Left Hand Brewing returns to Iowa

Left Hand Brewing
Left Hand Brewing’s co-founder Eric Wallace. — image courtesy of Left Hand Brewing

Left Hand Brewing Company announced yesterday that a selection of its beers will return to Iowa in early August. Johnson Brothers of Iowa will distribute Left Hand’s brews across a number of Iowa locations, and the company says that the available beers will include Milk Stout, Sawtooth Ale, 400 Pound Monkey IPA, Black Jack Porter, Polestar Pilsner, Stranger Pale Ale and many seasonals like the Fade to Black series.

On August 5, Reds Alehouse in North Liberty will welcome Left Hand back to Iowa with a tap takeover featuring Wake Up Dead Nitro, the brewing company’s rare Russian imperial stout, among other brews.

Left Hand, based in Longmont, Colo., withdrew from Iowa in 2011 to better maintain quality and service standards in the face of outpaced demand. According to Left Hand, the brewery has undergone a significant production expansion, increasing the brewery’s output by 78 percent in three years. Along with re-entering the Iowa market, the increased production has allowed Left Hand to expand to Maryland, upstate New York, western Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.


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