending you directly to that calendar.  We promise to keep this brief:

  • Left Hand will introduce four new Year-Round offerings in 2018: Juicy Goodness Dry-Hopped Golden Ale, Left Hand IPA, Death Before Disco Porter, & Colorful Colorado Pale Ale.  Outside of select Mixed Packs, Colorful Colorado Pale Ale will only be available in the brewery’s home state of Colorado.  The remaining new Year-Rounds will see full distribution alongside award-winning, perennial mainstays like Milk Stout and Polestar Pilsner.
  • The brewery will introduce a Seasonal line of smooth nitro-perfected styles in 2018.  Releases will include Chai Milk Stout Nitro, Blackcurrant Cream Ale Nitro, Belgian Dubbel Nitro & Wake Up Dead NitroThese offerings will be packaged in 4-packs of 13.65 oz. cans
  • The brewery will add “a variety of new seasonal and limited cans intended to please the palate with culinary and cocktail-inspired flavors. MS Gose Away, a perfectly salty and lightly sour beer with raspberries and lemon peel will debut in late spring, Peach Beerllini Radler will be just-in-time for the hot summer months and a pepper porter with chipotle and other mild peppers will liven up your mood come winter.”
  • Left Hand plans to release a 25th Anniversary 22oz bomber in September, but exact details on this beer are not yet available.  Stay tuned for more info on this one.

That glosses over the highlights that we wanted to cover, but there are still plenty of beers left to discover on the calendar below.  Be sure to give it a good once over so that you know what beers you will be raising in 2018 to honor Left Hand Brewing Company’s 25th Anniversary.  Prost!

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Left Hand Brewing Encourages Beer Fans to Study Abroad this Fall

LeftHandStudyAbroadLeft Hand Brewing Company (Longmont, Colorado) has officially introduced Study Abroad Belgian-style Single Ale as the brewery’s new Fall Seasonal release.

To give us all a little taste of the beer culture and practices enjoyed in foreign lands, Left Hand Brewing Company is taking us back to school this fall with the release of Study Abroad.  Brewed to be an in-depth look at Belgian yeast characteristics, this low-ABV Belgian-Style Single Ale “has a distinct spiciness with mild fruit esters”.  Those who partake in a pour of Study Abroad can expect an experience filled with “flavor notes of graham cracker, bubble gum, and white wine.”

Study Abroad Belgian-style Single Ale is available now and scheduled to last through the month of October.  You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Left Hand Brewing’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Study Abroad from Left Hand Brewing Company

Release – Seasonal, Fall 2017 (late-August through October)
Style – Belgian-style Single Ale
ABV – 4.5%
IBUs – 35
Malts – Pilsner, 2-row, Wheat & Aromatic
Hops – Jarrylo
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – http://lefthandbrewing.com/beer-finder/

Left Hand Brewing Co. Releases Milk Stout Nitro in Cans

Lefthand-MSN-Can-FrontLeft 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

 

Left Hand Brewing Announces 2017 Beer Release Calendar

Eager to hit the ground running in January, Left Hand Brewing Co. (Longmont, Colorado) has supplied us all with a look at a 2017 Beer Release Calendar filled with new beers and plenty of surprises.

When it comes to the recent rush of 2017 release calendars, odds are that you know the drill by now.  We will post the full Left Hand Brewing Co. Release Calendar below for you to look over at your leisure, but we would certainly be remiss if we did not go over a few of the brewery’s new releases first:

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  • Left Hand will add a new Seasonal Series, Les Quatre Saisons (or The Four Seasons).  Available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans, this series will consist of four Saisons “featuring native Colorado ingredients like; wildflower honey, chokecherries, juniper berries and regional grains.”  Saison au Miel – brewed with wildflower honey – will arrive in March of 2017 as the first quarterly release.
  • left-hand-brewing-well-played-can-147x300The brewery will offer several Seasonal brews exclusively in cans during 2017.  These will include “the popular summer favorite – Good Juju Pale Ale with fresh juiced ginger, and new brands Well Played Red IPA with experimental hops and Study Abroad Belgian Single.”
  • Several Perennial beers from Left Hand will also be offered in can packaging in 2017: Extrovert American IPA, Introvert Session IPA, Polestar Pilsner, and Sawtooth Ale.
  • Travelin’ Light Kolsch will join the brewery’s Perennial lineup in early spring of 2017.  This offering will be in cans as well.
  • Left Hand’s lauded Nitro Series will see the addition of Braveheart Nitro, a Scottish Ale seasonal – available May through July – in partnership with the Wallace family clan. Hard Wired Nitro Coffee Porter, Bittersweet Nitro Imperial Milk Stout, and Wake Up Dead Nitro Imperial Stout will all return as seasonal and limited Nitro Series releases in 2017.
  • The brewery’s Big Mo 22 oz. Series of higher gravity big beers “will also feature new limited releases including A Blessing & A Curse Double IPA, Season of Insanity Strong Dark Ale, and the return of St. Vrain Tripel.”

Alright, that should gloss over the highlights for you.  Check out the full 2017 Release Calendar below and prepare yourself for another great year of brews from Left Hand Brewing Co. Prost!

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Left Hand Brewing’s Oktoberfest makes Seasonal Return

oktoberfest1Left Hand Brewing Co. (Longmont, Colorado) recently announced that their Oktoberfest Märzen Lager will be returning to shelves and taps later this week.

In a season that is inundated with Pumpkin Beers these days, Left Hand Brewing Co. goes in a different direction by embracing the rich heritage of the Festbier.  To keep their Oktoberfest true to tradition, the folks at the brewery begin brewing this Märzen Lager in late spring to allow a “full two months for the beer to reach lagered perfection.”  Not cutting any corners, they also employ “a traditional yet time intensive decoction mash process, a multi-step mash,” during the brewing process.  This level of dedication and attention to detail yields a drinking experience with a “toasty sweetness of the malt up front while the noble pedigree hops allow for a dry crisp finish at 6.6% ABV.”

Oktoberfest officially releases in the brewery taproom on August 26 and the rest of Left Hand Brewing’s 37 state distribution footprint follows shortly thereafter.  Look for this offering to be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments where you normally find Left Hand offerings.  If you find yourself craving a fine Märzen a time or two this fall, be sure to keep Left Hand Brewing’s Oktoberfest on your short list of beers to give a shot.  Prost!

Vital Information on Oktoberfest Märzen Lager from Left Hand Brewing Co.

Release – Seasonal, available beginning August 26
Style – Märzen Lager
ABV – 6.6%
IBUs – 24
Malts – Munich & Pilsner
Hops – CTZ & Hallertau Mittelfrüh
Packaging – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft

Left Hand Brewing releases Rye on the Prize

rye-on-the-prizeLeft Hand Brewing Co. (Longmont, Colorado) recently announced that Rye of the Prize Imperial Red Rye Ale is the latest summer release from the brewery.

Rye on the Prize is an Imperial Red Rye Ale that marks Left Hand’s “22 year commitment to keep their ‘eye on the prize’ – to brew great beer, stay independent and give back to the community.” You can expect this offering to be a medium-bodied, 8% Imperial Red Ale that boasts a hoppy punch and an earthy, spicy kick from the rye.

“In 1993 we set out to change the world with better beer. To keep our eye on the prize, Left Hand has chosen an independent path to build a stronger community—founded on the best beer we can make. Rye on the Prize has a bold, hopped up character inspired by our mission to do good by you, the beer drinker, and our community.” shares Eric Wallace, CEO and co-founder of Left Hand.

Rye on the Prize Imperial Red Rye Ale is a limited release that is available from July through September of this year.  You can find this offering in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments in Alabama, Florida and throughout Left Hand Brewing Co.’s 36 state distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information on Rye on the Prize Imperial Red Rye Ale from Left Hand Brewing Co.

Availability – Limited release from July to September
ABV – 8%
Hops – CTZ, WP, Mt. Hood, Cascade
Malts – 2-Row, Rye, Carrarye, Carrared, Melanodin
Packaging – 22 oz. bombers, Kegs