Cincinnati-Based Brands Bring Beer and Dessert Together to Create Stout & Pretzels Ice Cream
CINCINNATI, OH (September 19, 2017) – Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 147-year-old, family owned craft ice cream company, and Braxton Brewing Co., a local brewing company, introduce first-of-its-kind Stout & Pretzels Ice Cream. This Graeter’s flavor has been inspired by the success found in Graeter’s and Braxton’s previous collaborations – Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout and Blueberry Pie Brown Ale. The unique ice cream was previewed at Braxton Brewing Co.’s booth at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati and will be introduced for purchase in Graeter’s scoop shops and online the first week of October.
The one-of-a-kind Stout & Pretzels ice cream is a creatively crafted ice cream influenced by Braxton Brewing Co.’s Dead Blow Tropical Stout. Eighty pounds of macerated dates are brewed with a Dry English Ale yeast to provide a vibrant, fruity and tropical aroma with a subtle amount of fruity esters. Dead Blow is a dry, full bodied, smooth stout that is lighter on bitterness.
Similarly, Graeter’s Stout & Pretzels ice cream will mimic the flavorful notes found in Braxton’s brew to create an ice cream with crunchy pretzels to compliment each distinct note. This sweet treat will only be available for purchase for a limited time.
“Having partnered with Braxton Brewing Co. on this year’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout as well as the Blueberry Pie Brown Ale, it’s exciting to be able to turn the tables and incorporate Dead Blow into a new ice cream creation,” shares Robert Graeter, 4th generation co-owner and Chief of Quality Assurance at Graeter’s Ice Cream. “As true craft brands, we are both passionate about and committed to preserving our authenticity in each new culinary adventure.”
"We’re a proud Cincinnati brand, and it’s wonderful to be able to surprise and delight both Braxton and Graeter’s fans through this collaboration," said Jake Rouse, Co-Founder and CEO. "From concept to creation, it’s always a thrill to be able to be a part of something that we know will bring a smile to consumers’ faces, as we know Graeter’s new Stout & Pretzels Ice Cream will."
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.
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.
Get a Free Small Cone of Graeter's Elena's Blueberry Pie and support The Cure Starts Now Foundation!
A delicious way to support a precious cause!
It's time again for the annual collaboration between The Cure Starts Now Foundation and Graeter’s Ice Cream to raise money to find a cure for pediatric brain cancer. Come in on September 7th, and get a free small cone of Elena’s Blueberry Pie* as a thank you for your support in helping us reach our goal of $150,000 in donations for The Cure Starts Now Foundation (a 501c3 Federal Non-Profit).
In addition, Graeter's will be handing out coupon books worth $20 in exchange for $5 donations to The Cure Starts Now from September 7th to the 17th.
Our creamy, blueberry flavored ice cream loaded with real blueberries and pie crust pieces is named after Elena, a young girl who's tragic battle with pediatric brain cancer inspired the creation of The Cure Starts Now Foundation. Graeter's proudly donates a portion of the proceeds from this flavor to the Foundation.
"Often they know the ice cream before they know the story of our daughter, Elena. But it’s a call to action. It makes people think about the cause and people want to know more about this delicious ice cream they're eating. And it helps us find a home-run cure for all cancer, which is our goal,” Elena’s father and The Cure Starts Now representative Keith Desserich said.
*Free single dip sugar cone of Elena's Blueberry Pie ice cream, no substitutions, no rain checks. Valid only at participating Graeter’s retail locations on September 7th, 2017 from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. while supplies last, limit one per customer.