During the 19th century, Lexington was a leader in Kentucky's hemp industry. As one of the state's key cash crops, Lexington played a central role in its production, sale, and use.
Before the Civil ...more
The craft beer movement in Lexington and the Bluegrass Region is alive and well! True: we are known as the birthplace of bourbon. But we are home to master brewers as well as master distillers! Craft breweries are now scattered across Kentucky, and more and more thirsty travelers are seeking out small craft brewers and locally-made beers in addition to sampling our classic bourbons.
The Brewgrass Trail is dedicated to showcasing the craft brewers establishing themselves in the Bluegrass. Here are the breweries you'll want to consider visiting. You are sure to find a great selection of local brews, and an energetic and friendly atmosphere.
Be sure to pick up a Brewgrass Trail Passport! You'll find them at any local brewery or at our Visitors Center downtown. Have it stamped at each brewery you visit, and you could end up with a one-of-a-kind Brewgrass Trail tshirt for your efforts. Let Daniel Boone tell you about the new passport program.
Want to know what events are going on at the breweries including tastings, special offerings, new beers and food trucks? Go to lexbeerscene.com.
If you are visiting in May, time your visit to coincide with the annual Lexington Craft Beer Week. Traveling in September? Check out the annual Fest of Ales.