Longmont Oktoberfest returns October 5-6 Featuring National Touring Artists JJ Grey and Mofro

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Longmont Oktoberfest returns October 5-6 Featuring National Touring Artists JJ Grey and Mofro

Event proceeds benefit the St. Vrain Football Club Scholarship Program and the

Left Hand Brewing Foundation

LONGMONT, Colo., Aug. 14, 2018 – Pull out your lederhosen and dirndls, grab a pretzel or brat and hoist your stein because Longmont Oktoberfest is back! Presented by the Left Hand Brewing Foundation for the 7th year in a row, Longmont Oktoberfest returns Oct. 5-6 to Roosevelt Park in Longmont, Colo. Longmont Oktoberfest is Longmont’s favorite fall gathering and this year will feature national touring artists JJ Grey and Mofro as well as 10+ breweries, local food, and games for all ages. Ranked as a “Must Visit Oktoberfest” by DRAFT Magazine, Longmont Oktoberfest celebrates the summer’s transition to fall while supporting two local organizations – The St. Vrain Football Club’s scholarship program and the Left Hand Brewing Foundation

This year’s headlining artist, JJ Grey and Mofro is one of the biggest talents to ever perform in Longmont. During his career he has brought his blues/southern rock sound to nearly every major venue in Colorado including headlining dates at Red Rocks Amphitheater. From the days of playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. His presence before an audience is something startling and immediate, at times a funk rave-up, other times a sort of mass-absolution for the mortal weaknesses that make him and his audience human. When you see JJ Grey and his band Mofro live—and you truly, absolutely must—the man is fearless.

Music will be in the air throughout the event, with local talent supporting JJ Grey on Friday night, and a full slate of local musicians and bands performing all day on Saturday. Performances will include traditional Oktoberfest music as well as some of Longmont’s most well-known performers. Stay tuned to for additional announcements in the weeks to come.

In addition to music all weekend, the event will feature classic Oktoberfest activities including sack races (kids and adults), stein holding contests, a costume contest, bratwurst eating competition, cooking up Colorado’s longest brat and the tapping of the official Oktoberfest keg to kick off the event on Friday evening.

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 17th at 10am at www.lhbfoundaation.org and for just $15 concert goers can not only enjoy the Friday night concert but attend all day Saturday as well! Single day tickets for Saturday are also available for just $5. Longmont Oktoberfest is a family event and tickets for kids 5-12 are $5 and those younger are free. For the ultimate event experience, VIP tickets are available for $65 and include access to the VIP lounge, premium seating, free VIP-only food and beverages, special beer pairings and private restrooms.

Food and libations will be in full effect along with the music vibes including local food trucks and Longmont’s favorite craft breweries, cideries and distilleries. Drink tokens can be purchased for $6 or four tokens for $20. Cash or credit will be accepted and there will be an ATM on site. For more event information, please visit www.lhbfoundation.org/longmont-oktoberfest.

To date, Longmont Oktoberfest has raised more than $246,000 in donations to charitable organizations. This year’s Longmont Oktoberfest sponsors include First National Bank, High Country Harley, High Plains Bank, Airgas, Westrock, Best Western Plus, and more.

About Left Hand Brewing Foundation
Founded in 2016 to support Left Hand Brewing Company’s charitable giving, the Left Hand Brewing Foundation (LHBF) is committed to brewing a stronger community where we work, live, and play. The LHBF supports primary needs, community support groups, arts and cultural activities, housing projects, medical research and responds to issues and emergencies in the Longmont community and beyond. All event proceeds, sponsorship revenue, and donations from Left Hand Brewing Foundation events benefit the LHBF and its beneficiaries.

About Left Hand Brewing Company
Employee Owned, Righteously Independent. Celebrating 25 years of brewing a well-balanced portfolio of craft beers, Left Hand Brewing Company is located at 1265 Boston Avenue in Longmont, Colorado. Left Hand is one of the most honored and recognized breweries in Colorado, with over 28 Great American Beer Festival medals, 11 World Beer Cup awards, and 9 European Beer Star awards. Famous for our Nitro series, Left Hand Brewing launched America’s original Nitro bottle with our popular Milk Stout Nitro and recently released Nitro widget cans. Left Hand’s collection of perennial and seasonal beers are available in 41 states, DC and internationally.

About St. Vrain Football Club
The mission of SVFC is to cultivate a positive soccer community in the St. Vrain and Carbon Valleys by offering a club for all ages and abilities by championing character, promoting physical activity and celebrating the game of soccer. We also believe that money shouldn’t be a hindrance to your potential to enjoy the game in a club setting, and an aggressive scholarship program has been put into place to try to eliminate that hurdle. To learn more, please visit www.stvrainfc.com.

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Leftapalooza and The Mile High Tribute Band Competition Rocks Longmont Aug. 11th

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Leftapalooza and The Mile High Tribute Band Competition Rocks
Longmont Aug. 11th

Event proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the
Left Hand Brewing Foundation

LONGMONT, Colo., June 29, 2018 – For the eighth year running, the Left Hand Brewing Foundation presents Leftapalooza and the Mile High Tribute Band Competition on Saturday, Aug. 11 at Roosevelt Park in Longmont, Colo. Colorado’s raddest music and local craft beer festival showcases Colorado’s best tribute bands battling for top honors while raising funds and support for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and the Left Hand Brewing Foundation.

Beyond the music and brews, LLS will be present throughout the event raising awareness, and the organization Love, Hope, Strength will be onsite swabbing concert goers for possible donor matches. In fact, Left Hand Brewing Company founder Eric Wallace was a match and able to provide live-saving bone marrow for a recipient.

Music will be in the air all day with the first band kicking off at noon, and last year’s winner “Loving the Alien,” a David Bowie Tribute, concluding the night’s festivities. The full Leftapalooza lineup includes:

12:00pm – Guerilla Radio (Rage Against The Machine Tribute)
1:05pm – Sonic Highways (Foo Fighters Tribute)
2:10pm – Hey Lady (B-52’s Tribute)
3:15pm – Mr. KnowItAll (Primus Tribute)
4:20pm – Firedancer (Dave Matthews Band Tribute)
5:25pm – 4 Degrees (Tool Tribute)
6:30pm – Vanwholen (Van Halen + The Who Tribute)
8:00pm – Loving the Alien (David Bowie Tribute)

Tickets are on sale now, and for just $12 concert goers can enjoy a full day’s worth of great music as these eight bands go head-to-head for the title of Top Mile High Tribute Band, a cash prize and the right to return as the Leftapalooza headliner in 2019. Leftapalooza is a family event and tickets for kids 5-12 are $5 and those younger are free. For the ultimate event experience, VIP tickets are available for $50 and include access to the VIP lounge, premium seating, free VIP-only food and beverages, special beer pairings and private restrooms. Ticket prices will increase the day of the show.

Food and libations will be in full effect along with the music vibes including local food trucks and Longmont’s favorite craft breweries, cideries and distilleries. Drink tokens can be purchased for $6 or four tokens for $20. Cash or credit will be accepted and there will be an ATM on site. For more event information, please visit  www.lhbfoundation.org/leftapalooza/.

To date, Leftapalooza has generated more $185,000in donations to charitable organizations. This year’s Leftapalooza sponsors include First National Bank, High Country Harleey, High Plains Bank, Airgas, Westrock, Best Western Plus, and more.

About Left Hand Brewing Foundation
Founded in 2016 to support Left Hand Brewing Company’s charitable giving, the Left Hand Brewing Foundation(LHBF) is committed to brewing a stronger community where we work, live, and play. The LHBF supports primary needs, community support groups, arts and cultural activities, housing projects, medical research and responds to issues and emergencies in the Longmont community and beyond. All event proceeds, sponsorship revenue, and donations from Left Hand Brewing Foundation events benefit the LHBF and its beneficiaries.

About Left Hand Brewing Company
Employee Owned, Righteously Independent. Celebrating 25 years of brewing a well-balanced portfolio of craft beers, Left Hand Brewing Company is located at 1265 Boston Avenue in Longmont, Colorado. Left Hand is one of the most honored and recognized breweries in Colorado, with over 28 Great American Beer Festival medals, 11 World Beer Cup awards, and 9 European Beer Star awards. Famous for our Nitro series, Left Hand Brewing launched America’s original Nitro bottle with our popular Milk Stout Nitro and recently released Nitro widget cans. Left Hand’s collection of perennial and seasonal beers are available in 41 states, DC and internationally.

About Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Mission of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: cure Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s Disease and Myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. Our key priorities will ensure that the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society helps blood cancer patients live better, longer lives.

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Left Hand Welcomes New Brand Marketing Manager and Community & Events Manager

LONGMONT, Colo. • June 7, 2018 – Left Hand Brewing Company, celebrating 25 years of righteous independence, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jill Preston as Brand Marketing Manager and Eric Kean as Community & Events Manager. Both will be based at Left Hand Brewing’s worldwide headquarters in Longmont, Colo.

Jill has resided in Longmont for the past 14 years and brings 20 years marketing experience to Left Hand Brewing primarily in the retail, restaurant and hospitality industries. Most recently Jill was in a marketing consulting role with Oskar Blues Brewery and the CAN’d Aid Foundation, and prior to that she served as the director of marketing for Snarf’s Sandwiches and the director of communications for Noodles & Company. Jill received her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Kansas.

As Brand Marketing Manager, Jill will oversee all brand management and marketing strategies for the brewery and the Left Hand Foundation including national campaigns, new beer releases, packaging, advertising, public relations, digital and social media, community events, sponsorships and intellectual property.

Eric is a Colorado native and originally from Lyons. He has spent the last 12 years managing various large-scale festivals, speaking events, and concerts across Colorado. Most recently Eric served as the event manager for TEDxMileHigh events. He also held management positions with Planet Bluegrass and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Eric received his Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Colorado – Boulder and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration at the University of Colorado – Denver.

As the Community & Events Manager, Eric will act as an ambassador for both the brewery and the Left Hand Brewing Foundation. He will lead the planning and execution for the Foundation’s four major fundraising events: Hops + Handrails, Leftapalooza, Longmont Oktoberfest and Nitro Fest, whose proceeds benefit the Foundation and other local nonprofit partners.  Eric also will work closely with an active group of volunteers, community members, sponsors and Left Hand Brewing employees to help elevate Longmont and the greater Northern Colorado region.

“We’re excited to have both Jill and Eric on board here at Left Hand,” said Chris Lennert, Left Hand Brewing COO. “They’re both long-time ‘Lefties’ and bring substantial experience in their fields to the brewery and the Left Hand Foundation. I’m confident they can build upon the great foundation we’ve established and help pave the way for the next 25 years.”

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