Left Hand Brewing Brings Snowboard Competition & Beer Festival to Downtown Longmont

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.



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