Oskar Blues Brewery is taking over production of the distillerâ€™s wash for Stranahanâ€™s Colorado Whiskey in Denver. Oskar Blues will make about 3,000 gallons of Stranahanâ€™s wash each week in its Longmont facility. Stranahanâ€™s will purchase the wash and truck it to its Denver distillery.
Stranahanâ€™s had been making its Straight Rocky Mountain Whiskey from distillerâ€™s wash provided by Flying Dog Brewery in Denver. In January, Flying Dog shifted all its brewing to Frederick, Md.
“This is a very big deal for us,” said Oskar Blues founder Dale Katechis. “Jess and his team are whiskey mavericks, theyâ€™re doing for whiskey what craft brewers have done for beer. Theyâ€™ve proven that with guts, talent and a blind eye to the status quo, one can make whiskey as good as any out there.”
Oskar Blues and Stranahanâ€™s intend to develop various cross-promotional programs to highlight their collaboration.