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ALLTECH LEXINGTON BREWING AND DISTILLING Co.

TOURS

Tour Town Branch Distillery and our brewery, home of the famous Kentucky Ale® family of beers!

Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. offers the unique distinction of being both a brewery and distillery. Our Town Branch Distillery has been a proud member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® experience since 2012, and our brewery is a premier barrel-aging brewery, thanks to its location in the heart of bourbon country. We invite you to experience a behind-the-scenes look at our beer and spirits production and sample our products – this is the only location on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® in which you will get to sample beer as well as bourbon!

CONTACT FOR TOURS

Email: TownBranchTours@alltech.com

Phone: 859-255-2337

For additional information on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® experience, please visit kybourbontrail.com

 

PARKING

Please park in the lots in front of the brewery or behind the distillery, or on Pine Street. Handicap spaces are available behind the Visitor Center ( the square brick building) where you will sign up for your tour.

WALK-IN TOUR DETAILS
  • Available daily.
  • Tours take place on the hour every hour, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (and last approximately an hour and fifteen minutes).
  • All tours start in the Visitor Center (the square brick building).
  • Visitors receive four tasting tokens to use in both the brewery and/or distillery, with six beers and four spirits to choose from (for those 21 and over).
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early, as tours can sell out, particularly in the summer season. Reservations for private, specialty tours (listed below) are available upon request.
  • Merchandise is available for purchase in the Visitor Center and spirits are sold in the distillery. However, our beer is available only for sampling on the tour due to legal restrictions.

Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. is closed Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

LOCATION

Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company

401 Cross Street (near intersections of Versailles Rd. and W. Maxwell St.)

Lexington, KY 40508

See the map at the bottom of the page for detailed directions to our brewery and distillery.

TOUR COST

$8.50 per person or $10 to include a commemorative glass. Complimentary for 18 and under.
Military discount for active duty and military veterans.

 

VISITOR CENTER

Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tours start every hour on the hour, with the last tour at 4 p.m.
Note: Tuesday tours are not available in January and February, but the Visitor Center will still be open for spirits and merchandise purchase.

Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m. Tours start every hour on the hour, with the last tour at 4 p.m.

Merchandise is available for purchase in the Visitor Center, spirits are sold in the distillery, and beer is available only for sampling on the tour.

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SPECIALTY TOURS

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VIP TOUR

VIP TOUR

$12/person (or $180 total for groups smaller than 15 people)

Join us for a one hour and 15 minute private tour of both the Kentucky Ale brewery and Town Branch Distillery. Each guest will receive four complimentary tastings of our beer and/or distilled spirits, as well as a tasting glass. Ask about special options for birthday parties, bachelor parties, etc. Please make your reservation at least 10 days in advance. Tours may be scheduled Sunday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. After-hours tours are available, but may require an additional fee. A $100, non-refundable deposit is required to hold your reservation.

This tour is ideal for large groups, special occasions and corporate groups seeking a private event and secured time.  

MASTER DISTILLER TOUR

MASTER DISTILLER TOUR

$30/person (or $300 total for groups smaller than 10 people)

Learn from a master of the craft with a private tour of both the Kentucky Ale brewery and Town Branch Distillery led by our master distiller, Mark Coffman. Each guest will receive four complimentary tastings of our beer and/or distilled spirits, as well as a Town Branch bourbon rocks glass. Reservations should be made one month in advance as they are coordinated with our master distiller’s availability. After-hours tours are available, but may require an additional fee. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your reservation.

MASTER BREWER TOUR

MASTER BREWER TOUR

$30/person (or $300 total for groups smaller than 10 people)

Learn from a master of the craft with a private tour of both the Kentucky Ale brewery and Town Branch Distillery led by our master brewer, Ken Lee. Each guest will receive four complimentary tastings of our beer and/or distilled spirits, as well as a Kentucky Ale pint glass. Reservations should be made at least one month in advance as they are coordinated with our master brewer’s availability. After-hours tours are available, but may require an additional fee. A $100, non-refundable deposit is required to hold your reservation.

Ideal for special occasions, this informative tour provides an educational and personalized experience for brewing enthusiasts.

MASTER BREWER AND DISTILLER TOUR

MASTER BREWER AND DISTILLER TOUR

$50/person (or $500 total for groups smaller than 10 people)

Learn about brewing and distilling in-depth with a private tour of both the Kentucky Ale brewery and Town Branch Distillery with our master brewer, Ken Lee, and master distiller, Mark Coffman. Each guest will receive four complimentary tastings of our beer and/or distilled spirits, as well as a Kentucky Ale pint glass and Town Branch rocks glass. Reservations should be made at least one month in advance as they are coordinated with the availability of our master brewer and master distiller. Tours may be scheduled Sunday through Saturday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. After-hours tours are available, but may require an additional fee. A $100, non-refundable deposit is required to hold your reservation.

Ideal for special occasions, this informative tour provides an educational and personalized experience for brewing and distilling enthusiasts.

ABOUT US

In the heart of Lexington, Kentucky, is Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company, a unique stop on the world-famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail® experience and one of a handful of joint brewing and distilling operations—or “brewstilleries”—in the world.

The site is home to Town Branch Distillery and our brewery that produces the Kentucky Ale® family of beers. It is the oldest craft brewery in Lexington. Alltech founder and president Dr. Pearse Lyons acquired the 200-year-old Lexington Brewing Company in 1999 and resurrected the Lexington brewing and distilling tradition that dates back to 1794.

 

Today, the brewery produces five award-winning brews and is considered a premier barrel-aging brewery, producing the 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. While in college, he interned at both the Guinness and Harp Lager breweries and later worked as a biochemist for Irish Distillers, makers of the beloved Jameson whiskey.

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 Lexington’s Town Branch stream, the waterway rich with limestone that once enticed numerous distillers to set up operations along its course, Town Branch Distillery was added to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® in 2012. It is the first new Lexington distillery built in the last 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.

OUR HISTORY

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