The Official Beer of the USS Colorado Commissioning Committee – Pride Runs Deep IPA Tapping

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO • March 5, 2018 – Left Hand Brewing Company will launch its limited-release IPA Pride Runs Deep on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at N3 Taphouse in Colorado Springs. Pride Runs Deep is the official beer of the USS Colorado Commissioning Committee, and all of Left Hand’s proceeds from the sale of Pride Runs Deep go directly to support the crew of the USS Colorado (SSN-788).

Event Details:

WHEN:      6-8 PM — Tuesday, 6 March 2018
WHERE: N3 Taphouse, 817 Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
WHO:        All interested in supporting the crew of the USS Colorado (SSN-788)

Pride Runs Deep is brewed in recognition of the men and women who proudly serve our country. From the highest peaks to the depths of the world’s oceans, they serve to protect our freedom. This amber, medium-bodied IPA was brewed with Vienna oats malt, Chinook hops, and Colorado Blue Spruce tips.

This event kicks off the count down to the USS Colorado (SSN-788) Commissioning on March 17, 2018.

  • March 6, 2018 – Pride Runs Deep Launch and Tap Party, N3 Taphouse, Colorado Springs
  • March 9, 2018 – USS Colorado Ship’s Crest Replica Unveiling and Presentation, Colorado State Capitol, Denver
  • March 15-16, 2018 – USS Colorado Pre-Commissioning Events, Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, CT
  • March 17, 2018 – USS Colorado (SSN-788) Commissioning, Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, CT

General Information:

The commissioning ceremony is a time-honored tradition that marks the point where the ship becomes an official unit of the Navy. The USS Colorado (SSN-788) will be the 4th US naval vessel to bear the proud name Colorado. Naming a ship remains a great honor. The last USN ship named for Colorado was the battleship USS Colorado (BB-45) which was decommissioned in 1947.

The USS Colorado (SSN-788) Commissioning Committee is an authorized 501C3 organization dedicated to supporting USS Colorado’s Commissioning and crew.

The Navy League of the United States is a civilian non-profit, non-partisan, educational organization. The Colorado Springs Council missions include (a) supporting Sea Service men and women, their units, and their families, (b) advancing youth programs including the Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, (c) educating the American public and their leaders about the importance of maritime power to the national security and economic stability the United States, and (d) supporting youth higher education pursuits through scholarships.

For more information, contact Candice M. Green at or 303-525-4790.


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Ashley Vander Meeden
Left Hand Brewing Company

About Left Hand Brewing Company

Employee Owned, Righteously Independent. Celebrating nearly twenty-five years of brewing a well-balanced portfolio of craft beers, Left Hand Brewing Company is located at 1265 Boston Avenue in Longmont, Colorado. Left Hand is one of the most honored and recognized breweries in Colorado, with over 28 Great American Beer Festival medals, 11 World Beer Cup awards, and 9 European Beer Star awards. Famous for their Nitro series, Left Hand Brewing established America’s original Nitro bottle with their popular Milk Stout Nitro and with their recently-released Nitro widget cans. Left Hand’s collection of perennial and seasonal beers are available in 41 states & DC. Distribution:  AL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WY
International: GBR, IRL, CZE, DEU, SWE, NOR, CAN, JPN, CHN, KOR