Brewery Profile: Left Hand Brewing Company

by Kevin on February 8, 2013

Left Hand Brewing Company

Location: Longmont, CO
Website: www.lefthandbrewing.com
Twitter: @LeftHandBrewing
Founded: 1994

Brewery Description:

Left Hand began in December 1990 with a homebrewers kit founder Dick Doore received from his brother. According to Dick, “it was all downhill from there.” By 1993, Dick had teamed up with college buddy Eric Wallace and they resolved to start a brewery. In September 1993, they incorporated as Indian Peaks Brewing Company, and purchased a former meat-packing plant next to the St. Vrain river outside downtown Longmont, CO. A few weeks after beginning production, it was discovered that the name Indian Peaks was already in use by another Brewery, so the name was changed to Left Hand, in honor of Chief Niwot (the Arapahoe word for “left hand”) whose tribe wintered in the local area. Left Hand’s doors opened for business on January 22, 1994. Their first batch of beer was Sawtooth Ale, which has since become their most popular brew. In October of that year, Left Hand took home two medals at the Great American Beer Festival, a Gold Medal in the bitter category for Sawtooth Ale, and a Bronze Medal in the Robust Porter category for Black Jack Porter. – www.lefthandbrewing.com

Beers:

400 Pound Monkey
Ambidextrous
Ambidextrous Step 2
Bard’s Ale
Barrel-Aged Wake Up Dead
Biere De Garde
Black Jack Porter
Chainsaw Ale
Fade To Black (Volume 4 – Rocky Mountain Black Ale)
Good Juju (Ginger Ale)
Haystack Wheat
Left Hand Imperial Stout
Left Hand Milk Stout
Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro
Left Hand Oktoberfest
Milk Stout With Mt. Hood Hops
Oak Aged Widdershins
Polestar Pilsner
Sawtooth Ale
Smoke Jumper Smoked Imperial Porter
Smoked Goosinator Doppelbock
St. Vrain Tripel
Stranger
TNT
Twin Sisters Double IPA
Wake Up Dead
Warrior IPA
Week Sauce Coffee Porter
Widdershins

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