Kentucky Ale Platoon Pack Hits Market
Written By: Chris Vandergrift on 03/12/2015
Kentucky Ale Platoon Pack hits market; limited edition six-pack features Kentucky Blue Ale and Kentucky White Ale
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] - Just in time for March Madness basketball, a new limited edition six-pack has emerged with the spirited colors of blue and white. The Kentucky Ale Platoon Pack from Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. will feature two new brews in one pack - Kentucky Blue Ale, an unfiltered, Belgian white ale accented with blueberries, and Kentucky White Ale, an unfiltered Belgian white ale.
Perfect for sipping while watching the heated, intense games of the NCAA tournaments, the brews will only be available in bottles in Kentucky and around the region starting next week and will last for a short time. The brews are 5.3% alcohol by volume (ABV), and the six-pack has a suggested retail price of $9.99.
"In this part of the country, it's no secret that we bleed blue," said Matt Cordle, sales manager for Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. "So our brewery is pretty pumped to be putting out this one-and-done six-pack of two different Belgian ales. I foresee a big run on these from basketball fans in the area. I'd be thrilled if I went to a watch party and the Kentucky Blue Ale and Kentucky White Ale were filling up the coolers. That's the goal."
Kentucky Blue Ale is a blueberry Belgian white ale that features the sweet taste of blueberries, complemented with refreshing citrus notes of coriander and orange peel. Unfiltered for optimal depth of flavor, this twist on a traditional Belgian wheat ale boasts an effervescent, cloudy appearance. Similarly, Kentucky White Ale is a Belgian white ale brewed in the same style with coriander and orange peel, but without blueberries.
The unique six-pack is debuting at an exciting time in the brewery's history, as the downtown Lexington brewery undergoes a renovation and expansion, with its capacity set to quadruple. Large roof trusses were just lifted atop the brewery building yesterday on the Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. campus at the intersection of Maxwell St. and Oliver Lewis Way and now can be seen soaring atop the formerly low-profile roofline. The building is under construction to make room for a new brewhouse, as well as to raise the roof and create two glass walls that will showcase the brewery's inner workings to passersby. The project is expected to continue into late 2015.