People are fascinated by the origins of things they love, which explains the popularity of brewery tours or visits to the factory where little sisters are made. See where it all began with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $35 for a three-hour drinking package and festival admission for two (up to a $70 value)
- $65 for a three-hour drinking package and festival admission for four (up to a $140 value)
- $40 for a family pack with festival admission for two adults and two kids (an $80 value)
On Saturday, March 23, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Left Hand Brewing Company will host the family-friendly Hops & Handrails Beer Fest and Rail Jam, a new winter event that pairs Colorado’s finest craft breweries with live music and a snowboard-trick competition on its 25-foot ski ramp. The event will take place at Left Hand’s brewery in Longmont and feature beers from Left Hand, Breckenridge, Odell, Great Divide, and nearly 20 others. Proceeds from the event will benefit three nonprofits: SOS Outreach, A Woman’s Work, and the Colorado Brewers Guild. The event also offers an opportunity for kids to try out a snowboard for the first time at the Burton Riglets Kid Zone.
Left Hand Brewing Company
When Santa Claus brought Left Hand Brewing Company’s cofounder Dick Doore his very first home-brewing kit, the jolly man unknowingly set Dick on a whole new life path. Home brewing became an obsession, and soon he had partnered with his college buddy Eric Wallace and started making their first batch of beer: the Sawtooth Ale. Just a few months later, Dick and Eric took home two medals at the Great American Beer Festival.
Nearly 20 years later, the brewery’s accomplishments have swelled: 16 medals in the Great American Beer Festival, 8 medals at the World Beer Cup, and 3 medals at the European Beer Star. The brewery was also the first craft-beer company to master bottling a nitrogenized craft beer without a widget, owing to the introduction of their popular milk stout. Its extensive offering of brews is now available in 25 markets. Favorites include the golden crisp Polestar Pilsner and a roasty black Wake Up Dead Imperial Stout, both of which are available in the Longmont tasting room.