High Five Events


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Hops + Handrails | March 24 & 25, 2018

Back for its sixth year, Hops + Handrails Beer Fest & Rail Jam, returns March 24th & 25th to Longmont, Colorado with the support of Winter Park Resort, Burton Boards, and the Satellite Board Shop. The hybrid winter event will feature a 2-day beer fest with 55+ craft breweries. Day 1 will feature a 40’ high snowboard ramp & rail jam competition and headliner Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. Day 2 will be a family-focused winter wonderland featuring a sledding & tubing hill. All proceeds go to the Left Hand Brewing Foundation, benefiting other area non-profits.

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Leftapalooza: The Mile High Tribute Band Competition | August 11, 2018

Colorado’s raddest music festival, Leftapalooza: The Mile High Tribute Band Competition returns for the 8th year, showcasing Colorado’s best tribute bands battling for top honors. Leftapalooza is an event for all-ages featuring tribute bands for a full day of music you know the words to. Last year, we featured Hell’s Belles, the World Famous All-Female AC/DC Tribute Band as well as Shakedown Street, Colorado’s Grateful Dead tribute band, along with the music of David Bowie, Gov’t Mule, Primus, Jethro Tull, Rolling Stones/Beatles and Neil Young & Crazy Horse. Proceeds from Leftapalooza 2018 will be shared between the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Left Hand Brewing Foundation.

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Longmont Oktoberfest | October 5 & 6, 2018

Presented by Left Hand Brewing Foundation for the 7th year, Longmont Oktoberfest celebrates the best of Longmont’s art, entertainment and beer scene. With 2 days of festivities in the heart of Longmont, attendees enjoy music, food, art, contests, ponies, bouncy castles, and all Longmont craft breweries in a family friendly celebration. Pull out your lederhosen and dirndls, grab a pretzel or brat, don’t forget a pint from your favorite Longmont breweries while we support our Longmont charities. Prost!

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Nitro Fest | November 10, 2018

Transport your senses in this dark and swanky beer festival. Left Hand Brewing Foundation is proud to present the 5th annual Nitro Fest. The world’s only nitro-exclusive beer festival returns with breweries pouring super smooth nitro beers alongside circus acts, fire spinners, and wild costumes. Proceeds benefit the Left Hand Brewing Foundation. “Nitro Fest remains the most bizarre beer festival I’ve ever had the pleasure of working – and I mean that in the best way possible!” – Dogfish Head

The goal of our High Five Events is to provide attendees with a memorable experience while enjoying quality American craft beers. All participating breweries must meet the qualifications of an independent American craft brewery as defined by the Brewers Association. A craft brewer is small (less than 6 million barrels or less), independent (less than 25% owned by a non-craft alcohol member) & traditional.