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