Braxton Brewing Co., a local Cin City brewery with national recognition, and Graeter’s Ice Cream, a family owned craft ice cream maker since 1870, are releasing a new innovation that brings two beloved Cincinnati brands together once again. On Friday, February 28 (today!), 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 will also be able to purchase 16-oz four-packs of the limited edition beer in Kroger stores throughout Cincinnati, northern Kentucky, Columbus, Dayton, Louisville and Lexington at an SRP of $13.99. This white stout continues the partnership between Graeter’s Ice Cream and Braxton Brewing and ultimately speaks to the brands’ desire for innovation, collaboration and continued growth, celebrating the cities in which they have laid their foundations: Cincinnati and Covington.
Braxton’s Graeter’s Black Cherry Chocolate Chip White Stout is brewed to be a decadent dessert beer, crafted with notes of sweet black cherries, rich dark chocolate and an indulgent, medium-bodied white stout. Hailing flavors from Graeter’s iconic Black Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, the new innovation from Braxton is handcrafted to be reminiscent of one of America’s most memorable desserts: the 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,” shared Bob Graeter, fourth-generation owner of Graeter’s Ice Cream. “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, cofounder and CEO of Braxton Brewing. “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, February 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.