Client Success Story: Blue Stallion Brewing Company
KSBDC Center: Bluegrass SBDC
KSBDC Consultant: Jay Houston
Assistance Provided: Business Plan Development, Financial Forecasting, Loan Packaging, Mentoring
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.