Topic Archives: Nitrogen

Posted in Left Hand Brewing, New Releases

Left Hand Push Pop Party Nitro up next in seasonal series

Left Hand Push Pop Party Nitro

Left Hand Push Pop Party Nitro is available at the brewery this week.

The Longmont, Colorado-based brewery continues to expand their “Nitro” series, recently adding Flamingo Dreams year-round ahead of hot weather. Left Hand Push Pop Party is described as a “citrus ale” with mandarin oranges, limes, and lactose milk sugar.

RELATED: LEFT HAND FLAMINGO DREAMS FLOCKS TO YEAR-ROUND LINEUP

16-ounce cans of ‘Push Pop’ are available in the brewery’s taproom starting this week, available nationally through June 2019.

Style: Pale Ale (w/ Mandarin Oranges. Limes. Lactose. Nitrogen Pour.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release>
Debut: Early May 2019

5.4% ABV

Image: Left Hand Brewing

Posted in Left Hand Brewing, New Releases

Left Hand Flamingo Dreams Nitro flocks to year-round lineup

Left Hand Flamingo Dreams Nitro

Left Hand Flamingo Dreams Nitro joins the brewery’s year-round lineup in April.

Milk Stout Nitro is truly what puts Left Hand on the map. In recent years, the brewery has been building of the popularity of their “Nitro” lineup. This new creation is inspired by the upcoming days spent by the pool. According to Left Hand, most nitro beers lean toward stouts and porters. Not Flamingo Dreams. “You can’t find another beer like this on the market. It will definitely make you think differently about nitro beers,” says Jill Preston, Director of Marketing.

Flamingo Dreams Nitro is a blonde ale, brewed with fresh raspberries and blackcurrants.

Bursting with raspberries and blackcurrants and ready to jam, this berry blonde ale pours a striking pink. At 4.7% ABV, it’s super smooth and refreshing with a berry burst, frisky zing and nitro glide that will bring out your vibrant side, especially poolside.

Left Hand Flamingo Dreams Nitro will be available in 13.65-ounce cans and draft, nationally.

Style: Blonde Ale (w/ Raspberries. Black Currants. Nitrogen Infused.)
Availability: 13.65oz Cans, Draft. Year-Round.
Debut: April 2019

4.7% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Monday Night Brewing

Monday Night Offshore Account Nitro release on hold indefinitely

Monday Night Offshore Account Nitro

Monday Night Offshore Account Nitro cans are now officially on hold indefinitely. The release was originally slated for January 5th. There is no release date set. 

Monday Night Offshore Account Nitro is a pale ale, brewed with pineapple and mango puree. Soon to be available in 16-ounce cans and nitro taps.

Style: Pale Ale (w/ Pineapple. Mango. Nitro)
Availability: 16oz Cans
Debut: ON HOLD

?? ABV

 

Posted in Firestone Walker Brewing, New Releases

Dunk your cookies in Firestone Walker Nitro Merlin Milk Stout

Firestone Walker Nitro Merlin Milk Stout Can

Firestone Walker Nitro Merlin Milk Stout has been canned for the first time this month.

Two years ago, Nitro Merlin Milk Stout debuted on draft. Since then, Firestone Walker’s brewmaster Matt Brynildson has been researching options to make it work in cans. Ultimately, the brewery accomplishes this without a nitrogen widget.

“We looked at widgets, but couldn’t find a way to use them without exceeding our specs for total dissolved oxygen in the beer, which ultimately affects freshness and shelf life, so we had to look elsewhere.” -Matt Brynildson

The brewery retrofitted the brewery’s canning line with a liquid nitrogen drip machine. A drop of liquid nitrogen is dropped into the can, which immediately turns into nitrogen gas. The can is filled and sealed, mixing the gas in both the liquid and trapped in the headspace. For best effect, use what Firestone Walker calls the “surge pour” by inverting the can three times and pouring hard.

Flavor. Nitro Merlin has been an incredible beer since its inception. Brynildson and his team ported the beer over to cans beautifully. The beer is smooth and creamy, with just a touch of lactose sweetness and hints of milk chocolate. If you’re into beer pairings, drop a few dollars and order Brown Butter Cookie Company’s “Original” cookies . The pairing is as heavenly as it is addictive. They compliment each other so well, you actually want to dip the cookies in the beer. (And fight your friend/lover/spouse for the last bite and sip.)

Firestone Walker Nitro Merlin Milk Stout is the brewery’s first packaged nitro beer, hitting shelves nationally in January 2018.

Style: Milk Stout (w/ Lactose. Nitrogen.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: January 2018

5.5% ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal 

Posted in Don't Miss This, Left Hand Brewing, New Releases

Finally. Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro cans are here

Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout Cans

Left Hand Brewing made headlines a few years ago when they debuted their milk stout in bottles. At the time they were the first craft brewery to transition to nitro packaging. With the addition of cans to their lineup, many fans thought the lack of milk stout was an oversight. Not anymore Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro cans will debut this year.

RELATED: Left Hand A Blessing & A Curse

One of the most recognizable milk stouts in the world is finally getting the can treatment. The smooth and creamy (and chocolatey) milk stout will soon go everywhere you go, with no glass limitations. The best part of this news? These babies are a full 16 ounces. While the bottles are nitrogen injected, each for the cans have a nitro “widget” that’s stuck to the bottom of the can. Nitrogen gas rushes upward through beer upon opening. No glass needed.

While a glass is always recommended for the perfect pint, especially when you #PourHard a Nitro bottle, cans bring a greater drinking versatility, and bring Milk Stout Nitro to your lips with the crack of a can.

Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro cans will be available across the brewery’s 40 state reach starting in August.

Style: Milk Stout (w/ Lactose.)
Hops: Magnum, U.S. Goldings
Malts: Pale 2-row, Crystal, Munich, Roasted Barley, Flaked Oats, Flaked Barley and Chocolate
Availability: 12oz Bottles, 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut (Cans): August 2017

6% ABV

Posted in Ballast Point Brewing, Don't Miss This

Let’s get weird. Meet Ballast Point Red Velvet

Ballast Point Nitro Red Velvet

Ballast Point Red Velvet, seen on draft in the past, is now apart of a new “Nitro” bottle program.

Nitrogen infused bottles, once used exclusively by world renowned Guinness, have been adopted by various U.S. based breweries over the past few years. Left Hand Brewing was notably first with Nitro Milk Stout bottles debuting at the Great American Beer Festival in 2011.  Samuel Adams and Oskar Blues have followed up with their own nitro releases. Now Ballast Point has their own nitrogen infused bottles to kick off 2017.

Ballast Point Red Velvet, a unique twist on an oatmeal stout, is a future Nitro Series release already available on nitro taps. The California based brewery created a chocolatey stout that resembles the cake for which it was named. So much so that pours red, thanks the to a hefty helping of beet juice. The foamy head on the beer truly is the icing on the cake.

You want a beer that gets weird? You’ve found it. It’s a stout that pours blood red, and tastes a bit like chocolate frosting, and creamy too. A beer that really makes you feel all the feels because your eyes are telling you one thing and your tastebuds are telling you another. Don’t worry about the beats either. You’ll only find them in the color. A tasty mindfu$k indeed.

Nitrogen bottles are a first for Ballast Point, which recently expanded their can lineup to include releases like Grapefruit Sculpin, Mango Even Keel, and Watermelon Dorado (just to name a few). 

Ballast Point Red Velvet is a 12 ounce bottle release, shipping nationally starting in January, 2017.

Style: Oatmeal Porter (Chocolate, Beets, Nitrogen.)
Availability: Draft (Current), 12oz Bottles

Debut: January, 2017

5.5% ABV

Posted in Beer News

Cigar City El Coco (a tropical coconut flan ale)

Cigar City El Coco

A new nitro pour lager is hitting taps this month – Cigar City El Coco, a tropical coconut flan ale.

This release is inspired by a past collaboration with Chicago’s 5 Rabbit Cerveceria El Bizarrón, a porter brewed with caramelized plantains. In keeping with the beer-meets-Latin food theme, comes a El Coco, inspired by the brewery’s favorite dessert – flan.

Dulce de leche and coconut help create this nitro lager. Expect tropical flavors like coconut in each sip. The name – El Coco, is for a mythical bogeyman in Latin folklore by the same name. Legend has it that parents in Spain and Latin America invoke Coco to discourage children from misbehaving, otherwise he will eat you.

Coconut milk and brown sugar aromas mingle with cinnamon and nutmeg in the aroma of this assertively aromatic tropical ale. Flavors of coconut flan, bread crust and allspice are supported by a full body enhanced by dispense on a nitrogen line, creating a true dessert beer that eschews sweetness for balance and harmony.

Coconut milk and brown sugar aromas mingle with cinnamon and nutmeg in the aroma of this assertively aromatic tropical ale. Flavors of coconut flan, bread crust and allspice are supported by a full body enhanced by dispense on a nitrogen line, creating a true dessert beer that eschews sweetness for balance and harmony

Cigar City El Coco is part of a whole series of nitro tap offerings coming this year. This release is available now  through February, 2017.

Style: Lager (w/ Dulce de Leche, Coconut. Nitro Pour)
Availability: Draft Only
Debut: January, 2017

8.5% ABV, 22 IBUs