(Longmont, CO) – Lots of info on fall seasonals coming from Left Hand Brewing in its latest newsletter. The brewery got label approval for both Widdershins and Fade to Black this week. Two more labels and info included below…
Fade to Black
We have officially quit the traditional holiday spiced beer business. Yep – that’s right. No more Snow Bound Spiced Strong Ale. Welcome to FADE TO BLACK. That time of year when the day seems to fade away. Drifting further into the darkness with each passing day. Yes, we’re letting loose, from the noose (spiced beers), that’s kept us hanging about. FADE TO BLACK – our non-traditional, kick-you-in-the-ass ale that mirrors the available sunlight from October thru March. The name will stay the same (as well as the packaging) each year, but the style won’t. This year it’ll be a big Foreign/Export stout in the 8% ABV range. It’ll be available in 6 packs and kegs.
Who’s getting it: Every state we’re in!
Available – This Month!
The vibrant aromatics and flavors that are derived from the use of exuberant amounts of fresh flower hops are what helps create and set apart this most unique beer. New this year (besides the kick-ass new logo) is the fact that 100% of the Fresh Hops are grown right here in Colorado – from Rising Sun Farms in Paonia, CO (there are a few other varieties from our hop farm here @ the brewery, as well as from local growers right here in our area, but the majority are Cascades). We use Warrior hops for bittering, and Goldings for dry hopping. True to our fundamental belief system, the strong hop character is balanced by a strong malt foundation, allowing for an approachable, drinkable IPA that finishes amazingly clean. The beer is full-bodied, bronze in color, and tips the scales at 6.6% alcohol by volume and 60 IBU’s. Available in 22 oz. bombers and kegs. Modern Brewery Age’s December 2007 edition said “Warrior IPA takes no prisoners. It slays lesser brews…superb in every respect.”
Who’s getting it: Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan (western only), Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Illinois, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York, Alaska, Alabama (draft only), Florida, Tennessee (Nashville only), Georgia, North Carolina, and select European countries.
Oak-Aged Widdershins Barleywine
Available – Next Month
Rounding out our limited edition Big Mo’ Series of Beers for the year is Oak-Aged Widdershins Barleywine. And, just like it’s brother Imperial Stout, we’ll be aging this big beer in the same Heaven Hill brandy barrels from the hills of Kentucky. We’ll rack Widdershins into the barrels in April of this year, and will blend it with un-aged Widdershins to woody perfection. Counter clockwise to the traditional American style barleywines, we designed this beer to be rounder and smoother than some less refined versions. Full of caramel and malt flavors, yet balanced with a variety of hop varieties, all vying for your attention. Oak aging and sparing use of specialty malt add complexity to this already deep beer. Full bodied, copper in color, Widdershins tips the scales at 8.8% alcohol by volume.
Who’s getting it: Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas (draft only), Oklahoma, Kansas, Kentucky, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Alaska, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina.