Introducing Braxton Brewing's new Cocktail Partnership with O.K.I Bourbon and Molly Wellmann

Introducing Braxton Brewing's new Cocktail Partnership with O.K.I Bourbon and Molly Wellmann

Braxton Brewing Co. and O.K.I. Bourbon Forge Unprecedented Partnership, Elevating Craft Spirits and Cocktail Experience led by renowned mixologist Molly Wellmann

Iconic Craft Brewery Joins Forces with Respected Bourbon Brand to Introduce Innovative Offerings, Unveiling Enhanced Cocktails

Covington, KY (April 23, 2024) – Braxton Brewing Co., a local brewery with national recognition, has announced an exciting partnership with esteemed bourbon brand O.K.I. Bourbon, poised to redefine the craft beverage landscape in the Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky area. The collaboration aims to enhance the guest experience by introducing an expanded cocktail program led by renowned mixologist Molly Wellmann and unique bourbon experiences at all Braxton Brewing Co. taprooms. With an official launch slated for Braxton Brewing Co.'s annual Derby Party on Saturday, May 4th, this partnership promises to reinvent the traditional brewery experience.

Braxton Brewing Co. is committed to understanding consumer preferences, as the demand for spirits and cocktails has surged. Braxton Brewing recognizes the need to adapt and diversify its offerings. The partnership with O.K.I. Bourbon, a brand renowned for its rich history and exceptional quality, presents an opportunity to cater to evolving tastes while staying true to delivering unparalleled guest experiences. By collaborating closely with O.K.I., Braxton Brewing Co. aims to curate unique cocktail and bourbon experiences that will entice visitors to explore beyond the realm of beer, ultimately enhancing the overall guest journey at all taproom locations.

"We're thrilled to embark on this exciting journey with O.K.I. Bourbon," Jake Rouse, Co-Founder and CEO of Braxton Brewing Co. "This partnership represents a pivotal moment for us, as we expand our offerings beyond beer to meet the evolving tastes of our loyal patrons. By joining forces with O.K.I., we're not just crafting drinks; we're crafting experiences, inviting our guests to savor every sip and immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of flavors our collaboration will unveil."

With O.K.I. Bourbon's rich history and Braxton Brewing Co.'s innovation, this union promises unparalleled quality and diversity. O.K.I. Bourbon's expansion to seven states and five product offerings showcases their dedication to craftsmanship and will help the upcoming launch of the O.K.I. Bourbon Barrel Ale. This exemplifies the creative synergy between the two brands. This partnership marks a significant milestone in redefining brewery experiences. 

About Braxton Brewing Company

Born in a garage, Braxton Brewing Co. 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 where Jake and Evan Rouse showcase their passion for brewing beer. It’s here, where the expert team holds every single pint of Braxton beer to the highest standard of excellence. And, like the garage of their past, the brewery is deeply rooted in the community of Covington, Kentucky. Braxton Brewing Company was also recently honored with Brewbound’s prestigious Rising Star Award, and Braxton’s own Evan Rouse was featured on Forbes 30 Under 30 Food & Drink list. Further amplifying Braxton’s accomplishments, the brewery was highlighted on the 2020 Inc. 5000 list.

About O.K.I. Bourbon

Based in the tri-state region of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, O.K.I. Bourbon draws inspiration from the rich whiskey history of its surroundings. The name "O.K.I." is an acronym representing these three states, where the brand specializes in meticulously crafted single barrel blends of bourbon and rye whiskey sourced from renowned distilleries. Founded in 2020 by Cincinnati entrepreneurs Chad Brizendine and Jake Warm, former owners of George Remus bourbon, O.K.I. Bourbon quickly captivated bourbon enthusiasts upon acquiring the beloved label from New Riff Distillery. Jake Warm's family boasts a profound connection to the local bourbon industry, with his great-great grandfather, Jake, playing a pivotal role in constructing the iconic Seagram’s warehouse in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, during the 1930s. With a commitment to honoring whiskey tradition and advancing the region's spirited legacy, O.K.I. Bourbon proudly continues to showcase the essence of its heritage through every bottle.