Braxton Brewing opening new taproom at CVG Airport

Kenton Hornbeck
Kenton Hornbeck
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Braxton Brewing Company, Northern Kentucky’s largest craft brewery, is set to open its newest taproom at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Opening to the public on Monday, April 24, the taproom is located inside a 15,000 square foot space in CVG’s Concourse A directly across from the Christian Moerlein Taproom. Both food and beer are going to be served to air travelers, although the menu hasn’t been officially announced.

“When we talked to CVG a couple years ago about the opportunity here, it really struck a chord with Evan (Rouse) and I,” Braxton Brewing co-founder Jake Rouse told LINK nky. “It means the world to open up our doors and now our beers to almost 9 million people who fly through this building every year. It’s unbelievable to think about.”

CVG saw a 21% increase in passengers from 2021 to 2022, according to CVG’s Senior Communications Manager Mindy Kershner. Last year, over 7.6 million passengers traveled through CVG. The airport expects that number to grow in the coming years.

“Their brand is very strong in the community. We know that travelers want to see more local brands and have that local experience when they’re flying out,” Kershner said. “We’re excited to have more options for travelers. As we know our passenger volumes are going to continue to grow, we want to have those other options available for them.”

In a January press release, Braxton stated their move into CVG helps solidify their position as brand which represents the Greater Cincinnati region.

“There’s nothing more quintessential to a city than being in the airport — to represent the city and who we are,” Rouse said.

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