The weather in Colorado has been a bit frightful lately. The past few weeks have been fairly Seattle-like, as cloudy days and chilly rain has preempted our normal warm, sunny Colorado weather. But don’t let the forecast fool you, spring has sprung, and summer is just around the corner. Summer brings with it the promise of long sunny days, outdoor fun and enjoying plenty of great craft beers. Session beers, or beers with an ABV of less than 5%, are perfect for summer, as you can drink several with less of a risk of getting totally sloshed. We’re big fans of session beers, so we were excited to learn we have a new Colorado craft session beer option: Left Hand Brewing’s Introvert Session IPA.
Introvert Session IPA
This past weekend we picked up a 6-pack of Introvert IPA and enjoyed them while working in the backyard. It was the perfect beer to keep us happy, hoppy and hydrated while doing yard work, and we can guarantee that Introvert IPA will be in regular rotation in our beer fridge this summer. We tasted Introvert side-by-side with one of our other favorite sessions IPAs, New Belgium’s Slow Ride. The Introvert IPA was considerably more hop-forward, with lots of great citrus aroma and crisp bitterness. If you like your beer hoppy, like us, you should give Left Hand’s Introvert IPA a try.
For more details about Introvert Session IPA, check out the full Left Hand Brewing press release below.
Left Hand Brewing Co. Releases New Perennial Session IPA
LONGMONT, CO • May 11, 2015 – Left Hand Brewing Co. introduces Introvert Session IPA for American Craft Beer Week and just in time for summer! Left Hand encourages you to session your introvert, tapping into your more creative and relaxed self, recharging with this harmoniously balanced IPA. Introvert Session IPA will be a year-round offering in six-pack and draft.
Opinionated and hopped-up, Introvert can easily be misunderstood for having a strong personality. But this artistically complex IPA seeks balance and creative harmony with a low abv and a relaxed pace. The beer’s brilliant gold color hints at the character inside, revealing a well-versed hop blend of CTZ, Centennial, Cascade, Chinook, Sterling, and Comet. Hop aromas of tropical papaya and kiwi with woodsy pine reveal the balanced honey malt and a clean bitter finish within.
Introvert was developed over the course of six months, testing multiple batches with accounts and fans for feedback, selecting the best hop personalities. Introvert IPA will be a unique compliment to Left Hand’s 400 Pound Monkey, offering fans year-round availability of both an American and an English-Style IPA. Also this summer, Left Hand will release three other 22oz IPA offerings in their Big Mo series including Homefront IPA, Twin Sisters Double IPA and Warrior Fresh Hop IPA.
Introvert Session IPA release events start on Monday, May 11th and include a release party in their Tasting Room on Wednesday, May 13th and a three day bar crawl in Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins from May 14-16th. The beer will be available in stores on May 11th in select states and is expected to be available across Left Hand’s 34 state footprint by mid-summer. Sometimes you’re not in the mood for what everyone else is having … gather your closest friends and explore the possibilities. #SessionYourIntrovert
For even more information, visit the Left Hand Introvert IPA page online.
What Do You Think?
If you try Introvert Session IPA, let us know what you think of this new Left Hand beer. We’d also love to know what other session beers you’ve tried, and which are your favorites. Share with your summertime session beer recommendations in the comments below or on our Facebook or Twitter.