Visited with a friend on October 10, 2012. Nice cozy place, great service. Huge amounts of cool merch available. Good sample sizes in super cute little glasses. Good beers available. I was happy they had beer week hours so we had time to visit.
(Visited 05/2015): Left Hand brewery and tap room is on Boston Ave off Ken Pretty Blvd in Longmont. There is a parking lot next to the building.
Outside there is a patio, and the inside the wood-paneled building opens to a tap room/bar. The floor is checkered red and yellow, and there are various awards and pictures on the walls. The bar runs along the right side. and behind it is a row of tap handles in front of a TV, and there is a board listing the beers on tap.
Left Hand has around 12 beers on tap, and samplers are available. Aside from a few of the flagship beers, they also have seasonals and taproom-only choices like Ambidextrous (Great Juju), Introvert Session IPA and 300 Suns Beet Cancer Ale. The beers were all pretty enjoyable.
Service at the bar on a relatively busy weekday evening was good. The bartender was friendly and knowledgeable about the beers. Tours are offered as well.
Food is not available at the brewery.
Overall this place is less touristy than the other well-recognized CO breweries like Avery and New Belgium, and is a cool place to hang out with the locals and other visitors. I would definitely go back.
Nice brewery taproom...especially if you are a fan of Left Hand beers as I am. I liked the outside courtyard as well as the patio area...nice on a warm day when the inside is opened up to the outdoors as well...just a nice overall feel of the place...although the area near the bar is not designed well...not enough room to get by much less use that area effectively. Nonetheless...probably one of the better breweries to visit in Colorado...but certainly not in the top echelon.
They had an IPA cold infused with Earl Grey tea that blew my mind. This was a beer that you can only get in the brewery; they cold infuse a new one every week. They had a big selection of their own beers besides that. This was definitely a neighborhood place; they knew the names of all the patrons who were coming in to fill their growlers.
Went on a brewery tour. It was pretty fun, but most of the information was fairly basic. I think my guide was trying to tailor to the non-frequent-beer-drinkers in my group. The history section of the brewery was very cool. I would have liked to see more of the place though. The locations we went too were fairly limited.
Also a tap room attached. Decent selection and decent prices. A bit cramped and their merch is a little expensive. Free stickers though. Worth seeing, but not a must.
Ambiance was awesome, small, rural feeling tasting room and bar, very homey. Service was good, staff is very knowledgeable. The selection is what really killed me, nothing really special or unique on tap that I can not get at the bars in Fort Collins. About 12 taps, plus two beer engines, both running. Prices were pretty good and nothing was unreasonable. Overall, good place, if I lived closer, would be a really nice bar. Not in the running for the best brewery in my opinion.
I was thinking to hit all the larger breweries in Colorado and somehow forgot about Left Hand until yesterday. They’ve got a really cool tasting room. It’s pretty sizable, but not a massive compound like Odell or New Belgium. The rustic wooden construction is pleasing to the eye. There is a good sized bar inside, a few tables and a patio outside. They have an extensive merch section as well as a cooler full of bottles to take home. The beer selection is solid with all the favorites and seasonals and a few rare things. Beer prices for a few things were higher here than what other bars around town are charging for the same exact beer. That’s kind of weird. I had a great time checking out the beautiful taproom, the bartender was super nice and I got to drink a beer I probably wouldn’t have anywhere else while sitting outside on a beautiful fall day.
Another great Colorado brewery offering up a great taproom to enjoy delicious beers. Plenty of beers to try and the staff was helpful in describing each beer on tap and organizing samplers. Taproom has a large bar and plenty of seating both indoors and outdoors. A quality food truck is typically parked outside that will bring your order inside once it’s ready. Cool brewery that’s definitely worth visiting if you’re in the area.
Visited on 10/10/12. GABF Week (Stop #4 of the day)
A: The atmposhere in the tasting room is decent. The bar area is somewhat smallish but there is a side room that opens up widely plus a front door that opens up on to large patio with more tables.
Q: The beers sampled were decent, nothing great but all very acceptable. Tried a pumpkin ale, milk stout, IPA, and Amber Ale...all were good but no real stars there.
S: Service was decent even with the place being jammed packed, the servers were friendly and somewhat knowledgeable about the beers.
S: The selection was decent as they had 12 different beers on tap, a good variety across the board of different styles.
V: $1 5oz samples were great, pints were 4-5 bucks each and clothing was a little expensive.
Overall, a nice tasting room with a very laid back vibe.
This is a great brewery along the river with a good sized tap room and a patio. They usually have about 8 beers on tap plus several seasonals. The staff really knows the beers and history of the area and are good conversation. This place is more like a local hangout than a brewery where it's really inviting and where everyone seems to be wearing something from Left Hand. Definitely recommended.