Colorado, USA – Left Hand Brewing Company is strengthening its commitment to the United Kingdom. This September, the Colorado-based brewery will expand supply across the UK with distribution partner James Clay. In addition, Left Hand has established its first onsite, international brewery rep, Sharona Selby, to represent the brand in the UK market. With 10 years of international distribution under their belt, Left Hand Brewing has been an early entrant onto the U.S. craft export scene. “For us, it’s about contributing to the craft beer movement,” comments Chris Lennert, VP of Operations. “We want to share American craft beer with the world.” With presence in greater Scandinavia and Japan, Left Hand is excited to strengthen its distribution of world class ales and lagers in the United Kingdom. The Colorado brewery will partner with James Clay, UK-based importer and distributor of craft beer with 25 years of experience. “We have been fortunate to have presence over the years in mainland Europe. Our partnership with James Clay will provide us an established distribution in the UK and set us on the right path for years to come.”
Left Hand’s expansion will bring the brewery’s coveted Nitro series featuring Milk Stout Nitro in limited release for the first time to UK soil. The innovative nitrogenated bottles were first introduced to a London audience at the Beer Innovation Summit with enthusiastic reception. “American craft beer truly unites innovation and quality,” comments Sharona Selby, Left Hand UK rep. “Something this good needs to be shared, and I am excited to see Left Hand become part of the wonderfully inclusive British beer community.” James Clay will distribute Left Hand’s award-winning perennial line, including Milk Stout, Black Jack Porter, and Polestar Pilsner with limited releases of Milk Stout Nitro, 400 Pound Monkey IPA, and Sawtooth Ale. UK patrons can find Left Hand at Beer Hawk, Whole Foods, Barworks craft pubs, and more!
Try Left Hand in the UK: Left Hand Variety Cases @ Beer Hawk
Order a mixed case featuring Milk Stout, Polestar Pilsner, and Black Jack Porter.
9/4-9/7 – London Launch @ Mother Kelly’s
Left Hand’s first tap takeover launch will include Milk Stout Nitro, Black Jack Porter, Polestar Pilsner, Milk Stout, 400 Pound Monkey IPA, Sawtooth Ale, and Stranger Pale Ale! 9/17 – Tap Takeover + Pizza Night @ Tapped Leeds
Follow Left Hand UK: Twitter: @lefthandUK,
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. Left Hand is one of the most honored and recognized breweries in the state, with over 21 Great American Beer Festival medals, 9 World Beer Cup awards, and 6 European Beer Star awards. Famous for their Nitro series, Left Hand Brewery was the first craft brewery to release a bottled Nitrogenated beer. Left Hand’s collection of perennial and seasonal beers are available in 29 states. “Sometimes you’re not in the mood for what everyone else is having.”
About James Clay
James Clay are the UK’s leading importer of Craft and Specialist beers from the United States, Europe and beyond. James Clay are driven by a lifetime’s passion to discover and introduce the world of beer to the UK market. James Clay, based in West Yorkshire, distribute to the trade nationally.