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Small Town Brewery Forms Delicious Partnership with Graeter’s Ice Cream

Small Town and Graeter’s Ice Cream celebrate Root Beer Float Day with exclusive discounts and summer program

Graeter's Root Beer Float

New York, NY, July 25, 2016 – Just in time for National Root Beer Float Day, August 6, Small Town Brewery and Graeter’s Ice Cream have teamed up to create the drink of the summer, the ultimate “adult” float featuring the brewer’s popular “Not Your Father’s Root Beer” and Graeter’s premier craft ice creams. With the partnership, the first of its kind for both Small Town Brewery and Graeter’s, special discounts will be offered with the combined purchase of Not Your Father’s Root Beer and Graeter’s Ice Cream.

Graeter’s Ice Cream is an industry leader in artisanal ice cream making, the only commercial ice cream manufacturer to use French Pot freezers. The production process has remained untouched throughout its 145-year history, including the individual hand packing behind each pint. This passion for quality and devotion to heritage parallels that of Small Town Brewery, making this a partnership of like-minded craft brands who maintain their roots and provide quality products to their customers.

Small Town Brewery also strives for artisanal excellence, and this mission has fueled the creation of Not Your Father’s Root Beer, Not Your Father’s Ginger Ale, and Not Your Father’s Vanilla Cream Ale. Consumers are encouraged to experiment with the vast selection of Graeter’s flavors to generate the perfect ice cream float.

“Ice cream floats are part of the American culture; they’re iconic and delicious,” said Tim Kovac, founder and brewmaster at Small Town Brewery. “We found that Graeter’s Ice Cream best complements the taste of our brews and this new partnership helps further Small Town’s goal of providing classic American flavors and combinations.”

Beer-drinkers and ice cream-eaters can also memorialize their personalized ice cream float creations via Small Town’s “Floats on Floats” summer program. Floats on Floats is Small Town Brewery’s social media campaign, which encourages customers to take their float from the bar to the water. Using a custom Not Your Father’s lounge float as backdrop, people can share their beer and ice cream combos by tagging images with #FloatsOnFloats, #NotYourFathers and #GRAETERS and posting their “sip and swim” experiences across media platforms.

Small Town Brewery and Graeter’s Ice Cream are eager to quench their customers’ thirst for a sweet summer drink, with a kick. The companies will be releasing special, regionalized float recipes to dovetail with the promotion, which will continue through August 31. The Small Town Floats on Floats summer program continues through the beginning of September.

About Small Town Brewery

After home brewing for over two decades, Tim Kovac founded Small Town Brewery in 2010. Kovac’s brewing focus developed as he unearthed his unique family brewing history, which dates back to the 17th century. His ancestor’s brewing practices - which included gruit-based recipes that use herbs, flowers, roots and berries - have inspired Small Town’s innovative offerings that pay homage to the roots of modern brewing. Small Town uses unique ingredients to create specialty beers with an unmistakable taste of nostalgia.

For more information on Small Town Brewery and Not Your Father’s availability, please visit us at www.smalltownbrewery.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Ice Cream Month Just the Start for Beloved National Ice Cream Brand

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with Graeter's

Graeter's Ice Cream, a 146-year-old, family owned craft ice cream brand, will celebrate National Ice Cream Month this July with a calendar of events meant to surprise and delight Graeter's fans nationwide. The company begins the summer ice cream season by celebrating its 146 th birthday with the introduction of its Summer Bonus Flavors and amplifies the excitement behind National Ice Cream Month with the addition of new scoop shops in a total of four cities.

Graeter's Ice Cream will take advantage of National Ice Cream Day on July 17 with a one-day promotion that invites consumers everywhere to celebrate the company's 146 th birthday, during which Graeter's iconic ice cream cones will be sold for only $1.46. Graeter's plans to further take advantage of National Ice Cream Month in July with its annual unveiling of Summer Bonus Flavors in scoop shops and online for a limited time. Each flavor, revealed every other Monday, offers ice cream fans the allure of an innovative flavor made with the Graeter's quality they expect. New bonus flavors will be announced on June 27, July 11, July 25, August 8 and August 22.

National Ice Cream Day Sale

This summer will also see the first opening of a series of four new Graeter's scoop shops. Among the locations to welcome a store are Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Winnetka, Illinois. Each will tout a new interior look with updated environmental branding as well as offer a complete menu of handcrafted ice cream, sundaes, milkshakes and signature ice cream sodas.

"Our 146 th birthday on National Ice Cream Day is the perfect time to celebrate Graeter's and the fans who have helped to make us such a mainstay in so many homes nationwide," shares Chip Graeter, fourth-generation owner of Graeter's Ice Cream. "We take an incredible amount of pride in creating the ideal ice cream experience, which we've been perfecting since Graeter's first small batch of ice cream was churned in 1870."

Wexford Community Welcomes National Ice Cream Favorite - Graeter's

Graeter's Pittsburgh Scoop Shop

Graeter’s Ice Cream Joins Pittsburgh’s Wexford Neighborhood with First Pennsylvania Scoop Shop

CINCINNATI, OH (June 30, 2016)Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 146-year-old, family owned craft ice cream brand, is opening its newest scoop shop in Pittsburgh’s Wexford neighborhood in early July. Touting a bright and inviting interior look with family–friendly amenities, this location will offer a complete menu of handcrafted ice cream, sundaes, milkshakes and old-fashioned ice cream sodas for which the beloved Ohio-based company is known.

A Hard Hat Tour celebrating the new scoop shop opening is planned for June 21 at the Wexford location, whereby media in the community and area dignitaries are invited to celebrate along with the Graeter family and Graeter’s team members.

“We’ve seen growth in our ice cream sales in the Pittsburgh area through our grocery partners over the last few years and we’ve been working on finding the perfect spot to open a Graeter’s scoop shop for some time,” shares Chip Graeter, fourth-generation owner of Graeter’s Ice Cream. “We’re excited to provide unforgettable experiences to Wexford ice cream lovers as well as the families who live in the surrounding neighborhoods. We’re eager to open our beautiful new store and start dipping our hand-crafted ice cream and other treats.”

In addition to the new Wexford location, this summer will see an additional Graeter’s location in Chicago, Illinois, as well as recently opened scoop shops in Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio.

The address of the Wexford scoop shop is 10610 Perry Hwy., Wexford, PA 15090. Summer hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 11 p.m Sunday. Contact us today at wexford@graeters.com.

Energetic Cleveland Community Welcomes National Ice Cream Favorite

Graeter's Cleveland Scoop Shop

CINCINNATI, OH (June 30, 2016)Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 146-year-old, family owned craft ice cream brand, is opening its newest scoop shop in Cleveland’s Crocker Park the last week of June. Touting a bright and inviting interior look with family-friendly amenities, this location will offer a complete menu of handcrafted ice cream, sundaes, milkshakes and old-fashioned ice cream sodas for which the beloved Ohio-based company is known.

A Hard Hat Tour celebrating the new scoop shop opening is planned for June 20 at the Crocker Park location, whereby media in the community and area dignitaries are invited to celebrate along with the Graeter family and Graeter’s team members.

“Cleveland has been a very exciting market for us as we have expanded our business selling pints through local grocery partners. We’ve been working on a finding the perfect spot in the Cleveland area for a long time now,” shares Chip Graeter, fourth-generation owner of Graeter’s Ice Cream. “We’re excited to provide unforgettable experiences to Westlake ice cream lovers as well as the families who live in the surrounding neighborhoods. We’re eager to open our beautiful new store and start dipping our hand-crafted ice cream and other treats.”

In addition to the new Crocker Park location, this summer will see Graeter’s first scoop shop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a second shop in Chicago, Illinois, in addition to a recently opened shop in Columbus, Ohio.

The address of the Crocker Park scoop shop is 261 Main St., Westlake, OH 44145. Summer hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Contact us today at crockerpark@graeters.com or (440) 899-2158

Major Columbus Shopping Area Welcomes Beloved Ice Cream Favorite

Graeter’s Ice Cream Joins the Polaris Community with a New Scoop Shop

Graeter's Polaris Ice Cream Parlor

CINCINNATI, OH (June 7, 2016)Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 146-year-old, family owned craft ice cream brand, is opening its 11th retail store in the Columbus area at the corner of Polaris Parkway and Sancus Boulevard on June 17, 2016. Touting a new interior look with updated environmental branding and a drive thru, this location will offer a complete menu of handcrafted ice cream, sundaes, milkshakes and old-fashioned ice cream sodas for which the beloved Ohio-based company is known.

A ribbon cutting celebrating the new scoop shop opening is planned for June 17 at 10 a.m., whereby community members and area dignitaries are invited to celebrate along with the Graeter family and Graeter’s team members. In addition, a portion of the first week’s sales will go to the Columbus Chapter of the American Diabetes Association, the national organization with the mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by this disease.

“We’ve been working on a finding the perfect spot in the Polaris area for a long time now,” shares Chip Graeter, fourth-generation owner of Graeter’s Ice Cream. “We’re excited to provide unforgettable experiences to Polaris shoppers as well as the families who live in the surrounding neighborhoods. I think the community will really enjoy our beautiful new store design.”

In addition to the new Polaris location, this summer will see Graeter’s first stores in Cleveland and Pittsburgh as well as a second location in the Chicago area.

The address of the Polaris store is 8749 Sancus Blvd Columbus, OH 43222. Summer hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. Sunday.

See our latest scoop shop updates on our Polaris Facebook Page.

Local Ice Cream Brand and CVG Work Together to Serve International Travelers

By Graeter's Ice Cream May 9, 2016 No comments

Graeter’s Ice Cream Reopens at Cincinnati International Airport Location, with Full Menu of Signature Treats

Graeter's Cincinnati Airport Retail Store

CINCINNATI, OH (May 9, 2016)Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 146-year-old family owned and operated craft ice cream brand, and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) are excited to unveil Graeter’s new location at the airport. Replacing the company’s current kiosk, which opened in 2013, Graeter’s store location is currently serving airport travelers with the superior service and menu of decadent pastries, candy and ice cream, for which the beloved Cincinnati-based company is known on a larger level.

Graeter’s new 657 square foot location is located in Concourse A of CVG. After amassing much praise from travelers since its opening in 2013, the updates to the storefront speak to the brand’s relevancy and continued growth in the community. The storefront ultimately puts Graeter’s in the position to serve a wider range of ice cream fans and will be open daily from 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

“This new shop is a good indication of how well Graeter’s has done since its arrival to CVG,” says Candace McGraw, Chief Executive Officer of CVG. “It only makes sense to offer a Cincinnati favorite as a concession option in our hometown airport. We’re thrilled to see how well it has done, and are excited to see a brand that reflects our community continue to grow among all travelers.”

“We’re excited to expand our service to Greater Cincinnati travelers,” added Chip Graeter, fourth-generation owner. “We’ve built a beautiful new store and greatly expanded our selection of ice cream, candy and fresh bakery. We’re looking forward to many years of delighting our current customers as well as letting visitors from around the world experience Graeter’s for the first time.”

A location at CVG is a unique opportunity to serve international ice cream fans with a Cincinnati favorite that represents a taste of the city. As a local brand with close ties to the community, the partnership between Graeter’s and CVG presents opportunities for growth for both the ice cream brand and the airport while still bringing a sweet indulgence to travelers.

About Graeter's

Graeter’s Ice Cream produces craft ice cream using the small batch, artisanal, French Pot process, dating back over a century. Graeter’s has won the hearts of ice cream enthusiasts across the country as well as the respect of the nation’s most influential foodies. Winner of the 2015 Munchie Award for best ice cream in the United States, the Cincinnati-based company remains family owned and operated and continues to handcraft ice cream 2½ gallons at a time. Today, Graeter’s has more than 50 retail stores and ship over 300,000 pints annually for online mail order sales. Graeter’s can also be found in more than 6,000 grocery stores in 46 states.

About Cincinnati International Airport

CVG offers more nonstop destinations than any airport in the region, including direct international service to Paris, Toronto, Cancun, Montego Bay, Punta Cana and Freeport Grand Bahama. CVGairport.com is your award-winning, travel-planning resource with flight status, security wait times, parking availability and weather.

CVG is one of the three global super-hubs for DHL, a top 10 cargo airport in North America and is recognized globally as a leading U.S. airport by SkyTrax World Airport Awards. CVG is the only airport in the country to receive Safety Act Designation and Certification from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), giving the airport the highest level of protections under the Act.

Ohio Ice Cream Brand Expands to Serve Cleveland’s Sweet Tooth

By Graeter's Ice Cream November 12, 2015 No comments
Cleveland Graeters Ice Cream

Graeter’s Ice Cream Continues Unprecedented Growth with First Initial Expansion into Cleveland

CINCINNATI, OH (November 12, 2015) – Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 145-year-old family owned and operated craft ice cream brand, has announced its plans to expand the company’s network of retail stores to the Cleveland area. The new store in Cleveland’s Crocker Park is slated to open the summer of 2016 and will offer a complete menu of decadent ice cream, sundaes, milkshakes and old-fashioned sodas for which Graeter’s has come to be known.

“We’re proud to bring the Cleveland community a new way to enjoy Graeter’s Ice Cream,” says Richard Graeter, CEO and fourth-generation owner of Graeter’s Ice Cream. “We believe ice cream is more than an indulgence, it is an experience meant to be shared with family and friends. Our first Cleveland scoop shop will allow us to share our love for authentic ice cream with the community while staying true to our vision of quality and integrity.”

The Graeter family’s passion for making ice cream is evident by their use of century-old technology, The French Pot freezer. Each batch of ice cream is made 2 ½ gallons at a time using quality ingredients such as cream from Ohio dairy farms, vanilla beans from Madagascar and black raspberries from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The French Pots also allow Graeter’s trained artisans to handcraft their signature chocolate chips. The resulting ice cream is so dense and creamy, due to the absence of whipped-in air, that each pint must be packed by hand. Pints are currently sold at select Cleveland grocery stores.

At more than 2,000 square feet, Graeter’s Crocker Park store will feature all of the new branding elements created in 2013 that combine a contemporary look to an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Designed to be a destination for families and true ice cream aficionados, this location will have indoor and patio seating for over fifty people.

Graeter’s Ice Cream was founded in 1870, cultivating a community of loyal brand lovers by selling their popular French Pot churned ice cream in Cincinnati’s street markets. Once sold in the deli section of a dozen Kroger stores in the 1980’s, Graeter’s Ice Cream is now in over 2,000 Kroger stores from coast to coast and is offered in such prestigious retailers as Whole Foods, Giant Eagle, and Henien’s. The new Cleveland store will be joining over 50 other successful Graeter’s Ice Cream shops in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois.

About Graeter’s

Graeter’s Ice Cream produces craft ice cream and gelato lines using the small batch, artisanal method, the French pot process, dating back over a century. Graeter’s has won the hearts of ice cream enthusiasts across the country as well as the respect of the nation’s most influential foodies. Winner of the 2015 Munchie award for best ice cram in the United States, the Cincinnati-based company remains family owned and operated and continues to handcraft ice cream 2½ gallons at a time. Today, Graeter’s has 45 retail stores and ship over 300,000 pints annually for online mail order sales. Graeter’s can also be found in more than 6,000 grocery stores in 46 states. Visit www.graeters.com for more information.

Celebrated Ice Cream Company Makes A Sweet Expansion into Harris Teeter

By Graeter's Ice Cream May 13, 2015 No comments

Graeter’s Ice Cream Announces Their Expansion into Harris Teeter Markets

CINCINNATI, OH (May 13, 2015) – Graeter’s Ice Cream, a super premium craft ice cream brand, is excited to announce its expansion into Harris Teeter markets. This expansion is a result of growing consumer requests. Graeter’s Ice Cream enthusiasts can now find pints of their favorite ice cream in Harris Teeter for $5.49. This favorite ice cream brand will be more accessible than ever to shoppers loyal to Harris Teeter stores.

As the landscape of the food industry continues to shift with each passing trend, the fourth-generation of the Graeter family continues to handcraft their ice cream with the same process that they have been using since 1870, 2½ gallons at a time. An emerging trend among consumers, craft ice cream is defined as small-batch, locally produced and handcrafted - traits that Graeter’s Ice Cream has embodied for over 145 years. Today, they are the only commercial ice cream manufacturer to use the French Pot process, giving Graeter’s Ice Cream its signature smooth texture and its signature rich chocolate chunks.

“Introducing new consumers to what ice cream should really taste like is always exciting to us at Graeter’s,” shares George Denman, Vice President of Sales for Graeter’s Ice Cream. “Craft ice cream, family made, hand packed — Harris Teeter customers are in for a sweet treat, and we’re excited to bring it to them.”

Graeter’s Ice Cream will be debuting its brand new ice cream truck to Harris Teeter shoppers in a statewide ice cream truck tour beginning June 5 at the Chapel Hill North Harris Teeter location. Harris Teeter shoppers will be able to taste a free 2 oz sample of Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chip, Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chip and Original Salted Caramel ice cream outside of various Harris Teeter stores. For a full schedule of tour stops, visit our website.

Harris Teeter, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Company, offers consumers a high-end grocery shopping experience, lining the aisles with well-established brands that shoppers know and trust. Graeter’s Ice Cream’s expansion into Harris Teeter not only mirrors the grocery store’s commitment to bringing their shoppers only the finest products, but also Graeter’s Ice Cream’s commitment to bringing shoppers the very best they have to offer, ice cream unparalleled in quality, texture, and flavor. Flavors available at Harris Teeter are the best-selling Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip, the brand new Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chip, Mint Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate Chip, Coconut Chocolate Chip, The Original Salted Caramel, and Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean.

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About Graeter’s
Graeter’s Ice Cream produces craft ice cream and gelato lines using a small batch, artisanal method of production dating back over a century. Graeter’s has won the hearts of ice cream enthusiasts across the country as well as the respect of the nation’s most influential foodies. The Cincinnati-based company remains family owned and operated and continues to handcraft ice cream 2½ gallons at a time. Today, Graeter’s has 40 retail stores and ship over 300,000 pints annually for online mail order sales. Graeter’s can also be found in more than 6,000 grocery stores in 46 states. Visit www.graeters.com for more information.

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Ice Cream Company Slashes Sugar by Fifty Percent in All-New Flavor

By Graeter's Ice Cream May 11, 2015 No comments

Don't Be Shackled By Sugar

Graeter’s Ice Cream Announces Addition of Butter Pecan to Line of Low Glycemic Ice Creams

CINCINNATI, OH (May 11, 2015) — Graeter’s Ice Cream, a super premium craft ice cream brand, announces the addition of a new flavor to their existing line of low glycemic ice cream. For a limited time, Butter Pecan will join Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean, Chocolate Chip and Mint Chocolate Chip in bringing consumers an ice cream that contains 50 percent less sugar than Graeter’s traditional ice cream.

Crafted using the naturally low-glycemic sweetness obtained from the monk fruit, each flavor boasts the Graeter’s Ice Cream taste that has garnered a passionate following for over 145 years. The monk fruit provides a natural alternative to sugar that is 300 times sweeter than regular sugar and releases slowly into the body, making it a safer option for people who are required to monitor their sugar consumption or those who wish to indulge in Graeter’s ice cream on a restricted diet. Graeter’s Low Glycemic ice creams have half the amount of sugar, 25 percent less fat and 25 percent fewer calories, and recently earned a Low Glycemic Certification from the Glycemic Research Institute.

“Every person deserves to enjoy Graeter’s Ice Cream, and now they have even more ways to do so with the addition of Butter Pecan to our low glycemic line of ice cream flavors,” says Richard Graeter, fourth-generation owner of Graeter’s Ice Cream. “We enlisted the help of medical professionals to understand the struggles people with dietary restrictions face, and found that professionals in the health industry overwhelmingly support this product as a means to empower individuals to make smarter decisions about the treats in which they indulge.”

Graeter’s Butter Pecan Ice Cream, available this spring as the newest addition to the low glycemic line, is no exception. Roasted pecans are folded into delectable milk and cream sweetened by vanilla and butter to create the beloved American flavor. “We take great care to develop and test new products that meet the very high standards our customers enjoy, and this product line was no exception,” added Graeter.

“We were not content to put a product on the shelves until we were confident that it tasted as good as our full-sugar line of premium ice cream flavors — and this definitely does.”

As the only commercial ice cream manufacturer in the world to use a French pot process, Graeter’s Ice Cream’s 2 ½ gallon batches are the smallest in the industry and help to maintain the quality for which Graeter’s has come to be known.

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About Graeter’s

Graeter’s Ice Cream produces craft ice cream and gelato lines using a small-batch, artisanal method of production dating back over a century. Graeter’s has won the hearts of ice cream enthusiasts across the country as well as the respect of the nation’s most influential foodies. The Cincinnati-based company remains family-owned and operated and continues to handcraft ice cream 2½ gallons at a time. Today, Graeter’s has 40 retail stores and ships over 300,000 pints annually for online mail order sales. Graeter’s can also be found in more than 6,000 grocery stores in 46 states. Visit www.graeters.com for more information.