Ready for Pink Beer? It’s Hitting Store Shelves in April

Many people love rosé wine — but what about a pink beer? Ready or not, a beer that gets its hue from raspberries and black currants is hitting store shelves and bar taps soon. Left Hand Brewing Company, which is based in Longmont, Colorado, is introducing Flamingo Dreams, a fizzy, fruited blonde ale on nitro. Flamingo Dreams is going to be available year-round and the company has a website for launch events happening across the country. (Sorry Houston, the nearest events are in Austin.)

Left Hand Brewing Company launches Flamingo Dreams, a berry blonde ale at 4.7-percent ABV. Photo courtesy of Left Hand Brewing Company.

The company also has a convenient website that the curious can use to locate Flaming Dreams in their areas. Spec’s and H-E-B are listed among retailers while bars listed include Axelrad and the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium. The new brew comes in 13.65-ounce cans in either four or six-packs and the label features dark pink lettering and, of course, a flamingo.

Left Hand Brewing has used nitro technology for some of its beers for almost a decade. In 2011, it released its flagship Milk Stout beer in nitro bottles, then, in 2017, was the first to produce a U.S.-made nitro widget in a can from Ball Corporation. This new widget allowed nitro fans to enjoy a smooth, creamy Milk Stout from a can. Much like the Milk Stout Nitro, Flamingo Dreams pours with a rich head of foam and grows as the carbonation rushes to the top, providing a draft beer experience at home.

The brew’s striking pink color might detract drinkers who run from anything pink, but the low 4.7-percent ABV and refreshing berry flavors are fun and vibrant. The fruit-forward and lighter style is refreshing and “crushable” — which sounds ideal for Houston’s 10-month-long summer and pool parties everywhere. In fact, the promotional video below seems to indicate that’s exactly what the company is hoping for. 

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  • April 4, 2019 at 8:59 amGreg Buchold

    The classic milk stout and raspberry milk stout both make great ice cream so this flavor may too

    • April 4, 2019 at 10:29 amPhaedra Cook

      Wow, that’s a great idea! The other two flavors sound good,too!