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Braxton Brewing Company Introduces their Brew Team!!


Braxton Brewing Company located in Covington Kentucky introduces the Brew Team to the Beer Community!  Throughout the week of January 12, 2015 they introduced to the beer community the individuals helping brew Braxton’s beer. Each day, Braxton will introduce one team member and prompt them with the same discussion topics. Enjoy the behind-the-scenes look at the Braxton Brew Team!

Braxton Brew Team -
Get to Know: Conan Crofoot – Brewer/Cellarman
Get to Know: Mike Roszkowski – Hop Whisperer (Recipe Development/QC)
Get to Know: Dave Dixon – The Godfather (Recipe Development/QC)
Get to Know: Evan Rouse, Head Brewer & Co-Founder – Coming Soon!
Get to Know: Richard Dube, Head Brewer & Co-Founder – Coming Soon!

Braxton Brewing Company
Lift one to life!

I am so ready to get beer flowing through our brew house!!

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Dreaded Jake Porter – Robust Porter

Dreaded Jake Porter

Category 12 — Porter/12B. Robust Porter  is one of my favorite beers to brew.   My version of a Robust Porter I call “Dreaded Jake Porter” named after our chocolate lab that passed away in 2013.  This has been one of my most award winning beers along with my Southern Brown.  I hope you enjoy brewing this beer!

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Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) – Getting Ready for New 2014 Guidelines


There are some major changes coming with the release of the 2014 BJCP Guidelines.   Are you ready for them?  How will they impact how you brew?  Here are some links that can help you prepare for 2015 if the competition choses to use them.

Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) – For Updates

2014 BJCP Style Guidelines Presentation by Gordon Strong at NHC 2014

Draft Version (NOT for Competition Use) of 2014 BJCP Style Guidelines

These links should help you prepare for the new measuring stick that will be used to judge our beers.

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Happy Brew Year 2015!

DavesDreaded 2015

Here is hoping all your brewing endeavors are successful ones in 2015!




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Dave’s Dreaded Defends CMI Oktobersbest Homebrewer of the Year

CMI Comp 2014

Very excited about results of 2014 CMI Oktobersbest Homebrew Competition. Excellent Job my NKY Homebrews Guild for defending Homebrew club of the year.   Very proud of my wife Josanna for her CIDER SWEEP!!!

Dave “Dreaded” Dixon – Results
2014 CMI Oktobersbest Homebrewer of the Year
1st Place 12B Robust Porter – Dreaded Jake Porter
2nd Place  2B Bohemian Pilsner – Dreaded Budvar
2nd Place 18E Belgian Dark Strong – Dreaded Dark Strong
2nd Place 19C American Barleywine – Dreaded American Barleywine
2nd Place 22C Wood-Aged Beer – Dreaded Oak Barleywine

Josanna Dixon – Results
1st Place – 28D Other Speciality Cider or Perry – Bonehead Spiced Cider
2nd Place – 27C French Cider – Bonehead French Cider
3rd Place – 27A Common Cider – Bonehead Common Cider
3rd Place – 22C Wood-aged Beer- Bonehead Oak RIS
HM – 20A Fruit Beer – Bonehead Apricot Wheat

Full Results are posted at –

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