Alltech's Lexington Brewing Company in downtown Lexington, Kentucky has been creating award-winning beers in the heart of bourbon country since 2000. Kentucky Ale was launched in that year, Kentucky Light followed in 2003 and Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale completed Kentucky's Triple Crown of Beers in 2006.
Our Master Brewers describe Kentucky Ale as a marriage between two classic beer styles, Irish Red Ale and English Pale Ale. Light amber in color, Kentucky Ale owes its unique body and character to select imported malts and a pinch of wheat malt for a rich, smooth taste. The unique body and character of Kentucky Ale is heavily influenced by the water, drawn from aquifers in the limestone rock underlying the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky.
Kentucky Light is a classic Kolsch style top fermented ale, a style of beer emanating from Cologne, Germany. For years Alltech Master Brewers have used their very own specialized yeast which in turn is the single greatest flavor contributor to this remarkably flavorful and award winning microbrew. Veteran Master Brewer Dr. Joe Power’s recipe calls for imported pale malts and malted white wheat to create an exceptionally smooth finish. Light in color, but full in flavor, Kentucky Light is sure to please the avid craft beer enthusiast and the light beer drinker alike.
Award winning Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale is a unique sipping beer with the distinctive nose of a well-crafted bourbon. Our Kentucky Ale is aged for up to 6 weeks in freshly decanted bourbon barrels from some of Kentucky’s finest distilleries. Subtle yet familiar flavors of vanilla and oak are imparted to this special ale as it rests in the charred barrels. Pleasantly smooth and robust, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale may also be served as an aperitif or after dinner drink. Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, the Beer of Bourbon Country.