Braxton Brewing Company’s Garage Series

Braxton Brewing company has said time and time again how much they value variety in the beer the you’ll find in their taproom down in Covington, Kentucky. They call the series of beer that salutes this variety their Garage Series. The series is where you’ll find all of the fun experiments and brewing “whim’s” of the team. The series is always growing and changing, and this is where you can learn about all the beers, past, and present.

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  • Belgian IPA
  • 6.2% ABV
  • 72 IBUs

In our first year, Crank Shaft has proven to be one of our most popular and most successful beers. In June, it was awarded a Gold Medal at The Commonwealth Cup in the most popular category. In February, we launched it as our second can in Ohio and Kentucky. Now, it’s time to celebrate the style that you love so much. Even better, this style will be featured in several different ways in year two – proving, we’re just now getting into 1st Gear.


  • Dunkel Lager
  • 5.4% ABV
  • 25 IBUs

Fall is here and quickly retreating. With winter right around the corner, our brewers wanted to brew up a dark lager – and we thought no better lager than a Munich Dunkel. This malt forward German lager features Munich malt as its base, which lends itself to having toasty, biscuity, and toffee flavors. The noble hops used in this beer offer a light spice to balance the malt complexity, making it a perfect lager to enjoy with the colder weather among us. Auto is a beautiful light brown to dark brown with ruby color highlights.


  • Smoked Hefeweizen
  • 5.2% ABV
  • 10 IBUs

For our Summer Block Party, we wanted to brew something special. Something that fit the theme of a summer cookout. And we’ll, where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Meet Bellow. This is a version of our popular Hefeweizen with one major difference. We brewed this beer with Beechwood Smoked Malt. This malt imparts an added layer of complexity to the Hefeweizen style which is a German wheat beer primarily showcasing yeast driven flavors and aromas, known predominantly for its banana and clove characteristics. A medium bodied, full flavored and easy drinking wheat for the hot days of summer.

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  • IPA
  • 7% ABV
  • 70 IBUs

This is the first in our Beta IPA series. We will highlight new and experimental IPA’s with the Beta program.

1.0 features Mosaic, Citra and Equinox. These hops feature tropical, citrus and floral notes. Let us know what you think by using #BraxtonBeta

Beta 2.0

  • IPA
  • 7% ABV
  • 60 IBUs

This beer is overflowing with tropical hop goodness. Falconer’s Flight & Galaxy hops impart notes of pineapple and grapefruit. Brewed with pale and wheat malts for a crisp and dry finish, try Beta 2.0 while you can, Beta 3.o isn’t far behind it! Let us know what you think by using #BraxtonBeta.

Beta 3.0

  • White IPA
  • 5.5% ABV
  • 50 IBUs

The third beer in our Experimental IPA series, Beta 3.0 is a White IPA that features citrus packed aromas and flavors contributed by copious amounts of Citra hops and orange peel. The overall profile of the beer is quickly followed up with notes of spice that are contributed from the addition of Coriander and the Belgian Yeast strain we used. At 5.5% ABV this beer is medium to light in body with a crisp, dry finish.


  • White Mocha Stout
  • 6.7% ABV
  • 30 IBUs

Like you used to bluff in that game of poker in the garage, this beer fools you into believing something you can’t see. This blonde stout is golden in color, brewed with Starter Coffee and Cocoa Nibs. Despite its color, it has the mouthfeel and full-body flavor of your favorite stout.

This beer was inspired by and brewed in collaboration with the Cincy Beerfest team to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Cincy Winter Beerfest.


  • Czech Pilsner
  • 5.4% ABV
  • 35 IBUs

In our first year, our lager program has been a catalyst for the brewery. Twisted Bit, Auto, Oktober Fuel, and most recently, Ignitor, have all been huge hits. In fact, they’ve been so popular, Twisted Bit Dortmunder Lager is now a year-round offering for us. It wouldn’t be right to celebrate year one without a new Lager.


  • Black IPA
  • 5.9% ABV
  • 132 IBUs

Don’t judge a book by its cover and don’t judge a beer by its color. If you pry Crowbar open, you’ll realize there’s more complexity to this beer than just its dark black hue. Crowbar is an IPA in disguise. This big, beautiful beer actually has a light body with a balance of hop bitterness, chocolate, and toasted notes. Columbus and Nugget hops highlight spicy and floral flavors while the addition of chocolate and midnight wheat malts give Crowbar its color.


  • Brown Ale With Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee
  • 5.4% ABV
  • 13 IBUs

Sometimes you need a jumpstart – a little extra spark. This beautiful brown ale was brewed with our locally roasted, proprietary coffee called Starter. But we decided it needed an extra kick. These fair trade coffee beans were aged in Bourbon Barrels for 4 months. It’s worth the buzz. Give yourself a Jumpstart.


  • Saison
  • 6.2% ABV
  • 25 IBUs

Level is a Belgian style saison. It is light and crisp, with notes of fruity esters, spicy phenols, and slight pepper. Fermenting out completely dry, makes this beer a a crisp, clean, and refreshing beer. Spicy and floral notes come through to balance the yeasty characteristics that this beer is known for.


  • Strong Scotch Ale
  • 8.5% ABV
  • 30 IBUs

Like a pile of lumber, this Strong Scotch Ale has many layers – complex but subtle. A judicious addition of peated malt imparts a slight but distinct smokey and earthy character. This brew is decocted with almost 30% of the total malt being boiled to achieve a deep malty backbone. Finally, the wort is caramelized while slowly running into a red hot kettle. This adds a dimension of sweetness without being cloying nor syrupy. The end result is a very unique style – copper in color, sweet, and malty. Some call it a Strong Scotch Ale (don’t let the drinkability fool you: it clocks at 8.5% ABV), others a Wee Heavy. We call it Lumber, and it’s the perfect beer to settle in with during a cold, grey winter day.


  • Imperial IPA
  • 10% ABV
  • 100 IBUs

Good things happen when you have a good time with good people. In The Garage, we call this “shoptalk” – sharing stories, ideas, and dreams with our friends. That’s what we did with Widmer Brothers in Portland, Oregon to collaborate on this Imperial IPA. Shoptalk features a bigger body, more alcohol and more overall bitterness than a standard IPA. While working with the Widmer Brothers team, we decided to use a hop combination of new and experimental hops to create a pungent tropical fruit aroma and flavor including grapefruit, tangerine, currants, and a slight hint of pine. Unlike our other beers, this beer was not meant to be balanced – the focus is all on the hops.

Snow Shovel

  • Winter Warmer
  • 8% ABV
  • 17 IBUs

There may be no tool more essential than the snow shovel. While it may only make an appearance during Winter, without it, the garage would be as far as you could advance. This Winter, warm up with Braxton’s Snow Shovel. This Winter warmer is a big malt forward beer with a smooth warming alochol note. We added ginger and cinnamon, as well as, local honey to bring out your favorite holiday aromas and flavors. The honey adds a nice sweet characteristic to the mouthfeel but the beer finisihes dry leaving you wanting another sip of Snow Shovel, hoping you won’t need to return to the one in your garage.


  • Hoppy Wheat Ale
  • 5.5% ABV
  • 42 IBUs

Sparky Hoppy Wheat Ale is a true-to-style American wheat beer. Unlike the common German Hefeweizen which features banana and clove yeast aromas and flavors, this beer features a clean American ale yeast. This single Cascade hop brewed beer focuses on being hop forward with a nice malt background support the hops and keep the beer well-balanced. This hop is citrus and pine forward. Sparky finishes dry, clean and crisp.

Summer Storm

  • Golden Cream Ale with Cucumber, Lime and Mint
  • 4.8% ABV
  • 17 IBUs

Summer Storm is our Golden Cream Ale recipe infused with cucumber, lime, and mint. It’s the perfect combination for hot summer days. The base recipe is a traditional American lawnmower beer, this golden cream ale features a medium body with a creamy palate feel. The aroma is a balance between subtle corn and malt-like notes with a very slight earthy and spicy hop presence. Pale straw in color with brilliant lightning-like clarity, it’s a great session beer being low in alcohol and bitterness, but complete with flavor.


  • Dry Hopped Rye Saison
  • 7% ABV
  • 30 IBUs

A Kentucky collaboration, y’all! This beer was brewed with Ethereal Brewing out of Lexington and Great Flood Brewing out of Louisville. In addition, this rye saison was dry hopped with hops from The Commonwealth. Superfecta features earthy and lemon characteristics in both the aroma and flavor. Citrus notes from the fresh hops are also present. This beer has a light body with a crisp and dry finish.


  • Kristallweizen
  • 5.2% ABV
  • 10 IBUs

Grip it tight, this Kristallweizen is a less common filtered version of the traditional German hefeweizen. Vise provides all the same yeast-driven aroma and flavor (banana and clove primarily). The use of filtration increases the clarity while reducing the thickness of the mouthfeel and overall fullness of the beer.

Yesterday’s Headlines

  • Berliner Weisse
  • 4% ABV
  • 4 IBUs

Like a day old newspaper, it’s fun to spend time reflecting in the garage. When we look back at year one, it was filled with news, announcements, and … a lot of feedback. One of the largest pieces of feedback we heard was, “We want a Berliner Weisse!” Ask, and you shall receive. We an’t wait to brew “the original session beer” for you and celebrate our first year while looking forward to year two.

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