Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Left Hand Brewing Company releases seasonal beer to promote Bike MS

Posted By on Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM

click to enlarge Left Hand's Wheels Gose Round is available as of June 9 and will be on liquor store shelves soon. - GRIFFIN SWARTZELL
  • Griffin Swartzell
  • Left Hand's Wheels Gose Round is available as of June 9 and will be on liquor store shelves soon.
Many of us at the Indy love beer — it is, in fact, my stated policy to review any booze that shows up in my mailbox — but this one's particularly nice. Left Hand Brewing Company of Longmont, Colorado is taking part in Bike MS, a charity event that helps fund the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

"Since 2008 we’ve raised over $3 MILLION for the National MS Society (NMSS) through our Bike MS team, Team Left Hand Brewing," says Left Hand sales rep Linda Price, via e-mail. "We want to help the National MS Society fund research, advocate for change, and help people with MS and their families lead powerful lives. We believe in the work they do and that is why we are a part of it."

To that end, they've released Wheel Gose Round, a lemon-raspberry gose, to promote the brewery's fundraising efforts. It's a bright ruddy-pink brew with light pink foam. The nose bears a little salt and a lot of sour fruit, especially the raspberry. That said, it sips only mildly sour, with a hint of saltiness and a non-overwhelming fruit presence, more lemon than raspberry. At 4.4 percent ABV, it goes down easy and summer-friendly. A coworker suggests adding tequila for a margarita-like drink, as they've done with other goses, but we don't have any kicking around the office and must pass, sadly.

Price says that, due to various legal restrictions on fundraising, no proceeds from cans of Wheel Gose Round will benefit NMSS. However, they are hosting a tap takeover at Pub Dog on Tuesday, June 12, and a dollar from every Left Hand pint sold there will go to NMSS. Click here for more on that. Beyond that, cans of Wheels Gose Round have been released and will soon appear on local liquor store shelves.

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