Left Hand Brewing is developing a new brewery in the heart of Denver’s Curtis Park, US. The new brewery will be the company’s second facility outside of Longmont.

It will be located in an existing building which was originally occupied by Denver’s second-oldest commercial printer, the Golden Bell Press.

The construction and redesigning of the brewery began in March 2020 and the brewery is expected to be opened in mid to late 2020.

The majority of the taps in Curtis Park brewery will offer Left Hand’s existing portfolio of Nitro, pilot beers, year-round and seasonal offerings.

Location of Curtis Park brewery

The site is located at 2403 Champa Street in Denver within the blocks of the RiNo Art District and Rockies Field.

The location was also home to Liberati Restaurant & Brewery, which was closed in March 2020.

Left Hand Brewing’s Curtis Park brewery design and features

The seven-barrel pilot brewery will be spread across 12,000ft². It will include 50 tap handles, a large outdoor patio, parking space and a private event space with a seating capacity of 300. The brewery will also feature live music and a full food menu.

The new facility will also offer bar games such as pool, table soccer, shuffleboard and community-based activities. It will also feature big-screen TVs displaying local sporting events.

Sustainable features implemented by the company

The company is committed to reducing its carbon footprint by continuously educating its team on sustainable growth. The utilisation of flash steam recovery during the brewing process contributes to saving energy while allocation of spent grain, which is the largest waste stream, to a local cattle farm reduces process waste.

Installed in 2006, a 4.8kW photovoltaic solar array allows the company to save overall annual energy costs.

Left Hand Brewing invested significantly in energy conservation efforts for natural gas and electricity. The company employs clean-in-place (CIP) system and focuses on reducing the water-to-beer ratio along with other water conscious efforts.

The brewer also implements a range of practices to promote sustainability in its operations while focusing on minimising the amount of material going to the landfill. It currently recycles all items allowed in the single-stream process.

Product portfolio of Left Hand Brewing

Left Hand Brewing’s seasonal offerings include Hard Wired Nitro, Raspberry Milk Stout, Peanut Butter Milk Stout, Gettin’ Tiki With It, Peach Beerllini Radler, October Fest, White Russian Nitro and Chai Milk Stout Nitro.

The limited-edition offerings are Wake Up Dead (Imperial Stout), Fade to Black (Foreign Stout), Moscow Mule Ale, Rose Brut IPA. The year-round product portfolio includes Sawtooth Nitro and Milk Stout Nitro.

The brewer launched America’s original Nitro bottle with its flagship Milk Stout Nitro and the first production run of US-made Nitro widget cans in October 2019. The company’s recent additions include Flamingo Dreams Nitro and Mixed Nitro eight pack.

In February 2020, the brewing company launched a new year-round beer, Galactic Cowboy Nitro.

The non-beer beverages offered by the brewery include hard seltzer and hard kombucha. The company also offers gluten-reduced beers such as Colourful Colorado, Flamingo Dreams Nitro, Oktoberfest, White Russian Nitro, Left Hand IPA, and 1265 Pilsner.

Marketing commentary on Left Hand Brewing

Left Hand Brewing was founded in 1934 by Eric Wallace and Dick Doore in Longmont, US. The company continued to expand its operations to become one of the top 50 craft breweries in the US.

Left Hand Brewing is the third biggest independent craft brewery of Colorado. It distributes a diverse collection of seasonal beers across 43 states in the US. The company has been honoured with 29 Great American Beer Festival medals, nine European Beer Star awards and 11 World Beer Cup awards.