First thing you should know, not everyone likes nitro beers. Based on some rough estimates and half-ass polling, I’d say half of the craft beer world gushes over the silky, creamy nitrogenated versions of their favorite beers, while the other half thinks they’re an overrated gimmick. Still, it’s a legitimate trend in the craft beer world. A few years ago, there was Guinness and Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro. Those were your only options here in the U.S. Then Left Hand expanded their nitro portfolio, Oskar Blues got in the game, Vault Brewing and Saran decided to play, and this year, Sam Adams released an entire trio of nitro beers. All of a sudden, nitro lovers have options. So here you go, every nitro beer canned or bottled by a U.S. brewer so far. There’s plenty more that have been available in draft-only formats, but these are exclusively those ones that have been packaged. If we missed one, hit us up in the comments below.
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Guinness has followed up their popular nitro stout with the new nitro IPA. Our review was, um, harsh.
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Left Hand's original Milk Stout Nitro. The beer that started the trend here in the U.S.
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Now there's the Left Hand Hard Wired coffee porter.
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And Sawtooth nitro.
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And Left Hand Wake Up Dead Russian Imperial Stout, nitro.
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Then Oskar Blues released a nitro version of their Old Chub.
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And the much smaller Vault Brewing came up with their own version of nitro cans that don't use a widget. They started with this coffee stout.
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Vault followed that coffee stout up with more nitro beers, like this rye pale ale.
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And their latest, a Breakfast Stout.
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Saranac came out with their Disruption Brown Ale in a nitro can, but it was a one-off release last winter.