This was my first time visiting Colorado since I have been 21 years old. I have heard and read the praises of the craft-brew scene in this central state but have not experienced it in person. People in Colorado love their craft-brews! Everything that I have heard was confirmed…
Left Hand Brewing is not a large place by any means. There is indoor seating and a nice outdoor beer garden. The star attraction here though is ….drum roll please….their beer! A very reasonable $4 flight of four (or two) and you are on your way to sampling some of Colorado’s finest. We sampled:
- Sawtooth (American ESB)
- Polestar (German Pilsner)
- Stranger (American Pale)
- 400LB Monkey (English IPA)
- Black Jack (English Porter)
- Wake Up Dead (Russian Imperial Stout – Cask)
- Fade To Black (Pepper Porter – Cask and CO2)
- Milk Stout
The standouts for me were the Stranger, Sawtooth, Polestar and Milk Stout. Honestly, the Milk Stout is the only one of their beers I had tried prior to visiting their brewery. The Stranger was absolutely amazing. If we didn’t have to get to a birthday party I could have had 4-5 of them. There are usually 2 cask beers on and on Firkin Fridays there are usually 3. They have beer to go and merchandise as well.
Longmont is approximately 50 minutes north of Denver. It is worth the drive though (and Oskar Blues is in Longmont as well!). Left Hand Brewing was my favorite discovery of our Colorado beer adventure. Make sure to include them as a stop on your itinerary if you are in this neck of the woods.
Monday-Thursday open 3PM-8PM
Friday open 12PM-9PM
Saturday open 12PM-8PM
Sunday open 1PM-8PM