Left Hand Brewing is expanding their tasting room with the opening of a brand new beer garden on August 14. Located just up the street at 1245 Boston Avenue, adjacent to the brewery itself, the 41,000 square foot garden will host live music, open-air seating and a plethora of Left Hand Brewing’s award-winning beers.
Left Hand Brewing has owned the lot for several years, according to Left Hand Brewing’s Communications Manager Kristina Schostak. The intention to turn it into an outdoor venue was just a matter of waiting for the right time.
“We’ve made our home in Longmont since 1993 and we’ve continued to invest in our original location,” said Eric Wallace, president and co-founder of Left Hand Brewing. “The Garden is a new and exciting way to pursue our mission of building community around beer, this time in the fresh air, under blue skies.”
The grand opening weekend for The Garden will feature a packed weekend of live music and food trucks as beer-lovers settle into the astroturfed lawn, taking in mountain views and enjoying the park-like atmosphere.
“It did not look real two weeks ago, but now it’s ready to open,” Schostak said. “The landscaping is extensive and really makes the space feel inviting.”
The Garden is a separate space from the tasting room attached to the brewery, according to Schostak, and traveling between the two spaces with alcohol is not permitted. The bar itself is a custom ROXBOX shipping container, which will feature six rotating taps along with an extensive can list and non-alcoholic options.
“The taps will mostly be our small-batch, Longmont-exclusive beers and the cans will be our tried and true favorites,” Schostak said.
The beer garden will be open seasonally, spring through fall as weather allows. According to Schostak, the outdoor space will also be available for private events, from parties to weddings.
“I’m really excited about it, because Longmont doesn’t really have a venue like this, where you can have four or five hundred person outdoor concerts and use the space as a community accent,” Schostak said.
The outdoor venue will open at 11 a.m. on August 14, with the first annual Sun Splash Reggae Festival starting at 12 p.m. Featured musicians include headliner Harry Mo, Stylie and DJ Mxgxfire, with food from Longmont’s Gaijin Street Food.
“These are amazing reggae acts all around, we’re happy to have them,” said Tasting Room Event Coordinator Emmy Delis. “We’re opening up to Longmont for a very cool, very sunny reggae experience in a one-of-a-kind space for Longmont. What better way to warm up this new event space?”