Beer, Wine, and Bourbon in Bluegrass Kentucky

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Kentucky is widely known as the birthplace of bourbon, where the ever-popular Mint Julep and old-fashioned reign supreme. But, did you also know that Kentucky is a great place to grab a delicious pint of beer, and even a glass of wine?  It's true. Despite being at the forefront of the bourbon scene, other drinks have crept into the spotlight in Kentucky. Craft brews were once relegated to cities like Portland or beer-loving states like Wisconsin. Both the craft beer industry and Kentucky's wine industry are located in Bluegrass country, and have seen steady growth over the past several years. If you love to try hand-crafted, regional beer, wine, and spirits, then now's the perfect time to visit Kentucky. Find a Kentucky Inn to stay at this summer, and get ready to drink those hot summer days away with us.

Bourbon, Wine, and Beer: The Best Drinks in Kentucky

Master Distillers have long called Kentucky's Bluegrass country home. But the region is expanding its offerings, and it is now also home to master brewers. Though there are craft breweries scattered across the state of Kentucky, you'll find a bigger concentration of them in and around Lexington.  Lexington's Brewgrass Trail has been conveniently created to showcase the finest of Kentucky's breweries.  The breweries included on this trail include Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company, Beer Engine, Blue Stallion Brewing, Chase Brewing Company, Country Boy Brewing, Ethereal Brewing, Rooster Brew, and West Sixth Brewing Company.  Tours are available at Alltech Lexington Brewing and West Sixth Brewing Companies, both of which will offer you a wonderful glimpse behind the scenes of their brewing operations.  You may even want to seek out a restaurant
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or two along Kentucky's Beer Cheese Trail, where you'll find Kentucky's celebrated and regionally appreciated beer cheese. If beer isn't exactly your thing, Kentucky's Bluegrass region is also known as wine country. Kentucky's wine industry is currently experiencing something of a renaissance, largely due to the need to replace large and profitable tobacco farms that once filled the region.  Today, there are 72 licensed wineries in the region, cultivating a total of 600 acres of wine grapes.  Popular wineries in the area include Black Barn Winery, Castle Hill Winery, Chateau di Vieux Corbeau, Jean Farris Winery & Bistro, Wildside Winery, and more. Finally, since you're already here, you may as well enjoy a consummate Kentucky experience, and sample some of the world's finest bourbon.  The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is a great place to start your search for your favorite bourbon distilleries.  It will guide you through generation after generation of Kentucky's heritage and tradition in regards to this fine spirit.  A fun adventure for the bourbon enthusiast is Louisville's Urban Bourban Trail, which will take you deep into the bourbon-inspired creativity of Louisville’s culinary artists. No matter how or where you choose to spend your days, we know you'll be looking for a relaxing retreat at the end of the day. Our Kentucky Bed and Breakfasts offer exactly that, plus a healthy dose of that famous Kentucky hospitality.  Find your home away from home, and book a room at one of our member Bed and Breakfasts today.