When Alltech purchased the Lexington Brewing Company in 1999, the Kentucky Ale it produced was used mostly as a promotional item to be handed out at corporate events, according to Hal Gervis, global operations manager for Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.
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Around the country, beer drinkers have been putting down their Budweiser, Coors and Stroh's in favor of brews of a more unique variation. Just like the dawn of the 20th century saw the rise of the American lager we all are all too familiar with, the turn of the 21st century has seen the rise of the American craft beer. This market has mostly been associated with various breweries of the northeast, Colorado, Oregon and California; but for the past year, Lexington has carved out a place for itself in the craft beer market. With the opening of West Sixth Brewery, Country Boy, and Lexington Beerworks in 2012, a brewgrass trail, and two more breweries set to open in 2013, Lexington is becoming a beer town in the middle of bourbon country.
Show up a little before 9 a.m. on a Saturday morning at West Sixth Brewing Company and the beer garden is already packed and buzzing. Twenty something's mix and mingle with others in their 30s, 40s and 50s. No, they're not there for a special early-morning tasting or even a tailgate party in the brewery's spacious taproom. They're there for the West Sixth Running Club's half marathon training team workout, just one of many events at the new brewery on any given day that gives the operation housed in a former bread factory a true community feel.
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Plans are under way for a brewery and taproom in downtown Paris.Ralph Quillin, owner of Quillin Leather & Tack, plans to open Rooster Brewing as early as May in a former furniture store on Main Street.