Left Hand Brewing Company is bringing the mountain to the people! In its fifth year, Hops + Handrails features the best of Colorado, pairing nearly 70 craft breweries alongside a 40-foot tall snowboard ramp & rail jam competition.
Returning on March 11 to Longmont, the unique hybrid event gives attendees a taste of what Colorado does best – craft beer, winter sports, and live music. Closing on a high note, the rock & blues band Chris Robinson Brotherhood will headline Hops + Handrails 2017.
Doors open at 11 a.m. at Roosevelt Park in downtown Longmont, with riders starting their runs and the beer fest fully underway by noon. Guests can sample a wide variety of the nation’s finest craft beer from nearly 70 breweries. A $40 sampling pass provides attendees unlimited tasting during the session. The rail jam will feature a four-story ramp loaded with trick rails including a keg wall. The competition will be fully underway by 12:45 p.m., with Colorado’s best riders competing in the Open, Women’s and Junior’s categories. Winners in the Open and Women’s categories win a cash prize: $1,500 for 1st Place, $500 for 2nd Place, and $250 for 3rd Place; Juniors’ winners will win Burton Gear. Riders can register here for the event.
The Hops + Handrails stage will be lively and rocking featuring Grant Farm at 1 p.m., and headliner Chris Robinson Brotherhood (formerly of the Black Crowes) performing at 4:30 p.m.
Want to get your little one on a board? Hops + Handrails welcomes all ages and is a family-friendly event. Check out the Riglet Park, presented by Burton Snowboards & Satellite Board Shop. Junior boards and instructors will be on site to help kids get a taste of boarding. Local food and area vendors will also be on hand throughout the day.
Tickets to the Beer Fest & Rail Jam are available online and the day of the event. Event proceeds will benefit the Left Hand Brewing Foundation, SOS Outreach, and Chill Foundation. To date, Hops + Handrails has raised $100,000 for the community.
|Left Hand Brewing Company||Epic Brewing Company||Periodic Brewing|
|300 Suns Brewing||FATE Brewing Company||Pumphouse Brewery|
|4 Noses Brewing||Firestone Walker Brewing Company||Ratio Beerworks|
|Alpine Dog Brewing Company||Fort Collins Brewery||Renegade Brewing Co|
|Avery Brewing Company||Gravity Brewing||Shoes & Brews|
|Big Choice Brewing||Great Divide Brewing Company||Ska Brewing Company|
|Big Thompson Brewery||Green Flash Brewing Company||SKEYE Brewing|
|Black Bottle Brewery||Großen Bart Brewery||Station 26 Brewing Co.|
|Bootstrap Brewing||Horse & Dragon Brewing Company||Stem Ciders, LLC|
|Boulder Beer Co.||La Cumbre Brewing Co.||Stone Brewing|
|Boulevard Brewing Co.||Left Hand Brewing Company||Telluride Brewing Company|
|Bristol Brewing Company||Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co.||The Bruery|
|Cerebral Brewing||Living The Dream Brewing||The Post Brewing Company|
|City Star Brewing||Lone Tree Brewing Company||Three Weavers Brewing Company|
|Crazy Mountain Brewing||Longs Peak Pub||Trinity Brewing|
|Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project||Loveland Aleworks||Twisted Pine Brewing Co.|
|Crow Hop Brewing Co., Ltd.||Melvin Brewing||Upslope Brewing Company|
|Denver Beer Co||New Holland Brewing Co.||Verboten Brewing|
|DESTIHL Brewery||Ninkasi Brewing||Victory Brewing Company|
|Dogfish Head Craft Brewery||Odd13 Brewing||WeldWerks Brewing Co.|
|Dry Dock Brewing Co||Odell Brewing Co||Wibby Brewing|
|Eddyline Brewery||Oskar Blues Brewery||Wild Cider|
|Elevation Beer Company||Our Mutual Friend Brewing||
Wiley Roots Brewing Company
Hops + Handrails will be held in Downtown Longmont’s Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Ave. Doors open at 11 a.m. The Beer Festival is from Noon-4 p.m., and Grant Farm will begin performing at 1 p.m. The Rail Jam Competition will be held from 12:45-4 p.m., and the Awards Ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. The Chris Robinson Brotherhood will take the stage at 4:30 p.m.
Tickets for the event are $75 for VIP Admission which includes exclusive beers and food, hot tubs, couches, shade, and private bathrooms; $40 for General Admission which includes four hours of unlimited tasting from noon-4 p.m.; $15 for the Rail Jam Only (no tasting); $10 for kids 5-12 years old, and kids under 4 are free. To purchase tickets in advance, click here.
Looking for a place to stay while you’re here? Click here for special Hops + Handrails rates at area hotels. For more information on this and other Left Hand High Five Events, visit lefthandbrewing.com/events.