Surrounded by a sea of greening grass stands a towering mountain of snow a larger than life reminder of the changing of the seasons. It’s Left Hand Brewing Company’s Hops + Handrails event. Snowboarders and skiers soar through the air, leaving a trail of glittering snow that trickles down over the sandal-wearing, t-shirt-clad group of beer drinkers below. Part craft beer festival, part rail jam, part concert, part block party it’s the Colorado craft beer industry’s unofficial farewell to the cold weather months, and highly-anticipated welcome to the busy beer festival season ahead.


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