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Strange Craft Beer Company Presents The Brown Palace Golden Age Imperial Honey Brown Ale

Strange Craft Beer Company Presents The Brown Palace Golden Age Imperial Honey Brown Ale

DENVER, CO —  August 12, 2017 marks the 125th Anniversary for Denver institution The Brown Palace Hotel. To celebrate, Strange Craft Beer Company has brewed a batch of beer with water from the Brown Palace’s artesian well and a touch of honey from the hotel’s rooftop beehives, and aged it for four months in Stranahan’s Diamond Peak Whiskey barrels. The Brown Palace Beer tops the charts at 12.5 percent ABV as a potent nod to The Brown’s 125th. A very limited number of bombers will be available at The Brown Palace.

The Brown Palace Golden Age was brewed with 60 pounds of Colorado honey in honor of The Brown Palace’s rooftop beehives and 10 pounds of English East Kent Goldings hops on a base of English Maris Otter and Brown malt, and fermented with Strange’s house Belgian yeast. It has sweet honey aroma and roasted, dark chocolate notes, all amplified with whiskey qualities from its time spent in barrels. This beer will gain complexity over time.

The label for Golden Age was developed by students at The Art Institute of Colorado.

Reservations for The Brown’s Strange Craft Beer 12.5% Anniversary package, which includes a bottle of this beer, are available beginning August 1. Guests can also taste the beer on draft at Ship Tavern in the hotel while supplies last.

For more information about this 125th anniversary brew, contact Emily Hutto at


When Strange Craft Beer Co. opened just south of Denver’s Mile High Stadium in May 2010, it was the first nanobrewery in the city brewing one barrel of beer at a time. Strange has since become a destination spot for Colorado beer drinkers and taken home multiple awards, including two Great American Beer Festival medals and two World Beer Cups. Visit the brewery online at


The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa is a Forbes Four Star, AAA Four Diamond luxury landmark located in the heart of downtown Denver. It is a charter member of National Trust Historic Hotels of America and is managed by Quorum Hotels & Resorts, a full service management company headquartered in Dallas. The Brown Palace is also part of the signature Autograph Collection, an exclusive collection of upper upscale and luxury hotels within Marriott International’s global portfolio. The Brown will celebrate its 125th anniversary in August 2017. For more information, visit

Photo by Colin Bridge feat. Rob Dietrich, head distiller at Stranahan’s, tasting the beer from barrels

Contact Info

Company: RadCraft
Contact: Emily Hutto