This weekend is one of my favorite beer events of the year as Braxton hosts its annual Winter Block Party aka “Dark Charge Day” on Saturday. There will be lots of big beers from Braxton and their friends including the sought after Dark Charge + variants — ‘A Stout Bold Enough to Light a City’
Additionally, Braxton has also rolled out a bunch of new of surprises in the past two weeks including the announcement of Dead Blow with Starter Coffee in cans, ‘Moving to the Country’, a peach pale ale collaboration with SweetWater, a bourbon barrel aged Belgian in partnership with Kroger dubbed ’66 Pearl’ and an additional Braxton Labs Dark Charge variant. Whew! The boys and girls in Covington are a busy bunch.
Btw, if you missed it. The folks at BrewMinds sat down with Jonathan Gandolph of Braxton and talked about tomorrow’s upcoming Dark Charge Day and more.
Alright, let’s do this…Here’s some fresh newly approved beer labels from the area. Short and sweet this week.
Disclaimer: These labels are approved by the TTB but there is no guarantee that these will be released.
Braxton — Moving to the Country
The first beer from a new ‘Neighbor Series’ from Braxton is Peach Pale Ale (Mmm, peaches) collaboration with SweetWater out of Georgia.
Braxton — 66 Pearl
A limited special release in collaboration with Kroger with an homage to Kroger founder Barney Kroger who opened a grocery store at 66 Pearl Street in downtown Cincinnati in 1883. The beer, a bourbon barrel aged Belgian Style Golden Ale weighs in at a whopping 15.7% ABV. You find out a few more details in this post from The Gnarly Gnome.
Brewdog — Freak State
Great Lakes — Holy Moses Raspberry White Ale
Great Lakes — Burning River Pale Ale
Great Lakes — Cloud Cutter Ale
Platform — Cherry Donut Pie
A cherry donut pie beer? This is not your Grandpa’s beer. This one is a collaboration with Brewnuts Donuts & Beer.