A Taste of Left Hand Brewing’s Latest Seasonals

We love February. Sure, the weather may be bitter and cold. However, February is the month we typically ditch our January resolutions and give in to the things we love. Like craft beer! That’s why we were excited to get a package from Left Hand Brewing Co with samples of their latest seasonals: Hard Wired Nitro and Raspberry Milk Stout. Today we want to tell you about these two new brews and how they left us feeling totally smitten.

Hard Wired Nitro

If there’s a beverage we adore as much as craft beer, it’s coffee. Considering our passion for both beverages it should come as no surprise that we love a great coffee flavored beer. That’s why we were so excited to try Left Hand Brewing’s Hard Wired Nitro Coffee Porter. This brew features Allegro Hard Wired Coffee, a special blend of beans selected specifically by Allegro Coffee Company to compliment Left Hand’s Nitro Porter. Not since peanut butter met chocolate has there been such a tasty pairing.

If you like cold brewed coffee you’ll love Hard Wired Nitro. This beer really blurs the line between beer and coffee. Is it a coffee-infused beer or a beer-spiked coffee? Who cares, it’s delicious! Hard Wired Nitro has a big, bold coffee aroma, and is incredibly smooth on the tongue. The coffee flavor is up front and center, with a finish that reminded us of bittersweet chocolate and toffee. This beer could be enjoyed anytime, but we especially loved it paired with our favorite breakfast burrito. Then again maybe we just liked the excuse to enjoy a beer at breakfast. Whatever the reasoning behind it, this combo was amazing.

By the way, if you want to enjoy the Allegro coffee without the booze, you can pick up a bag of Allegro’s Hard Wired Coffee at participating Whole Food Market locations this month. As part of this special release, Allegro Coffee is donating $10,000 to support Team Left Hand and Bike MS through their Making Coffee Matter program. Cheers to coffee with a cause!

Raspberry Milk Stout

Left Hand Brewing is calling their new Raspberry Milk Stout “the sultry sister of America’s stout,” and we can’t think of a better way to describe this delicious beer. Left Hand’s Milk Stout is an amazing beer on its own, but this one, filled with raspberry and chocolate flavor, is truly decadent.

One whiff of Raspberry Milk Stout is all you need to know this beer is going to be over-the-top delicious. The aroma is bursting with raspberries, and the flavor adds rich chocolate and just a touch of roasted coffee. Left Hand perfectly described this as raspberry truffle in a glass! This beer is silky and smooth, rich and creamy… definitely dessert worthy. We paired it with a red velvet cupcake to really highlight the chocolate notes and it was divine. This beer would also be incredible poured over some vanilla ice cream to make a “raspbeery” milk stout float. YUM!

Which of these new Left Hand beers are you most excited about?

With two deliciously rich beers, it’s tough to decide which is best. We thought they were both delicious, but for combining our love for coffee we’re most excited to stock up on the Hard Wired Nitro. How about you? Which of these beers are you most excited about?

Fortunately, you don’t have to pick, you can have them both… but only for a limited time. Make sure you try these beers while you can because like the cold weather, they’ll be gone before you know it. To find these and other Left Hand Brewing beers near you, visit the Left Hand Beer Finder.

About Left Hand Brewing Co

Left Hand Brewing Company has been making exceptional craft beers “on the banks of the Mighty St. Vrain” in Longmont, Colorado for 25 years. We’ve been big fans of Left Hand Brewing even before we first paid them a visit in 2012, thanks to their incredible lineup of craft brews. We also love them for being fiercely independent and employee-owned. Left Hand Brewing may be best known for their Nitro series of beers, such as their flagship Milk Stout Nitro. To learn more about Left Hand Brewing Co visit them online at lefthandbrewing.com, or in person in their Longmont brewery and tasting room.