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Graeter’s Ice Cream and Braxton Brewing Co. Join Forces for a Limited Edition Ale in Support of a Cure for Childhood Cancer

Two Cincinnati Companies Release Limited Edition Graeter’s Blueberry Pie Brown Ale During Annual Cones for the Cure Campaign


Graeter's and Braxton Brewing Collaboration for The Cure Starts Now

CINCINNATI, OH (August 29, 2017) – Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 147-year-old, family owned craft ice cream company, and Braxton Brewing Co., a local brewing company, have partnered once again to release a unique ice cream-inspired ale; this time in support of The Cure Starts Now. This Blueberry Pie Brown Ale builds on the success of the brands’ recent collaboration in early 2017. On September 9th, the unique brew will be introduced at Braxton Brewing Co.’s taproom via a tapping party and will be available at participating Kroger stores throughout Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, Lexington, Louisville, Dayton and Nashville beginning on September 11th. With this product, Braxton Brewing Co. and its wholesale partners, have pledged a donation upwards of $10,000 to the charity to help further raise awareness of The Cure Starts Now.

At the center of Graeter’s and Braxton Brewing Co.’s new product launch is The Cure Starts Now and its mission to find the homerun cure for cancer by focusing on pediatric brain cancer. It ultimately gives consumers a unique way to support this increasingly important cause. The one-of-a-kind Graeter’s Blueberry Pie Brown Ale is a creatively crafted beverage inspired by one of Graeter’s most iconic seasonal flavors, Elena’s Blueberry Pie – a special flavor that was created by a Cincinnati family in support of The Cure Starts Now. This year, Graeter’s Ice Cream and The Cure Starts Now welcome Braxton Brewing Co.’s aid in the Cones for the Cure campaign as well as the heightened awareness it will bring.

“Our support of the Cure Starts Now is entering a new decade” said Chip Graeter, 4th generation coowner of Graeter’s. “Ten years ago we created this special ice cream flavor and have been committed to the cause ever since. And this year, we’re elevating awareness even more with Braxton Brewing Co.’s ice cream-inspired ale. We couldn’t be more excited for this year’s campaign.”

As part of its continued support for The Cure Starts Now, Graeter's will be featuring Elena’s Blueberry Pie ice cream during the Cones for the Cure Campaign, September 7-17, and throughout September (while supplies last). Guests in the Graeter’s retail scoop shops during the campaign period also have the opportunity to make a donation directly to The Cure Startes Now Foundation. Graeter’s will offer a coupon booklet with up to $20 in savings for every donation of $5 or more.

"Based on the success of Black Raspberry Chip Milk Stout, we thought long and hard about what we could do to raise the bar,” shared Jake Rouse Co-Founder and CEO of Braxton Brewing Company. “After hearing The Cure Starts Now’s story about the genesis of the 'Homerun Cure' it became abundantly clear, I couldn't be more thrilled to have such an amazing beer support such a worthwhile cause."

“It’s wonderful that two amazing Cincinnati businesses are helping to support a cause that started right here at home in Cincinnati,” shared Keith Desserich, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board at The Cure Starts Now.. “Through Graeter’s support, we’ve been able to raise nearly $500,000 in new cancer research and we couldn’t be more excited about having Braxton’s involvement in this to take it to new a new level.”

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, and publicly recognized by celebrities, People Magazine and local magazines as the city’s “best ice cream”, 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.

About The Cure Starts Now

The Cure Starts Now was started in honor of 6-year-old Cincinnati girl, Elena Desserich, and her battle with DIPG. With 31 chapters worldwide, The Cure Starts Now has quickly gained acclaim as one of the fastest growing cancer research charities and one of the first ones to advocate a homerun strategy for cancer research. Many experts believe that the lessons we learn from fighting pediatric brain cancer may in fact provide us the critical first step in winning the battle against all forms of cancer, both pediatric and adult. By the end of 2017, The Cure Starts Now will have funded $10 million in DIPG/homerun cure cancer research at institutions globally.

National Ice Cream Month A Sweet Celebration for Beloved Ice Cream Brand

Graeter’s Ice Cream Reveals a Month of Surprises for Ice Cream Lovers and Loyal Consumer

National Ice Cream MonthCINCINNATI, OH (July 14, 2017) – Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 147-year-old, family owned craft ice cream company, 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 147th birthday in a variety of delicious ways, including birthday scoops for just $1.47, surprise bonus flavors, and a new flavor to be unveiled to support the Cincinnati Zoo.

Graeter’s Ice Cream will take advantage of National Ice Cream Day on July 16 with a one-day promotion that invites consumers everywhere to celebrate the company’s 147th birthday, during which Graeter’s iconic single-dip ice cream cones will be sold for only $1.47. Graeter’s plans to further take advantage of National Ice Cream Month in July with its continued grand 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 26, July 10, July 24, August 7 and August 21.

Finally, the Graeter’s family, in support of its new relationship with the Cincinnati Zoo, has created a decadent and delicious flavor – available only at the Zoo, to benefit the Zoo. The new flavor will also be unveiled during this special month.

“Our 147th 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.”

Graeter’s Ice Cream is excited to announce that we are now on the Feasty Eats app!

By Graeter's Ice Cream June 6, 2017

Feasty Eats App

Eats is a local Cincinnati startup that posts daily deals from restaurants in the Greater Cincinnati area. We will be offering scrumptious deals on some Graeter’s favorites exclusively through the Feasty Eats app. Graeter’s and Feasty Eats will be serving up even more smiles just in time for summer!

“We are ecstatic to be working with such an iconic Cincinnati brand and sharing their sweet deals on our app. We can’t wait for Cincinnati to see what they have to offer!” - Anthony Breen, CEO of Feasty Eats.

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ABOUT FEASTY EATS

Feasty Eats is a food app that connects those who love to eat food with those who love to create it! Anthony Breen, CEO, started Feasty Eats to solve the never ending debate with his wife over where to eat. Feasty Eats connects hungry consumers with restaurants ranging from casual to upscale, in real time. Find daily deals from restaurants you love!

Graeter’s Ice Cream debuts at Great American Ball Park

Graeter's fans can choose from six handcrafted ice cream flavors in cones and cups starting May 1, 2017

Cincinnati Reds Graeter's Ice CreamCINCINNATI — Six flavors of Graeter’s Ice Cream will be available at Great American Ball Park starting May 1, 2017, when the Reds open a nine-game homestand vs. the Pirates, Giants and Yankees.

Fans can find the iconic Cincinnati ice cream at a new stand on the third base concourse near Gapper’s Alley.

Six flavors of Graeter’s ice cream will be served in cones and cups:

  • • Black Raspberry Chip
  • • Cookie Dough Chocolate Chip
  • • Cookies n’ Cream
  • • Dutch Chocolate
  • • Mint Chocolate Chip
  • • Vanilla Bean

“We are excited to offer Cincinnati’s favorite ice cream for fans watching Cincinnati’s favorite sports team,” said Chip Graeter, 4th generation owner of Graeter’s Ice Cream. “The Reds were the rst professional baseball team in 1869 and Louis Graeter got into the ice cream business in 1870. Two iconic Cincinnati traditions together at last.”

Reds Heads Kids Club memberships available at Graeter's!

Memberships to the Reds Heads Kids Club will be available for sale at 26 area Graeter’s stores.

The Reds Heads Kids Club is the official fan club for Reds fans ages 3-12 and membership includes a backpack, jersey, bobblehead and exclusive merchandise plus members-only ballpark experiences like player autograph sessions.

Membership is only $30 and includes a free scoop of Graeter’s ice cream when purchased at one of the 26 participating Graeter’s stores in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton and Oxford.

12 Delicious Flavors of Graeter’s Ice Cream Now Available at Cincinnati Zoo

Sweet new partnership making Zoo visitors happy!

#cincyzoopicCINCINNATI, OH (April 19, 2017) – Two Cincinnati favorites are working together to serve up smiles. Thanks to a new partnership with Graeter’s Ice Cream, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden visitors can now enjoy Madagascar Vanilla Bean while looking at lemurs from that remote island!

“We are very excited about adding another hometown brand to the Zoo” said V.P. of Marketing and Communications, Chad Yelton. “Our guests (and staff) have been asking for Graeter’s Ice Cream for years so it’s nice to be able to offer this sweet treat to our 1.6 million guests that visit each year.”

“Being a part of Cincinnati area family-favorite venues like the Zoo is important to us,” shares Chip Graeter, 4th generation owner of Graeter’s Ice Cream. “The Zoo is a beloved landmark in Cincinnati, and it’s an honor to offer our ice cream to Zoo visitors this year.”

Graeter’s Zoo shop, which is located next to Jungle Trails, serves cookies & cream, cotton candy, dutch milk chocolate, Madagascar vanilla bean, strawberry cheese cake, black raspberry chip, buckeye blitz chocolate chip, chocolate chip, cookie dough chip, mint chocolate chip, salted caramel chocolate chip, raspberry sorbet and a variety of chip wheelies and sundaes.

The world famous Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is committed to inspiring visitors to care about wildlife and wild places. It has been rated the #1 attraction locally and one of the top zoos in the nation by Zagat Survey. It has also received rave reviews from Child Magazine, Parents Magazine, USA Today and TripAdvisor. Over 1.5 million people visit the Zoo’s award-winning exhibits, and more than 500 animal and 3000 plant species annually. The Zoo, an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), is internationally known for its success in the protection and propagation of endangered animals and plants and engages in research and conservation projects worldwide. Known as the #GreenestZooInAmerica, the Zoo is doing its part to conserve natural resources that are critical to saving wildlife and its habitats and is committed to greening its daily operations and reducing its impact on the environment through the use of rain gardens, recycled building materials, solar panels and more. The Cincinnati Zoo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Graeter’s Ice Cream Reveals Plans To Come to Chicago’s Winnetka

By Graeter's Ice Cream February 13, 2017 No comments

New Scoop Shop Set to Open for Winnetka Community in Early March

CINCINNATI, OH (February 7, 2017) – Graeter’s Ice Cream, family owned craft ice cream maker since 1870, is excited to open the newest addition to its network of scoop shops in Winnetka at 940 Green Bay Road, across from Hubbard Woods Park. This location, the 2nd in the Chicagoland area, is set to celebrate its Grand Opening on March 10, 2017. The store will offer a complete menu of indulgent ice cream.

A ribbon cutting celebrating the new scoop shop opening is planned for March 10, whereby area dignitaries and community members are invited to celebrate along with the Graeter family and other members of the Graeter’s team. This beloved ice cream becomes more accessible to already loyal area consumers who may currently visit the scoop shop in neighboring Northbrook. Available in pints in area grocery stores for the past few years, Graeter’s looks forward to now sharing a full menu of ice cream flavors, sundaes, milkshakes, old-fashioned sodas and candy.

“We are very excited to start scooping ice cream in Winnetka,” shares Chip Graeter, fourth-generation owner of Graeter’s Ice Cream. “We hope Graeter’s can become a destination in the community where families and friends will want to gather to celebrate and create lasting memories.”

The address of the Winnetka location is 940 Green Bay Road, Winnetka, Illinois 60093. Spring hours of operation are 11 A.M. to 10 P.M. Sunday thru Friday and 11 A.M. to 11 P.M. Friday and Saturday.

Ice Cream Company Awarded SQF Level 3 Certification, Continues Commitment to Food Safety

By Graeter's Ice Cream February 1, 2017

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.

Two Cincinnati Family Companies Offer an Indulgent Collaboration

By Graeter's Ice Cream January 24, 2017

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.

Graeter's Black Raspberry Beer

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.

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. 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.

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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."