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(Last updated 4/14/15)

Friday, 5/8

Whitaker Bank Ballpark - Lexington Craft Beer Week Kickoff Game, 6pm
207 Legends Ln, Lexington, KY 40505

Stop by Whitaker Bank Ballpark for the Lexington Legends vs Charlestown Riverdogs game featuring specialty beers from all of the local breweries, with a special ticket price for a tasting. Box seats and two drink tickets bundled for only $15! Representatives from each of the breweries will be on-hand to talk about their beers.

Tickets Available at Legends Stadium or Click Here


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Country Boy Brewing & West Sixth - Country Western Vol. 3 Bomber Release
436 Chair Ave, Lexington, KY 40508

Country Boy and West 6th have done it again – Country Western Vol. III: the official beer of Craft Beer Week. Inspired by a certain famous pie named after a certain famous race in Kentucky, this bourbon barrel-aged red ale boasts hints of chocolate and pecans, and clocks in at 13% ABV. Come grab up to 4 bottles and enjoy some good company and great beer in our taproom!

Saturday, 5/9


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Alltech's Lexington Brewing & Distilling - Pro-Am Brewoff and Open House, 9am-5pm
401 Cross St, Lexington, KY 40508

Homebrewers from across the bluegrass will be setting up their gear at KY Ale and competing for a chance to have their recipe brewed by KY Ale. The winner also gets a free trip to the Great American Beer Festival in Denver and their recipe entered into the GABF Pro-Am contest! If you've ever wanted to learn how to brew or have been thinking about upgrading your homebrewing equipment, this is a great opportunity to learn from some great brewers. Brewers must pre-register.

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Alltech's Lexington Brewing & Distilling - Kentucky Ale 0.7K Presented by Bodyfit Punch!
401 Cross St, Lexington, KY 40508

Think you can trot on an inflatable horse between two of Lexington's best breweries? Do you plan on consuming all of the best Lexington craft beers during Lexington Craft Beer Week?! Burn off half of one of those delicious brews by pushing yourself to the limit...or at least as far as Country Boy Brewing. The race begins at Alltech Lexington Brewing Company capping off a day of home brewing at the Annual Kentucky Ale Pro-Am Brew Off (9am to 5pm). Use that well-sculpted physique you’ve spent many hours at the bar developing to navigate the streets of Lexington while taming your inflatable horse on a stick! All proceeds will be benefiting the Lexington Humane Society. With your registration fee, you will receive one T-Shirt, one inflatable horse on a stick, one empty stein mug, and a beer before and after the race. *Must be 21 to participate.

http://lexingtonhumanesociety.org/


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Blue Stallion Brewing - Maibock Release
610 W. 3rd St., Lexington, KY 40508

What better way to celebrate the impending return of summer than to tap one of our most popular seasonal beers? We’ll tap the summer seasonal lager, Maibock, on Saturday May 9th to kick off Lexington Craft Beer Week. It’s a crisp bold lager with equal parts malt-backbone and noble hop finish. The Gastro Gnomes food truck will be on hand at 5pm with some delicious food to go with this great beer.

BRU Burger Bar - Lexington Breweries Tap Takeover, 11am
3010 Lakecrest Circle, Lexington, KY 40513

Sixteen taps dedicated to only local beers. Featuring Country Boy Brewing, Rooster Brewing, West Sixth, Blue Stallion, Alltech, and Ethereal.


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Country Boy Brewing - Coffee Beer Day!, 8am-close
436 Chair Ave, Lexington, KY 40508

Our famous Coffee Beer Day features a free catered breakfast by Suggins (while it lasts!) and a breakfast-themed food truck menu for the rest of the day. Come get your caffeine fix with 12 Country Boy Coffee-Infused Beers, or sip on one of 12 Country Boy taps. Who says you can't drink beer at 8 in the morning?!

Lexington Beerworks - Berliner Weisse Day, All Day (begins at noon)
213 N. Limestone St, Lexington, KY 40507

An authentic Berliner Weisse served just as they do in Northern Germany with (or without) flavored syrups.

Sunday, 5/10


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Alltech's Lexington Brewing & Distilling - Pins and Pints Southland Bowling Tap Takeover (May 10 - 17)
205 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY 40503

All week long starting at 6 PM at Southland Bowling Lanes and featuring Kentucky Ale, Kentucky Kölsch, Kentucky White Ale, and introducing Kentucky Raceday Session IPA.


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Blue Stallion Brewing - Mother's Day Brunch with The Gastro Gnomes, 1pm
610 W. 3rd St, Lexington, KY 40508

Everyone’s mother is special, so bring yours out to our annual Mother’s Day Brunch, featuring wonderful dishes from the Gastro Gnomes and the great company of the Snobby Beer Bitches. We’ll be pouring special beer-mosas for the occasion and rumor has it we may be tapping a special test batch brew in the Snobby Beer Bitches’ honor.

Ethereal Brewing - Special Beer Release, 3pm
1224 Manchester St, Lexington, KY 40504

Details TBA, but it will be very hoppy.

Monday, 5/11


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Blue Stallion Brewing - Against the Grain Tap Takeover
610 W. 3rd St, Lexington, KY 40508

We're going to highlight those brewers from Louisville on Monday night with an Against the Grain tap takeover. On Monday May 11th we're going to see how many ATG favorites we can get on draft. The Epic Cure will be here with their gourmet take on pub food.


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Country Boy Brewing - Country Western Vol. 3 Draught Release
436 Chair Ave, Lexington, KY 40508

Come taste the magic of Country Western Vol. III starting at Noon.

OBC Kitchen - OBC Deschutes Beer Dinner Featuring Select Beer & Food Pairings
3373 Tates Creek Rd, Lexington, KY 40502

Deschutes Beer Dinner featuring six specialty crafts & OBC food pairing. $40 per person. Walk Ins Welcome, Reservations Recommended 859-977-2600

Click Here for the Facebook Event

Pies & Pints - Sierra Nevada Passport Event: Monday - Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner
401 West Main St STE 106, Lexington, KY 40507

Throughout the week, Pies & Pints will be featuring a different Sierra Nevada beer on tap as part of a passport program. On Thursday, the passport program will conclude with a Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover including a special TBA beer

Shamrocks - Country Boy Tap Takeover, 7pm
154 Patchen Dr #87, Lexington, KY 40517

Join us and our friends at Shamrocks on Patchen Drive. We'll have 5 Country Boy taps and Shamrocks' killer menu, plus the Country Boys and Girls will be hanging out and giving away goodies.

The Beer Trappe - Stone Special Tappings, 5pm
811 Euclid Ave, Lexington, KY 40502

Details TBA. Keep checking the LCBW website for updates.

Tuesday, 5/12


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Blue Stallion Brewing - Test Batch Tap Takeover, 5pm
610 W. 3rd St, Lexington, KY 40508

We are going all out for this year’s Test Batch Takeover. There will be between 10 and 15 different test batch beers on tap at Blue Stallion at the same time on Tuesday May 12th. Some examples will be a peanut butter cup stout, a ginger saison and a blood orange hefeweizen, just to name a few. The Gastro Gnomes will be on hand to pair some great dishes with these creative beer styles.


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Country Boy Brewing - Cellar Cleaning Day, 5pm
436 Chair Ave, Lexington, KY 40508

If there's a Country Boy beer you've been jonesing for that you haven't seen on the board in a while, this is the event for you! Come see what gems we pull from the beer vault – we'll have 12 rare and returning favorites, plus 12 current Country Boy brews.

Drake's - Lagunitas Tap Takeover
3347 Tates Creek Rd, Lexington, KY 40502

Join us as we celebrate Lexington Craft Beer Week with a Lagunitas Brewing Co Tap Takeover, available all day on Tuesday, May 12th. Featured brews: Lagunitas IPA, Lagunitas PILS, Dogtown Pale Ale , Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale, & 2 rare surprise brews!

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Pies & Pints - Sierra Nevada Passport Event: Tuesday - Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter Am IPA
401 West Main St STE 106, Lexington, KY 40507

The Beer Trappe - Founders Specialty Flight Night, 5pm
811 Euclid Ave, Lexington, KY 40502

KBS, Rubaeus, Mosaic Promise, Oatmeal Stout Nitro

Winchell's - West Sixth Beer Dinner
348 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503, 859-278-9424

Chefs and Owner's Abe Lansdale and Graham Waller, both graduates from the Culinary Institue of America in Hyde Park, NY, will be creating a unique menu for the night to pair with a great line up of West Sixth brews including a special cask for the night and other rarities.

Wednesday, 5/13


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Blue Stallion - Ethereal Collaboration Brew Release
610 W. 3rd St, Lexington, KY 40508

Lexington’s two newest breweries are teaming up for a collaboration brew for Lexington Craft Beer Week. After much consideration, we decided on an Old Ale beer style. Falling in the “Strong Ale” category, the malty goodness is going to shine with this one. It’s also Wednesday Night Live, so we’ll also have live music playing in the taproom and Lyles' BBQ will be here with some delicious smoked meat.

BRU Burger Bar - Deschutes Tap Takeover, 5pm
3010 Lakecrest Circle, Lexington, KY 40513

Featuring five great beers from Deschutes as well as food specials all evening. Come meet the Deschutes rep, have some great beers, and great food!


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Country Boy Brewing - POG Tournament, 8pm
436 Chair Ave, Lexington, KY 40508

The dream of the 90's is alive at Country Boy! Bust your old Pog collection out of your mom's attic (or use ours!) and battle your fellow beer-drinkers for the title of Pog Champion. The winner gets a trophy and a custom Country Boy Pog set. Mood rings, side ponytails, and zubaz pants highly encouraged.

County Club - 3rd Annual Country Boy Beer Dinner, 7pm
555 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508

This incredibly popular event features four County Club dishes paired with four Country Boy beers. County Club specializes in smoked meats and delicious house-made sauces, making this menu a match made in beer heaven. Tickets are on sale at County Club on Jefferson Street and tend to go quickly, so don't wait!

Lexington Beerworks - Beer Dinner with The Gastro Gnomes
213 N. Limestone St, Lexington, KY 40507

Special beer dinner with The Gastro Gnomes. Great beer and great food are guaranteed.

Please visit www.lexingtonbeerworks.com for more details and reservations

Old Chicago - Exclusive Beer & Food Pairing, 6pm
1924 Pavilion Way, Lexington, KY 40509

Stop by Old Chicago for an exclusive beer and food pairing on May 13th at 6pm. Also, visit Old Chicago any time during Lexington Craft Beer Week and try six unique drafts from great local breweries, including: Rooster Brew, Country Boy Brewing, West Sixth Brewing, Ethereal Brewing, Blue Stallion Brewing, and Alltech' Lexington Brewing and Distilling

Pazzo's - Pint Night - All Local Beer, 6:30pm
385 S. Limestone, Lexington, KY

Choose your pitcher - One beer from each Lexington brewery will be featured as the Pint Night. Take your pick!

Pies & Pints - Sierra Nevada Passport Event: Wednesday - Sierra Nevada Summerfest Lager
401 West Main St STE 106, Lexington, KY 40507

The Beer Trappe - West Sixth Mini Tap Takeover Flights, 5PM
811 Euclid Ave, Lexington, KY 40502

Come join the West Sixth team at the Beer Trappe to celebrate beer week. As you would expect from the Beer Trappe many fine selections that rarely get tapped will be available. Flights will include Snake Cake, Heller Heaven Double IPA, Berliner Weisse and IPA

Thursday, 5/14


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Blue Stallion Brewing - Trivia with Double Prizes
610 W. 3rd St, Lexington, KY 40508

Thursday at Blue Stallion is always team trivia night, with gift card prizes for the top three teams. Because it’s craft beer week, we’ll be doubling the prize amounts, so bring all your smartest friends! Rolling Oven is setting up and baking their oven-fired pizzas and sandwiches fresh at the taproom.

Bluegrass Tavern - Country Boy Tap Takeover, 5pm-close
115 Cheapside St, Lexington, KY 40507

The best bourbon bar in Lexington will feature 5 Country Boy taps, including, of course, a special bourbon-barreled selection. The Country Boys and Girls will be hanging out and giving away goodies.


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Country Boy Brewing - 12 x 12 x 12 Event with Founders, 5pm-close
436 Chair Ave, Lexington, KY 40508

Come enjoy the best beer and food around, with 12 Country Boy taps, 12 Founders taps, and 12 unique small-plate offerings by the Gastro Gnomes. No tickets required!

Lexington Beerworks - Sour Power Flight Night, 5pm
213 N. Limestone St, Lexington, KY 40507

Join us starting at 5pm for a flight of four great sour beers. Never had a sour beer? This is the best way to try a few and see what type you prefer.

Pies & Pints - Sierra Nevada Passport Event: Tap Takeover w/Special Release
401 West Main St STE 106, Lexington, KY 40507

Including Kellerweisse and a special TBA beer. Prizes will be available for everyone attending on Thursday, with special Grand Prizes also available.

The Beer Trappe - Bell's Specialty Flights & Lyle's BBQ, 5pm
811 Euclid Ave, Lexington, KY 40502

Bell's Saturn, Third Coast Old Ale, Boiling Pot, and Le Contrabassiste

The Break Room - West Sixth / Country Boy Country Western Vol. III Event, 7pm
1178 Manchester Street, Lexington, KY 40508

Country Boy Brewing and West Sixth Brewing have done it again. Country Western Volume III will be released during Beer Week and the folks at Break Room will be hosting both breweries to celebrate. Country Western Volume III, an imperial red aged in bourbon barrels with pecans and chocolate weighs in at an impressive 13%, and will be tapped at 7pm. Country Boy and West Sixth will have other offerings to accompany Country Western Vol. III which will make a great lineup.

Friday, 5/15

Arcadium - Country Boy / West 6th Country Western Vol. 3 Release Party & Tap Takeover, 5:30pm
574 N Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508

Country Boy Brewing and West Sixth Brewing will be descending on Arcadium for a Tap Takeover to top all Tap Takeovers. Each brewery will be tapping 9 beers with many rarities being broken out and Country Western III as the obvious star. Make sure to get there by 5:30 when owners of Country Boy and West Sixth face off with a Street Fighter game to determine whose cask will be go on tap first.


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Blue Stallion Brewing - Sauerfest II
610 W. 3rd St, Lexington, KY 40508

Last year’s Sauerfest was a big success. This year we started early and have been stock-piling kegs of sour beer for several months. We plan to take over as many taps as we can with sour beers, ranging from funky to lip-puckering. The Gastro Gnomes will be back with some more of their incredible dishes.

Drake's - Sam Adams Tap Takeover Featuring Glassware
3347 Tates Creek Rd, Lexington, KY 40502

Sam Adams tap takeover will include: Boston Lager, Summer Ale, Angry Orchard Cider, Rebel IPA, Rebel Rouser Double IPA, Downtime Pilsner, Potbelly Porter, and The Sphinx Belgian Pale Ale. Glassware will be limited, so arrive early!

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Ethereal Brewing - Berliner Weisse Release, 5pm
1224 Manchester St, Lexington, KY 40504

Come enjoy a fresh Berliner Weisse with various homemade syrups to accompany the deliciously tart beer.

Liquor Barn Beaumont - West Sixth Tasting Event, 5pm
921 Beaumont Centre Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40513

West Sixth invades Liquor Barn Beaumont with a tap takeover including some special offerings.

Pies & Pints - Country Boy Tap Takeover
401 West Main St STE 106, Lexington, KY 40507

Cougar Bait, Cliff Jumper, and Shotgun Wedding plus TWO pins on the bar and two additional special beers on tap.

Saturday, 5/16


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Alltech Craft Brew and Food Fest, noon-8pm
Heritage Hall - 430 W. Vine St, Lexington, KY 40507

Returning to Downtown Lexington in 2015, the Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fest will be bigger and better this May. With over 50 breweries and 175 beers, the festival will showcase the finest the craft beer industry has to offer. There will be a new, expanded food section with plenty of local and Kentucky Proud options to satisfy your hunger. Come on down to Heritage Hall on May 16, 2015 from noon to 8 PM to put a great finish on your Lexington Craft Beer Week!

http://www.alltechbrewsandfood.com


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Blue Stallion Brewing - Imperial IPA Release
610 W. 3rd St, Lexington, KY 40508

Blue Stallion is releasing our first ever Imperial IPA with American hops on Saturday May 16th. We used 60 pounds of hops in this beer so it’s going to pack quite the hoppy punch. Red State BBQ will be around to sling their tasty smoked meat creations.


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Country Boy Brewing - Barreled Jalapeno Smoked Porter Bomber Release, noon
436 Chair Ave, Lexington, KY 40508

How could we make the Jalapeno Smoked Porter even more delicious, you ask? Stick it in a bourbon barrel! Take up to 2 bottles home with you starting at Noon. The Gastro Gnomes will be serving both lunch and dinner.

The Breakroom - Country Boy Smoky Tap Takeover, 7:30pm
1178 Manchester St, Lexington, KY 40504

Enjoy our limited release Bourbon-barreled Jalapeno Smoked Porter on The Break Room's fabulous porch overlooking Town Branch creek. A relaxing way to wind down Craft Beer Week!


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West Sixth - Think Local, Drink Local IV, 5pm-midnight
501 W. Sixth St, Lexington, KY 40508

Join us for our annual celebration of Kentucky craft beer! This is the one day a year our bar is filled with guest taps from some of the best breweries in Kentucky. We'll be pouring Country Western Volume III on draft, along with some of our favorite Kentucky Proud friends.

Sunday, 5/17


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Blue Stallion Brewing - Blue Core Charity Cornhole Tourney & Barrel-Aged Beer Releases
610 W. 3rd St, Lexington, KY 40508

We saved some great beer for the last day of Lexington Craft Beer Week. We’ll be tapping bourbon barrel-aged versions of both the Doppelbock and Maibock on Sunday May 17th. Blue Core Charity will also be hosting a Cornhole tournament to benefit their chosen philanthropy. Rolling Oven will set up to deliver their oven-fired pizzas to you in the taproom.

The Beer Trappe - Beer School: Barrel Aged Beers, 4pm & 6pm
811 Euclid Ave, Lexington, KY 40502

Join Certified Cicerone & National BJCP Beer Judge Kevin Patterson to learn about and sample a flight of barrel aged beers. Limit of 16 people per session, 4pm and 6pm sessions available. Beer list will be available as the event approaches.