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Friday, February 24, 2012

Breckenridge Brewery and Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Launch Collaboration Beer

Denver, CO – February 23, 2012 - 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.”

About Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey

Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey is a distinctive small batch whiskey distilled in Colorado’s first ever micro-distillery. Founded in 2004 and located in Denver, CO, Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey is available throughout Colorado at major retailers, bars and restaurants. To learn more about Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey and to receive advance alerts on the latest news, visit the brand online at www.stranahans.com, follow them on Facebook, or call 303-296-7440.

About Breckenridge Brewery

Breckenridge Brewery was founded in 1990 in Breckenridge, Colorado. In the past two decades Breckenridge Brewery has grown from a small 1,000-barrels-a-year brewpub to one of the most successful craft beer and restaurant companies in the nation. It now handcrafts 41,000 barrels of fresh beer annually and owns and operates five brewpubs and ales houses in the state of Colorado. Visit breckbrew.com for more information.