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Friday, October 14, 2011

Left Hand Brewing Company

Dried fruits entwined with smoky pepper and herby licorice layered over a roasted malty sweetness... then the slow creeping warmth of chilis on your tongue, is finished with a touch of smokiness. We found this special brew at Muss and Turners in Smyrna, GA.

Here is an excerpt from their story about how this company started:
Our story started in December of 1990 with a small homebrewers kit. Dick Doore, the co-founder of Left Hand, received the kit as a Christmas present from his brother. According to Dick, “it was all downhill from there.” His obsession with homebrewing led him back to Colorado in August of 1993, where he met up with a former college buddy and soon-to-be Left Hand co-founder, Eric Wallace.

It didn’t take the too long to start brewing beer. Dick had been homebrewing for years, and Eric had traveled extensively internationally, seeking out great beers wherever and whenever he could. After brewing several batches that impressed their friends and lucky neighbors, they became more confident in their craft. It was only after drinking quite a lot of really good dry stout that Eric had brewed that they had their epiphany: “Let’s start a brewery.”

For more on this great beer company:

Pepper Porter
Dark Rich Mahogany
1,984 Scoville units (calculated)
6-pack, Keg
2-row, Chocolate, Munich, Rauch, CaraAroma and Crystal
Warrior and Mt. Hood

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