Left Hand Brewing Company Expands International Distribution to Sweden

LONGMONT, Colo. – Left Hand Brewing Co., a pioneer in craft beer innovation through its nitro technology, has partnered with Great Brands to expand its international distribution into Sweden. Beginning this month, Left Hand Brewing’s flagship brand, Milk Stout Nitro, will be available in Systembolaget in 12oz bottles.

Left Hand’s Milk Stout Nitro is the number one selling craft stout in the U.S. Pouring hard out of the bottle, Milk Stout Nitro cascades beautifully, building a tight, thick head like hard whipped cream. The aroma is of brown sugar and vanilla cream, with hints of roasted coffee. At 6% ABV, the initial roasty, mocha flavors rise up with slight hop and roast bitterness in the finish. The rest is pure bliss of milk chocolate fullness.

“We’re thrilled to introduce craft beer enthusiasts in Sweden to Left Hand Brewing and Milk Stout Nitro,” said Jill Preston, director of marketing at Left Hand Brewing. “Nitro beer is an experience in and of itself. It starts with a mesmerizing cascade and culminates in a super smooth encounter with each and every sip. It’s important to remember to hard pour from the bottle at 180 degrees into a 16oz glass in order to activate the nitrogen and achieve the optimal drinking experience.”

In 2011, Left Hand became the first American craft brewery to encapsulate the nitro draft experience when it debuted Milk Stout Nitro in the bottle. The innovation continued in 2016 when Left Hand introduced the first U.S.-made nitro widget cans, allowing nitro fans to take these smooth and creamy beers on the go.

“We have had a long relationship with Left Hand and Milk Stout was the reason in the beginning, so to being able to introduce Milk Stout Nitro across Sweden is amazing. It will be a fun adventure to make America’s Stout into Sweden’s Stout of choice!” said Jörgen Hasselqvist, co-founder and marketing manager at Great Brands.

About Left Hand Brewing Company

Left Hand Brewing Company, founded in Longmont, Colorado, is one of the original pioneers in craft brewing. From a humble homebrew kit beginning to becoming one of the top 50 craft breweries in the U.S., Left Hand has continued to grow and innovate throughout our 25-year history. Famous for our nitro series, Left Hand launched America’s original nitro bottle with our flagship Milk Stout Nitro and the first production run of U.S.-made nitro widget cans. We’re proud to be one of the most honored and recognized breweries in Colorado with 29 Great American Beer Festival medals,11 World Beer Cup awards, and 9 European Beer Star awards. Our collection of perennial and seasonal beers are available in 41 states, DC and internationally. To learn more, please visit www.lefthandbrewing.com.

About Great Brands

After importing craft beer for a number of years, Great Brands was established as a company in 2008. Since then, we have strived to provide Sweden and Scandinavia with quality beer. We are very proud to work with some of the world’s premier breweries from, among others, the United States and the United Kingdom. You will find our products in Systembolaget (Sweden), Vinmonopolet (Norway), Alko (Finland) and well-stocked bars and restaurants in Scandinavia. To learn more, please visit www.greatbrands.se.

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