Braxton Brewing Co. and Graeter’s Ice Cream are releasing a new innovation that brings two Cincinnati-area brands together once again. On Friday, Feb. 28, Graeter’s Black Cherry Chocolate Chip White Stout will be available at a tapping and release party at Braxton Brewing Co.
Beginning March 2, consumers also will be able to purchase 16-oz. four-packs of the limited edition beer in Kroger stores in Cincinnati, northern Kentucky, Columbus, Dayton, Louisville and Lexington; SRP $13.99.
Braxton’s Graeter’s Black Cherry Chocolate Chip White Stout is brewed to be a dessert beer, crafted with notes of black cherries, dark chocolate and a medium-bodied white stout. Featuring flavors from Graeter’s Black Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, it’s designed to be a drinkable chocolate-covered cherry.
“It’s always a privilege for us to be able to lend our flavors and expertise to something as innovative and as fun as our collaborations with Braxton,” said Bob Graeter, fourth-generation owner of Graeter’s Ice Cream, a Cincinnati-based, family-owned craft ice cream maker since 1870. “This year’s Black Cherry Chocolate Chip White Stout is a welcome addition to our current Braxton-Graeter’s collection of innovations. We’re reaching new consumers, helping a new generation to taste and fall in love with French Pot-made ice cream, and it’s stretching our creative approach to fan favorites, overall.”
“From the first Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout we made with Graeter’s to today’s Black Cherry Chocolate Chip White Stout, we’re proud to be able to honor Graeter’s in our unique way,” said Jake Rouse, co-founder and CEO of Braxton Brewing in Covington, Kentucky. “Graeter’s is such an iconic Cincinnati brand that we’ve loved transforming it into a beer consumers can really fall in love with.”
Braxton Brewing Co. will host a weekend release party in the Taproom in Covington, spanning from Friday morning, Feb. 28, to Sunday, March 1. Guests will be able to experience a donut popup shop by Graeter’s Ice Cream, ice cream sampling throughout the weekend, a special visit from the Cincinnati Zoo on Sunday and four-packs available for purchase all weekend long.