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Beer Review 134: Left Hand Wake Up Dead Imperial Stout


Hello Beer Friend Nation! Can you feel the chill in the air?  In NYC the leaves have fallen and snow is in the forecast - it's Stout season.  Stout season is wonderful how that dark beer you avoided in the hot months, suddenly becomes the brew you reach for to warm you up.  Traditionally, stouts should be served at room temperature - but depending on how lazy your landlord is... room temperature can vary drastically.  This week we try Left Hand Brewing Company's Imperial Stout - Wake Up Dead.  Left Hand is a favorite (see Milk Stout below) and recently featured on hashtag battles representing the Denver Broncos.  They are a favorite because the quality brews they have and continue to impress with Sawtooth on Nitro and the Fade to Black series.  Winter!  Dark Brews!  Beer!


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