LONGMONT, CO—It’s time to turn back the clock with a beer from Left Hand’s past! Widdershins Oak Aged Barleywine-style Ale is coming back this winter! Like its counter clockwise namesake, Widdershins has a taste that’s totally backwards – a full bodied beer with an initial sweetness, instantly swept away by earthy hops, all ending with subtle peat flavor.
This English-style barle ywine pours burnished copper with a bone colored head. The aromas will wind you up with upfront scents of oak, earthy hops, and caramel with an afterthought of peat. Brewed since 2002, Widdershins’ Germanic name means to move counter clockwise – or better yet, left-wise. Floral and fruity notes of orange and apricot rest upon a foundation of oak, garlanded with earthy hop aromas and the sinister presence of peated malt. This backwards beer will pull you in with its saccharinity, and finish with a hop boom and deceptively high alcohol.
Widdershins is our answer to waning daylight and frigid temperatures – we hope this beer brings you back for more. This beer can be enjoyed immediately or saved in your cellar for a snowy day.
Widdershins will be distributed November – December and be available in all 26 states where Left Hand is sold.
Widdershins Oak Aged Barleywine Ale
Style: English-Style Barleywine
Color: Burnished Copper
Malt: 2-Row, Golden Promise, Crystal, Munich, Peated and wheat
Hops: CTZ, Mt Hood, Golding, and Willamette
Yeast: House Ale
Other: Turbinado Sugar Temp: 55-60°
Draft Food Pairings: Blue cheese, pate, steak, lamb roast and pork tenderloin with grilled peaches.
About Left Hand Brewing Company
Celebrating twenty 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 21 medals at the Great American Beer Festival and 8 medals at the World Beer Cup, and its beers are now available in 26 states. “Sometimes you’re not in the mood for what everyone else is having.”
Distribution: AZ, NM, CO, WA, TX, OK, KS, MO, KY, IN, OH, WI, MI, IL, MN, NC, SC, TN, NJ, PA, VA, MA, NY, AL, FL, GA