Oskar Blues & Whisky ‘Wash’

Oskar Blues Brewery is taking over production of the distiller’s wash for Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey in Denver. Oskar Blues will make about 3,000 gallons of Stranahan’s wash each week in its Longmont facility. Stranahan’s will purchase the wash and truck it to its Denver distillery.

Stranahan’s had been making its Straight Rocky Mountain Whiskey from distiller’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, they’re doing for whiskey what craft brewers have done for beer. They’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 Stranahan’s intend to develop various cross-promotional programs to highlight their collaboration.