LaRosa's and Braxton Brewing Co. Pair Up to Release Special LaRosa's Lager

The lager — designed to complement LaRosa's sauce, not taste like it — will be available in Braxton taprooms and LaRosa's pizzerias.

Oct 14, 2021 at 11:48 am
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LaRosa's Lager

Braxton Brewing Co., famous for pairing up with Graeter's Ice Cream to release special beer collaborations, has teamed up with another Cincinnati classic: LaRosa's.

The brewery has joined forces with the family pizzeria to release a special LaRosa's Lager, "a unique beer that pairs perfectly with LaRosa's classic family recipe sauce or for any occasion," reads a release.

While Braxton's Graeter's beers typically take on the flavor of a specific ice cream — like their popular Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip milk stout — this beer will not taste like pizza. It is described as a "clean lager with a flavorful bitterness at 5% ABV," designed to complement a dish, not mimic it.

"This partnership is one we're so excited to share with both taproom guests and LaRosa's diners alike," says Jake Rouse, co-founder and CEO of Braxton Brewing Co., in a release. "We believe it's a true demonstration of local family brands coming together, and that's something we've always been proud to do — working with the iconic family brands within our city."

There will be an official tapping party from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Braxton flagship taproom in Covington (27 W. Seventh St.), and both Braxton co-founders (and brothers) Evan and Jake Rouse and LaRosa's CEO Mike LaRosa will be there.

The first 100 people who arrive will get a LaRosa's-and-Braxton-branded glass. A LaRosa's food truck will also be parked on-site to serve free slices of pizza.

The beer will be available in LaRosa's restaurants and in Braxton taprooms. A portion of each LaRosa's Lager sale will go to benefit the LaRosa Family Foundation, which invests "in local programs that offer activities focused on youth/adolescent development through education, athletics and life skill training."  

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