Bourbon is known around the world as a Kentucky product (95% of all bourbon is made here) and the Bourbon Trail is popular with tourists from both near and far. Did you know that many of these same tourists are also visiting local breweries? The craft beer movement is growing strong and we happen to have at least six local breweries in town, referred to as “The Brewgrass Trail.” Here’s the scoop on our first craft brewery, Alltech Brewing in Lexington Ky:
Their official name is Alltech Lexington Brewery and Distilling and they make ten beers and four bourbons. The company is located on the corner of Maxwell and Oliver Lewis Parkway. As you can see by these pictures there’s lots of construction going on.
The downtown brewery opened in 2000 with the launch of Kentucky Ale. Kentucky Light soon followed and in 2006 Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale was introduced. All three beers have won awards and are distributed across Kentucky and into surrounding states. In 2012, the $4.5 million distillery opened. The 20,000 facility produces and stores Pearce Lyon Reserve, Town Branch Reserve, and Town Branch Rye. They also make Bluegrass Sundown: a unique bourbon-infused coffee concentrate. The facility is one of the very few “brewstilleries” in the world, with both brewing and distillery production happening at the same place!
This latest construction is part of a $7.5 million expansion. A new 25,000 square foot brewhouse is being built on top of existing buildings. Lots of glass is incorporated in the design so people driving by can see the processing tanks.
Tours are seven days a week and last about an hour. The standard tour includes a tasting. There are also specialty tours led by the Master Brewer, Master Distiller, or both. These private group tours provide an in-depth look at each step of the process.
Alltech Brewing in Lexington Ky is located on Cross Street off of Maxwell on the west side of town. Residents who live in the area can walk to Rupp Arena, the thriving Jefferson Street corridor (see my recent post about the Apiary and the Jefferson Street area), and the arts and entertainment district of downtown. Homes for sale within walking distance of the brewstillery can be found in the Downtown and Woodward Heights neighborhoods.If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!