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Industry News: Braxton Brewing Co. Opens Dedicated Barrel-Aging Brewery and Taproom



Covington’s Premier Brewery Announces Plans for One-Of-A-Kind Barrel-Aging Facility in Fort Mitchell, KY

COVINGTON, KY (May 13, 2019) – Braxton Brewing Co., a local brewery with national recognition, has announced major development plans to expand its presence to Fort Mitchell, Kentucky with the opening of the area’s first barrel-aging brewery and taproom. Expected to open its doors in Fall of 2019, the Braxton Barrel House will offer a unique experience for patrons by giving them the opportunity to create custom private barrel picks of Barrel-Aged brews. The Braxton Barrel House is a prime way to celebrate Kentucky’s rich bourbon culture while continuing to create the unique experiences for which the brewing company is known.

With the establishment of the Braxton Barrel House, the brewery will further cement itself as a true innovator. The location of the brewery and taproom is truly a unique space. Once a Remke grocery store, the 2,000 square foot loading dock will be redeveloped with large glass garage doors and a spacious outdoor patio. Then, the 20,000 square foot warehouse under the main floor will house the Barrel-Age beer, while a taproom for guests will sit on top. Ranging from $500 to $5,000, custom private barrel picks can yield upwards of 300 bottles of barrel aged beer.

“We’ve always been focused on creating one-of-a-kind experiences for our guests – both in the tap room and beyond,” shares Jake Rouse, Co-Founder and CEO of Braxton Brewing. "We’re looking forward to sharing the Braxton Barrel House with Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati-area beer and bourbon drinkers who love Kentucky’s culture as much as we do. To our knowledge, this is the nation’s first dedicated private barrel program, and we’re so proud to open the doors to our newest location."

“The Braxton Barrel House and entertainment venue is very exciting and adds to the unique characteristics of our city,” said Fort Mitchell Mayor, Jude Hehman. “We look forward to the transformation of the Remke site and welcome new businesses like Braxton that will add to the walkability and neighborhood-friendly culture we are creating.”

Braxton is a brewery dedicated to making a material impact on a very fast-growing beer industry. Fulfilling that promise, Braxton is creating a facility and experience for customers to participate in the barrel aging process. The brewery’s Barrel House expansion was a decision based on the company’s desire to celebrate the deep-seated Kentucky heritage which the company knows and loves.


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. Braxton Brewing Company was also recently honored with Brewbound’s prestigious Rising Star Award. So, welcome. You’re witnessing a dream come to life.







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Beer Spotlight: Camden Brewery Barrel Aged Lager




A freestyle lager, aged in cognac, tequila and bourbon barrels for 12 months with notes of dark rum, sweet treacle and cocoa. Full bodied with a deep red brown hue, balanced hop bitterness and short finish.














Available in a limited run of 2,016 screen printed 750ml sharing bottles illustrated by London-based artist Jay Cover and 30l kegs, so get it before it goes.



Like a homemade brandy pudding, crack this beer open to share after Christmas dinner, brewed to toast in the festive season or ring in the new year.



Some things come better in pairs. There is a small amount of it’s older sibling Beer 2015 left, so why not get them together in a two bottle gift pack.



About Camden Brewery

Our brewery is at the heart of what we do. And it also happens to be where we work. While our desks are not in the actual brewery itself, being so close to where we make our beer means we get to live, breathe and drink beer, regardless of where you work in the company.

We’re ridiculously proud of our brewery and love nothing more than to share what we do with others. So you are welcome to come for a tour, enjoy a drink or three at our Brewery Bar and meet some our team while you’re at it.



Company: Camden Brewery
Brand: Barrel Aged Lager
Origin: UK
Category: Beer
Packaging: 750ml bottles
Claims: Aged in cognac, tequila and bourbon barrels for 12 months.
Variants: View Range Here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator



Rich, dark + full bodied



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Drink Spotlight: Coney Island Hard Root Beer



ABV: 5.8%

Coney Island Hard Root Beer is a new twist on an old favorite. With hints of vanilla, licorice, and birch, this root beer will bring you back to the boardwalk.


Available In

Bottles, 6-Packs, Cans and Draught



About the company

With spinning thrills, games of skill, treats on the boardwalk, the Atlantic ocean and the horizon beyond, Coney Island is the end of the earth; the place where dreamers come together to share in the best moments, the high hills of the roller coaster ride called life. Coney Island Brewing Company brews craft beer that captures the spirit, flavor and romance that is Coney Island.



Company: Coney Island
Brand: Hard Root Beer
Origin: USA
Category: Beer
Packaging: Bottles and 6-packs
Claims: Contains hints of vanilla, licorice and birch.
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: http://coneyislandbeer.com/






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Company Spotlight: Churchkey Can Company



Our Mission
We are here to bring you a beer we are proud of, in a can we are honored to share. It’s about the joy of drinking good beer—from the people you drink it with to where you drink it and, now, how you open it. We didn’t make these traditions, but are keeping them alive with Churchkey.


Our Heritage: It's Worth The Effort
To us, it’s worth to putting a little extra effort back into our modern-day lifestyle. We find ourselves attracted to the artisans and craftsmen in our world. Much like in the past, thoughtfulness and integrity mean something and should have a place.

We want to bring that same spirit to beer and how it’s experienced. To us at Churchkey Can Co, this means celebrating craftsmanship at every level. We will strive to support not only craft beer making with this notion but all others that share this same philosophy—from beer can to hammer to shovel.


The History
The story of the flat top beer can—which must be opened with a churchkey—goes back to 1935 when the first flat top cans were introduced. Canned beer was an immediate success and others quickly joined the marketplace with this versatile packaging. Beer lovers could now enjoy their favorite brews anywhere and with anyone. The flat top can remained a standard until the pull-tab came to market in the mid-1960s. By the mid-1970s, the flat top can was all but a memory. We’re excited to offer this often forgotten beer experience once again.


Our Home Brewers
Our home brewers Lucas Jones & Sean Burke are the creators of the Churchkey Can co. Pilsner Recipe. They have been crafting home brewed beer in their garages for many years. They share these brews with their friends at backyard BBQs and over the holidays as gifts. They love this hobby and are passionate about their beer and the community they cultivate with it. We are very excited to have these two All-American guys create the recipe for the Churchkey Pilsner. We hope that you enjoy it as much as we do.



Origin: USA
Category: Brewery
Claims: Craftsmanship at every level
Website: www.churchkey.com







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Beer Spotlight: Sigtuna Organic Ale



When we were asked about the green energy we celebrated with the creation of this fruity and flavorful American pale ale brewed with only organic malt and hops. Sigtuna Organic Ale is a homage to the ölstil developed by micro-brewers in the early 1980s on the West Coast, where aromatic hop was something new and exciting - an easy drinking beer with a lot of attitude where the malt and hops.



Smooth caramel sweetness, citrus fruity aroma and distinctive bitterness in a refreshing combo.

Serve at 8-10 °. An all round beer when it comes to food. Goes equally well with light seafood salads hearty game stews.

American pale ale

organic pilsner malt and light caramel malt

organic Perle and Cascade

About the Company
Sigtuna Brygghus arrived in 2005, from the initiative of Peter Forss ', David Meadows' and Håkan Lundgren. Their history as leading personalities brought a unique experience to this project.

Sigtuna Brygghus' beer was initially a luxurious interpretation of a historic distillery and the success was immediate. The small budgeted production was exceeded after just one year.

Taking inspiration from the American craft beer a la New York and Boston, among others, Sigtuna launched the East River Bearing and East Coast Pale Ale, which have quickly become bestsellers in Sweden with microbrewery standards. Read More



Company: Sigtuna Craft Brewery
Brand: Sigtuna
Origin: Sweden
Category: Beer
Packaging: 330ml
Claims: Organic
Alcohol Volume: 4.5%
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy:
Website: sigtunabrygghus.se






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Product Spotlight: Carib Shandy


Shandy Carib is a tropical light alcoholic beverage (1.2% alc./vol.) that promises to refresh and excite the taste buds with local flavors.

The Brewery first introduced Shandy Carib in 1985. It was originally brewed in Ginger then followed by the Sorrel flavor. In November 1998, a Lime flavor was introduced to the Shandy Carib family.

The brand is seen as a cool, vibrant and fun beverage for social situations and relaxation – beach events, night clubs and lounges, family days and other social gatherings.

Shandy Carib is aimed at responsible young adults and the “young at heart,” who aspire to be trendy and cool, and are socially and physically active. “Change the Flavor of your Day” with Shandy Carib.

Ginger Shandy

Ginger Shandy is an exciting blend of the natural ginger root extract and beer. It has a crisp ginger taste that is carefully balanced with a slight, sweet note and beer flavor without any after taste.

Taste - clean, ginger flavor
Aroma - ginger aroma
Visual - clear, golden color


Alcohol by Volume - not more than 1.2%
Caloric Content - 142 calories per 275mls

Lime Shandy

Lime Shandy can be described as having a pleasant citrus, fruity, tangy and refreshing taste, with a fresh lemon-lime aroma and taste.

It has a balance of sweetness and beer flavor without any aftertaste.

Taste - clean, lemon-lime flavor
Aroma - lemon lime
Visual - clear, golden color

Alcohol by Volume - not more than 1.2%
Caloric Content - 142 calories per 275mls

Sorrel Shandy

Sorrel Shandy is a blend of sorrel extract and beer. Its flavor can be described as a pleasant, sweet, smooth, refreshing sorrel flavor, carefully balanced sweet note and beer flavor.

Taste - clean, sorrel flavor
Aroma - slightly sweet, floral aroma

Alcohol by Volume - less than 1.2% (0.7%)


Company: Carib Bewery
Brand: Shandy Carib
Category: Beer, Flavored Alcohol
Origin: St Kitts & Nevis
Packaging: 275ml
Alcohol Volume: 1.2%
Lime, Ginger, Sorrel



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Packaging Spotlight: Off the Clock Brewing


The OTC, or "Off the Clock" Brewery is a self-authored beer brewing company tailored to the common man. It's stark, contrasting design and creative copywriting helps to distinguish the brand among other micro and macro breweries being distributed in the area.

Designed by
JJ Miller, USA









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Packaging Spotlight: Ober Brewery

I created this brand and packaging system for Ober Brewing Co. in Floyd, VA. I used original hand-drawn illustrations to accompany each type of brew, and designed a 6-pack container and crowns for each as well.
Designed by:



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Beer Spotlight: Steamworks Saison

Steamworks Brewery from Canada has been producing award winning beers since 1995.

Their Story:

In 1995, when we first took hold of our historic Gastown brewpub location, we discovered that the building had a rare steam heat system. A remnant from forward thinkers of a century past.

Our brewmaster had only read of steam powered brewing, but had never seen a functional steam brewery. These are very rare indeed. We ventured forth, experimented, and created a one-of-a-kind steam generated brewery. The only one in Canada.

To our pleasure, we found our test brews to be distinctively fresh and flavourful.

For nearly 20 years, beer aficionados have been migrating to our SteamWorks brewpub for a taste of these unconventional beers. Now, with the advent of our bottled beers, you can take the brewpub experience home with you.


Using a select yeast strain that produces complex fruity and spicy flavours that are balanced with prominent hop bitterness and a soft malt character.

Belgian Farmhouse Ale brewed with German Pilsner and Wheat malts, finished with Styrian and First Gold hops. Lots of bright orange and lemon zest with some herbal qualities. A special yeast strain adds apricot notes as well as a hint of clove. Finishes dry, with a hint of sweetness at the end.

Malts: Pilsner Malts
Hops: Styrian Goldings, First Gold, Magnum
Unique: Saison Yeast
Colour: Hazy Straw
Ibus: 30

Company: Steamworks
Brand: Saison
Slogan: Steam powered since 1995
Category:  Beer
Origin: Canada
Packaging: Bottle
Alcohol Volume: 6.3%
Varieties: Saison, Pilsner, Pale Ale, Blitzen, Oatmeal Stout, Pumpkin, Wheat Ale, Frambozen
Website:  steamworks.com


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Beer Map: Two Giant Brewers, 210 Brands

In the past decade, a few big beer companies went on a buying spree, spending some $195 billion to buy up brewers around the world, according to Bloomberg.

Beer drinkers can be excused for not noticing. Unlike, say, airlines, which fold their acquisitions into one big, global brand, big beer companies tend to keep the brands they buy in the market.

As a result, the two biggest beer companies on the planet — Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller — now own more than 200 brands based in 42 countries (including 18 in the U.S. alone). We've put together this handy guide so you can know whose beer you're really drinking.

All The Beer Brands Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller Own

Source: Planet Money Reporting

Credit: Caitlin Kenney and Lam Thuy Vo / NPR

The story of Anheuser-Busch InBev's rise to global dominance is all about consolidation. Inbev was born out of a merger of Belgian brewer, Interbrew, and Latin American brewer, Companhia de Bebidas das Américas aka AmBev, in 2004. That same year, Anheuser-Busch grew by acquiring one of China's biggest brewers, Harbin. The company we know today came about when InBev bought the American/Chinese powerhouse, Anheuser-Busch, for $52 billion dollars in 2008.

SAB Miller, the number two global brewer, got its name in 2002 after South African Breweries bought Miller. Just a couple years later, the firm grew by buying up the second largest brewer in South America, Bavaria. Two years later, they launched a joint venture in the U.S. with MolsonCoors to create MillerCoors. In 2011, they bought Australia's biggest brewer, Foster's, and took a big stake in Russia's second biggest brewer, Efes.

These days, the beer market is increasingly about the world outside the United States. The fastest growing beer market in the world right now is China, and several South American markets are growing rapidly as well. That's why brewing giants like ABI are trying to snap up brewing operations all over the globe. Just last April, ABI paid $1.2 billion for a big stake in Cerveceria Nacional Dominicana, the Dominancan Republic national brewer, which brews Presidente beer.

That's why Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI), the world's largest brewer, wants to buy the world's seventh largest brewer, the Mexican brewer, Grupo Modelo.

The buyout offer would give ABI control of 46 percent of the U.S. beer market (it has 39 percent of the U.S. beer market and Grupo Modelo has 7 percent). That alarmed the Department of Justice's antitrust division so much they sued to stop the merger.

But ABI really wants to make this deal happen. The company even agreed to sell off the right to sell Corona the U.S. The move is an attempt to appease U.S. regulators, but it hints at something larger — ABI's interest in the market outside the U.S.

"The AB InBev and Grupo Modelo transaction has always been about Mexico and making Corona more global in all markets other than the U.S.," the company said in a recent press release.

Full Article @ NPR

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