We focus a lot on local collaborations in craft beer. Usually these take the form of products — a beer brewed with local ingredients or marketed in support of a cause, or a snack made with spent grains, etc. A new venture between standout Cincinnati companies takes local team-ups to a new level.
Braxton Brewing Co., Graeter’s Ice Cream and Dewey’s Pizza — frequent collaborators over the years — are taking their talents to Union, Kentucky in 2023. This new destination space will be a joint effort by the brands that effectively expands their presence with a Braxton Taproom, Dewey’s Pizzeria, and Graeter’s Scoop Shop centered around a 20,000 sq ft greenspace and beer garden.
“Opening this new taproom in Union brings Braxton full circle. We grew up less than 100 yards from this new destination so this project truly brings us back to our roots. This is where we come home,” said Jake Rouse, Co-Founder and CEO of Braxton Brewing Co. “Not only are Graeter’s and Dewey’s great partners and pillars of the community, but they’re also the perfect way to make taproom guests smile. We want to bring three local favorites under one roof, once again.”
The three brands have always been highly focused on being a central part of the communities they serve. That, in part, has pushed them to seek continuous growth and expansion. The new site will be more than a hub for the three brands, it is designed to be a destination for families looking for specialty programming, music, events and more.
“We’re excited about our collaboration in Union. For Graeter’s Ice Cream the scoop shop experience has always been a special way for people to enjoy our ice cream,” shared Chip Graeter, fourth generation family member and Chief of Retail Operations at Graeter’s Ice Cream. “Working with two other brands that put the same emphasis on guest experience is a privilege.”
“We love working with like-minded brands that embrace our communities in much the same way as we do,” said Chuck Lipp, President of Dewey’s Pizza. “Each brand will provide a premium experience for our collective guests. And, together, we will offer the community a space to meet and enjoy” Lipp also shared that guests will have options for dining at the new space, all with the hospitality and excellence Dewey’s is known for.