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Exploring Left Hand Brewing’s Nitro Beer Niche

August 21, 2019 |

Perusing the curated beer list found on a brewer’s website is a common pastime for beer fans looking to learn more about a new brewery or gain insight into a brewery’s new releases or seasonals. Left Hand Brewing’s beer page is one of the more unique ones you will find. Alongside a robust list of “Perennials,” seasonals and limited releases, the Colorado operation also has a full list for its Nitro offerings. While Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro in cans is by far their most widely-distributed nitro offering, the brewery has diligently worked to expand its canned nitro selection to include a variety of fruity and seasonal nitro releases, available on-draft and in cans, that has helped carve out a unique niche for the brand. We asked Left Hand’s Social Media and Events Coordinator, Kristina Schostak about the program.

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Event Recap | Left Hand’s Nitro Fest Brings Beer to the Big Tent

November 15, 2017 |

Chances are most readers of PorchDrinking.com have been to scores of beer festivals, with many—while still awesome—fairly indistinguishable from the other. Left Hand’s Nitro Fest, now in its fourth year, is not one of those.

Imagine some of the world’s smoothest, rarest beers coupled with a psychedelic circus and a legion of hardcore, costumed fans on a warm fall night in Longmont, CO and you’ll get an idea of the experience.

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Event Preview | LowDown Barrel-Aged Beer Festival

January 18, 2017 |

If you have attended LowDown Brewery’s Barrel-Aged Beer Festival in the past, you remember the laid back, line-free day of great rare beers. This year’s event is bound to be twice as good; mainly because it’s twice as long with more than double the barrel aged beers. LowDown will again host the event at their brewery this weekend, January 21 and 22.

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Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

June 20, 2016 |

Left Hand brews are headed to cans, Russian River finally expands, and Sierra Nevada’s Mills River brewery achieves LEED Platinum certification. The beer world is bustling and it is time for you to catch up. Read on to catch the details of the latest craft beer news in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.

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Ultimate 6er | Smoked Beers

November 11, 2015 |

Smoky flavors in food and drink have a long history. When the only method of cooking was using an open fire, you could pretty much expect smoke to impart a scent or flavor into whatever you were putting over it. Beer was no different. In fact, up to the 1700s, pretty much every beer was a smoke beer since the only method to dry the malt would be over an open flame. It wasn’t until after kilning methods were developed that pulled the smoke away from the malt that beer started tasting the way we know today. And smoke beers began their fast decline quickly thereafter. Read More

Event Preview | #PourHard Beer School at World of Beer LoDo

November 4, 2015 |

When: Thursday, November 5 from 6-7pm

Where: World of Beer LoDo, 1555 Blake Street Unit 102

Sharpen your pencils, break out your trapper keepers, and jot down some notes in your Lisa Frank notebooks, it’s time to go back … Read More

Event Recap | Inaugural Chicago Ale Fest

June 25, 2015 |

In a summer that has been plagued by cold temperatures and constant rain, Saturday’s 80 degree and sunny day was perfect timing for the inaugural Chicago Ale Fest.

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Gnarly Barley Brew Festival 2013

August 8, 2013 | 3

Kicking off its fifth annual installment, The Gnarly Barley Brew Fest is a fun, family oriented event located at The Ranch (aka The Budweiser Event Center) in Loveland, CO. Coupled with a fair and carnival, it’s a good time for the whole family. That’s not to say there isn’t an abundance of delicious beer to be had.

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Colorado Brewer’s Festival 2013

June 28, 2013 | 1

Every summer for the past 24 years, over 10,000 visitors have travelled up north to The Centennial State’s beer-loving haven: Fort Collins.  The City and its Downtown Business Association, renowned for their love of craft beer, has put on one of the greatest gatherings of brewers in the country known as the Colorado Brewer’s Festival 2013. This weekend-long event showcases a plethora of some of Colorado’s finest, from the tiny nano-breweries like Boulder’s Asher or Loveland’s Verboten, up to the near-macros such as Fort Collins’ own New Belgium and Golden’s Blue Moon.

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Left Hand Brewing | Nitro Milk Stout

June 25, 2013 | 1

This post originally appeared as one of the first posts on PorchDrinking when we launched FOUR Years Ago. We wanted to share this again, because Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout is a phenomenal Colorado beer and because many of you all have joined us since we first launched. For those who have followed us since the beginning thanks for your support and we hope you’ve enjoyed the ride.

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Left Hand – Wake Up Dead

August 14, 2012 |

Wake Up Dead Russian Imperial Stout – Left Hand Brewing, Longmont, CO

ABV: 10.2%

IBUs: 50

With it starting to get cooler (relatively) and breweries starting to release the bigger, darker beers, I find myself drinking dark beer more and … Read More

1 Minute Beer Review: Black Jack Porter

July 4, 2012 |

Black Jack Porter – Left Hand Brewing Company, Longmont, CO

ABV: 6.8%

IBUs: 35

I stumbled on this beer after all of the Avery Brewing Company Tap Room staff and I were gifted a mixed case from some of … Read More