Braxton to celebrate 1st year with music, brews

Posted at 12:48 PM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-24 12:52:01-05

COVINGTON, Ky. – Braxton Brewing Co. will celebrate its first year in business on March 26 with outdoor music, food trucks, a second bottled beer and the tapping of new brews.

“Looking back on the past 12 months the thing that stands out most to me is all the people we’ve met,” said Jake Rouse, Braxton co-founder and CEO.

Rouse, along with George and Evan Rouse, opened the brewery at 27 W. Seventh St. on March 26, 2015, after 654 people pledged more than $70,000 to help complete its taproom. In its first year, Braxton began canning and distributing its Storm Golden Cream Ale to retail outlets. It also partnered with Carabello Coffee to open the taproom to startups and entrepreneurs each morning as a collaborative workspace.

As a continuation of that community spirit, Rouse said his brewery would release 22-ounce bottles of Trophy Pale Ale, a beer Braxton launched in 2015,to mark the occasion. The brewery calls Trophy its “give back beer” because 5 percent of its sales are donated to Northern Kentucky community projects. Braxton also will announce its first Trophy grant reward recipient at the anniversary celebration.

New beers that will be released on tap that day include Catalyst Czech Pilsner, 1st Gear Belgian IPA and Yesterday’s Headlines Berliner Weisse. Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle, the Tillers, Motherfolk and Red Wanting Blue will perform in the brewery’s adjacent “Madlot” parking lot.

“We are truly pulling out all the stops to bring you a party that is uniquely Braxton,” said Braxton co-founder and COO Greg Rouse. “It’s a celebration for you, our faithful friends that have supported us from day one. Months of diligent planning are going into this, and we certainly hope that you will come and lift one to life with us.”

For more information about the event and times, visit Braxton here.

Braxton Brewing Co. anniversary party 
Noon to 1 a.m. March 26
27 W. Seventh St., Covington