Every day I get alerts from Google about beer. Recently an item about an event in Texas caught my eye. A beer store was having a tasting of Colorado beer from Left Hand Brewing. The notice reminded me that Left Hand Milk Stout is one of my favorite beers. It is a dark, slightly sweet, deep tasting beer.
I first tasted Left Hand Milk Stout when I served it at an Oktoberfest dinner I held in 2009. I paired the Milk Stout with apple cake for dessert. One of my guests remarked, “I didn’t know you could drink beer for dessert.”
That was the only time I held a dinner where I paired beer with specific courses. Thinking about it, I would like to try it again. October is a long way off, so we will see if it happens.
Left Hand Brewing Company has been around since 1993 and is the 44 largest brewery in the country. According to a study from the National Beer Wholesalers Association and the Beer Institute, brewing contributes more than $15 billion to the Colorado state coffers and employs 68, 705 people.
Colorado had over 270 breweries; the Coors brewing Company, a division of Molson Coors is based in Colorado. New Belgium Brewing Company, located in Fort Collins, is the largest craft brewer in Colorado; one of its best-known beers is Fat Tire. Left Hand is forth