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Over 60 breweries, 240 craft bers featured in fourth annual Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest

The best of the world’s craft beer industry will soon meet in Kentucky to eat, drink, compete and celebrate their love of the art and science of beer at the fourth annual Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest. Held May 20 at the Lexington Convention Center, the event will feature 63 craft breweries that will showcase more than 240 craft beers. Get your tickets to the Alltech Craft Brews & Food...

Teams from University of Kentucky, WKU take home top Alltech Innovation prizes

As seven universities demonstrated at the Alltech Innovation Competition 2017, university-level innovation is firing on all cylinders in Kentucky. A range of disruptive technologies were showcased, from eco-friendly and Kentucky-centric ventures to those featuring virtual reality and music. Western Kentucky University’s undergraduate team and the University of Kentucky’s graduate team took home...

Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. introduces imperial porter made with Kentucky’s state fruit

Over the past two months, a new brew has been quietly aging in the barrel room at Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. Utilizing the official state fruit of Kentucky, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Blackberry Porter is the newest addition to the Barrel-Aged Seasonal Series. The imperial porter makes use of two Kentucky products: blackberries and bourbon barrels. Designated the official fruit...

Holiday Spirit: Sing along with UK Opera and Alltech at annual Celebration of Song

The University of Kentucky Opera Theatre in coordination with Alltech proudly presents the 11th annual “Celebration of Song.” Join the Central Kentucky community as it gets in the holiday spirit at these old-style holiday sing-a-long concerts on Dec. 11, at The Square. Admission is free and open to the public. Conducted by Director Everett McCorvey, “Celebration of Song” features...

Lexington’s 4th of July Festival begins Friday with Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social

Celebrate our nation’s Independence Day in downtown Lexington with a four-day weekend full of fun events for the whole family. The Fifth Third Bank Presents Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival kicks off Friday, July 1 at noon with the Great American Pie Contest and culminates the evening of July 4 with fireworks outside Commonwealth Stadium. All events are free and open to the public, except...

Alltech Ideas Conference: Investing in tomorrow leads to successful future

Damien McLoughlin, Anthony C. Cunningham Professor of Marketing, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, addressed attendees in Rupp Arena at the closing session of ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference Wednesday. The 32nd annual three-day conference heard from 60 of the brightest international minds in science, agriculture, technology and business. ONE explored world-changing ideas and challenged...

Attendees from 69 countries registered for ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference set for this week

As registered attendees from 69 countries prepare for ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, from May 22–25, Alltech is adding to its line-up of expert speakers and engaging discussions. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, former CEO of Ford Alan Mulally, former Global Marketing Officer of Procter & Gamble Jim Stengel, renowned...

Alltech, WKU combine to create largest operating campus brewing system in U.S.

Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. is partnering with Western Kentucky University to bring the largest production-level brewing system to a university campus in the United States. The fully operational brewery will help support new undergraduate and graduate certificates in Brewing and Distilling Arts and Sciences, set to begin this summer. The fully-operational brewery consists of a brewhouse,...

Apple technology pioneer Wozniak headlines speakers for 2016 Alltech Ideas Conference

The king of design and innovation, Apple has technologically set the tone for the world, and its global revolution began when Steve Wozniak, a young engineer with a penchant for computer tinkering, met an even younger guy named Steve Jobs who was interning at his company, Hewlett-Packard. It was a fortuitous meeting of complementary geniuses, computer wizardry and business acumen. In 1975, Jobs and...

Former Alltech executive Blandford named marketing director for KDA’s Kentucky Proud program

A global brand manager for a Kentucky-based multinational corporation is the new executive director of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s marketing office. Melanie Blandford of Nicholasville assumed her new post Monday. As the KDA’s executive director of marketing, Blandford will be responsible for Kentucky Proud, the official state farm marketing program. “We were very fortunate to be...

Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company’s new brew will benefit Old Friends

With anticipation mounting for the spring meet at Keeneland in April and the Kentucky Derby in May, Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company (ALBDC) has a new brew at the starting gate, fittingly named Kentucky Race Day Session IPA. Kentucky Race Day Session IPA is available now on draft, and look for six-pack bottles beginning March 28 in retail outlets. From April 1 through May 8, a portion...

Local, regional groups perform for 37th annual Lexington St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

Seven local and regional performance groups will be taking the Irish festival stage on Saturday, March 12, as part of the Lexington’s 37th annual Alltech St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival. The lineup features musicians, singers and dancers from across Kentucky. The festival is part of an all-day celebration that begins at 8 a.m. with the 10th annual Shamrock Shuffle to benefit Lexington Habitat...

Luck of the Irish: Transylvania president Seamus Carey named St. Patrick’s Day Grand Marshal

Dr. Seamus Carey, the 26th president of Lexington’s Transylvania University, has been named as the Grand Marshal of the 37th Annual Alltech Lexington St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 12. The son of Irish immigrants, Carey grew up in Bronx, New York. A well-known educator and author, Carey is an avid athlete, having played Irish football and hurling. He was also a basketball player and was recruited...

Bluegrass & Backroads: Lexington Brewing and Distilling offers a taste of Kentucky

    Kentucky is a state defined by its history and noted for a number of things, not the least of which is horse racing, bourbon, bluegrass music and barbecue.   KyForward’s Kristy Robinson Horine profiles Bluegrass & Backroads hosts Bob Shrader and Matt Hilton in Behind the Scenes: Bluegrass & Backroads team knows how to tell a good Kentucky story. But, as natives...

Calipari picks up Alltech 2015 Humanitarian Award for helping others ‘reach their dreams’

Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari received Alltech’s prestigious 2015 Humanitarian Award on his home court at Rupp Arena on Wednesday after addressing more than 3,000 attendees from 68 nations on the closing day of the Alltech REBELation, an international conference exploring innovation, inspiration and world-changing ideas.   Known as a “dream maker,” Calipari has guided six...

Calipari picks up Alltech 2015 Humanitarian Award for helping others 'reach their dreams'

Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari received Alltech’s prestigious 2015 Humanitarian Award on his home court at Rupp Arena on Wednesday after addressing more than 3,000 attendees from 68 nations on the closing day of the Alltech REBELation, an international conference exploring innovation, inspiration and world-changing ideas.   Known as a “dream maker,” Calipari has guided six...

Alltech to honor Coach John Calipari with humanitarian award at annual conference

Pearse Lyons, president of Alltech, was joined in 2011 by John Calipari, University of Kentucky’s men’s basketball coach, on a visit to the two primary schools Alltech supports in Haiti. On Wednesday, May 20, Alltech will present Coach John Calipari with the 2015 Humanitarian Award. One of college basketball’s most successful coaches, Calipari will be sharing his insights on team-building and...

Partners Over Coffee: Alltech, BCTC team up to benefit Lexington campus, Haitian schools

BCTC students will be selling four flavor of Alltech’s Café Citadelle brand coffee, grown in Haiti, as a fund-raiser from now through April 4. (Photo from BCTC)   A new fund-raising partnership between Lexington’s Bluegrass Community and Technical College students and Alltech involves selling coffee from beans grown in Haiti. A portion of the proceeds will go to support education...

Johnathan Gay: Like Owensboro’s Ebola drug, what ‘miracles’ are hidden in our mountains?

Kentucky got to see the good that comes out of capitalizing on a region’s strengths last week when the city of Owensboro and its fading-but-still potent tobacco infrastructure gave birth to what many are calling a “miracle drug” to treat Ebola, one of the most dangerous diseases in the world.   In a nutshell, the Owensboro area had long been a thriving hub of tobacco growth and research....

Johnathan Gay: Like Owensboro's Ebola drug, what 'miracles' are hidden in our mountains?

Kentucky got to see the good that comes out of capitalizing on a region’s strengths last week when the city of Owensboro and its fading-but-still potent tobacco infrastructure gave birth to what many are calling a “miracle drug” to treat Ebola, one of the most dangerous diseases in the world.   In a nutshell, the Owensboro area had long been a thriving hub of tobacco growth and research....