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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

Lawson’s Coffee Fayston Maple Imperial Stout | Sip of Sunshine IPA | Super Session | FRI 03/10 & SAT 03/11

Lawson’s Fayston Maple Imperial Stout, Sip of Sunshine, and Super Session #2 stock status:

Sip of Sunshine IPA Cans – $13.79/4pk

  • Friday 03/10 – 2 packs per person – Few cases left 🙂
  • Saturday 03/11– 10a Release – 1 per person

Super Session Cans –

  • $21.99/12pk | $10.99/6pk – In stock! 🙂

Bottles:  Coffee Fayston Maple Imperial Stout | $15.99

  • Friday 03/10 – 1 per person – Sold out 🙂
  • Saturday 03/11– 10a Release – 1 per person to at least the first 36 people

 

 

Dogfish Head World Wide Stout | 2016

Just when you thought it was safe to give your liver a break after the holiday’s, a darkness has descended upon us… Dogfish Head World Wide Stout!  Back in stock after years of absence… claim yours whilst able!

From dogfish.com:

World Wide Stout – Dark, rich, roasty & brewed with a ridiculous amount of barley

  • ABV:  15 – 20
  • IBU:  70
  • Release:  November
  • Original Release Date:  1999
  • Style:  Stout

Yes, this is the beer you’ve heard so much about!

Brewed with a ridiculous amount of barley, World Wide Stout is dark, roasty and complex. This Ageable Ale clocks in at 15-20% ABV and has a depth more in line with a fine port than with a can of cheap, mass-marketed beer.

World Wide debuted in the winter of 1999, and the staying power of this brew is undeniable. Like Fort and 120 Minute IPA, World Wide Stout only gets better with age (more on aging beers here). After some time in your beer cellar, the heat of the booze fades into the background and the port notes and roastiness take over.

World Wide goes great with (or as!) dessert. Share one with someone you love.

Alesmith Hawaiian Speedway Stout Release

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Alesmith HAWAIIAN Speedway Stout release happening now!

Probably the rarest beer we’ve ever had in our store!  This Coconut version of Alesmith Speedway Stout is highly sought after, not available in bottles, and incredibly delicious!  At only $20.99 for 32oz (regular Speedway is $14 for 25oz) and with less than 20 growler fills available, this is sure to be gone in a flash!
From alesmith.com:
Speedway Stout:

Speedway Stout’s ominous, pitch-black appearance has become a hallmark of this modern-day classic. Chocolate and roasted malts dominate the flavor, supported by notes of dark fruit, toffee, and caramel. A healthy dose of locally-roasted coffee from Ryan Bros. Coffee, Inc. added to each batch brings out the beer’s dark chocolate flavors and enhances its drinkability. Despite its intensity, Speedway Stout’s fine carbonation and creamy mouthfeel make it very smooth and surprisingly easy to drink. This beer ages very well and will continue to mature for many years to come.

Specs:
  • ABV: 12%
  • Bitterness: 70 IBU
  • Original Gravity: 1.114
  • Serving Temp: 50°-55°
  • Serving Glass: Tulip / Goblet
Pairings:

This beer’s great balance makes it a very food-friendly Imperial Stout. Pair its roasty flavors and robust mouthfeel with rich beef dishes and char-grilled foods. Both chocolate and vanilla desserts also pair well, as do salty blue cheeses like Stilton or hard nutty cheeses like aged Gouda and cloth-bound cheddars.

Awards:
  • Silver – 2008 Great American Beer Festival (Aged Beer)
  • Gold – 2012 San Diego International Beer Competition (Imperial Stout)
  • Gold – 2014 San Diego International Beer Competition (Imperial Stout)