Kentucky Ale

Kentucky Ale, Kentucky Light and Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale are Lexington’s only locally-brewed beers. Located in the heart of Downtown, Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Company has been creating award winning beers since 2000. Kentucky Ale was released that same year with Kentucky Light not far behind in 2003. Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale completed Kentucky’s Triple Crown of Beers with its introduction in 2006.We invite you to check out our brews and see why we are a favorite of Kentuckians across the Commonwealth.

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 light bodied easy drinker for a thirst quenching low calorie, low carb experience. The aroma is lively with a crisp, zesty finish. That’s because our specialized yeast, said to be the life force in beer, is the single greatest flavor contributor to this remarkably smooth and flavorful microbrew sure to be a Bluegrass favorite for years to come. Whether you’re strictly a light beer drinker or prefer a medium bodied microbrew, one taste of Kentucky Light will prove you can have a great tasting light beer full of flavor without all the calories.

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.

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401 Cross St.

Lexington, KY 40508

Brewery Tours:

Free Tours of the brewery are available to the public. Bus Tours and Walk-Ups are welcome.

The brew hall viewing area and bottling operations await you at our brewery; all within a ten-minute walk of the Lexington Center and Rupp Arena.Enjoy a complimentary sampling of our freshly-brewed beers at Byrne’s, our tasting room, modeled after an authentic Irish pub. Take home a six pack of brewed ale and visit our gift shop for a wide variety of merchandise.

Scheduled Tour Hours:

Monday – Friday at 3:00pm

Saturday at 1:00pm

Appointments and reservations
Tours can also be arranged by appointment. Reservations are requested for groups of 15 or more. With advance notification, special hours can be accomodated. For more information please call: 859-887-3406 or send an inquiry to: [email protected]


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