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Braxton Teams Up with Atlanta Brewery for New Peach Pale Ale

Covington's Braxton Brewing Company has teamed up with Atlanta-based SweetWater Brewing to create "Moving to the Country", a peach pale ale that will be released on draft and in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans around the region, as well as in Louisville, Lexington, Dayton, and Nashville.

Braxton said in a news release that the new pale ale is the first release in its "Neighbor Series", a program in which Braxton will collaborate with friends from the craft beer community.

“Working with SweetWater on this project has been an amazing learning experience as well as a ton of fun,” said Evan Rouse, Braxton Brewing co-founder & chief product officer. “Working with their team to dream up this recipe, we wanted to utilize ingredients we hadn’t worked with much in the past. The combination of new hops and a new base malt results in a pale ale that has strong notes of peaches and stone fruit.”

After collaborating on the recipe in SweetWater’s hometown of Atlanta, the SweetWater brewers visited Braxton to brew the Peach Pale Ale. The blended brewing team chose Rakau and Citra hops to bring out peach and stone fruit notes. The base malt, Golden Promise, lets the hops shine through the crisp pale ale. And finally, real peach juice was added to Moving to the Country.

“We’re stoked to be the first partner in Braxton’s Neighbor Series – and we had a blast visiting Covington to brew,” says Mark Medlin, SweetWater’s brewmaster. “Love that Moving to the Country will bring Georgia’s favorite fruit to Kentucky!”

The beer will be officially tapped at Braxton Brewing Company’s Winter Block Party on Saturday. The event celebrates the release of Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout and the amazing craft beer community. 18 Barrel-Aged guest taps, including Sinner’s Son, a coffee infused Bourbon barrel aged imperial stout from SweetWater’s The Woodlands barrel aging facility, will be poured alongside Dark Charge and Moving to the Country.

Cans will be released beginning on Thursday, December 14. 

-Staff report

Photo: Braxton Brewing Co. in Covington (RCN file)