Left Hand Brewing Announces The Return of Oktoberfest
(LONGMONT, CO)– Time to raise your stein and celebrate the change of the season! As the summer days come to an end, Left Hand Brewing Co. releases Oktoberfest, the traditional Märzen Lager for the late summer through early fall.
Left Hand begins brewing in the late spring as it takes a full two months to reach lagered perfection. Moreover, the brewers perform a traditional yet time intensive decoction mash process, boiling portions of the mash only 40% at a time. The laborious method takes up to 8 hours but is the key to Oktoberfest’s color and complex flavor. The beautiful copper colored lager with signature malt and warm biscuit notes will be available across Left Hand’s 35-state distribution for a limited time.
Left Hand’s Oktoberfest is a märzen lager, brewed true to style, giving tribute to its German roots. The beer’s heritage is referenced in the label art – showcasing the Bavarian lion and blue & white checkered flag, with a gold ring as a nod to the marriage of Prince Ludwig & Princess Therese (the celebration to which Oktoberfest originates). Pouring a brilliant copper in color, the märzen lager entices the imbiber with notes of warm biscuit reminiscent of home and fall tradition. Oktoberfest begins with the toasty sweetness of the malt up front while the noble pedigree hops allow for a dry crisp finish at 6.6% ABV.
Colorado locals can also celebrate the season at Longmont Oktoberfest! Bringing together nine Longmont breweries with ten bands, Longmont Oktoberfest is a 2 day fest celebrating craft beer, local food, the arts and German tradition. From Sept.11-12th, join Left Hand, Oskar Blues, Pumphouse Brewery, 300 Suns, Grossen Bart, Long’s Peak Tap House, Shoes & Brews, Skeye Brewing, and Wibby Brewing to drink the best of Longmont!
Time to roast your chicken and upend your stein before the air gets crisp, the leaves flame and the skies Fade to Black. Auf Geht’s!
About Left Hand Brewing Company
Celebrating twenty-two years of brewing a well-balanced portfolio of craft beers, Left Hand Brewing Company is located at 1265 Boston Avenue in Longmont, Colorado. Left Hand is one of the most honored and recognized breweries in the state, with over 24 Great American Beer Festival medals, 9 World Beer Cup awards, and 7 European Beer Star awards. Famous for their Nitro series, Left Hand Brewing was the first craft brewery to release a bottled nitrogenated beer. Left Hand’s collection of perennial and seasonal beers are available in 35 states & DC. “Sometimes you’re not in the mood for what everyone else is having.”
Distribution: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI