Next month, Left Hand Brewing Co. will be keeping its eye on the prize with a new release.
The new beer from the Longmont, Colo.-based brewery is named Rye On The Prize, an 8.5 percent ABV imperial red rye ale brewed with Azacca, Cascade, CTZ and Mt. Hood hops as well as Rocky Mountain water, malted barley, rye, cane sugar and yeast.
“In 1993 we set out to change the world with better beer,” reads the beer label. “To keep our eye on the prize, Left Hand has chosen an independent path to build a stronger community-founded on the best beer we can make. Rye On The Prize has a bold, hopped up character inspired by our mission to do good by you, the beer drinker, and our community.”
The imperial red rye ale is the second of two new releases for 2016 in Left Hand’s Big Mo Series, which is made up of higher ABV beers produced in limited quantities. The first new beer in the series was Wicked Juju, a 6.4 percent ABV spiced ale that was available from March-May.
According to Emily Armstrong, media and communications manger for Left Hand, Rye On The Prize will be packaged in 22-ounce bottles and will be shipped to retailers across the brewery’s entire distribution footprint starting in July.
Update (June 7, 2016) — This post was updated to include brewing information and details on the release date. It was originally published on June 3, 2016.