Graeter’s Ice Cream Achieves Level 3 SQF 2000 Certification
CINCINNATI, OH (February 1, 2017) – In its quest to continually improve food safety and to safeguard the families it serves, Graeter’s Ice Cream, family owned craft ice cream manufacturer since 1870, proudly announces the achievement of Level 3 SQF 2000 Certification from the SQF Institute – the highest level awarded by the Safe Quality Food Institute. The SQF Program is a leading global food safety and quality certification and management system that is committed to producing the safest, best tasting and most affordable products available. This certification further ensures that Graeter’s Ice Cream will continue to deliver a product that promises excellence in quality and food safety, ultimately speaking to the company’s attention to serving families and ice cream lovers with confidence as a leader in food processing.
“Handcrafting indulgent ice cream is the centerpiece of who we are,” said Richard Graeter, fourth-generation owner and CEO of Graeter’s Ice Cream. “For a small, family-owned company, we have continued to make significant investments, in people, processes and technology, to maintain the safest environment possible.”
In understanding that today’s consumers are more educated about their food than ever before, Graeter’s chose to undergo the rigorous process to become Level 3 SQF 2000 Certified to provide next-level protection in terms of food safety. Additionally, Graeter’s has found that the certification promotes a keen sense of awareness within the company. Companies that adhere to the practices established by the SQF Institute assure customers that their food products have been produced, processed, prepared and handled according to the highest standards.
Graeter’s Ice Cream and Braxton Brewing Co. Release Limited Edition Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout
CINCINNATI, OH (January 24, 2017) – Graeter’s Ice Cream, family owned craft ice cream manufacturer since 1870, and Braxton Brewing Co., a local brewing company, have partnered to release a unique ice cream-inspired stout. This Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout is a first for both brands, bringing Graeter’s and Braxton Brewing Co. fans together with one unique adult beverage. On February 3rd, the collaborative beverage will be introduced at a Tapping Party at Braxton Brewing Co. and is set to hit Kroger and will be available at participating Kroger stores and many favorite independent area retailers, as well in the greater Cincinnati, Dayton, Lexington and Louisville areas beginning February 6th.
The one-of-a-kind Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout is a creatively crafted beverage inspired by one of Graeter’s oldest traditional flavors. Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip is an ice cream featuring black raspberries from Oregon’s Willamette Valley and gourmet bittersweet chocolate chips. With Graeter’s exclusive black raspberry puree, Braxton Brewing Co. crafted this one-of-a-kind milk stout, a dark brew with notes of roasted barley and a creamy texture. This sweet treat will only be available for purchase for a limited time.
“We’re excited to partner with another local family company to create something truly unique,” shares Richard Graeter, CEO of Graeter’s Ice Cream. “As a Cincinnati-grown company ourselves, we’re proud to support not only local companies, but also craft brands that are just as passionate about preserving their authenticity as we are.”
"Collaborating with the Graeter's team on this project has been a dream come true," said Jake Rouse, Co-Founder and CEO. "Over the past six months, our teams have taken this project from imagination to one of the best tasting stouts we've ever created. We hope this is the first of many collaborations between the Braxton and Graeter's Family and can't wait for consumers to get their hands on this beer."
Regina Graeter’s original recipes and old-world French Pot process have stood the test of time – even as mass-produced ice cream floods the market. This innovative collaboration between Graeter’s Ice Cream and Braxton Brewing Co. is an ode to her time-tested recipes, taken to an even higher level by the addition of Braxton Brewing Co.’s passion for crafting the perfect beer.
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. Visit www.graeters.com for more information.
About Braxton Brewing Company
Born in a garage, a passion for brewing has become an entrepreneurial obsession. Melding the age-old tradition of brewing beer and innovative new-age technology, dreams are born and fermented at Braxton Brewing Company. It is the hub of our lives and a place where we showcase our passion for brewing beer. It’s here, where our expert team holds every single pint of Braxton beer to the highest standard of excellence. And like the garage of our past, our new home is deeply rooted in the community of Covington, Kentucky. So, welcome to Braxton Brewing Company. You’re witnessing a dream come to life.
Small Town and Graeter’s Ice Cream celebrate Root Beer Float Day with exclusive discounts and summer program
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.
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.
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."
Make a delectable ice cream creation featuring a fun twist on classic favorites!
Grilled Peaches and Cream Shortcake is a unique twist on a classic dessert. Grilled peaches are served with vanilla bean shortcake, a scoop of Graeter's creamy ice cream and homemade whipped cream! I love using either the Madagascar Vanilla Bean or Original Salted Caramel Ice Cream with this recipe.
Get the recipe now and enjoy, visit the Spoonful of Flavor blog by Ashley (created by in partnership with the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association to celebrate July Ice Cream Month).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or (440) 899-2158
“Banana Chocolate Chip is a classic ice cream parlor flavor we have been making as a summer seasonal flavor for many years. Given our busy seasonal line up we have made it as a bonus flavor this year. Banana lovers like the rich banana taste complemented with our milk chocolate chips. It tastes like a chocolate dipped banana in a scoop. It also happens to be my daughters favorite flavor!” Bob Graeter.
Released as our third summer bonus flavor, it will only be available for two short weeks (or less) given it’s popularity. So hurry in to your nearest Graeter’s scoop shop or purchase some pints sold exclusively online at graeters.com.
Check back every two weeks throughout the summer for the release of a new Summer Bonus Flavor. New flavor releasing on 6/27/16, 7/11/16, 7/25/16, 8/8/16, 8/22/16.
Graeter’s Ice Cream Joins the Polaris Community with a New Scoop Shop
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.
Our second flavor releasing, Mexican Chocolate, is spicy dark chocolate ice cream with a little cinnamon that provides subtle heat on the finish.
“My idea behind this flavor is to convey the flavor of Mexican drinking chocolate made in the home by Mexican mothers for their families. They buy cakes of Mexican chocolate made in local street side factories for this purpose. The cakes are stirred into hot water or milk to make a chocolate drink. Typically it has chocolate and cinnamon plus other flavors. It has a very subtle that comes mostly from the cinnamon.” Bob Graeter.
Check back every two weeks throughout the summer for the release of a new Summer Bonus Flavor. New flavor releasing on 6/13/16, 6/27/16, 7/11/16, 7/25/16, 8/8/16, 8/22/16.