Left Hand Brewing Prepares for Cold Weather Drinking with Release of Black Forest Nitro

Left Hand Brewing Co. (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Black Forest Nitro Cherry Chocolate Stout in October 2021.

Inspired by the ridiculously delicious German cake of the same name, Black Forest Nitro is an American Stout that “tempts taste buds with tart black cherries and aromas of rich chocolate cake.” Coming in at 7.7% ABV, Black Forest Nitro stacks “layers of flavor reminiscent of spiked fresh cherries and dark chocolate ganache [cascading] on a canvas of nitrogen.”

Black Forest Nitro is rolling out now and is scheduled to hang around through the fall and winter months. You can expect to find this new Limited Release available in 4-packs of 13.65 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Left Hand’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Black Forest Nitro from Left Hand Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Nitro Series; Fall/Winter 2021
Style – American Stout
ABV – 7.7%
IBUs – 28
Malts – 2-Row, Pale Chocolate, Rolled Oats, C-40, Chocolate & Midnight Wheat
Hops – CTZ
Added Ingredients – Cocoa husk & black cherry
Recommended Glassware – Goblet
Availability – 4-packs of 13.65 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://lefthandbrewing.com/beer-finde
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Left Hand Brewing Co. Begins Limited Release of Good Juju

Left Hand Brewing Co. (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that Good Juju will return for a Limited Release in June 2021.

Back for its annual release, Good Juju is a Pale Ale “bursting with ginger spice (pressed fresh by Left Hand’s employee owners), playful hops, and all the possibilities of new beginnings.” Coming in at 4.5% ABV, Good Juju is a “refreshing frivolity of spring awakening [that] cultivates good vibes and frees your inner light.”

Good Juju is available now at Left Hand Brewing Co. and will roll out into distribution during the month of June. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of the brewery’s distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for Good Juju from Left Hand Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; June 2021
Style – Pale Ale/Spiced Beer
ABV – 4.5%
IBUs – 20
Malts – 2-Row, Crystal, Munich & Flaked Barley
Hops – CTZ, US Goldings & Sterling
Added Ingredients – “Organic Ginger Juiced in House by Hand”
Recommended Glassware – Pub glass
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://lefthandbrewing.com/beer-finder

Left Hand Brewing Reveals 2021 Beer Lineup

Beer calendar season is finally starting to pick up steam and this week we are here to give you a look at the 2021 Beer Lineup from Left Hand Brewing Co. (Longmont, Colorado).

As is the case with all brewery calendars around here, we have posted Left Hand’s full 2021 Beer Lineup below for you to look over at your leisure. That said, there are quite a few new and returning beers that we would like to bring to your attention first . . . so, let’s get at it (descriptions sourced from the brewery’s press release):

  • St. Vrain Tripel (9.3% ABV), one of Left Hand’s most critically acclaimed brews, will join the brewery’s Year Round lineup in March 2021. The last release of their Belgian-Style Golden Ale was rated the #1 American Tripel in a blind tasting by Paste Magazine. Named after the river that winds alongside the brewery, St. Vrain is designed to pay homage to classic Belgian Tripels while adding a uniquely local twist. Colorado barley creates a subtle malt sweetness, and American hops bring rich herbal and floral aromatics, both perfectly complimenting the warm spice and fruit character of the Belgian yeast.
  • Set to debut in Summer 2021, Wook Bait brings a new hop-forward addition to Left Hand’s year-round portfolio. A kaleidoscope of bright citrus and tropical fruit from Lotus, Galaxy, Cascade, and Azacca hops, Wook Bait is inspired by the rich music culture of Colorado.
  • Bittersweet Nitro Imperial Coffee Milk Stout will make its long-awaited return at the end of 2020/beginning of 2021. A special blend of dark roast coffee weaves rich berry notes with spicy undertones into the 8.9% Imperial Milk Stout. Bittersweet Nitro is the single most requested archive beer from Left Hand, inspiring a social media campaign by fans for the brewery to re-release the brand. Their request has been answered with bold new artwork and new packaging. 
  • The brewery’s Limited Nitro Series will see the addition of Key Lime Pie Nitro, a 7.3% sour ale with lactose and lime, vanilla and cinnamon, in May. Super smooth and silky, the beer is modeled after the citrusy, velvety dessert. Tartness and baking spice combine with a creamy Nitro mouthfeel, each sip mimicking a spoonful of Key Lime Pie.
  • Black Forest Nitro is set for a Seasonal Release in Q4 2021. Real cherries and chocolate combine with a rich roasted malt backbone, reminiscent of a Black Forest cake.
  • The brewery’s standard CO2 Seasonal lineup will include the following newbies: Found Fortune Double IPA in January, Moscow Mule Pale Ale in the spring, and S’mores Milk Stout in late fall.
    Found Fortune showcases El Dorado hops, inspiring its name. The 8.7% Double IPA is dry-hopped with El Dorado, Galaxy, and Citra, resulting in a wealth of candied orange, juicy tropical fruits, and notes of fresh-squeezed grapefruit. Moscow Mule Pale Ale is light and effervescent at 5.5% with a refreshing burst of lime and a spicy ginger kick, delivering the vibrant flavors of the classic cocktail with the body and hop benefits you can only experience in a beer. Due to its success as a “Crazy Limited” Test Kitchen Beer in their Can Mixed Packs, Left Hand is now offering this beer as a stand-alone. The announcement of S’mores Milk Stout heralds Left Hand’s first new Milk Stout variant planned for 2021. Their classic recipe meets your favorite campfire treat in this Milk Stout with marshmallows and spices hitting shelves late fall.

Alright, that should just about cover all the beers that piqued our interest, but there are quite a few more exciting releases left for you to discover on the calendar below. Check it out and get prepared for all the tasty goodness that Left Hand Brewing Co. will be sending your way in 2021. Prost!

Left Hand Brewing Co. Introduces The Milk Box Mixed Pack

Left Hand Brewing Co. (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of The Milk Box, a Mixed 12-Pack containing four variants of its iconic Milk Stout, in late November 2020.

Here to help you properly celebrate and enjoy Stout Season, The Milk Box is a Mixed 12-pack that includes three 12 oz. cans of each of the following four flavor-packed Milk Stouts (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s sales sheet):

  • Peanut Butter Milk Stout – Rich milk chocolate notes team up with peanut buttery perfection for a deliciously dark duo. ABV – 6.2%
  • Raspberry Milk Stout – Raspberries, chocolate malt and roasted coffee notes combine for creamy decadence. ABV – 5.5%
  • Chai Milk Stout – Our brewers’ blend of aromatic spices richly complements our classic milk stout. ABV – 5.0%
  • Bittersweet Imperial Coffee Milk Stout – An imperial version of our classic milk stout infused with coffee. ABV – 8.9%

“Indulge in our classic Milk Stout richly reimagined four different ways,” says Jill Preston, Director of Marketing & Hospitality at Left Hand. “America’s Stout is now a family of stouts and each one has a uniquely captivating flavor profile. Nutty and fruity, aromatic and bold. There’s a Milk Stout for every celebration this holiday season.”

The Milk Box debuted at Left Hand Brewing Co. on November 20 and is hitting distribution now. You can expect to find this Seasonal Mixed 12-pack at select craft beer-focused retailers located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Left Hand’s distribution network. Prost!

Left Hand Brewing Co. Goes Year-Round with Peanut Butter Milk Stout

Left Hand Brewing Co. (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that its wildly popular Peanut Butter Milk Stout will join the brewery’s Year-Round portfolio in October 2020.

Introduced earlier this year as a Seasonal offering and now back for good due to the calls of Left Hand’s faithful fans, Peanut Butter Milk Stout features the “pure milk chocolate bliss of [the brewery’s] classic Milk Stout . . . perfectly complemented by the addition of creamy peanut butter.” Coming in at 6% ABV, Peanut Butter Milk Stout is “rich and decadent on the palate and lusciously lingers into a nutty, dry finish.”

Peanut Butter Milk Stout is re-entering distribution now with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft. You can expect to find this Year-Round offering at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Left Hand’s distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Peanut Butter Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Co.

Release – Year-Round; returning October 2020
Style – Milk Stout
ABV – 6%
IBUs – 25
Malts – 2-Row, Crystal, Chocolate, Munich, Rolled Oats, Flaked Barley & Roasted Barley
Hops – CTZ & Golding
Added Ingredients – Lactose & peanuts
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.lefthandbrewing.com/beer-finder

Left Hand Brewing Co. Adds 1265 Pilsner to Year-Round Lineup

Left Hand Brewing Co. (Longmont, Colorado) has announced that 1265 Pilsner is officially hitting distribution now as the brewery’s newest Year-Round offering.

Named “in honor of [Left Hand’s] home” at 1265 Boston Ave in Longmont, Colorado; 1265 Pilsner is a “crisp and lively” Pilsner that “exhibits light bready malts reminiscent of a freshly baked baguette with a delicate citrus hop profile.” Weighing in at 5.2% ABV and 23 IBUs, 1265 Pilsner is a “tribute to a traditional pilsner . . . brewed for high repeat enjoyment on hot, sunny days!”

1265 Pilsner will begin rolling out into Left Hand’s full distribution footprint in late June 2020. You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-focused retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Left Hand’s distribution territory. Prost!

Vital Information for 1265 Pilsner from Left Hand Brewing Co.

Release – Year-Round; launching late June 2020
Style – Pilsner
ABV – 5.2%
IBUs – 23
Malt – 2-Row & Pilsner
Hops – Sterling, Cascade & Citra
Recommended Glassware – Pilsner glass
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://lefthandbrewing.com/beer-finder

Left Hand Brewing Goes Tropical with Seasonal Release of Gettin’ Tiki With It Nitro

LeftHandGettinTikiLeft Hand Brewing Co. (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that Gettin’ Tiki With It, a Piña Colada Wheat, will join the brewery’s Nitro Seasonal Series in May 2020.

Here to be your “Nitro passport to paradise” during this extended period of social distancing, Gettin’ Tiki With It is a Piña Colada-inspired, nitrogenated Wheat Ale “bursting with pineapple and coconut.” Coming in at a “super smooth” 7.5% ABV, Gettin’ Tiki With It Nitro is a “vacation in a can . . . [that] pairs well with cabanas and daybeds.”

Gettin’ Tiki With It Nitro will start rolling out in early May 2020 and the brewery will hold a Virtual Release Party for this new offering at 4:30 p.m. (MDT) on Friday, May 8 (click here for more details). You can expect to find this new Spring Seasonal available in 4-packs of 13.65 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Left Hand’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Gettin’ Tiki With It Nitro from Left Hand Brewing Co.

Release – Nitro Seasonal Series (Spring); launching May 2020
Style – Wheat Ale
ABV – 7.5%
IBUs – 15
Malts – Wheat & 2-Row
Hops – Sabro
Added Ingredients – Coconut, lactose & pineapple 
Recommended Glassware – Pub Glass
Availability – 4-packs of 13.65 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://lefthandbrewing.com/beer-finder

Left Hand Brewing Co. Plans to Open New Location in Denver’s Curtis Park Neighborhood

LHB-CircleLogoDiamond-FullColor-RGBLeft Hand Brewing Co. (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that it plans to open its second location later this summer in Denver, Colorado’s Curtis Park neighborhood at 2403 Champa Street.

With construction and redesign set to begin in March 2020, Left Hand’s new outpost will take over a space that was originally built in 1934 to serve as “Denver’s second-oldest commercial printer, the Golden Bell Press, and most recently [housed] Liberati Restaurant, which recently closed.”  Once construction is completed, this 12,000 square foot facility “will feature a seven-barrel pilot brewery, 50 tap handles, full food menu, live music, a large outdoor patio, ample parking, and private event space for up to 300 people.”  To set the vibe and overall atmosphere of this location, Left Hand’s Denver taproom will also “include big screen TVs with local sports packaging, bar games like shuffleboard, pool and foosball, and community-based activities.”

When it comes to the beer lineup at this new facility, the 50 taps will largely feature the brewery’s “current Nitro, Year-Round and Seasonal offerings as well as pilot beers made on site that will be exclusively available at Left Hand Curtis Park.”  This new location will also feature “non-beer beverages including hard kombucha, hard seltzer, and Present CBD-Infused Sparkling Water.”

“We’ve been considering opening a second location in Denver for a long time but have been waiting to find the right spot. We found it,” said Eric Wallace, President and Co-Founder of Left Hand Brewing. “The amenities this location offers are really unparalleled in this area. We are slightly off the beaten path but within blocks of the RiNo Art District and Rockies Field.”

Left Hand Brewing Co. hopes to open its Denver location at some point this summer. The brewery will release further information regarding “its grand opening date, hours of operation, and employment information . . . in the coming weeks.”  Prost!

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Left Hand Brewing Expands Nitro Series with Release of Galactic Cowboy Imperial Stout

LHGalacticCowboyCanLeft Hand Brewing Co. (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that Galactic Cowboy Nitro Imperial Stout will launch in February as the brewery’s newest Year-Round offering.

Galactic Cowboy Nitro is a “super smooth and cosmically dark” Imperial Stout that uses Cascade, Galaxy, and Comet hops to balance the beer’s “roasted malt backbone” and “notes of bittersweet chocolate and black coffee.”  Clocking in at 9% ABV, Galactic Cowboy is the “high octane . . . fuel you need to wrangle the universe.”

“Our brewing team created a rich and robust Imperial Stout, complementing our current year-round Nitro portfolio that includes a sweet stout, berry blonde ale, and amber ale in Milk Stout Nitro, Flamingo Dreams Nitro, and Sawtooth Nitro, respectively,” says Jill Preston, Director of Marketing at Left Hand. “With a cosmic twist and our signature out-of-this-world Nitro mouthfeel, Galactic Cowboy truly brings Left Hand’s spirit of adventure to life.”

Galactic Cowboy Nitro is rolling out now across the nation with availability in 4-packs of 13.65 oz cans and on draft.  You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Left Hand’s distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Galactic Cowboy Nitro from Left Hand Brewing Co.

Release – Year-Round/Nitro Series; launching February 2020
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 9%
IBUs – 44
Malts – 2-Row, Special B, Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, C-40, Rolled Oats & Flaked Barley
Hops – Cascade, Comet & Galaxy
Recommended Glassware –  Tulip
Availability – 4-packs of 13.65 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://lefthandbrewing.com/beer-finder

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Left Hand Brewing Co. Begins Seasonal Release of Peanut Butter Milk Stout

PBMS-can-webLeft Hand Brewing Co. (Longmont, Colorado) has officially announced that Peanut Butter Milk Stout will make its Seasonal debut in early January 2020.

Arriving as the latest variant of Left Hand’s iconic Milk Stout, Peanut Butter Milk Stout is . . . wait for it . . . a Milk Stout that has “rich milk chocolate notes team up with peanut buttery perfection for a deliciously dark duo.” Coming in at 6% ABV, the “rich and decadent” Peanut Butter Milk Stout is “like an adult peanut butter cup you can drink.”

Peanut Butter Milk Stout is actively rolling out now and will hang around for the next few months.  You can expect to find this new Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Left Hand’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Peanut Butter Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Co.

Release – Seasonal; launching January 2020
Style – Milk Stout 
ABV – 6%
IBUs – 25
Malts – 2-Row, C-40, C-75, Munich, Rolled Oats, Flaked Barley, Chocolate Malt & Roasted Barley
Hops – CTZ & US Goldings
Added Ingredients – Lactose & peanuts
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – http://lefthandbrewing.com/beer-finder/