We’re excited, you’re excited, the whole city is excited. This Saturday is our Graeter’s Blueberry Pie Brown Ale can release and tapping party and we can’t wait to host the community!
Before we do that though, we wanted to answer the questions that we’ve been receiving over the last two weeks. If you still have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter.
Q: How are you raising money for The Cure Starts Now?
We are working with our distribution partners to donate over $10,000 to The Cure Starts Now.
Q: That’s amazing! How can I help?
Drink up! In addition to purchasing the beer, we’ll also be giving you the opportunity to donate directly to the cause in the taproom. We’ll have $1 donations, $5 donations and open ended donations available to add to your order. With any donation of $5 or more, you’ll receive a Graeter’s coupon book with $20 value!
Q: There’s a lot of construction around you right now, where do I park?
Yes, the construction is an exciting sign of progress for the city of Covington but it does cut down on available parking. We always recommend taking an Uber to and from the party but if you are planning to drive, take a look at the map below to see available parking. There are over 800 spots within just a few blocks of Braxton!
Q: What time does it start? If I get there early can I get cans?
The event officially begins at 12pm. The beer will be tapped at noon and cans will be available at this time as well.
Q: Where do I purchase the cans at the party?
The cans will be available for sale in the taproom in our Merch area. This is the space beyond our main bar. If you’re looking at our bar, hang a left and get your cans! They will be $9.99 for a four pack and limited to four 4-packs per person.
Q: Where can I buy cans after the party?
The cans will be available at select retailers in Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, Louisville, Lexington, Dayton and Nashville beginning on Monday, September 11th.
Q: Everyone I know is coming. Are you prepared for a crowd?
Yes! We’ll have yard games outside, additional draft beer bars and cleared out space in the taproom. It will be busy but we are prepared for a great day with great people!
Q: Can I bring my kids?
Under 21-year old guests are permitted before 9pm. At 9pm, it is strictly 21+. As always, with our parties, expect a crowd and be smart about the environment that you bring your guests into.
Q: What if I can’t attend Friday, will I still be able to get Graeter’s Blueberry Pie Brown Ale in cans?
Yes! While we’re excited to officially tap the beer and share it with you in cans on Friday, it will be sent to our distribution network on 9/11. We can’t say exactly how long we expect it to last but we’d suggest getting it soon!
Q: I can’t wait to stock my fridge just in time for the Football on Sunday! How much can I buy?
On Saturday, the limit will be four (4) 4-packs per person.
Q: Whoa, whoa, whoa…did you say 4-packs?!
We did! We didn’t cut any corners on this product and used the exact high quality, premium ingredients. In addition to the increased cost to produce the beer, we also want as many people as possible to try this handcrafted collaboration. Thus, we landed on 4-packs for this product. The price point will be $9.99+tax per 4-pack. And again, you are limited to four (4) 4-packs per person.
Q: I heard Graeter’s will be giving away free ice cream, that can’t possibly be true…can it?
We love the Graeter’s family and they love you. It’s true! They’ll be here between 12:30 and 3:00 handing out free scoops of Elena’s Blueberry Pie, Salted Caramel Chip, Black Raspberry Chip and Cookie Dough chip…WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. In the taproom, we’ll have full pints of Elena’s Blueberry Pie Ice Cream for sale. All proceeds will benefit The Cure Starts Now.
Q: Wait. Will you be doing beer floats?!
Listen, we’ve been exhaustive in our testing of the Graeter’s Ice Cream float. Ex-haust-ive. Someone has to do it.
Unfortunately, from a service perspective with the large crowd we are expecting, it is not feasible to serve these in our space. However, if you were to get a free scoop from Graeter’s and get a brown ale from the bar and they somehow…ended up in the same glass, that’s your decision. And trust us, we’ve tried it. You won’t be disappointed. But again, we won’t be able to serve it this way on Saturday.
Q: You’ve said live music, who is playing and when?
One of our favorite local artists — Erin Coburn — will be live in the taproom beginning at 7p and play until 10p.