Just a few months ago, at the official opening of College Heights Brewery on the campus of Western Kentucky University (WKU), university president Gary Ransdell commented that he aspired to produce a beer with a marketplace beyond Bowling Green. Already he and College Heights Brewing can check this box.
Grocers and liquor stores across Kentucky will soon carry College Heights Ale, brewed under the direction of Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. brew masters. Available in six-pack bottles beginning July 18, this American Pale Ale is coming from the first production and packaging craft brewery located on a college campus.
College Heights Brewery represents just one way in which Alltech is partnering with WKU. Other initiatives include an Alltech China Internship program for WKU students and an online agriculture master’s program at WKU for Alltech employees.
Could College Heights’ next distribution expansion be international? According to Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech, it is certainly possible that WKU’s market beyond Bowling Green could reach into Beijing.
For more information about Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company and their partnership with Western Kentucky University, visit www.kentuckyale.com.
About Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.:
Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. is the producer of award-winning beer and spirits and one of a handful of joint brewing and distilling operations in the world. Since its founding in 2000 by Irish entrepreneur Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and president 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 Kentucky Ale family of brews – Kentucky Ale®, Kentucky Kölsch™, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale®, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout®, Kentucky IPA® and a unique barrel-aged seasonal series – has collected numerous awards. In 2012, the company became part of the world-renowned Kentucky Bourbon Trail®with the opening of its Town Branch Distillery, which crafts Town Branch® Bourbon, Town Branch® Rye, Pearse Lyons Reserve® malt whiskey and Bluegrass Sundown® bourbon-infused coffee liqueur. For more information, visit kentuckyale.com.