COVINGTON, Kentucky – Braxton Brewing Co., a local brewery with national recognition, announced major development plans to expand its Covington, Kentucky headquarters. Coming the summer of 2019, the 5,000-square foot rooftop bar, along with increased production capacity, will allow for the brewery to produce up to 30,000 barrels and ultimately serve the rest of the states of Tennessee and Ohio. Not only will this $5 million expansion help Braxton reach even more craft beer lovers, but will also further support the community of Covington at large. Currently under construction, the rooftop deck will offer guests both an indoor and outdoor experience where they can enjoy Braxton’s renowned craft beer and the views of Covington and Cincinnati.
Covington was Braxton’s first home. While this expansion to the brewery’s headquarters cements the city as Braxton’s forever home, it also challenges industry standards. From Braxton’s establishment, it was a brewery intended to make a material impact on a very fast-growing industry. The entire story of Braxton Brewing Co. mimics the American Dream with a commitment to maintaining a fast paced, high growth and to creating something new and special. With that in mind, the Braxton Brewing Co. team carefully considered where it wanted to take its success in 2019. Those plans lead the company to an aggressive development plan, keeping it nimble enough to be proactive in the face of the industry’s unprecedented changes.
Among over 8,000 breweries in America, many are closing. In fact, more breweries have closed of late than in years prior. In considering the next phase for Braxton, it was clear the 5,000-square foot rooftop deck would help to cement it as a premier brewery and as a true innovator.
The brewery’s rooftop taproom expansion was a decision based on the company’s desire to bring Braxton to a greater number of craft beer enthusiasts. In fact, Braxton Brewing Co. has shared hopes to continue growth with broadened distribution into Knoxville and Eastern Tennessee.
“Braxton’s new rooftop taproom will be an exciting addition to Covington, and it’s a great way to further stimulate the community, both culturally and economically,” shares, Covington’s Mayor, Joe Meyer. “We’re proud to have Braxton as a mainstay. This expansion is yet another example of the company’s responsibility and love for its home, right here in Covington.”
Hub+Weber Architecture, Covington’s oldest architecture firm, will design the taproom’s amenities and features.
“Covington has embraced us from day one and has literally built up the city around the location of our brewery. We really wanted to do something special to not only celebrate Braxton, but to also celebrate the city,” shares Jake Rouse, CEO of Braxton Brewing. “As we continue to grow, we’re also looking forward to serving current guests and new friends throughout the area as well as Knoxville and Eastern Tennessee — while growing our footprint and production capacity. This allows us to establish ourselves as an even stronger mainstay in the community and industry at large.”
About Braxton Brewing Company
Born in a garage, a passion for brewing has become an entrepreneurial obsession. Melding the age-old tradition of brewing beer and innovative new-age technology, dreams are born and fermented at Braxton Brewing Company. 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. Braxton Brewing Company was also recently honored with Brewbound’s prestigious Rising Star Award. So, welcome. You’re witnessing a dream come to life.