BourbonBlog.com‘s Tom Fischer is in Denver, Colorado to taste the new Stranahan’s Well Built E.S.B. Beer in this video segment. Breckenridge Brewery makes this limited edition brew by aging an E.S.B. (“Extra Special Bitter”) in a used Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey barrel for 3 months.
The release is only available in Colorado and may be the first time a brewery and distillery have joining forces like this in North America.
Colorado friends: Get a bottle of Well Built while you can can, only around 1200-1500 bottles have been released!
Breckenridge Brewery has been a 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.
Don’t you wish you could team up with YOUR neighbors like this?
Tom tours both Stranahan’s and Breckenridge Brewery and interviews Pete Macca, General Manager at Stranahan’s and Todd Usry, Brewmaster and Director of Brewery Operations.
Availability and Release
Limited quantities of Stranahan’s Well Built E.S.B are available now in liquor stores in Colorado only for a suggested retail price of $15.99. This first release of Well Built will only ship around 1200 bottles.
The small batch beer is packaged in 750ml cork and caged bottles and can also be found on draft in select tap rooms in Colorado.
Review and Tasting Notes
We are impressed with how the Stranahan’s whiskey flavor expresses itself in such a creamy, smooth nature as a result of the barrel-aging process. Hints of vanilla, luscious oak with a nutty finish. The fine, deep characteristics of Stranahan’s come through rich on the finish.
It pleasant, easy drinking and doesn’t taste like 7.8% ABV. Brewed with four varieties of hops, this SB is complex, yet balanced with traditional English Ale maltiness.
Hosted by Tom Fischer; Filmed and edited by Bridger Root; and Production Coordinator Mike Manning
Kensey Davis, Matt Eldridge, Pete Macca, Terry Usry, Todd Usry, Proximo Spirits, and all the good people at Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Distillery and Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado Goat Roper Guild
“Faith & Roses”