COVINGTON, KY — Braxton Brewing Company announced today that they will expand distribution into Cincinnati, OH beginning September 10. The Covington-based brewery had previously only distributed in Northern Kentucky with the exception of Great American Ballpark.
“This is an incredibly exciting time for us as a company as we look to finally move into Cincinnati,” said Jake Rouse, Braxton’s Co-Founder and CEO. “From day one we wanted to be on both sides of the river, and now, we can finally fulfill that goal!”
The company will continue its focus on Northern Kentucky while also expanding into new bars and restaurants via draft in Ohio. The brewing company is confident they can bring unique styles and incredible, high quality craft beer into the Cincinnati craft beer scene.
“The addition of our new fermenters have paved the way for this growth into the Cincinnati market,” said Evan Rouse, Co-Founder and Head Brewer. “Our brewing team is extremely excited to bring to life new beers for the Greater Cincinnati market!”
Born in a garage, Braxton believes in the hard work and creativity that is happening in “The New Midwest.” Greater Cincinnati, a city that prides herself on history and innovation, is a natural home for a company that believes that the Garage can be a hub for innovation.
To further illustrate this story, the company has partnered with Neltner Small Batch, Brian Steege, and Tate Webb to document the starting of the brewery titled Born in the Garage.
“We keep the Braxton Brand focused on the strength of where it all started and it’s a guide for everything we create,” said Keith Neltner of Neltner Small Batch. “For example, ‘Born in the Garage’ is a three minute film, no words, beautiful sound design, and stunning imagery that delivers an intense emotional narrative. We’re proud of the next chapter: Ohio.”
Co-Founders Evan Rouse, Greg Rouse, and Jake Rouse were born and raised in Northern Kentucky and have long called Cincinnati home. Co-Founder and Brewmaster Richard Dube has called Cincinnati home for 17 years. With this, the team is excited to expand distribution in their “hometown.”
Braxton will continue its partnership with Stagnaro Distributing in the Cincinnati Market.
Braxton will kickoff at Cincinnati Summer Beerfest on September 11th and 12th on Fountain Square where they’ll welcome people at the Braxton Beergarden! Following Beerfest, Braxton has partnered with a handful of bars and restaurants in various Cincinnati neighborhoods to host launch events. A handful can be found below:
- Cincy Beerfest on Fountain Square: 9/11-12
- Jungle Jim’s (Fairfield & Eastgate locations) Pint Night: 9/12
- 16-Bit Bar+Arcade Blitz Tournament: 9/13
- The Brass Tap Crank Shaft Tap Takeover: 9/14
- Zip’s Cafe Tap Takeover: 9/15
- The Lackmann Tap Takeover: 9/15
- Growler House Tap Takeover: 9/16
- Wild Mike’s Tap Takeover: 9/17
- The Oak Tavern Pint Night: 9/18
- Oktoberfest Zinzinnati: 9/18-20
- Rhinehaus Kegs n’ Eggs EPL Tap Takeover: 9/19
- Halfcut Brunch & Beermosas: 9/20
- Whole Foods Mason Tap Takeover: 9/21
Other bars and restaurants with Braxton Brewing Company’s beers will include: Arnold’s Bar and Grill, Bakersfield, Blind Pig, Cock n’ Bull, Firehouse Grill, Flipdaddy’s, Keystone Clifton, Keystone Hyde Park, Jefferson Social, Lachey’s, Quaker Steak, Rooties, Thirsty Oasis, Tin Roof. For the most up-to-date list, download the Braxton Brewing Company mobile app.