Left Hand Brewing Company Announces 2018 Beer Lineup
Left Hand Brewing Company’s 2018 Beer Release Calendar includes a variety of new seasonals, limited releases and perennial beers including a new nitro seasonal can series, four new year-round beers and a 25th Anniversary 22-ounce bomber. The Longmont brewery has a lot on tap in the coming year.
For 2018, Left Hand introduces four new year-round beers in 12-ounce cans: Juicy Goodness, Left Hand IPA, Death Before Disco and Colorful Colorado. These new brews will join the perennial lineup of award-winning mainstays like Milk Stout and Polestar Pilsner. Juicy Goodness is a hazy golden ale which is dry-hopped with fruity hops. The aromatics and flavor of the Left Hand IPA are dominated by a blend of tropical fruit characteristics and citrus tang. Death Before Disco is a porter made with roasted malts that create a full-bodied taste with notes of rich chocolate and dark berries. Colorful Colorado pale ale will only be available in Left Hand’s home state of Colorado and in select can Mixed Packs throughout the year. The can Mixed Pack will also feature seasonal, small-batch “Test Kitchen” beers with recipes concocted by a team of brewers from the brewery’s pilot system, a seven-barrel system constructed to inspire creativity and innovation.
In addition to the return of Well Played red IPA and the Les Quatres Saisons seasonal series, 2018 will feature 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 released 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.
As the craft leader in nitrogenated beers, Left Hand will now offer a seasonal line of smooth nitro-perfected styles. Chai Milk Stout Nitro, Blackcurrant Cream Ale Nitro, Belgian Dubbel Nitro and the coveted Wake Up Dead Nitro will be featured each quarter and will offer a creamy experience to be enjoyed right from the can. Left Hand has produced the first-ever nitro can in the United States with Ball Corporation’s Widget Inside™ technology.
In addition to exciting new beers, Left Hand will celebrate twenty-five years of brewing in 2018. From a humble homebrew kit in 1993, to being a craft beer innovation leader, Left Hand has continued to grow and modernize throughout their twenty-five-year history and will celebrate with a 25th Anniversary 22-ounce bomber in September.
Beer is not the only thing Left Hand will brew up this year. The employee-owned company will continue their mission of giving through the Left Hand Brewing Foundation’s “High Five” events, like Hops and Handrails and Nitro Fest, and via their Team Left Hand, Bike MS fundraising activities – which has raised over $2.8 million dollars since 2008. MS Gose Away is a collaboration between Team Left Hand and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Bike MS in their shared mission to “crush MS.” Team Left Hand will participate in five Bike MS rides across the country in 2018 and will host several fundraising events throughout the year.
For more information on Left Hand Brewing Company’s beers, events and philanthropy, visit lefthandbrewing.com.