Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado has been neighbor and friend of Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Distillery since Stranahan’s opened in Denver just a few blocks down Kalamath Street from the brewery. The friendship has blossomed into a collaboration that will bring to market “Stranahan’s Well Built™ E.S.B.,” an Extra Special Bitter beer aged for 3 months in Stranahan’s whiskey barrels.
Well Built™ launches February 24 in liquor stores in Colorado. The small batch beer is packaged in 750ml cork and caged bottles and can also be found on draft in select tap rooms in the state. Brewed with four varieties of hops, this ESB is complex, yet balanced with traditional English Ale maltiness. Most evident and interesting in Well Built™ is the Stranahan’s whiskey flavor that the barrel-aging process lends; a hint of vanilla and oak with a nutty finish.
We are flattered that Stranahan’s came to us with their idea for a collaboration beer,” says Todd Usry, Brewmaster and Director of Brewery Operations. “This release of Well Built™ is a tribute to our friendship and is just the first release in our long-term Well Built™ plans.”
Working with Breckenridge Brewery on Well Built™ has been an exciting venture for us,” says Pete Macca, General Manager of Stranahan’s Distillery, “We’re proud to have our name associated with such a great product, and work with our neighbors here in Denver.”