Left Hand Brewing Hosts Inaugural Beer Fest & Ski/Board Competition

(LONGMONT, CO) – Heck Yeah! Left Hand Brewing Co. is proud to introduce Hops & Handrails Beer Fest & Rail Jam on March 23rd in Longmont, Colorado. The new winter event will feature 23 of Colorado’s finest craft breweries alongside a 25 ft. high ski ramp at Left Hand’s brewery location from 2-7p.m. Hops & Handrails Beer Fest & Rail Jam will bring the best Colorado has to offer in a family friendly winter wonderland loaded with skis & snowboards, great music, local food, and craft beer. Hops & Handrails will benefit 3 different nonprofits, A Woman’s Work, SOS Outreach, and the Colorado Brewers Guild.

Doors open at two with many of Colorado’s great riders showing off their airs, grabs, spins, and flips. Your junior riders need a little help? Bring the kids to our Satellite Starts kid zone with boards and skis for riders as young as 2 years. Riders interested can register starting February 1st via email to Goldberg@lefthandbrewing.com. Competition gets going at 3:30pm.

In between watching the Rail Jam, attendants can sample a wide variety of beer from Colorado’s finest craft breweries. The Beer Fest kicks off at 2 p.m. for a 3 hour tasting session featuring Left Hand, Oskar Blues, New Belgium, and 20 more local breweries. A $35 tasting cup allows you unlimited tasting during the session.

Tickets to the Beer Fest & Rail Jam are available online for $30 and will be $35 at the door. Entrance to just the Rail Jam is available at the door only for $5, with all the proceeds going to our nonprofits. (The beer fest will be located inside the event campus).

“An event of this magnitude couldn’t happen without widespread community support. Special thanks to Del’s Masonry, Winter Park Resort, Burton Snowboards and Satellite Board Shop for making Hops & Handrails come together,” Josh Goldberg, Event Chair said. “We look forward to making this a winter tradition.”

2013 Hops & Hand Rails Participating Breweries

Left Hand Brewing Co. New Belgium Brewing

Oskar Blues Brewery Avery Brewing Co.

Great Divide Brewing Co. Odell Brewing Co.

Ska Brewing Upslope Brewing Co.

Boulder Beer Co. Twisted Pine Brewing Co.

Breckenridge Brewery Dry Dock Brewing Co.

Revolution Brewing Bootstrap Brewing

City Star Brewing Rockyard Brewing Co.

San Luis Valley Brewing Co. Eddyline Brewing

Backcountry Brewery Trinity Brewing Co.

Pumphouse Brewery Big Choice Brewing

Bristol Brewing Co.

For more information regarding sponsorship or group sales:

Josh Goldberg

Left Hand Brewing Company

646.942.2765, goldberg@lefthandbrewing.com

For Media Inquiries:

Emily Armstrong

Left Hand Brewing Company

303.775.0258, emily@lefthandbrewing.com

About Left Hand Brewing Company

Celebrating nineteen 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 has received 17 medals at the Great American Beer Festival and 8 medals at the World Beer Cup, and its beers are now available in 25 states. “Sometimes you’re not in the mood for what everyone else is having.”

About SOS Outreach

SOS Outreach is a national youth development non-profit which utilizes adventure sports to engage at-risk students in long-term mentorship relationships. The SOS curriculum encourages responsibility, self-confidence, service, and leadership skills by instilling five core values: courage, discipline, integrity, wisdom, and compassion. Since 1993, we have inspired positive decision making for healthy and successful lives. www.sosoutreach.org

About A Woman’s Work

A Woman’s Work provides prompt one-time assistance to women and their familie who live or work in the St. Vrain Valley. Celebrating their 10th Anniversary in 2013, AWW meets immediate needs that cannot be funded by other sources. They have done this without government funding or assistance and ask only that the recipients perform an act of kindness in return. For more information on A Woman’s Work, go to www.awomanswork.org or call 303.827.7085.

 About Colorado Brewers Guild

The Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG) was founded in 1995 by Colorado craft brewers in an effort to promote the quality and diversity of the growing Colorado craft brewing industry. The CBG provides valuable information to the beer-drinking public and the media while also serving to protect the industry and promote positive legislative for Colorado craft brewers. coloradobeer.org

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