Colorado’s Holidaily Brewing Company and Golden Moon Distillery recently collaborated on a new whiskey made from Holidaily’s certified gluten-free beer.
It was two years ago, and Holidaily Brewing Company, it is said, saw a drop in taproom beer sales, as did many others during the pandemic. Instead of discarding their unsold beer, Holidaily Chief Operating Officer Laura Ukowich had the idea to reach out to a distillery down the road.
“It pained me to think about product going to waste that our team works so hard on,” Ukowich said in a prepared statement. “I immediately thought of Golden Moon Distillery when we were discussing what to do with the beer. They’ve been great partners of ours in the past and we were thrilled to learn that they could utilize our beer to make something special.”
The joint statement from the brewer and distiller goes on to explain the idea that came for a collaboration series for Golden Moon Distillery, using local beer to make a line of hopped whiskies.
The series debuts with Golden Moon Collaboration #1 Holidaily Blonde – Colorado Hopped Whiskey, and it’s made with Holidaily Brewing Company’s flagship beer, Favorite Blonde Ale.
“This series is a way to interact and collaborate with brewer friends here in our local community,” said Stephen Gould, founder and master distiller of Golden Moon Distillery. “Working together on a product like this one is a win for everyone.”
Coming in at 46% ABV, Golden Moon Collaboration #1 Holidaily Blonde – Colorado Hopped Whiskey is actually double-distilled and finished in American white oak casks. The distiller’s note that this is a malt-forward whiskey, good for making cocktails or sipping neat.
Golden Moon Collaboration #1 Holidaily Blonde – Colorado Hopped Whiskey bottles are available at the Golden Moon Distillery tasting room and at liquor stores throughout the Denver metro where Holidaily Brewing Company’s beer is also sold.
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