January 2018

Braxton Brewing Co. and Graeter’s Ice Cream’s Collaborative Milk Stout Makes Its Much Anticipated Encore

Braxton Brewery and Graeter's Milk Stout Collaboration

Limited Edition Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout Re-Launches with a New and Improved Recipe for Craft Food and Beverage Lovers

CINCINNATI, OH (January 23, 2018)Braxton Brewing Co., a local brewing company, and Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 147-year-old, family owned craft ice cream company, will re-launch the Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout that began their partnership. This Braxton Brewing Co. flavor brings beer drinkers an adult-friendly beverage reminiscent of Graeter’s signature Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. New changes have been made to the recipe, adding more pure black raspberry puree to the beer. Also, for the first time, the brew will be available in Columbus and Nashville.

The unique milk stout will once again be available starting in early February at Cincinnati, Dayton, Lexington, Louisville, Nashville and Columbus-area Kroger markets for a limited time. It will be introduced at a Tapping Party on February 3rd at Braxton Brewing Co.’s Covington Taproom whereby the community will be invited to celebrate its re-launch.

The Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout is a creatively crafted beverage inspired by one of Graeter’s oldest traditional flavors. Based on feedback from customers last year, the brewery has infused even more of Graeter’s proprietary pure Black Raspberry purée. Braxton Brewing Co. also changed the character of roasted malt to give it a more crisp flavor profile that is distinctively Graeter’s. Using 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.

"It’s great to be able to work once again with this beloved local Cincinnati craft brand that puts as high an emphasis on authenticity as we do," said Jake Rouse, Co-Founder and CEO. "We hand-crafted a new recipe to ensure that we released a beer we know craft food and beer lovers will appreciate, and the new Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout recipe does just that."

“We’re excited to once again partner with Braxton Brewing Co. to release a milk stout that truly speaks to craft food and drink lovers,” shares Robert Graeter, 4th generation co-owner and Chief of Quality Assurance at Graeter’s Ice Cream. “Both Braxton Brewing Co. and Graeter’s are dedicated to the art of our craft brands, and the re-launch of the Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout is a reflection of that.”

This collaboration between Graeter’s Ice Cream and the Braxton Brewing Co. is preceded by 2017’s launch of Graeter’s Stout & Pretzels Ice Cream. Consumers can celebrate the re-launch of Braxton Brewing Co.’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout at a Tapping Party at the Braxton Brewing Co. Taproom on Saturday, February 3.

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.

Graeter’s Cincinnati Zoo-Inspired Flavor Makes Its Anticipated Return

Summer’s Beloved Chunky Chunky Hippo Craft Ice Cream Returns in Time for Fiona’s Birthday


Graeter's Chunky Chunky Hippo Ice Cream

CINCINNATI, OH (January 2, 2018) – Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 147-year-old, family owned craft ice cream company, has announced the return of its popular Chunky Chunky Hippo Ice Cream. Introduced in the summer of 2017, Chunky Chunky Hippo was released in support of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and created much excitement from local ice cream fans. The hippo-inspired flavor will once again bring its sweet toffee ice cream base, salted roasted peanuts and milk chocolate caramel truffles to Cincinnati-area retailers, as well as all of Graeter’s 53 scoop shops in the Midwest. Fans will also be delighted to see Cincinnati native Loren Long’s illustrations on every pint of Chunky Chunky Hippo. This limited edition flavor, like all Graeter’s ice cream, will be produced in small batches and in limited quantity for consumption at scoops shops and at graeters.com beginning January 14th, as well as in grocery stores beginning January 17th.

Graeter’s Chunky Chunky Hippo was initially crafted in celebration of the brand’s home city and one of Cincinnati’s favorite attractions for families, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Shoppers will be able to find it in Graeter’s scoop shops, but also at Kroger, Whole Foods and Fresh Market stores throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, as well as Remke stores, Dorothy Lane Markets, and select Fresh Thyme and Jungle Jim’s. The limited time flavor brings new vibrancy to its much-anticipated return with the pint artwork specially created by Loren Long, author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture books Otis, Otis and the Tornado, Otis and the Puppy, An Otis Christmas and Otis and the Scarecrow. Chunky Chunky Hippo also celebrates Fiona’s first birthday on January 24th, the Cincinnati Zoo’s world-famous addition to its hippo habitat.

“After receiving such overwhelming support for our Chunky Chunky Hippo Ice Cream this summer, we knew we had to reintroduce this flavor. This time, we’re proud to celebrate Fiona’s first birthday, as well as the artwork of talented Cincinnati artist, Loren Long,” shares Chip Graeter, 4th generation owner and Chief of Retail Operations at Graeter’s Ice Cream. “Chunky Chunky Hippo is becoming a true family-favorite. We’re excited to bring it back to all of our scoop shops and grocery partners.”

At Graeter’s scoop shop locations, shoppers will also be able to participate in the celebration of Fiona with a special Fiona collectible card as a gift with purchase of Chunky Chunky Hippo ice cream. A limited number of 8x10 prints, signed by Loren Long, will be for sale. These prints feature Loren’s Hippo illustrations from the pint package. Finally, guests will be offered the opportunity to register to win admissions to the Cincinnati Zoo at Greater Cincinnati and Dayton Graeter’s scoop shops.