Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Oskar Blues to Make Wash for Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey
When Flying Dog Brewery moved its production east one of the questions was where would Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey get its wash? The micro-distillery was located next door to Flying Dog, making it easy to pipe over the "beer" that would be distilled to make an impressive whiskey.
Enter another Colorado microbrewery: Oskar Blues Brewery. Oskar Blues will provide about 100 barrels of wash (3100 gallons) each week. Stranahan's, which has been in business since 2003, will distill that liquid down to about 300 gallons of spirit that will then be aged.
Stranahan's has been steadily increasing distribution and is now available in about 20 states.
Part of the benefit for Oskar Blues, besides a steady income for contract brewing the wash, is that the brewery will have access to used Stranahan's barrels that it will use for specialty beer production.