A funny thing happens when you walk into a bar, sometimes you’ll be given the opportunity to meet people that can show you some cool tricks. In this case, I was lucky enough to be sitting at Bridge on Monday afternoon when Mike Walters from Left Hand Brewing stopped in to say “hi.”

Never being shy about asking the tough questions, I inquired about when St. Louis would begin seeing Left Hand’s newest creation, the Milk Stout Nitro in St. Louis. The bad news is, probably not until late 2012. The good news (at least for me) was that I was not only about to try the Nitro, but to take a video of the proper way to pour the beer.

You’ll notice that this beer has the same wonderful cascading effect as a draught nitro pour, but it does it without the need for a widget. Apparently it’s a specially designed bottle that gives it that nitro look and feel. The coolest part was having it side by side with a draught nitro pour.

The results? The draught pour had maybe a slightly bigger body, but otherwise they were almost identical. I can see this being a huge hit when it finally arrives in St. Louis. For now, we’ll all just have to enjoy the cool video.