COVINGTON, KY — Braxton Brewing Company will be releasing the first beer in their Heritage Series on Saturday, December 5, 2015. Dark Charge, an Imperial Stout, will be released in 22 oz. bottles along with three variants: Bourbon Barrel-Aged, Bourbon Barrel-Aged with Vanilla, and Bourbon Barrel-Aged with Starter Coffee. These bottles will be released during the Braxton Block Party.
“This is the type of beer that gets our entire team excited. We’ve been planning this beer since we opened and truly cannot wait for you to try it!” said Jake Rouse, Braxton Brewing Company CEO. “Barrel-aging is a true art, and watching our brewing team work together on developing these flavors has been a ton of fun. It’s going to be something truly special.”
Dark Charge is a massive Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout that showcases Kentucky’s heritage – Bourbon. Dark as the Covington night, this beer features notes of stone fruits, chocolate, coffee, oak, roasted malts, and umami. With an oil-like consistency, and tan head, it is bold enough to inspire you and strong enough to light up a city.
“From the beginning, barrel-aging has been a big focus of ours. There are limitless possibilities that can have a major flavor impact: barrel type, length of aging, and the different ingredients you can add to the barrels themselves,” said Evan Rouse, Braxton Brewing Company’s Head Brewer. “After a lot of planning for the first release of this beer, we believe it was a huge success highlighting all of those factors.”
This will be the first bottle release in Braxton Brewing Company’s short seven-month history. An extremely limited number of each bottle will be hand numbered and sold in the taproom on Saturday, December 5th to coincide with Repeal Day. To celebrate, Braxton Brewing Company is throwing the inaugural Braxton Block Party.
“In our neighborhood, block parties were always centered around the garage. It’s a place where we would welcome friends and family to share stories, meals, and of course beer,” said Braxton CEO Rouse. “Those parties truly became a part of our heritage. It’s in that spirit that on December 5th, we’d like to invite you to our Block Party at the new garage for the release of our first beer in the Heritage Series – Dark Charge. Don’t miss this rare chance to try a beer we’ve been planning since we turned the lights on at 27 W 7th!”
In addition to the bottle release that will commence at noon, Braxton will also be hosting live music, local food trucks, and be featuring unique guest taps on draft.
Live music will begin at noon and play through the afternoon and evening. Motherfolk, who recently performed at Bunbury in Cincinnati, will be the headlining musical act. The high-energy, indie rock band will take the stage in the taproom at 9pm. Cuban Pete’s Sandwiches, Empanadas Aqui, and Chili Hut Food Trucks will be available on 7th Street directly in front of the brewery during the party. On draft, Braxton will be featuring their core styles, Dark Charge, and Dark Charge variants that will be tapped at different times throughout the day.
In addition, they have invited friends from the industry to feature rare, barrel-aged beers. Those breweries include Blank Slate Brewing Company, Central State Brewing, Ei8ht Ball Brewing, Jackie O’s Brewery, MadTree Brewing Company, Moerlein Lagers & Ales, New Belgium Brewing Company, Rhinegeist Brewery, Rivertown Brewing Company, Upland Brewing Company, West 6th Brewing Company, and Widmer Brothers. These beers will be tapped throughout the afternoon and evening.
To learn more about Dark Charge, visit Braxton Brewing Company’s website. RSVP to the party and stay up-to-date on all event details by joining the event on Facebook.
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