Left Hand

Left Hand Brewing Co. is a local brewery in Longmont, Colorado. Their first batch of beer was their Sawtooth Ale that remains a popular brew.

Left Hand Brewing Co. started in 1993 as Indian Peaks Brewing Co. After a conflict of names with another brewery’s beer style, they became Left Hand in honor of Chief Niwot, whose tribe wintered in the area. “Niwot” is the southern Arapahoe word for left hand.

Sawtooth Ale is a favorite of mine as well as the Stranger Pale Ale and Milk Stout Nitro. Good Juju is also a tasty beer…it is a light beer that is brewed with ginger. The flavor was not overwhelming but delightful and would have been perfect with some sushi 😀

The Stranger Pale Ale is an american pale ale…fairly light in body and hops compared to some pale ales. The hops and citrus notes dance across the tongue…

Stranger Pale Ale

Milk Stout Nitro

The Milk Stout Nitro is an amazing beer by Left Hand. For those that don’t know, Nitro means that the beer is nitrogenated instead of carbonated. And actually the beer is still carbonated some before it is nitrogenated because it gives it body and causes it to not be flat. The failure in nitrogenated beers is when it is too flat. I have had multiple beers that have been too flat but the Milk Stout Nitro is absolutely, amazingly perfect 😀

The Milk Stout Nitro is a billion times better than the original Milk Stout…it is a creamy, dark, beautifully brewed beer with a nice thick white head that leaves a delicate moustache.

Left Hand was the first American brewery to “master the science” of bottling a nitrogenated craft beer. Though I am partial to it being a draft beer, the bottled Milk Stout Nitro does suffice. Currently, the bottled Milk Stout Nitro can be found in Chicago, Austin, Boston, Phoenix, Atlanta, Cleveland, and New York City.

If you get the chance, try this beer!! Or if you are in Colorado, get this beer on tap 🙂


~Imitosis by Andrew Bird

This song has a fun beat…not sure exactly what it is about but it is goofy.

Also see:

VooDoo Stout

Stone Smoked Porter


14 responses to “Left Hand

  1. Gosh this beer makes me thirsty 🙂 No Left Hand beer in Australia. We don’t even have right handed beer. The shame of it all.

    I love your beer photos!

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog! I’m loving all your beer posts! 😀 Although I only just started drinking beer and it’s all really new to me, they are quite fascinating and there are so many different flavours…you seem very knowledgeable in the area, will be coming to your blog for beer suggestions! 🙂
    And thanks lots for that award! I’m so honoured. 😀

    • Hi Jenny, great to hear that you are a new beer drinker! 😀 I hope you will find some beers you like…there are so many different ones and yes so many flavors. I am no beer expert but I know what I like 😉

  3. Ooo, those beers look mighty refreshing. Last night was “Beer Monday” at out house, and we got very lucky, stumbling onto a delicious beer. I’m afraid I don’t remember the name. Celebrators, perhaps? -Had a picture of two rams on the front. Wonderful beer, I highly recommend!

    ~ Cara

    • Beer Monday sounds awesome!! 🙂 It must have the Celebrator…a German beer. Was it dark? A doppebock perhaps? I only recognize because partially the name and if it was two rams…maybe actually goats? lol Goats are typically associated with bock beers.

  4. lol–I have a small bottle opener from Left Hand. Must have been a giveaway at a food show? It’s my go-to opener. And love the song:-)

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