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Left Hand Brewing Company
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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1265 Boston Ave
phone: (303) 293-2377
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | $$
Our merry band of beer drinkers stopped first today at Left Hand Brewing in Longmount. I like Left Hand but am not the number one fan of the brewery. However, Left Hand consistently brews pretty good beer—just nothing that I've fallen in love with.
We settled in and shared several samples at the large high top tables that fit our entire group.
Possibly the coolest bathroom stall divider of all time
I started with the Blackjack cask porter that was good but I preferred the Wake Up Dead Russian Imperial Stout, as did my wife. These were the highlights event though we tried Milk Stout, Chainsaw Ale Double ESB, Haystack Wheat German wheat, Polestar Porter, and Octoberfest Marzen Lager. Overall, the beer was as expected: well brewed, all good but falling short of great for me.
Fun stop with the bathroom being a weird highlight. The stall doors were made of different types of barley put into the frame like sand art. While a very odd conclusion from bathroom art, it's caring for the details that shows how much pride a brewery has in itself, which often transfers to the beer. Left Hand is taking care of business, and, by the full tap room, locals are very happy with them.
Pictures at http://pintsizedrevelations.blogspot.com/2013/05/left-hand-brewing-longmount-co.html.
06-05-2013 15:23:02 |
More by FightingEntropy
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
A place I had hoped to get a chance to visit because I've been a fan of their beers for a few years. Stopped by on a Monday afternoon while visiting Colorado. Happened to get there right as they were opening the doors. Took a seat at the bar and the tender was very friendly and knowledgeable. Pretty basic brewpub; small but not cramped. Could only stay a short while so got a flight based on the bar tender's recommendations and my favorites. Can't make a comment on the food because I was focused on enjoying the beers. Enjoyed the beer and atmosphere and will try to stay longer on my next visit.
10-26-2012 19:39:22 |
More by phishon6
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $
I love this place! It was such a welcoming environment, filled with dedicated employees and great beer. Check out their milk stout, you wont be disappointed. They also have a pretty decent Oktoberfest. The tour was informative and laid back, and there's a great area in the back to hang out with picnic tables and hacky sack games. They also grow some of their own hops right on sight! All in all Colorado just kind of rocks, and if you're passing through Longmont definitely stop in and hang out with these folks.
10-25-2012 21:55:59 |
More by SassieCassie
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Another brewery? Well, how often are we in Colorado? Why am I asking questions? Let's go have a beer or two. It's not far from The Tasty Weasel, and there is a decent amount of parking, but remember, this is the week of Great American Beer Festival. We were lucky to find a spot, ordered an empanada from a food truck that was there, and walked inside where it was warmer.
Two formal ordering stations are located at opposite ends of the bar. The bar is long, and there is additional seating running parallel to the bar, an extra room with more tables, and for those who want to brave the cooler weather there's more room outside to drink.
17 different beers were available from the taps, many of which were special variants which you can't get year-round. While they have regulars Sawtooth and 400 lb Monkey on-tap, other beers like Bard's Ale and nitro-infused Wake Up Dead were on the list. And let's not forget about the two casks which were running. Glassware sways from the standard shaker pint glass, and instead offers a few pieces of glassware, including a special snifter for stronger beers and tulip pint glasses.
The beer's of Left Hand aren't my favorite from this region, but they do put on a good show in their tap room.
10-19-2012 22:13:56 |
More by DoubleJ
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Left Hand is one of the places you just need to go to... cause then you'll go back for more. It's a little out of the way and a little hard to find, but well worth it. Great atmosphere and helpful service with bartenders that know their stuff. Try the sampler trays. They will help you choose styles to your liking. They have a bunch of great beers on tap. It can get crowded week ends and prime time, so go early and stay late. Indoor and outdoor patio seating with nice views. A great brewing company and cool place to hang out.
Just go there.
10-08-2012 22:51:53 |
More by cbcrunch
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $
Wow, this was my favorite stop on my 10 day beer exodus to Colorado last year. We came here 2-3 times.
The brewpub side of the brewery is all wood, and has an open-air patio and wall that allows a lot of sun and air in the place. The wood architecture and molding everywhere was really nice and rustic, yet clean and modern. It creates a really warm and welcome environment for tasting beer.
The selection is top notch. I was greeted with all of their current bottle offerings, plus a handful of brewery-only beers, a collab between them and Terrapin, AND they were offering specialty beers all week due to GABF. I got to try Beer Week Sauce and Brandy Wake Up Dead.
You can get full pours at a reasonable price or cheap samples.
The tour was amazing. I home brew and have been on over a dozen brewery tours to date, and as such most tours are mundane and very basic. Our tour guide spoke quite technically and answered my in-depth questions very well (I guess he helps brew occasionally). I got to learn about their high-tech newer equipment like auto-keg washer and centrifuge. Very cool.
Left Hand (like many other CO breweries) is very environmentally conscious as well which is always pleasant to hear about.
I really had no complaints at all here, and would be hanging out here on a daily basis if I lived nearby. Don't miss it.
06-10-2012 22:22:37 |
More by Spider889
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is a great brewery! Worth traveling for. They have a nice place to try there beers and a very good brewery tour for those interested. Beer flights are the best way to try as many of there beers as possible. I have had many LH beers over the years and just about all of them have been very good or excellent.
Service was very good and they were more than willing to discuss the beers and talk about favorites. Selection is very good. Many styles of beer and special brews as well. Excellent brewery overall. One of my favorites anywhere in the US.
01-06-2012 00:29:30 |
More by dexterk1
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
The Left Hand brewery is an excellent example of the way a brewery should be set up. Its a little tight was fairly busy at the time I was there (Friday night). Many beer genres are represented and they are all above average in quality. There are many choices. The service was overall good. The atmosphere is definitly one for beer drinkers. The people were friendly and I noticed a lot of people from out of town which shows that this is a popular destination for beer lovers. A few bottles were available as well.
09-27-2011 02:25:40 |
More by kylehay2004
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Loved the atmosphere of Left Hand. All staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. A staff member took the time to write down a list of all Colorado beers we needed to seek out while in the area. Had a sampler, and the waitress labeled every beer for me. Had a ton of fun talking to all the regulars in the place, and they all talked very warmly of the taproom and the staff. It felt like a place I would love to call home if I lived in Longmont. Highly recommend making a stop if you are in the area. You will not be disappointed if you love a small town vibe.
07-03-2011 19:51:06 |
More by sullenbee
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
I had a great time and some great beers at Left Hand's tap room in Longmont, CO. The brewers are knowledgable, relaxed, know their regulars and love a good conversation. It seemed that the crowd was a good mix of after-work locals and tourists like myself (drawn into town just to check out the brewwery.
The Good JuJu on tap was wonderful as was the Milk Stout on nitro. Tried several others and am still trying to wrap my mind around my first taste of TNT (do I love it or despise it?). My only disappointment is that they happened to be out of both the cask brews the day I was there. Bummer, I guess I'll have to plan another trip to the Boulder area!
06-05-2011 20:49:47 |
More by fltmedic
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