Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Left Hand Wakes Up Dead in a Barrel

Left Hand Wake Up Dead Barrel Aged Imperial StoutIt's not often that a special barrel-aged beer is released, particularly when a beer has been in the barrel for over a year. 2013 marks the return of Left Hand's Wake Up Dead Barrel Aged Imperial Stout and it's bound to be a good year for it.

Barrel Aged Wake Up Dead is back for the Winter

Left Hand releases Imperial Stout aged in Colorado whiskey barrels

[PRESS RELEASE] (Longmont, CO) – It only happens once every two years… After hibernating in the Left Hand Brewing warehouse for 12 months, the brewery has emptied its cellar and released Barrel Aged Wake Up Dead for the winter season. This dark and complex beer begins with the brewery’s infamous Russian Imperial Stout and ages in whiskey barrels before blending it to woody perfection.

Bottle-conditioned for an authentic old-world experience, patience is required for this black full bodied stout. Wake Up Dead begins with Left Hand’s time tested Russian Imperial Stout recipe, representing 15 years of brewing experience. But unlike its year round predecessor, Barrel Aged Wake Up Dead is transferred to Colorado whiskey barrels, where the beer develops its dark complexities for months to come. A smooth and warming stout, Wake Up Dead teases with hints of raisins, licorice, and toffee followed by earthy, herbal notes.

Barrel Aged Wake Up Dead is available on draft & in 22oz bottles and will be available in the 24 states where Left Hand is distributed and sold. Don’t be afraid of the dark. All power to the stouts!

Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Color: Black, 55 SRM
Body: Full
ABV: 10.2%
IBU: 50
Plato: 22°
PKG: 22 oz bomber, Keg
Malts: Pale Two Row, Munich, Crystal, Chocolate, roasted barley, lack barley, and flaked oats
Hops: Magnum and US Goldings

About Left Hand Brewing Company
Celebrating nineteen years of brewing a well-balanced portfolio of craft beers, Left Hand Brewing Company is located at 1265 Boston Avenue in Longmont, Colorado. The brewery has received 17 medals at the Great American Beer Festival and 8 medals at the World Beer Cup, and its beers are now available in 24 states. “Sometimes you’re not in the mood for what everyone else is having.”

Related articles:
- Left Hand Wake Up Dead Imperial Stout review. (2008)
- Left Hand Fade to Black Volume 4 review. (2012)
- Left Hand Oak Aged Imperial Stout review. (2009)
- Left Hand Sawtooth Ale review.

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