Alltech's Lexington Brewing Co.
In the heart of Lexington, KY, is Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co., a unique stop on the world-famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail and one of the few joint brewing and distilling operations in the world. The site is home to Town Branch Distillery and the brewery that produces the Kentucky Ale family of beers and is the oldest craft brewery in Lexington. Alltech founder and president Dr. Pearse Lyons acquired the 200-year-old Lexington Brewing Company in 2000 and today, the brewery produces five award-winning brews, including our flagship Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale and a barrel-aged seasonal series. Dr. Lyons’ background in brewing and distilling made him the ideal person to combine two great things – beer and bourbon. Hailing from five generations of barrel makers, or coopers, he was the first Irishman to earn a formal degree from the British School of Malting and Brewing. Ground was broken on Town Branch Distillery in the fall of 2011, just steps away from the gleaming brew kettles of the brewery. Named after the Town Branch waterway that runs through the city upon which distilling was once centered, Town Branch Distillery was added to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® in 2012. It was the first Lexington distillery built in over 100 years. Today, the distillery produces Town Branch® Bourbon, Town Branch Rye, Bluegrass Sundown® liqueur, and Pearse Lyons Reserve®, the first malt whiskey produced in Kentucky since Prohibition. We hope that you’ll share in our story by visiting us, touring the brewery and distillery, and sampling some of our delicious beers and spirits. For more information on our products, upcoming events, tour schedules and more, visit KentuckyAle.com.