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Left Hand Oktoberfest Returns to The Garden September 23-24

Posted: September 2, 2022

LONGMONT, Colo. (August 30, 2022) – Pull out your lederhosen, grab a pretzel and hoist your stein because it's time for Left Hand Oktoberfest presented by FNBO! This year’s festivities will be held at Left Hand’s newest on-campus venue, The Garden, on September 23-24. Proceeds from ticket sales, merchandise sales and parking will benefit the Left Hand Brewing Foundation and local nonprofits.

Oktoberfest 2022 is part of a longstanding Left Hand tradition that began in 2012. Since its inception, this event has raised more than $250K for nonprofits in our community. Friday night, enjoy live music, fresh-brewed beer and traditional fare like brats and pretzels served by Handhelds Food Truck. Then don your dirndl or lederhosen and join us Saturday for polka, live music from four local bands, food trucks, and traditional events like the annual Stein Holding Contest, Brat Eating Contest and Costume Contest.

Check out the stacked fest schedule:

Friday, Sept. 23

4:00 pm – Gates Open

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Cat Jerky

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm – Hot Lunch Band

9:30 pm – Last Call

Saturday, Sept. 24

11:00 am – Gates Open

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Steve Rock’s Tanzkapelle Polka

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Voltage 85

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm – Steve Rock’s Tanzkapelle Polka

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Unauthorized Absence

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm - Steve Rock’s Tanzkapelle Polka

4:00 pm – 4:30pm - Stein Holding Contest

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Parlor Pickers

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Shamrock Foods’ Brat Eating Contest and Costume Contest

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Card Catalog

9:30 pm – Last Call

Left Hand was built on a reverence for traditional beer styles like the ones associated with Oktoberfest. This year’s Oktoberfest Märzen Lager returns for the season with rich copper hues that will shine from your stein. Balancing malt-driven notes of bread crust, biscuit and toasted pretzel with just the right amount of noble hop character, it culminates in a dry & spicy finish. Deliciously repeatable, this take on the classic style is the perfect way to toast the season of crisp air, changing leaves and festival feasts. Alongside Oktoberfest Märzen Lager, the Left Hand Beertenders will serve up beers like Pumpkin Spice Latte Nitro and Left Hand favorites like Sawtooth Amber Ale and 1265 Pilsner. This event would not be possible without the support of our amazing sponsors. Oktoberfest 2022 sponsors include presenting sponsor FNBO, High Plains Bank, Sticker Giant, GoWest T-shirt Company, Shamrock Foods and the Longmont Leader.

Celebrate Oktoberfest in The Garden! Tickets are just $5 for Friday and $15 for Saturday. See more details and ticket information for Sept. 23 here and for Sept. 24 here.

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 28-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 year-round and seasonal beers is available in 45 states, DC and internationally. To learn more, please visit

About the 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 relies on the generous support of an incredible community of businesses, individuals, and organizations who support financially, through in-kind donations, and volunteer time. All event proceeds, sponsorship revenue, and donations from Left Hand Brewing Foundation events benefit the LHBF and its beneficiaries.