Thursday, September 22, 2011

Left Hand Brewing lists 2011 GABF events

Left Hand Brewing CompanyFrom arm wrestling, to politics, to 400 pound monkeys, to throw downs: Left Hand Brewing is planning events with just about everything in mind for this year's Great American Beer Festival. They've laid out their plans for an entire week and everyone's invited to join in. The following is their official list of events for the 2011 GABF.


Left Hand Brewing 2011 GABF Events

Monday, September 26th

Left Hand Tasting Room – Hours – 12PM to 8PM
1265 Boston Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501
303.772.0258 x 110

Early Bird Special – 12 NOON
Left Hand Tasting Room
Biere de Garde and Fade to Black, Volume 3
We’ll have something special from our archives available for only two hours each day for you eager beavers, so make this the first stop on your beer tours, and you’ll be well-rewarded.

Ales4FemAles
Left Hand Tasting Room
6:30PM
$11 – tickets available in advance here.
Come to the Left Hand Tasting Room for a beer and food pairing, and join home brewer Kelly Kruegel as she discusses her phenomenal Biere de Garde and her experiences in the Pro-Am Competition.

Falling Rock Cask Promo
Falling Rock Tap House
1919 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 293-8338
4PM to 7PM


Tuesday, September 27th

Left Hand Tasting Room – Hours – 10AM to 8PM
1265 Boston Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501
303.772.0258 x 110

Early Bird Special – 10AM to NOON
Left Hand Tasting Room
TNT Weizen Doppelbock 2010 and Fade to Black, Volume 3
We’ll have something special from our archives available for only two hours each day for you eager beavers, so make this the first stop on your beer tours, and you’ll be well-rewarded.

Beer Dinner with Terroir
Left Hand Tasting Room
6:30PM
$55++ reservations available by calling the restaurant or the Tasting Room.
5 course meal hosted by Left Hand’s head brewer, Ro Guenzel, prepared by Terroir, a local farm-to-table restaurant. More info here.

BeerAdvocate Throw Down
Left Hand Tasting Room
6PM to 8PM
Hump Day? Says who? The Alstrom Brothers will be rocking Longmont like it is Friday again. More info here.

Firkin & Food
City O’ City
206 East 13th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 831-6443
7PM to 10PM
A cask of Beer Week Sauce with paired food available. More info here.

Left Hand Arm Wrestling Tournament
Highland Tavern
3400 Navajo Street
Denver, CO 80211-3529
(303) 433-1990
7PM to 9PM, registration starts at 6:30PM
Just like it says…arm wrestling with your left hand! Winners of each round will receive one free pint of Left Hand Brewing Co. beer and the overall winner will receive a Left Hand survival kit comprised of Mixed 12 pack, T-Shirt, SOCIAL Membership and a $25 bar tab. More info here.

400 Pound Monkey Cask Ale Promo
West End Tavern
926 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-3535
8:30PM to 10PM
Start your celebration of the Great American Beer Fest at the West End Tavern and a pint of Left Hand’s 400lb Monkey from the cask. With your first pint you will receive a free Monkey pint glass and a ticket with each pint for a chance to win BEER for a YEAR! The Mallet swings at 8:30 so don’t be late! More info here.


Wednesday, September 28th

Left Hand Tasting Room – Hours – 10AM to 8PM
1265 Boston Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501
303.772.0258 x 110

Early Bird Special – 10AM to NOON
Left Hand Tasting Room
Biere de Garde, Twin Sisters Double IPA 2010 and Cask Conditioned Fade to Black, Volume 3
We’ll have something special from our archives available for only two hours each day for you eager beavers, so make this the first stop on your beer tours, and you’ll be well-rewarded.

Pints and Politics
Left Hand Tasting Room
Come break the rules and talk politics with a pint in your hand. Left Hand Brewing Company is thrilled to host a unique grassroots experience here at the Tasting Room, where you will have the chance to listen to our elected officials speak, and get the answers you’re looking for.

Suds and Sliders
Highland Tap & Burger
2219 W. 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 287-4493
6PM to 8PM
$20, Tickets available at www.eventbrite.com
Draft Magazine along with Highland Tap and Burger host Left Hand Brewing Co. Avery Brewing Co. and Ska Brewing Co for a night unique beers paired with 4 different sliders including a desert slider too! But wait…there’s more. Each ticket holder with portion of proceeds that night will benefit the Colorado Brewers Guild.

Beer and Food Pairing
Breckenridge Ale House at Amato’s
2501 16th Street
Denver, Colorado 80211
(303) 433-9734
8PM to 10PM
Join many of us from Left Hand, including owner Eric Wallace and our gracious host, Breckenridge Brewery, as we show off some of our special beers we’ve had squirreled away in the cellar along with a few new ones. All of this paired with some munchies.

Rare Beer Tasting
Rackhouse Pub
208 South Kalamath Street
Denver, CO 80223-1813
(720) 570-7824
6PM to 9PM
$35, Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/197321
This unique beer tasting is the perfect warm up lap for the big show. Come taste some beers you’ve been dying to get your hands on.

Annual Beer Festival at Paramount Café
Paramount Café
519 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-3115
6PM to 9PM
$15, Pay at the door.
Try some of your favorite beers from some of your favorite Colorado breweries. The cost is $15 to attend with all proceeds going to the Denver Children’s Home.


Thursday, September 29th

Left Hand Tasting Room – Hours – 10AM to 8PM
1265 Boston Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501
303.772.0258 x 110

Early Bird Special – 10AM to NOON
Left Hand Tasting Room
Widdershins Barleywine 2010 and Fade to Black, Volume 2
We’ll have something special from our archives available for only two hours each day for you eager beavers, so make this the first stop on your beer tours, and you’ll be well-rewarded.

Foam and Frosting
Left Hand Tasting Room
Try a cupcake with your Milk Stout and see what all the fuss is about.


Friday, September 30th

Left Hand Tasting Room – Hours – 10AM to 9PM
1265 Boston Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501
303.772.0258 x 110

Early Bird Special – 10AM to NOON
Left Hand Tasting Room
Oak Aged Wake Up Dead Russian Imperial Stout 2010 and Fade to Black, Volume 3
We’ll have something special from our archives available for only two hours each day for you eager beavers, so make this the first stop on your beer tours, and you’ll be well-rewarded.

Cigars and Pints
Left Hand Tasting Room
Enjoy one of our rare aged beers with a fine cigar from Havana Manor, since we are lucky enough to have this fine cigar shop spending the afternoon with us.

Project X Release Party
Left Hand Tasting Room
We’re taking America Back! Come see what the fuss is all about!

Left Hand Beer Lunch
Rackhouse Pub
208 South Kalamath Street
Denver, CO 80223-1813
(720) 570-7824
2PM to 4PM
$40, Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/198191
What better way to get your weekend and Friday night GABF started than a Rackhouse Pub lunch with Left Hand Brewery? Rackhouse Pub chef/owner Jayson Reynolds will once again pair 4 unique food courses with 5 of Left Hand’s award winning beers. Consider this lunch your calm before the GABF Friday night storm.

Left Hand Arm Wrestling Tournament
Freshcraft
1530 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 758-9608
3PM to 5PM, registration starts at 2:30PM
Just like it says…arm wrestling with your left hand! Winners of each round will receive one free pint of Left Hand Brewing Co. beer and the overall winner will receive TWO FREE TICKETS to the Friday night session of the GABF. More info here.

The Colorado Affair – A Celebration of Rare Colorado Beers
Ghost Plate & Tap
800 18th Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 297-1738
9PM to 12AM
$50, Tickets available at http://coloradoaffair.eventbrite.com/
Presented by The Beer For Brains Foundation in conjunction with Breckenridge Brewery and Wynkoop Brewing Company. Join Beer For Brains at the Great American Beer Festival as we offer our first ever Colorado Beer event. The roof of the Ghost Building at 18th and Stout (inclement weather will bring us indoors) will be the sight of this event which will feature 20 or so Colorado beers and will benefit the Foundation. Light munchies and music will also be offered.


Saturday, October 1st

Left Hand Tasting Room – Hours – 10AM to 9PM
1265 Boston Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501
303.772.0258 x 110

Early Bird Special – 10AM to NOON
Left Hand Tasting Room
Beer Week Sauce Coffee Porter, Oktoberfest Marzen Lager and Cask Conditioned Fade to Black, Volume 3
We’ll have something special from our archives available for only two hours each day for you eager beavers, so make this the first stop on your beer tours, and you’ll be well-rewarded.

Beer Brunch with Sun Rose Café
Left Hand Tasting Room
10am-12noon
Who needs a mimosa when you can have beer with your breakfast? Three courses of brunch prepared by Sun Rose Cafe paired with some of our morning favorites, including Beer Week Sauce, a dark and delicious coffee-infused porter.

Oktoberfest Celebration
Left Hand Tasting Room
2pm until supplies last
Hold on to your lederhosen and welcome October with our last kegs of Marzen Lager.


Sunday, October 2nd

Left Hand Tasting Room – Hours – 12PM to 8PM
1265 Boston Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501
303.772.0258 x 110

Early Bird Special – 10AM to NOON
Left Hand Tasting Room
Oak Aged Wake Up Dead Russian Imperial Stout 2010 and Assorted Archived Beers
We’ll have something special from our archives available for only two hours each day for you eager beavers, so make this the first stop on your beer tours, and you’ll be well-rewarded.

Out with a bang!
Left Hand Tasting Room
To wrap up the best beer week in the country, we’ll be throwing open our archives and sending our visitors home in high fashion. We’ve saved kegs of some rare and special brews to share with you. Like anything so lovely and elusive, we can’t promise there will be enough for everyone, but we can guarantee you a taste of something amazing to remember Colorado by!


Related articles:
- A look inside Left Hand Brewing.
- Left Hand Oak Aged Imperial Stout review.
- The breweries of Longmont - Left Hand Brewing's Tasting Room.

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