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Kannah Creek Brewing Company’s Vertical Drop hits shelves in bottles

Kannah Creek Brewing Company’s Vertical Drop Robust Red Ale joins other bottled brews like Lands End Amber Ale, Standing Wave Pale Ale, and Broken Oar India Pale Ale.
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Kannah Creek Brewing Company’s Vertical Drop Robust Red Ale, a winter seasonal, is now available in bottles!

“The Vertical Drop is on tap at both of our locations locally (Edgewater Brewery by the Colorado River and Kannah Creek’s 12th Street spot), and is now available in six-packs and on draft and bars and restaurants throughout Colorado,” said Katlin Birdsall, Kannah Creek’s spokeswoman.

According to a news release, Vertical Drop is described as “a complex malt driven ruby red ale balanced with a light hop bitterness.”

“We sell the six-packs for $9.50 and the selection is always kind of rotating,” Birdsall explained. “Pints are $4 for our mainstay and some of the seasonals. We also have a newer line of beers called the Brewers Reserve and these are specialty beers usually higher in alcohol content and most likely barrel aged. These are served in Belgian style glasses and are $5.”

Other Kannah Creek mainstay brews and seasonals available in bottles include Lands End Amber Ale, Standing Wave Pale Ale, Crossed Irons Irish Ale, Island Mesa Blonde Ale, and Broken Oar India Pale Ale. This beer is brewed and bottled at Kannah Creek’s Edgewater Brewery facility (905 Struthers Ave., Grand Junction).

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“The new facility boasts a 30 barrel brewhouse, four 60 barrel fermentation tanks, and a state-of-the-art bottling line,” Kannah Creek’s website said.


Kannah Creek and Edgewater sell growlers of beer year-round, with two types available for purchase: A classic, brown growler and a black Hyroflask. The classic growler costs $6, and to fill one up costs $10.

Hydroflasks are “black stainless steel growlers that keep liquid cold up to 24 hours or hot up to 12 hours,” Birdsall said. “These are $50 and the additional $10 to fill it with beer.”

Both growlers available hold four pints of beer each (64 oz.)

“People definitely buy growlers as gifts,” Birdsall confirmed.

Other gifty items available at Kannah Creek locations include a giftpack ($28) — which includes four logo pint glasses, a brown growler and a raincheck for a fill-up — and “Beer Drinker’s Guide to Colorado” maps.

For more information about Kannah Creek beer and a full list of retailers selling bottles, visit http://www.kannahcreekbrewingco.com.

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