Log in or Sign up
Extreme Beer Fest
returns to Boston on March 21 & 22, 2014.
Tickets are on sale now
BeerAdvocate mobile beta: Testers Wanted
. Give it a try and let us know what you think.
Android or Google Chrome user? Get a
14 day free trial to BeerAdvocate magazine on Google Play Newsstand
today! (AU, CA, UK, US only).
Extreme Beer Fest
Google Play Newsstand
Left Hand Brewing Company
No picture uploaded.
Upload it now
Active Beers: 36
Beer Ratings: 14,697
Beer Avg: 3.69
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1265 Boston Ave
phone: (303) 293-2377
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev
| Reviews: 34 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | $$$
Stopped by here on my latest trip to CO. If I wasn't set upon visiting this brewery, I would not have spent the inordinate amount of time finding the place. I realize I'm repeating a theme here, but damn... Perhaps that soured me a bit...it also didn't help that I was completely ignored while I was there (I was the only one looking at their goods and only about 3-4 people at the bar...I would have understood if they were hoppin'). And to top it off, I spent more for their beer at the brewery itself than I would at a liquor store. Not cool. Oftentimes breweries will have something special on tap that you can't find in stores...not here. Just the basic Left Hand brews. I still love their beer, but would not recommend the brewery experience.
12-29-2008 05:25:28 |
More by mwilbur
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Kind of difficult to find as mentioned here from other reviews, but easy enough to find tucked along side other industrial buildings. Not much parking available but you can go through gate if need be. Once inside, there is a nice patio area along side a few tables on the right hand side. Mostly you'll find people sitting at the decent sized bar. There also is a nice back area that can be closed off as well.
The atmosphere is ok. Mostly wooded area with partial cask heads through out the walls. The staff can be hit or miss depending on when you go. I have gone before and basically was ignored the whole time. Basically had to flag down the bar tender when their were a total of 3 people in the tap room. But I have gone before and had a great conversation about style and industry news. So that is a wash.
They are limited to just Lefthand brews. All of LH typical beers and usually 2 to 3 seasonal beers. They do have a firkin hand drawn pump but I have only seen it working once. The prices are a bit high considering that we are at the brewery that makes the beer. But they do have specials and happy hours.
11-19-2008 23:28:11 |
More by Oxymoron
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
The Left Hand tasting room has the feel of the front room for a production facility, though it's been gussied up with some homey decorations and a lot of Left Hand logo wear. They've got a nice patio for April-to-November weather as well. It's not at all a bad atmosphere to grab a drink in, though it's more or less what I've come to expect from breweries that attach a beer bar/tasting room: light industry meets minimalist pub. Monday at happy hour, they were doing fairly brisk business with a lot of regulars who were drinking from their mugs; as such, the service was a little bit scatterbrained (I had to ask for a glass of water three times), but the servers were friendly and funny. They don't serve any food of their own, but they do carry in from local Longmont restaurants every night except Monday (when I visited, alas).
They have only Left Hand beers on tap (no surprise there) and had thirteen offerings when I visited recently: all nine of the year-round beers as well as Snowbound (their winter seasonal), and the three most recent offerings from their Big Mo series. To boot they had the Oak Aged Imperial Stout (the most recent Big Mo) on cask. Stopping by the brewery is a great way to try the high gravity offerings from Left Hand; it's way more reasonable to spend $4 on a pint of St Vrain Tripel and Smokejumper than $11 for the bottle. Their sampler plate is reasonably priced as well, and they've got good promo information on all of the beers for BAs to geek out on.
Overall, this is a fine brewery to visit, and it's the best place to grab a beer in Longmont. On a more individual note, I am not usually a huge fan of Left Hand's year-round brews, or rather, I haven't been a huge fan of the bottles I've had in the past. The freshness factor has played against them; many of the beers (Jackman's APA and the Polestar Pilsner, in particular) were much better on tap.
04-11-2007 17:00:57 |
More by benito
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Visited Left Hand while up in Denver for the GABF this year. Nice place, plenty of parking (but don't get in the way of the lady that grills hamburgers in the parking lot!). Staff was very nice. Our tour guide was very helpful answered all our stupid questions, and didn't seem to mind. I will definately need to go back when they have the disco ball and music going when the mash is done in the brewhouse. Plenty of beer on tap to be had, and lots of shirts and such to buy. The only fault I will give is there were a bunch of cigar smokers on the patio and the windows were open. I like to smell my beer when I sit down to drink it and the cigar smoke distracted. Having said that would highly recommend a stop if you are in the area.
11-28-2009 22:30:07 |
More by schoolcb
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$$
Made a trip here yesterday on a Longmont/Lyons brew excursion. I didn't have a lot of trouble finding it, however. It's almost camoflaged into the nearby buildings, but not quite.
Good bar area inside, reminiscent of a nice basement bar setup- plenty of seating available, even though the place was hoppin on a saturday afternoon. Bartenders saw that we were served quickly and with appropriate glassware. Rather impressed.
However, there was no "small batch" or "pilot" style beers- the only beers available here were the same beers you could buy at a liquor store. Also, prices were somewhat steep. Not what I would consider completely ridiculous, but more than you'd pay if you ordered a beer with dinner somewhere.
I'll certainly stop by again some time though.
01-04-2009 20:43:26 |
More by SuperWhite92
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $
I stopped by Left Hand on the way back from a trip to Ft. Collins. Good thing my buddy knew the way as I would have gotten lost. They have a nice pub with a good sized bar and some patio seating. Brewery tours are very limited which is a huge disappointment as I love tours. Pints were reasonably priced at $3 but they were selling growlers of "reserve" for $35. I assume that had to be a Big Mo seasonal brew like the Oaked Imp. Stout. Service was decent and they had a good amount of merchandise for sale.
09-25-2007 16:43:17 |
More by ArrogantB
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | $$
Our merry band of beer drinkers stopped first today at Left Hand Brewing in Longmount. I like Left Hand but am not the number one fan of the brewery. However, Left Hand consistently brews pretty good beer—just nothing that I've fallen in love with.
We settled in and shared several samples at the large high top tables that fit our entire group.
Possibly the coolest bathroom stall divider of all time
I started with the Blackjack cask porter that was good but I preferred the Wake Up Dead Russian Imperial Stout, as did my wife. These were the highlights event though we tried Milk Stout, Chainsaw Ale Double ESB, Haystack Wheat German wheat, Polestar Porter, and Octoberfest Marzen Lager. Overall, the beer was as expected: well brewed, all good but falling short of great for me.
Fun stop with the bathroom being a weird highlight. The stall doors were made of different types of barley put into the frame like sand art. While a very odd conclusion from bathroom art, it's caring for the details that shows how much pride a brewery has in itself, which often transfers to the beer. Left Hand is taking care of business, and, by the full tap room, locals are very happy with them.
Pictures at http://pintsizedrevelations.blogspot.com/2013/05/left-hand-brewing-longmount-co.html.
06-05-2013 15:23:02 |
More by FightingEntropy
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$$
Fun place to wind down on the banks of the "mighty St. Vrain". Its a popular after work hangout for many Longmont biotech companies (you can name them all on one finger). The interior is what i would call cozy without sounding cliche. All of their year round beers are on tap, with a beer of the month at a reduced rate. There is no happy hour pricing nor a kitchen, this is strictly a beer cafe showcasing Left Hand's English styled beers. The occasional IPA or belgian (an amazing gueuze a few years back!) There is typically a cask selection available.
Although, on certain days they invite local restaurants to pop in and offer a food selection, but otherwise they offer free bowls of pretzels.
Merchandise is available for sale, as are growlers and bottles of beer to go.
Its kind of out of the way in South Longmont in an industrial area, but worth search; they are friendly and their beers are clean.
01-25-2008 05:02:04 |
More by satowns
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
A--- Good atmosphere. Laid back and you feel like you are at a pub, not a brewery. Location is a bit odd but the feel of the place and the patio is very nice. Music in the tap room was a good addition.
Q--- Also very solid. easy to read board and everything is pretty viewable once you walk in. Knew what I wanted before I got to order.
S--- A little slow with one register and mecrchandise sales but that was ok. informed staff and very helpful.
S--- All Left Hand products, why I went there.
F-- Unlike the othere breweries I visited this had a cart and some specials. Big plus.
V-- Got a growler of snowbound for $7. Excellent! a pint of Imperial Stout for $5!!! most excellent. Worth the trip and would do it again. Only negative is the location
10-12-2009 08:02:35 |
More by mulder1010
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
The Left Hand tap room is on the front of the brewery in an industrial park section of Longmont. upon entering, some seating is located to the immediate right and a long bar stretches down the length of the establishment. Around behind is a door to a patio for those comfortable spring and fall days. The decor is light bright wood kept clean and shiny. They generally have a decent selection of beers available, perhaps 10-12 at any given time, with one on nitro. Sample platters are a bit pricey compared to my experience with other samplers, but it's a good way to have a taste of many different Left Hand products. The staff knows all about their beers and is friendly and attentive. A nice place to stop if you are in the area and looking for a quality beer experience.
08-04-2008 23:07:22 |
More by mentor
« first ‹ prev
Left Hand Brewing Company in Longmont, CO
Your name or email address:
Do you already have an account?
No, create an account now.
Yes, my password is:
Forgot your password?
Stay logged in
Top 250 Beers
Change of Address