Braxton Brewing Co. keeps on expanding its craft beer domain in Kentucky. The digital ink is still drying on this rooftop patio and headquarter expansion news, and now we pass along news of a brand new taproom and brewery in Fort Mitchell, Ky. The Braxton Barrel House will be dedicated to barrel-aged beer and the extensive bourbon heritage found throughout Kentucky. Braxton also has a cool concept planned beyond the usual barrel-aging program that will get its customers more involved.
With the establishment of the Braxton Barrel House, the brewery looks to establish itself further as a true innovator. At a special grand opening last week, guests enjoyed live music and local food options and a chance to try “the nation’s first Private Barrel Program for barrel-aged beer.” Ranging from $500 to $5,000, custom private barrel picks can yield upwards of 300 bottles of barrel-aged beer.
“We’ve always been focused on creating one-of-a-kind experiences for our guests — both in the taproom and beyond,” shared Jake Rouse, cofounder and CEO of Braxton Brewing. “We’re looking forward to sharing the Braxton Barrel House with northern Kentucky and Cincinnati-area beer and bourbon drinkers who love Kentucky’s culture as much as we do. To our knowledge, this is the nation’s first dedicated private barrel program, and we’re so proud to open the doors to our newest location.”
What’s cool about the Barrel House
The Braxton Barrel House is a prime way to celebrate Kentucky’s rich bourbon culture while continuing to create the unique experiences for which the brewing company is known. Found at the Remke Plaza in Fort Mitchell, Ky., the 2,000-sq-ft loading dock has been redeveloped with large glass garage doors and a spacious outdoor patio. Inside, guests will find a taproom with 20 beers on draft. The 20,000 sq-ft warehouse under the main floor will house a variety of wooden barrels for aging beer.
The Braxton Barrel House is a prime way to celebrate Kentucky’s rich bourbon culture while continuing to create the unique experiences for which the brewing company is known.
“The Braxton Barrel House and entertainment venue is very exciting and adds to the unique characteristics of our city,” said Fort Mitchell Mayor, Jude Hehman. “We look forward to the transformation of the Remke site and welcome new businesses like Braxton that will add to the walkability and neighborhood-friendly culture we are creating.”
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