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August 7, 2008

Left Hand Brewing Turns Fifteen

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Written by: BeerMagDerek

Left Hand Brewing Turns Fifteen
Longmont Brewery throws all-day community-wide celebration

(LONGMONT, CO) – On Sunday, September 21st, Left Hand Brewing Company turns fifteen! That’s right, fifteen years old to the day to be exact. Back on that fateful September day, former Air Force Academy grads Eric Wallace and Dick Doore signed documents that would incorporate Indian Peaks Brewing Company, otherwise known to the outside world as Left Hand Brewing Company. And we would not be here without your support over the past decade and a half, so we’re throwing a celebration that lasts all day, and your presence is officially required!

We’ll have live music, brewery games, great local food, and, of course, great beer! Not to mention five great local non-profits that will benefit from beer sales that day. What, drink beer for a great cause? Come on, what’s better than that? Oh, and bring cash for the day – we won’t be accepting any plastic!

Below is a quick run-down on the day – we hope to see you here!

High Noon
The Tricor Braun Beer Marathon
• Don’t be afraid – it’s not 26.2 miles, but 26.2 oz of beer!
• Roughly a 5K.
• $10 entry fee gets you a race T-shirt, 26.2 oz of beer, and a light breakfast after the ‘race’
• Limited to the first 100 people
• If you’re interested in signing up, please email to register!

1:00 PM
• The gates officially open!
• We’ll have a variety of games that day, from Baggo to Horseshoes to Sumo Wrestling (want to wrestle Eric Wallace (Left Hand President) or Roger Lange (Longmont Mayor) or other local celebrities? Now’s your chance)

1:00/2:00/3:00 PM
Brewery Tours (our new 60bbl brewhouse will be on showcase!)

3:00-6:00 PM
VIP/Beer Club Member Lounge opens

1:30-7:30 PM
• We’ll have five local food options for you:
o Abbondonza Pizzeria (
o Buffalo Wild Wings (
o Giggling Greek (
o Texas Roadhouse (
o Uncle Mike’s BBQ (

1:30-7:30 PM continued
• Live music!
o Scott Von (
o Kort McCumber (
o Furious Howard Brown
• Other attractions:
o Left Hand Merchandise Booth – limited edition 15th Anniversary merchandise!
o Booth 66 – portable photo booth (
o American Homebrewers Association (
o Hop Barley and the Alers – the homebrew club of Boulder (
o Indian Peak Alers – the homebrew club of Longmont
o Havana Manor – the premier cigar shop in Colorado (
• Non-profits:
o Big City Mountaineers (
o Longmont Humane Society (
o OUR Center (
o St. Vrain Safe Shelter (
o Shakespeare Festival (

Also, for you out-of-towners that want a place to stay? Well, we’ve shored that up for you as well – a discounted rate at the local SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn or Courtyard puts you about 2 miles away from the brewery. And they’ve even given you discounted rates for the weekend – just visit and use LHBLHBA as your booking code to get the discounted rate. Sure, you could always stay somewhere else, but why would you? You won’t find better hotel options in all of Longmont. Not to mention that we will be running a FREE shuttle between those three hotels and the brewery that day.

About Left Hand Brewing Company
Celebrating soon-to-be fifteen years of brewing a well-balanced portfolio of craft beers, Left Hand Brewing Company is located at 1265 Boston Avenue in Longmont, Colorado. The brewery’s beers are now available in 27 states: CO, AL, AZ, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MO, MN, NC, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA and WI.

Left Hand Brewing has garnered several accolades over the years, including:
• 13 medals at the Great American Beer Festival
• 7 medals at the World Beer Cup
• Our #1 Bitter: Sawtooth Ale – NY Times
• Best Colorado-Brewed Beer – Rocky Mountain News
• Best Stout in America, Milk Stout – Draft Magazine
• Best Beer Ever Brewed, Oak Aged Imperial Stout – Modern Brewery Age
• Best and Most Drinkable Lager brewed in the US Today – Beer Advocate
• Best Smoked Beer we’ve tasted outside of Bamberg, Germany, Goosinator Doppelbock – Celebrator

For more information, check out our website @, call the brewery @ 303-772-0258, or, better yet, swing by and enjoy the festivities of Sunday, September 21, 2008!

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