(Longmont, CO) – With $805,904 in funds allocated to the community in 2016, Left Hand Brewing Co. and the Left Hand Brewing Co. Foundation are proud to report over $2.9M in donations since 2008. Recently named 2016 “Cause of the Year” by Brewbound, a brewing industry resource, Left Hand continues to be inspire a greater community built on better beer.
Team Left Hand – $633,643
Team Left Hand are active participants in Bike MS – a 2 day / 150 mile bike ride to raise funds and awareness for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Guided by Left Hand leadership, Team Left Hand is close to 500 riders – including 21 employees – cycling thousands of miles across Colorado, Ohio, Texas, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Florida. This year, TLH hit the $2M mark in funds raised for MS since 2008, raising over $633K alone in 2016 and was awarded “Cause of the Year” by Brewbound for Left Hand’s continued advocacy with the MS Society.
High Five Events – $92,379
In addition to creating unique experiences, the Left Hand Brewing Foundation partners with local non-profits to host the High Five Events. In 2016, High Five Events hosted 30,000 attendees at Hops + Handrails, Leftapalooza, Longmont Oktoberfest, and Nitro Fest, raising over $92,379 combined. The 2016 event proceeds benefited SOS Outreach, Chill, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley.
In addition to LHBC special events, Left Hand funded $61,882 in retail value of in-kind donations to local charities, including a benefit beer for Drink for Pink and fundraising with Longmont Gives Day and over $18,000 to support organizations that help to support our military men and women.
About Left Hand Brewing Company
Employee Owned, Righteously Independent. Celebrating twenty-three years of brewing a well-balanced portfolio of craft beers, Left Hand Brewing Company is located at 1265 Boston Avenue in Longmont, Colorado. Left Hand is one of the most honored and recognized breweries in the state, with over 28 Great American Beer Festival medals, 11 World Beer Cup awards, and 9 European Beer Star awards. Famous for their Nitro series, Left Hand Brewing established America’s original Nitro bottle with their popular Milk Stout Nitro. Left Hand’s collection of perennial and seasonal beers are available in 39 states & DC. Distribution: AL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WY
International: GBR, IRL, CZ, DEU, SWE, NOR, CAN, JPN