Braxton Brewing Company Releasing Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, Dark Charge, at Winter Block Party


Covington, KY  — Braxton Brewing Company will be releasing its Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, Dark Charge, at their second annual Winter Block Party on Saturday, December 3rd. The Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout will be released in 22 oz. bottles along with four variants.

You can join the Winter Block Party and Bottle Release here:

A very limited amount of Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout ($13) and four variants ($15) will be hand numbered and released at noon. The four variants are:

  • Bourbon Barrel-Aged with Madagascar Vanilla Beans
  • Bourbon Barrel-Aged with Starter Coffee
  • Bourbon Barrel-Aged with Toasted Coconut (Builders Select)
  • Bourbon Barrel Aged with Ancho Chile, Vanilla, Cinnamon and Cocoa

“It’s hard to believe that it’s almost time to release this year’s Dark Charge. After last year, our team was fired up to create this beer, bigger and bolder than last. It’s going to be an amazing day of great beer,” said Jake Rouse, Co-Founder and CEO at Braxton Brewing Company. “We’re also thrilled to bring back the Winter Block Party, and we’ve invited several of our best friends in beer to create an amazing barrel aged guest tap lineup. Of course, it wouldn’t be Braxton unless we had a few surprises, so be on the lookout for those in the coming weeks!”

Dark Charge is a massive Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout that showcases Kentucky’s heritage — Bourbon. This year’s edition was aged for an entire year in Kentucky Artisan Distillery barrels. 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.

“The entire team and I are very excited for this year’s release,” said Evan Rouse, Co-Founder and Head Brewer at Braxton Brewing Company. “This year’s batch is even more special. It clocks in at 13.3% ABV, we have more bottles and more variants. You will not want to miss this!”

This is the second annual Winter Block Party for Braxton Brewing Co. Building off of last year’s incredible event, the Covington, Kentucky-based brewery is planning an even larger party this year.

Beginning at 12pm, bottles will be available for purchase in the taproom. The Toasted Coconut variant was voted on by Braxton Builders — a group of individuals who backed the company’s record-setting Kickstarter Project at an amount greater than or equal to $75. This group of individuals will have the first opportunity to purchase the Builders Select variant. More details on this release will be shared with this group specifically.

The Winter Block Party will also begin at 12pm in a heated tent just west of the taproom. Like last year, the party will feature live music, food trucks, guest taps and more.

“The Winter Block Party and release of 2016 Dark Charge encompasses all of the things that we are most passionate about, great beers, barrel aged surprises, an awesome music lineup and thousands of our very best friends,” said Greg Rouse, Co-Founder and COO at Braxton Brewing Company. “We are pulling out all the stops to provide you with a product and an event that you will remember for a long time, and doing it in a way that is uniquely Braxton.”

In addition to Braxton Brewing Co.’s Dark Charge and other draft offerings, the guest tap lineup will include barrel-aged beers from: Upland Brewing Company, Rivertown Brewery, MadTree Brewing, Rhinegeist, West Sixth Brewing, Ethereal Brewing Co., Ei8ht Ball Brewing, Oskar Blues Brewery, New Belgium Brewing, Blank Slate Brewing Company, Against the Grain Brewery, Quaff Brothers, Central State Brewing, Country Boy Brewing, and Avery Brewing Company.

Live music will begin at noon and play through 11pm. Three food trucks will also be at the event: Cuban Pete Sandwiches, Empanadas Aqui, and Texas Joe Tex-Mex.

“This year’s offering was brewed immediately after our first Winter Block Party. Tasted frequently over this year-long aging process, the brewing team is excited to unveil a bigger, bolder Dark Charge in 2016,” said Richard Dubé, Co-Founder and Brewmaster at Braxton Brewing Company. “Come and join us for a Block Party celebration”

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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