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Left Hand Brewing | Drink Light or Dark – You Decide

Summer is here and with it comes a seasonal shift in wine and beer consumption habits.

Whether you explore the light or dark side of beer during the summer, Left Hand is a brewery that has got you covered.

When I hear “I don’t drink stout in the summer”, I ask them if they drink iced coffee.  Most people say they do which gives me the chance to offer them an excuse to drink dark beers.

Left Hand Brewing Nitro Milk Stout is a beer built for year round drinking.  Wonderfully balanced, smooth, and not hot ‘n boozy, this is a beer you can and should drink all year round.

There is no technical ‘summer stout’ style yet, but if there was, Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout would be one of the first beers I would put in that category.

Burgers, BBQ’s, relaxing at night under the stars next to a campfire… they all pair well with Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout.

Read more about nitro beers

If you’re looking for a refreshing beer during the a hot day, Left Hand Travelin’ Light Kolsch is a most excellent choice.

Travelin’ Light cans travel very well – beach, hiking, festivals, and it won’t dry you out like a big and boozy hop bomb.

Crispy, refreshing, Travlin’ Light Kolsch pairs well with light summer fare like fish taco’s, fresh corn salad, and grilled lemon chicken.

Pour hard, drink well! (pour the nitro stout hard, not kolsch)

– Jason

Tech info ripped from lefthandbrewing.com, pics are from the Bevie:

Travelin’ Light -Golden, crisp, dry and refreshing with herbal hops.

  • Collection: Perennial
  • Style: Kolsch-Style Ale
  • Color: Golden
  • Body: light
  • ABV: 4.8%
  • IBU’s: 22
  • Malt: Pale 2-row, Vienna, Acidulated
  • Hops: Willamette, Mount Hood


Milk Stout Nitro – Super Smooth With Soft Roastiness And Mocha Flavors.

Taking America Back. Dark & delicious, America’s great milk stout will change your perception about what a stout can be. Pouring hard out of the bottle, Milk Stout Nitro cascades beautifully, building a tight, thick head like hard whipped cream. The aroma is of brown sugar and vanilla cream, with hints of roasted coffee. The pillowy head coats your upper lip and its creaminess entices your palate. Initial roasty, mocha flavors rise up, with slight hop & roast bitterness in the finish. The rest is pure bliss of milk chocolate fullness.

  • Collection: Perennial
  • Style: Sweet Stout
  • Color: Black, 47 SRM
  • Body: full
  • ABV: 6%
  • IBU’s: 25
  • PLATO: 15.5°
  • Malt: Pale 2-row, Crystal, Munich, Roasted Barley, Flaked Oats, Flaked Barley and Chocolate
  • Hops: Magnum and US Goldings
  • Other: Lactose

Hogback Brewing FREE TASTING Friday 05/06


Pop into the Bevie Friday, May 6th from 3:30-6p and hangout with Kevin, the brewer of Hogback Brewing!

Hogback Brewing is the newest brewery bottling in VT, if you haven’t tried any Hogback beers yet, this is the perfect time to sip some suds and chat with the brewer!


~  Carriage Barn Series – Pink Boots Gose with Blood Oranges – a Gose that is sour and lightly salty that ends up with a matched orange finish. APV is 4.4%, 11 IBUs

~  Carriage Barn Series – Pink Boots Big Brew – An American Sour with Cherries – a moderately soured taste up front that transitions to a light cherry taste at the finish. APV is 5.2%, 10 IBUs

~  Rock’s Flying Service – A pale ale that is malt forward with American cascade hops, almonst an English Mild. APV is 5.0%, 23 IBUs.

~  Carriage Barn Series – Addy Brown – A full body brown ale hints of chocolate, and a moderate earthy/bitter hop presence.  APV is 4.5%, 43 IBUs.

~  Park Filling Station – A Kolsch style ale that is light and crips with German Tettnang hops. APV is 4.5%, 21 IBUs.

~  The Bristol Railroad – A Hefe-Weizen with banana aromas as well as bananna taste with a hint of cloves. This beer is 50% wheat with Saaz hops. APV is 5.3, 10 IBUs.

Hogback Mountain Brewery – VT Beer

Hogback Mountain Brewery (Bristol, VT) is now available!

We are most pleased to support our VT brewery friends as much as possible while adding to our unrivaled VT beer portfolio.


Currently, we have available:

  • Hogback Mountain Brewery | Park Filling Station | Kolsch Style Ale | 5.5% ABV | $5.99

The Park Filling Station operated as a Texaco full service station with a newspaper and magazine store for many years, first by “Brownie” and Sue Brown, and then by George Apgar.  Today, it is a Champlain Farms convenience store.

  • Hogback Mountain Brewery | Rock’s Flying Service | Pale Ale | 5% ABV | $5.99

Joe Rock managed the Bristol Airport and operated a flying service from 1936 to 1960.  Today, the airport is home to Mt. Abraham Union High School.  This American Pale Ale has been hopped with Cascade hops that compliment the malt of this beer.

  • Hogback Mountain Brewery | Limited Release – Carriage Barn Series – Addy Brown | Brown Ale | 4.5% ABV | $5.99

An Addison County Vermont beer with Peterson Quality Malt (Monkton), East Brook Farm Hops (East Middlebury), and Ripton water.