Friday Wynkoop Brewing in Denver begins the first of bi-monthly beer deliveries by wagon.
A wagon pulled by two 2,000-pound Clydesdale horses will roll out from the alley behind Wynkoop Brewing at 7 p.m. and head to a few of the breweryâ€™s downtown beer retailers. The public is invited to watch.
“Weâ€™re bringing back a piece of our cityâ€™s beer-blessed past,” Marty Jones, cheersleader/Idea Man, said for a press released. “Our local historians tell us itâ€™s been nearly 100 years since beer was delivered in Denver in this fashion.
“It’s a great way for us to shrink our carbon footprint while expanding our hoof print.”
Denver historian Tom “Dr. Colorado” Noel said, “Itâ€™ll be a joy to see horse-powered beer wagons rolling down Denver’s streets again. . . . Wynkoop Brewing Company brought back boutique beer in Denver, and now its bringing back horse-drawn thirst aid.”
For this debut run, the horse-drawn wagon will leave Wynkoop and visit Wazee Supper Club at the corner of 15th & Wazee streets.
The wagonâ€™s other stops include Wines off Wynkoop (the brewpubâ€™s first Rail Yard Ale can account), Lannieâ€™s Clocktower Cabaret (in the historic D & F Tower on Denverâ€™s 16th Street Mall) and Scruffy Murphyâ€™s Irish Pub at 2030 Larimer St.
Wynkoop will continue horse-powered deliveries on the second and fourth Friday of each month.
Dennis Holzrichter, owner of D & D Featherfoot Clydesdales & Carriages, will provide the retro transportation for these deliveries. He has been offereing horse-drawn carriage rides in downtown for 20 years.