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Winter Block Party Returning to Braxton Brewing Co.

Few local enterprises build excitement for the new additions to their product line quite like Braxton Brewing Companty.

The Covington-based brewery announced the details of its third annual Winter Block Party on Wednesday.

It's set for Saturday, December 2 when the company will release 22-oz. bottles of the Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, along with six variants.

“We have been hard at work on Dark Charge and the different variants we are bringing to you this year,” said Evan Rouse, co-founder & COO. “I think we are bringing a lineup unlike ever before and I couldn’t be more excited about it.”

A limited amount of Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout and six variants will be released at noon. The bottles available are listed below. Bottle limits will be announced at a later date.

  • Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout (13.7 percent ABV)

  • Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tiramisu (13.7 percent ABV)

  • Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cherry & Vanilla (13.5 percent ABV)

  • Aged in Bourbon Barrels that also aged pure vanilla extract

  • Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel-Aged S’Mores (13.7 percent ABV)

  • Dark Charge Bourbon Barrel-Aged Molé (13.7 percent ABV)

  • Two variants TBA

Dark Charge celebrates Covington’s heritage and how it is connecting families and communities to the larger world, the company said in a news release.

“The first Saturday in December has quickly become our favorite day of the year, and this year is no different,” said Jake Rouse, Co-Founder & CEO. “Our brewing team has put together some of the most unique flavors of Dark Charge imaginable, and with guest taps from over 16 participating breweries featuring some of the most amazing barrel aged beers, it's truly a representation of the growth in the craft community!”

In addition to the bottle release inside the taproom, the brewery will have live music, pour guest taps, tap rare Braxton beers, and host a variety of food partners serving food inspired by the Imperial Stout in a heated tent on 7th Street.

Live music will begin at noon till 11 p.m. Floyd & The Walkmen, The Hot Magnolias, Noah Smith, and 500 Miles to Memphis will take the stage throughout the day.

Coppin’s at Hotel Covington, Smoke Justis, Wunderbar, Flipdaddy’s Burgers & Beers, Molly Malone’s Irish Pub, Amerasia, and Graeter’s Ice Cream will all have Dark Charge infused or inspired menu items available to purchase throughout the event.

Braxton Brewing Company will have Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dark Charge and its variants on tap throughout the day. To celebrate the craft beer community, the brewery has also invited guest breweries to pour their own barrel-aged products. Barrel-Aged beers will be available from Against the Grain, West 6th, New Belgium, Dogfish Head, Oskar Blues, MadTree, Rhinegeist, Ballast Point, Avery Brewing, The Bruery, Country Boy, Sweetwater, Cigar City, 50 West, Lagunitas, and Urban Artifact.

The event is free.

-Staff report

Photo: A party at Braxton Brewing Company (RCN file)