Longmont, Colorado-based Left Hand Brewing Co., known for its stouts and Nitro technology, is going “All Out for Stout” this season with three new releases.
The independent craft brewery is releasing two seasonal stouts for a limited time, S’mores Milk Stout and Black Forest Nitro Cherry Chocolate Stout. After a successful debut in 2020, Left Hand is also bringing back The Milk Box variety pack with a brand-new lineup of four different milk stouts. To celebrate these new brands, Left Hand is giving away custom-designed Meiers snow boards to four sweepstakes winners.
S’mores Milk Stout is 6.0 percent ABV. “We went through a lot of trials for S’mores Milk Stout,” said Jeff Joslin, director of brewing operations at Left Hand. “Our brewers decided on a unique grain bill to exhibit graham cracker. We used Cholaca liquid cacao because it lent the best chocolate flavor, richness of mouthfeel and authenticity of ingredient. These ingredients all come together with toasted marshmallow to create the perfect liquid s’more.”
Black Forest Nitro is inspired by the German chocolate and cherry layer cake. “This beer is a true indulgence and weighs in at 7.7 percent ABV,” said Jill Preston, director of marketing and hospitality at Left Hand. “In one of my favorites can designs ever, you get a glimpse of the tart black cherries and aromas of rich chocolate cake that exude from this stout. To top it off, it’s on Nitro. All those flavors cascade on a canvas of millions of tiny bubbles. Each sip finishes with decadence and our signature super smooth mouthfeel.”
The Milk Box features the classic Milk Stout, reimagined four different ways. In addition to the inclusion of S’mores Milk Stout, fans can now savor the spice blend of Mole Milk Stout, cool down with Mint Chocolate Milk Stout and experience Double Milk Stout.
“Our fans keep telling us they want more Milk Stout,” said Jason Ingram, national sales director at Left Hand. “We’re listening to you out there and bringing this variety pack back. Whereas last year we featured a few throwback styles, this year, we are proud to release The Milk Box with an entire new line of four completely new beers.”
“We’ve had countless ideas for Milk Stout riffs over the years, and now we get to play with them,” said Joslin. “These four are the ones that the whole brewery is most enthusiastic about, and they complement each other so well.”
In addition to the new lineup, Left Hand has also moved this package to bottles for 2021.
“As we continue to navigate through the nationwide aluminum can shortage, we are making strategic decisions on packaging,” said Ingram. “The Milk Box was one of our most successful releases of last year, and we had to double production to meet demand. With the reliability of glass, we knew it was the right call to make the switch to bottles for 2021.”
In conjunction with the releases, Left Hand is encouraging fans to participate in a sweepstakes to win a custom-designed Meier snowboard.
“What better way to go ‘All Out for Stout’ than to go all out with one of our Artist Series snowboards?” said Preston. “The snowboards are designed by Left Hand’s graphic designer, Carly Igoe, and they have this edgy, whimsical feel in a comic book inspired layout. They really match the energy and vibe of the sport, and four lucky winners will be taking them home.”
Winners can enter using a QR Code posted at retail locations across the country or enter online here.
S’mores Milk Stout is available in six-packs of 12-oz. cans and on draft. Black Forest Nitro can be purchased as four-packs of 13.65-oz. cans and on draft. The Milk Box features 12 12-oz. bottles, three beers of each style, and each style is available in limited supply on draft.
Check out Left Hand’s beer finder for locations nearest you as these brands hit shelves throughout October.