Team Left Hand and Bike MS

Team Left Hand Brewing Raises $730,000 in 2018 to Crush
Multiple Sclerosis

Six teams across the country have now raised over $3.5 million in 11 years for the
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

When reflecting on 2018, Team Left Hand, a group of employees and friends dedicated to solving the riddle that is Multiple Sclerosis, has a milestone to celebrate! The brewery-supported team of over 600 cyclists and volunteers participating in Bike MS rides across the country raised $730,427 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society this year alone, taking their total raised since 2008 to over $3.5 million.

“It’s been our biggest, best year yet!” said Sara Barfoot, Team Left Hand National Coordinator. “The dedication to our mission to #crushMS and the unceasing commitment shown by our riders, volunteers, and sponsors is simply amazing, and it’s only strengthening every year. We’ve created a wonderful, crazy, fundraising monster fueled by incredible beer, and we know how to use it!”

From the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles to the boardwalk in Daytona Beach, the team’s six regional groups participated in five Bike MS rides across the country in 2018, taking home multiple awards including top fundraising and largest team at multiple events. First time participants as young as 12 alongside veterans over 80 rode, fundraised, volunteered, supported, and bonded over a common cause affecting millions of people and their families worldwide.

2018 also saw the nationwide limited release of Wheels Gose ’Round, a 4.4% ABV lemon and raspberry gose brewed to raise awareness and funds for Bike MS, Team Left Hand and to support the National MS Society. Due to the beer’s overwhelming popularity and community support, Left Hand Brewing is excited to add Wheels Gose ’Round to their 2019 year-round beer lineup.

2019 brings another big year for the team, which has plans to participate in five Bike MS rides across the country while hosting regional fundraising events, recruiting more participants and sponsors, and continuing to fundraise to surpass the incredible $3.5 million already raised for the National MS Society.

About Team Left Hand Brewing
Team Left Hand Brewing is a group of employees and friends dedicated to solving the riddle that is Multiple Sclerosis. Since 2008, the National team of over 600 riders & volunteers have raised over $3.5 million for the National MS Society, and won’t stop fundraising and riding until MS stands for Mystery Solved. Team Left Hand is dedicated to fighting Multiple Sclerosis and wants to continue helping the National MS Society fund research,advocate for change, and help people with MS and their families live their best lives. To learn more about our teams fighting MS across the country and to get involved, please visit www.teamlefthand.com.

About Multiple Sclerosis – The National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Bike MS
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and stops people from moving. MS is thought to affect more than 2.3 million people worldwide. While the disease can affect anyone it looks different on everyone and is at least two to three times more common in women than men according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, a non-profit organization that exists so that people affected by MS can live their best lives. Through programs like Bike MS, the largest fundraising cycling series in the world raising more money than any other cycling event for any other cause, the NMSS is able to fund groundbreaking research and programs to support the millions living with MS and their families. For more information about the NMSS and Bike MS, please visit www.nationalmssociety.org and www.bikems.org.

About Left Hand Brewing Company
Left Hand Brewing Company, founded in Longmont, Colorado, is one of the original pioneers in craft brewing. From a humble homebrew kit beginning to becoming one of the top 50 craft breweries in the U.S., Left Hand has continued to grow and innovate throughout our 25-year history. Famous for our nitro series, Left Hand launched America’s original nitro bottle with our flagship Milk Stout Nitro and the first production run of U.S.-made nitro widget cans. We’re proud to be one of the most honored and recognized breweries in Colorado with 29 Great American Beer Festival medals,11 World Beer Cup awards, and 9 European Beer Star awards. Our collection of perennial and seasonal beers are available in 41 states, DC and internationally. To learn more, please visit www.lefthandbrewing.com.

 

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Nitro Fest Returns to Left Hand Brewing

World’s Only Nitro-Exclusive Beer Fest Features Nine International Breweries, 27 U.S. Breweries, and Performances from MarchFourth and Big Something

Envelop yourself in a dark, swanky beer festival like no other. On Saturday, Nov. 10 from 5-10pm, The Left Hand Brewing Foundation is proud to present the 5th annual Nitro Fest – the world’s only
exclusively nitrogenated beer festival, featuring rebelliously rare beers poured by acclaimed, invite-only breweries from across the globe. All proceeds of Nitro Fest will benefit the Left Hand Brewing Foundation.

Hosted in a 14,000 square-foot heated tent across the street from Left Hand Brewing, Nitro Fest is a macabre, mysterious and mystical evening with performances by MarchFourth and Big Something, as well as featured fire dancers, aerialists and more. Expected dress is Voodoo Masquerade formal, and guests should be ready for a one-of-akind evening and unforgettable experience.

This year the Left Hand Brewing Foundation is proud to welcome nine breweries from outside the United States to Longmont, Colo. representing the UK, Italy, Croatia, Japan, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, and Hungary. In addition, 27independent craft breweries from across the U.S. were asked to participate in Nitro Fest by invitation only. Not only will they be pouring their finest beers but also are bringing special collaborations and one-off creations just for Nitro Fest.

“We scoured the county looking for the best nitro beers available and personally reached out to each brewery to be a part of this year’s event. We are incredibly excited about the breweries joining us, and every beer is going to be mindblowing,” said Eric Kean, Event Manager for the Left Hand Brewing Foundation. “We’re also thrilled to be sharing our full Left Hand nitro line-up with festival goers like Chai Milk Stout Nitro and Wake Up Dead Nitro. Our brewers also have been working on a couple of special releases for the night that are top secret.”

Famous for its nitro series, Left Hand Brewing is the leader in nitro innovation launching America’s original nitro bottle with its flagship Milk Stout Nitro and the first production run of U.S.-made nitro widget cans. Nitro beers are carbonated with nitrogen instead of CO2, resulting in a lightly carbonated beer with a creamy texture and very smooth, velvety experience.

In addition to more than 80 amazing beers, Nitro Fest will also feature national touring artists MarchFourth and Big Something. MarchFourth is a joy-inducing force of entertainment. The colorful explosion of brassy funk, rock, and jazz is all about the groove. This larger-than-life group of musicians and acrobats tours the country year-round, bringing a spirit of celebration wherever they go. MarchFourth is, in a word, FUN!

Big Something is a six-piece powerhouse with a sound that is both unique and timeless. Big Something fuses elements of rock, pop, funk, and improvisation to take listeners on a journey through a myriad of musical styles. It’s no secret why this group has quickly become one of the most exciting new bands to emerge from the Southeast.

Tickets are on sale now at www.nitrofestbeer.com including General Admission and VIP ticket packages. VIP tickets include 1 hour of early access to the event, access to the VIP lounge, premium viewing of the stage, free VIP-only food and private restrooms.

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 29 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.

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25 Years of Beer

Left Hand Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary!

               

Break out the party hats, poppers, and pints!  We’re celebrating 25 years of damn good beer!

In September 1993 we set out to change the world one pint at a time. This month we celebrate 25 years of forging an independent path, building a stronger community and creating an employee-owned company founded on brewing the best beer we can make.

In honor of our 25th Anniversary, we’re partying! Check out our line-up of events in the Tasting Room and all around Denver as we celebrate our silver anniversary and drop our BIGGEST. BEER. YET.


Celebrate in Longmont

25 Anniversary Imperial Stout Beer Release!

Join us on the very day we turn 25!  We’re having an anniversary bash in the Tasting Room and release party of our brand new 25 Anniversary Imperial Stout!  Because what better way is their to celebrate 25 years of beer, than to brew our biggest beer ever?!

Weighing in at 12.1% ABV, our 25 Anniversary Imperial Stout is about to become your new beer obsession.  Featuring assertive notes of dark chocolate, cherries and roasted coffee beans, this big brew will linger on the palate with a smooth warming finish.

We will have a VERY LIMITED release on Friday, September 21st from 9:00-11:00 am. Get in line early to secure a ticket to purchase a 4-pack before they go on sale elsewhere. Quantities and locations will be super limited so this is your chance!  This is definitely one of those beers you’re gonna want to take home and add to the cellar (if you can keep from sipping on it sooner)!

In addition to the release, we’ll have 30 beers on tap, including our exclusively Nitro tap wall, cask ales, and barrel-aged gems from our new barrel room. Yolk ‘n Around food truck is setting up for some breakfast grub and Allegro Coffee will be on the scene.  Plus, all merchandise will be 25% off!  You can grab swag for yourself and your friends, too!  Enjoy all this awesomeness to the sweet live tunes of local favorite, Scott Von.


Celebrate in Denver

Party all through GABF Week!

 

Get ready for a jam-packed week of fun!  We’re taking our anniversary party on the road to Denver!  Join us for GABF, the Denver release of the 25 Anniversary Imperial Stout, a vintage barrel-aged tapping, a ping pong tournament, brewer’s karaoke with your reigning Left Hand champions, roof top shenanigans, late night pints, toasted subs, and more!

We’re pulling out all the stops this year at GABF.  You won’t want to miss stopping by our new epic booth to check out history photos while you savor 10 of our favorite brews. The Left Hand crew is ready and eager to greet you with award-winning beers and lots of cheers.

But, the fun doesn’t only happen during a session.  We pre-party, after party, and always party. For more details on the individual events, check out our GABF Events.

 

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