COVINGTON, KY [11/28] — Braxton Brewing and SweetWater Brewing have collaborated to create “Moving to the Country,” a Peach Pale Ale to be released on draft and in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans throughout Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton, Lexington, Louisville and Nashville. This is the first release in Braxton Brewing’s Neighbor Series. Through this program, the Covington-based brewery will collaborate with friends from around 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” to help cut through the cold winter days.
“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. This 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 14th. The two companies will celebrate and collaborate on several events throughout the distribution footprint. Featured events are listed below:
- Saturday, December 2nd: Winter Block Party @ Braxton Brewing Company, Covington, Kentucky: Moving to the Country is tapped alongside SweetWater Sinners Son Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee Imperial Stout
- Tuesday, December 5th: Winter Luau @ Midway Cafe, Fort Thomas, Kentucky: Featuring Moving to the Country and three beers from each brewery.
- Wednesday, December 13th @ Top Golf, West Chester, Ohio: Featuring Moving to the Country Peach Pale Ale
- Friday, December 22nd @ Drake’s St. Matthews, Louisville, Kentucky: Featuring Moving to the Country, Sweetwater Goin’ Coastal, Sweetwater Coffee Infused BBIAS and two additional Braxton beers.
The companies hope to shine a light on the friendship and collaboration within the craft beer community.
ABOUT BRAXTON BREWING: At Braxton, a garage is more than just a garage. 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. So, welcome to Braxton Brewing Company. You’re witnessing a dream come to life.
ABOUT SWEETWATER BREWING CO.: SweetWater is turning 21 years old in February ‘18 and is the 15th largest craft brewery in the nation, according to Brewers Association. The award-winning lineup of year-round beers includes SweetWater 420, IPA, TripleTail tropical IPA, Blue, Goin’ Coastal IPA with pineapple, and Hop Hash Easy IPA. Seasonal releases offer palate pleasing variety, along with an experimental, one-time-only Dank Tank series, limited batches from The Hatchery pilot system, and progressive barrel aged styles in The Woodlands Project series.
SweetWater is passionate about protecting natural resources and habitats, and is recognized for its contributions to environmental initiatives throughout its distribution footprint. Supporting the conservation of some of the nation’s most threatened rivers, streams and coastlines is a cause near and dear to the brewery, as clean water is also vital to the creation of their tasty brews.
Visit SweetWater Brewery – located at 195 Ottley Drive in the heart of Atlanta – for pints, flights, and tours of the main brewery and The Woodlands barrel aging facility. For more information about SweetWater Brewing Company and brewery hours, please visit www.sweetwaterbrew.com. Follow SweetWater Brewing Company on Twitter/ Instagram @sweetwaterbrew, and become a fan at facebook.com/sweetwaterbrew.
This article originally appeared on craftbeer.com