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Braxton Brewing Co. to open barrel-aging brewery and taproom in Fort Mitchell

Posted: 8:50 AM, May 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-13 12:50:38Z
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FORT MITCHELL, Ky. -- Northern Kentucky’s craft brewery scene is about to get richer.

Covington-based Braxton Brewing Co. will open the area’s first barrel-aging brewery and taproom in Fort Mitchell this fall.

Braxton Barrel House will open in the former site of Remke Market off Dixie Highway. The space that used to be the store's 2,000 square foot loading dock will be remodeled with large glass doors and an outdoor patio.

A 20,000 square foot warehouse beneath the main floor will house barrel-aged beer. Customers can select custom, private barrel picks priced from $500 to $5,000. Some barrel picks can yield up to 300 bottles of beer.

CEO Jake Rouse said the idea for Barrel House was born from a desire to create one of a kind experiences and to celebrate Kentucky’s heritage.

"We’re looking forward to sharing the Braxton Barrel House with Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati-area beer and bourbon drinkers who love Kentucky’s culture as much as we do,” Rouse said in a news release.

Rouse said the facility is the “nation’s first dedicated private barrel program.”

Fort Mitchell Mayor Jude Hehman said Braxton Barrel House will add to the city’s entertainment options.

“We look forward to the transformation of the Remke site and welcome new businesses like Braxton that will add to the walkability and neighborhood-friendly culture we are creating,” Hehman said in a release.

The Barrel House is Braxton's second expansion project since January, when the brewing company announced it would add a $5 million rooftop taproom to its Covington location.