LEXINGTON, KY – Nearly nine months since the build out began, Lexington’s newest craft brewery is set to open its doors to the public. Blue Stallion Brewing Co. will celebrate its grand opening on Wednesday July 17, 2013 at 6:30pm.
Blue Stallion Brewing Co. specializes in traditional German style lagers and British style ales, which tend to be lighter and less hop-heavy than some of the American style craft beers. The brewery is located in the back half of a 7,000 foot building at 610 W. Third St. The front half of the building houses a tasting room and lounge, complete with pool table, mezzanine, dart boards, and patio.
The idea behind the brewery started over the winter of 2011 by the owners of Blue Stallion: Nico Schulz, Jim Clemons and brothers Kore Donnelly, Zac Donnelly and Xavier Donnelly. The Donnelly brothers and Jim Clemons are native Lexingtonians and their head brewer, Nico, hails from Germany. The owners want to offer Lexington a place to relax and have a craft beer in a comfortable, easy-going environment.
“We want to be a viable, attractive option for beer drinkers in Lexington. The best thing about opening a brewery is that we can see ourselves making a living doing something that we really like doing. I think that passion will come out in our product,” explained Kore Donnelly.
The grand opening will begin with a ribbon cutting at 6:30pm. The bar will have five Blue Stallion Brewing beers on tap. They include: German Pilsner, Munich Dunkel, Smoked Lager, Scottish 70 Schilling, and Hefeweizen. The food truck “That’s How We Roll” is also scheduled to be on hand. In addition to their regular menu, they will feature brats & sauerkraut and bangers & mash.
The brewery is located at 610 W. Third Street near the corner of Newtown Pike and Third Street. Parking is available in the lot next to the brewery building and the lot on the Northeast corner of Newtown Pike and Third Street. Additional street parking is available on W. Third St. and Henry St.
More information on Blue Stallion Brewing is available on their website: http://bluestallionbrewing.com
LEXINGTON, Ky., (Feb. 14, 2017) – Kentucky Small Business Development Center is seeking nominations for the 2017 Pacesetter Awards. The recognition program was created to honor high performing, second-stage businesses that are changing Kentucky’s economic landscape. The deadline to submit nominations is March 15.
KSBDC encourages small businesses that meet the following minimum qualifications to apply:
· Privately held
· In business for three or more years
· Employ six or more full-time employees, including the owner
· Annual sales meet or exceed $500,000
· Located and headquartered in Kentucky
·Demonstrate the intent and capacity to grow evidenced by the judging criteria.
Pacesetters will be selected based on two or more of the following criteria:
· Growth in the number of employees
·Increase in sales and/or unit volume
· Innovativeness of the product or service
·Response to adversity
·Employee engagement and commitment
·Contributions by the nominee to aid community-oriented projects
Pacesetters will be recognized at the Kentucky Celebrates Small Business event held at the Capitol rotunda in Frankfort during the first week of May. Each honoree will receive an award inscribed with the business’s name and a promotional video for their own use that highlights the business. In addition, KSBDC will send a customized press release announcing the award to local media and trade associations. Honorees are given the rights to use the Kentucky Pacesetter logo and event photographs in promoting their business.
Anyone may submit nominations, including third parties associated with an eligible second-stage business. A business may self-nominate by completing the required form. Winners will be notified by March 27. Full nomination requirements and the application are online at https://www.ksbdc.org/kentucky-pacesetters1 .
The Kentucky Small Business Development Center, part of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, is a network of 12 offices located throughout the state. The center helps existing and start-up businesses succeed by offering high quality, in-depth and hands-on services. KSBDC is a partner program with the U.S. Small Business Administration. More information on KSBDC services can be found on their website, http://www.ksbdc.org/ .
Writer: Roberta Meisel, 859-257-0104
UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, through its land-grant mission, reaches across the commonwealth with teaching, research and extension to enhance the lives of Kentuckians.