Left Hand Brewing has joined forces with the nonprofit Colorado Brewers Guild to help raise funds for local brewers, healthcare, hospitality, service, and gig workers across Colorado through a new craft beer aptly named “Colorado Strong.”

The ingredients for the beer, all made in Colorado, will be provided to local breweries free of charge who can then make the brews in house, adding their own signature hops to tweaks to make it their own if so desired. Breweries will also be provided with free labels to put on the beers.

By signing up to brew this beer, each brewery commits to making a fully tax deductible donation to the Left Hand Brewing Foundation equal to 20% of their gross sales of Colorado Strong Pale Ale. These funds will be earmarked and restricted to use only to provide aid and assistance to the Colorado community.

“One of the biggest goals of this campaign is to drive consumers to continue purchasing to-go and delivered beer directly from local breweries, which have been hit hard by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic,” explained Shawnee Adelson, Executive Director of the Colorado Brewers Guild. “Each dollar that consumers spend at nearby independent breweries helps them keep their staff working, provide benefits, and keep the lights on.”

“Colorado Strong will be a crisp, refreshing Pale Ale perfect for a Colorado summer. Cascade hops grown right here on the Front Range and award-winning malts from Root Shoot Malting drive a balanced, full-bodied beer with big notes of citrus and hints of grapefruit.”

Kaylee was raised (but not *technically* born) in Colorado. She graduated from Regis University with a bachelor of arts in English. During her time at Regis she worked as a teaching assistant in a freshman classroom setting and in the writing center helping students on a variety of topics. While there, she discovered Cura Personalis, or care for the entire person, leading to her love of feminism and desire for equal rights for all. Kaylee is the managing editor for AboutBoulder, OnDenver, and a key member of the OnMetro team, launching this platform in cities across the United States.