Northern Kentucky’s Braxton Brewing Co. has always felt like a Southern Ohio brewery too, and now they are making it official, taking over the two-year-old 3 Points Urban Brewery, located in the heart of Pendleton / Over-The-Rhine. The move will allow Braxton Brewing Co. to further expand its footprint and continue to develop the Pendleton / Over-The-Rhine neighborhood, while also allowing Hickory Wald, the previous owners of 3 Points Urban Brewery, to maintain focus on its core business – Nation Kitchen and Bar.
Braxton Brewing Company Cincinnati will open later this year and will focus on blending everything the company has brought to life in Northern Kentucky, just across the river.
“It’s incredible to finally have a location and a home in Cincinnati proper,” shares Jake Rouse, Co-Founder and CEO of Braxton Brewing. “Since we’ve opened our doors, we have always felt we had two homes – one in Covington and one in Cincinnati. Now, we actually do. Our future looks bright, and for that, we’re grateful.”
Now, Braxton will be better able to serve existing guests in the Greater Cincinnati area more frequently, while also opening their doors to meet new faces. Moreover, the acquisition affirms 3 Points Urban Brewery’s desire to find a long-term partner who is committed to playing a role in the fabric of the thriving Over-The-Rhine community overall.
Hickory Wald principal Jack Weston said, “We’re proud of the way we’ve seen 3 Points grow in Pendleton, and even more excited to watch Braxton help take this location to another level.”
Bobby Maly, CEO of The Model Group and developer of the Broadway Street revitalization in Pendleton adds, “Our focus has always been on positively transforming the community. Attracting a premier brewing company like Braxton into 3 Points is a testament to Pendleton’s growth. I can’t wait to see how Braxton boosts the best of what is there already in Nation, Boomtown, Urbana and Pendleton Parlor.”
Despite nearly half of America’s top brewers reporting a decrease or flat line in 2019 productivity levels, Braxton Brewing Co. reported a significant increase in its own volumes, by 96% at a total of 23,500 barrels, and was named the Fourth fastest growing regional brewery of 2019 from the Brewers Association — a testament to the brand’s strength.