Stranahan’s Well Built E.S.B.

Breckenridge Brewery and Stranahan’s whiskey are gearing up to release the second batch of Well Built ESB. The extra special brew is a team effort between neighbors and Colorado’s own, Stanahan’s Whiskey Distillery and Breckenridge Brewery. The breweries ESB, which is made with 100 % English malt imported from the UK, is aged for three months in Stranhan Whiskey barrels. The result is a brew with roasted flavors of oak and whiskey with hints of caramel, cherry and fruit. It’s then topped off in 750 ml cork and cage bottles and sells for around $15.99 a bottle in Colorado liquor stores.     Breckendridge Brewmaster, Todd Usry, says this could be the first commercial collaboration between a brewery and a distiller in the U.S. “We’ve achieved balance,” says Todd Usry. “The release of the Well Built is a tribute to our friendship.” The small and limited batch is released quarterly. 200 cases of beer were sold for the first release but that’s already amping up. By 2013- 1,250 cases of Well Built are expected. The general manager of Stranahan’s, Peter Macca says “We are proud to have our name associated with such a great product, and work with out neighbors here in Denver.” 

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  1. #1 by Elizabeth Edwards on March 26, 2012 - 6:41 pm

    Please take me off of your list. I do not drink.

  2. #2 by Nate on March 28, 2012 - 2:32 am

    I will take her spot since she doesn’t want any. Put me on your list, I do drink.


  3. #3 by sobnyc on March 29, 2012 - 10:01 am

    Hello friend,

    Terrific blog, great work, nice clean crisp photos and language. Keep up the great work.

    Thanks for liking my post…

    Uhhhh where can a guy (ME) named Steve O’Brien (initials SOB) get a bottle of this magical potion?


    • #4 by catchcarri on March 30, 2012 - 4:58 am

      Hey Steve! It’s only sold in CO liquor stores. Do you live in CO?

      • #5 by sobnyc on March 30, 2012 - 5:03 am

        NYC is the place for me. Oh well, just another item for my Christmas list. Nonetheless a terrific post.


  4. #6 by catchcarri on March 30, 2012 - 5:05 am

    Thanks for the comment! Looks like X-mas can’t come soon enough for you now!

  5. #7 by anotherthousandwords on April 3, 2012 - 8:47 pm

    Thanks for the “LIKE” of my fungi, which really has nothing to do with Stranahan’s…but it sounds like a really decent whiskey. I’m in Chicago, so I’ve not heard of it. Is it Strictly a CO product?

  6. #8 by catchcarri on April 3, 2012 - 10:02 pm

    It is only sold in CO liquor stores right now. So if you ever make your way out West you will have to try it!

  7. #9 by A Fettered Mind on April 4, 2012 - 9:23 pm

    Sounds like a great beer, if only it wasn’t 15000km away!

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