Braxton and Graeter's Collaborate on Seasonal Pumpkin Pie Brew

The Pumpkin Pie Ale will feature "notes of pumpkin reminiscent of Graeter’s classic seasonal Pumpkin Ice Cream"

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Graeter's Ice Cream and Braxton Brewing Co. have once again joined forces to release a collaboration beer — a seasonal Pumpkin Pie Ale with "rich, warm notes of pumpkin reminiscent of Graeter’s classic seasonal Pumpkin Ice Cream," says a press release.

The beer will hit Kroger stores, restaurants and bars starting Sept. 17, with an advance tapping/release party at the brewery on Friday, Sept. 14. Braxton's Covington taproom will be transformed in a pumpkin patch with a weekend's worth of autumnal-inspired activities.The events start at 7:30 a.m. Friday with a keg tapping, plus Graeter's donuts and a mulled pumpkin and spiced cream iced coffee from Carabello Coffee. Then on Saturday, live music starts at 6 p.m.

The press release goes on to describe the flavor as "mimicking the nostalgic flavors found in a slice of pumpkin pie, it features notes of pumpkin pie spice, as well as hints of pie crust. Consumers will notice the ale’s bold aroma, which brings about feelings of the fall season, as well as a deep brown color from the pour. The brew is the quintessential ode to pumpkin pie."

"Fall is a great time to be in the beer business, especially this year," says Jake Rouse, CEO of Braxton Brewing. "Our new Pumpkin Pie Ale is not only a first for us, but we're also fortunate enough to once again be inspired by our friends at Graeter's. This is a beer that we're hoping will be another big hit with fans."

For more info on the release party, visit Braxton's Facebook page here.

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