Braxton Brewing Company is reviving a historic Covington beer brand with its new Bavarian Style Select Lager.
This light lager will be tapped in Braxton’s Covington taproom on Thursday, September 21st — just steps from where the beer was originally brewed at Bavarian Brewing Company. Bavarian Style Select Lager is a clean, refreshing light lager that features noble hops that drive enough flavor and bitterness to balance the base beer. The lager checks in at 4% ABV and 11 IBUs.
It will initially be available exclusively on draft in Northern Kentucky.
Braxton Brewing Company has partnered with the non-profit Brewery District CURC and the Over-the-Rhine Brewery District and Cincinnati Brewing Heritage Trail to pay homage to the region’s past and celebrate its future. At the tapping event on September 21st, guests will be able to take a short shuttle from Braxton to the currently vacant Bavarian Brewery building for an exclusive walking tour of the space.
Get your tickets here: https://otrbrewerydistrict.thundertix.com/events/113161
Tour space is limited, so the first 30 guests who register and provide a $25 donation to the non-profit Brewing Heritage Trail will be able to attend. You can get your tickets at the link above and it includes a beer in the tap room after the tour. In addition, the Brewing Heritage Trail will have Bavarian brewing history on display in the taproom.
Join us as we celebrate Covington, Kentucky and the region and bring this historic brand back to life! #LiftOneToLife
Bavarian Brewing Company was originally founded in Covington in 1866. In 1906, the brewery expanded into the building that is still standing on 12th Street in Covington. By 1914, Bavarian Brewing Company was producing 216,000 barrels annually and the largest brewery in the state of Kentucky.
Post-prohibition, between 1947 and 1952, the brewery was operating around the clock to meet demand of its key brands: Bavarian’s Old Style, Bavarian Master Brand and Bavarian Bock. At the end of this timeframe, the brewery began to struggle against larger brands with national advertising and lower costs. Eventually, Bavarian Brewery was forced to close in 1966, 100 years after it was founded.