The floods caused by the St. Vrain river around Longmont, Colorado, destroyed homes and businesses alike, and Left Hand Brewing was one of the affected. Forced to evacuate, the brewery’s team laid down malt bags in lieu of sand bags, said a spokeswoman in a statement to the Westword. With clearance from the National Guard, the brewery now plans to reopen the tap room and is now focused on its upcoming Oktoberfest celebration this Friday and Saturday in Roosevelt Park.
Longmont Meals on Wheels, HOPE & Brewing Foundation
The community-wide Oktoberfest event, free and open to all ages, features live music, German-themed activities and beer. It’s now going to serve as a fundraiser for the Longmont Meals on Wheels, HOPE, and Left Hand Brewing Foundation, with the first two actively working to help flood victims and the latter building a disaster relief fund.
“Moreover, every beer sold, donation made, or participation with our text-to-donate campaign will support those affected by the disaster.” – Emily Armstrong, Left Hand Brewing
If you ever needed a reason to drink awesome beer, choose helping a community in need as your motto. And if you dont drink, you can still help by donating to the foundation.