distilleries & tours

Logos for both Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail


In the heart of bourbon country, Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. celebrates timeless traditions and bold imaginations. Our award-winning beers and spirits are steeped in the history, charm and excitement of Kentucky – where legends live fast and free.

Our family-owned brewery and distillery is shaped by a heritage that includes seven generations of Irish distillers, brewers and coopers. Uncompromising in excellence, we carefully select natural ingredients for their superior quality. From tours to pours, we are committed to delivering a world-class customer experience. Our story is deeply rooted in the rolling green hills of Ireland and the limestone-rich landscape of Kentucky. Make Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. part of your story.

Visit us along the world-renowned Kentucky Bourbon Trail® experience and explore the only combination brewery and distillery on the trail


With Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co., home of Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Town Branch Bourbon, and being the only brewery & distillery on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, we are the perfect place to host private tours for corporate outings, wedding guests or visiting family and friends.  This tour provides an atmosphere for only you and your guests to enjoy viewing how we produce our award-winning brews and our distinctive spirits.  And, of course, there will be samples along the way!

Your guests will go on a one-hour private tour of both the brewery and Town Branch Distillery.  Each ticket includes four tastings of your choice of any of our beers and distilled spirits. Please make your reservation at least ten days in advance.  Call us at 859-255-2337 or email tours@lexingtonbrewingco.com for more detailed information.

                               TAPROOM & OUTDOOR PATIO 

Our Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. Visitor Center and Taproom provides signature cocktails, fresh beers on tap, and flights of our spirits and beer. Depending on the season enjoy your beverages and relax with family or friends either indoors or outdoors on our patio. Look out for special events like our Tuesday Evening Trivia from late Spring to early Autumn and local food truck features.


Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. continues to prioritize the health and safety of our visitors, team members and the communities in which we live and work. We adhere to rigorous COVID protocols based on CDC guidelines*, so you can tour and taste safely.


BREWERY & DISTILLERY TOUR AND TASTING Twilight Distillery Tour & Tasting with Sunset Views: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 5:30 PM

If you have any issues booking a tour on-line, please feel free to reach out direct: Tours@lexingtonbrewingco.com / 859-255-2337

Discover the Bourbon

Behind the Beer

Information for your visit to the Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.

Email:  Tours@lexingtonbrewingco.com

Phone: (859) 255-2337

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

Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company
401 Cross St, Lexington, KY 40508
(intersection of Versailles Rd./Oliver Lewis and W. Maxwell St.)

Please park in the lots behind the distillery or on Pine Street. Handicap spaces are available in the brewery front parking lot off Cross Street.


MONDAY – SATURDAY: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

SUNDAY: 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM. First tour at Noon, no spirits sales until 1:00PM


  • 10:00 AM
  • 11:00 AM
  • 12:00 PM
  • 1:00 PM
  • 2:00 PM
  • 3:00 PM
  • 4:00 PM

**Go to BOOK NOW for additional tour and time options.

For Private or Master Distiller Tours, please contact Stacie Layne or Boyd Wells at Tours@lexingtonbrewingco.com.

Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. is closed on:

  1. Thanksgiving Day 11/23 and the day after 11/24
  2. Sunday, December 24th – 26th and reopens Wednesday December 27th
  3. New Year’s Day January 1st 
  • We welcome walk-ins, but strongly encourage booking tours on-line as tours book quickly.
  • All tours start in the Visitor Center (red/brown brick building).
  • Each tour lasts about an hour and fifteen minutes.
  • Visitors 21 years and older receive four tasting tokens to use in both the brewery and/or distillery.
  • If tours are booked, please stay a moment to relax, and enjoy some of our award-winning spirits or craft beers.
  • Service animals are allowed.
  • We are a handicap accessible facility.
  • Reservations for private or specialty tours are available upon request.

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® where you can sample beer as well as bourbon!

Our visitor center retail shop is open at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.  Please stop by for beer, spirits, or gifts, and know the safety of our customers is of upmost priority for us.


As guidance continues for Covid-19 and in our efforts to take extra precautions; we will follow all guidelines set by the CDC concerning cleaning/sanitization measures*.


The Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company strives to provide you with an educational, fun filled and safe tour. The Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company is aware of the severity of allergens and makes every attempt to identify ingredients that may cause allergic reactions to those individuals with food allergies.

The Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company has recently developed a new recipe containing Peanut Flour. Although the production staff attempts to schedule brewing this recipe during non-tour hours, sometimes production is inevitable, and the smell of peanuts will be in the brewery. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask the Visitors’ Center Staff. Thank you so much for your decision to come touring with us!

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Pearse Lyons


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