Higher Gravity: Meet the Brewery.

This evening we walked over to Urban Artifact to try their Vanilla Chariot Cherry Gose variant and their new Owler Tart Vanilla Brown

Turns out, they had just run out of the Vanilla Chariot the night before. But the Owler was very, very good. On the way home, we stopped by Higher Gravity for another of their Thursday night Meet the Brewery events featuring Covington’s Braxton Brewing Company and Braxton Labs in Newport. Higher Gravity was featuring four Braxton beers on tap…

They had Braxton’s Blown Gasket Porter and three beers from their Braxton Labs: New England IPA #002, Sweet Potato Casserole and Belgian Blonde with Chamomile. After the taster, we had a Braxton Blown Gasket so we could take home the sweet Braxton Pint Glass and some sweet Braxton shades…

Just another fun Thursday evening in Northside. 😀🍺❤️

We found it!

This afternoon we walked down Hamilton Avenue to Django Western Taco for lunch…

After putting away another chicken biscuit with some more amazing Django chips and salsa, we walked down Blue Rock Road to Northside Yacht Club

We heard that NSYC had the rather difficult-to-find Braxton Brewing Co. x Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout collaboration that has Cincinnati all abuzz right now…

And there it is…

It was really very good. I was hoping it would be a little more on the raspberry side. It was very chocolatey with a little raspberry on the back end. But it was still very good. Before we left, we also tried a NSYC concoction tequila and peanut butter…

And that was surprisingly delicious as well. So smooth and peanut buttery. It went down almost a little too smooth. Like you’d go to stand up after a few of them, and wouldn’t be able to feel your legs. Afterward, we walked over to Urban Artifact see if we could find their Caramel Sliderule

But sadly, they were all out. So we had to settle for just a regular Sliderule. And it’s funny, I actually like it better than the much ballyhooed Braxton x Graeter’s collab…

It was a really fun and tasty afternoon. Do we live in a great neighborhood or what? 🙂

China Kitchen.

I stopped at Clifton Market on my way home this evening to look for the hard-to-find Braxton x Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout collaboration…

But sadly, they were already all sold out. The stop wasn’t a complete loss though. I ducked into China Kitchen for the first time and brought us home some carry-out…

We got Szechuan Chicken and Kung Pao Chicken and some fried wontons. I think we just found our new go-to Chinese restaurant. It was really delicious stuff. And so much of it for a very reasonable price. I love my Metro 17 bus. It makes life ridiculously easy. 🙂

Braxton Brewing Co.

After Genifer got home from work, we ventured over across the river to Covington…

To finally check out Braxton Brewing Company

I was tinkering with the idea of coming over yesterday to check it out. Braxton was having a Block Party. But I thought it would be way more fun to wait and check out Braxton for the first time with Genifer.

We got a taster flight with Storm Golden Cream Ale, Dead Blow Tropical Stout, Dead Blow brewed with Starter Coffee and Level Saison

The Dead Blow with Starter Coffee was out of this world. Was it beer? Was it coffee? There’s no need to decide. It was just pure amazing.

After the taster, I got a Storm and Genifer got a Dead Blow on nitro…

We followed that up with two of the Dead Blows brewed with Starter Coffee. Outstanding.

Google Maps has an awesome 360º interactive view of the interior of the Braxton taproom

We hung out and watched the Pats eek out the one-point win over the Giants.

Great beers. Awesome place. We’ll definitely be back! 🙂

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