Alltech - Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company
Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. is a passion for Dr. Pearse Lyons. Lyons, who spent his early years as an intern at both the Guinness and Harp Lager Breweries, went on to become the first Irishman to achieve a formal degree in Brewing and Distilling from the British School of Malting and Brewing, a school with over 100 years of history. Five generations of the Lyons family worked as coopers, supplying barrels to distilleries in Ireland for a quarter of a century. Lyons’ history and experience converged serendipitously in Kentucky. Lyons had one strategy: make the very best beers. From that goal came Kentucky Ale and Kentucky Kölsch. Capitalizing on Kentucky’s position as producer of 95% of the world’s bourbon, Kentucky Ale was married with one of the state’s most unique assets: the bourbon barrel. Within hours of a mature Kentucky bourbon leaving the barrel, Kentucky Ale takes up a six-week residence in the used cask, creating a distinctive taste, color, and fragrance. Tried before, but never duplicated, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale is the flagship of Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., winning numerous awards, including medals at the Great American Beer Festival. Gaining popularity nationwide, this unique beer is now available in 30 states and six countries. In 2011, Lyons launched Town Branch Bourbon, named after the waterway on which Lexington is founded.
Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. is the producer of award-winning beer and spirits and one of the few joint brewing and distilling operations in the world. Since its founding in 1999 by Irish entrepreneur Pearse Lyons, founder of Alltech. Its Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale has grown to become the brewery’s flagship brew, capitalizing on the brewery’s proximity to fresh Kentucky bourbon barrels. Today, the Lexington Brewing Co. family of brews - Kentucky Irish Red Ale, Kentucky Kölsch, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Kentucky Coffee Barrel Stout, Kentucky IPA and a series of unique barrel-aged seasonals - has collected numerous awards. In 2012, the company became part of the world-renowned Kentucky Bourbon Trail experience with the opening of its Town Branch Distillery, which crafts Town Branch Bourbon, Town Branch Rye, Town Branch Malt, Pearse Lyons Reserve malt whiskey and Bluegrass Sundown bourbon-infused coffee liqueur.
Currently available in various locations in: KY, TN, GA, FL, OH, IN, IA, WI, MA, AK, as well as Alberta, Canada, Ireland and China. We are rapidly expanding production and are working to increase our U.S. distribution.