Kentucky’s Favorite Mixer Goes Big


Kentucky’s Favorite Mixer Goes Big

Ale-8-One, the soft drink born in Winchester, Kentucky, is now available across the South

The Bluegrass State is known for its bourbon, its horses, and the music that originated from its rolling hills. And while you might have to travel there to fully experience those cultural highlights, you can now find one taste of Kentucky closer to home. Ale-8-One, a small craft soda company based out of Winchester, has expanded its distribution; the crisp, clean, ginger ale with a twist of citrus is now available in Harris Teeter, Kroger, and Fresh Market grocery stores throughout the South.


G.L. Wainscott created Ale-8-One in 1926, and although its unique taste was a major hit, the product remained available only in Kentucky during the twentieth century. In 2002, the company expanded—but only to a few counties over the state line in Ohio and Indiana. “If we were going to expand, we wanted to do it right,” says fourth-generation Ale-8-One president Fielding Rogers. So the company took its time. In 2016, it partnered with Cracker Barrel to make the soda available in all 645 of the restaurant chain’s country stores in 44 states. Finally, this year, Ale-8-One decided to take a bigger leap, selling its product in grocery stores from Maryland to Texas.

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Kentucky’s Favorite Mixer Goes Big

The Best Little Bakeshop In America Is Right Here In Kentucky

Posted in Kentucky                                                    May 29, 2017                                                                  by Andrea Limke                   

When you think of a good bakeshop, there are a few necessary criteria. Of course, delicious sweet treats top the list, but it’s also crucial to provide a friendly atmosphere, have outstanding customer service—and a good cup of coffee doesn’t hurt, either. Well, in Winchester, just outside of Lexington, a rather new bakery passes this test with flying colors. The Banery is now in the running for the best little bakeshop in America, and you’ll soon see why.

The 99 Days of Summer Countdown Begins


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The 99 Days of Summer Countdown Begins

Dept. of Tourism Offers Fun Ideas for Kentucky travelers

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 24, 2017) – The Kentucky Department of Tourism today announced the launch of 99 Days of Summer, an interactive section of the website with 99 travel suggestions for the 2017 summer season, starting Memorial Day, May 29 and lasting through Labor Day weekend, September 4.

“There are so many great things to do in Kentucky that it can sometimes be overwhelming to make those summer travel plans,” Tourism Commissioner Kristen Branscum said. “99 Days of Summer was created to give you trip and activity suggestions whether you are leaving for a week or looking for something to do the next day. We want everyone to enjoy the summer and these daily ideas can help you do just that.”

The 99 Days of Summer website, is an interactive calendar with pictures, events, maps and further information to help plan your Kentucky summer travel. Travelers are encouraged to share their Kentucky travel adventures with #kysummer. 

Each day has a different suggestion including traditional summer fun such as cooling off at a Kentucky State Park beach, finding the perfect fishing hole, or touring a horse farm. This year the list also includes one-of-a-kind summer activities only found in Kentucky such as rappelling into a cave 75 feet under the city of Horse Cave; sampling beer cheese all day long at the “Only Beer Cheese Festival in the World” in Winchester; learning about the 100th birthday of the great racehorse Man o War at the Kentucky Horse Park; or standing in the path of totality during the Great American Eclipse on August 21.

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A Great One

Kentucky Monthly                                                             by DEBORAH KOHL KREMER


Sriracha Lovers Unite!

By: Full Circle Market- Health Foods


There’s a New Beer Cheese In Town-

Sriracha Beer Cheese from Full Circle Market!  We’ve worked on this recipe all winter long, and now it’s out of the gate and ready to go!  Grab a container to take to your favorite Derby Party~ it will not disappoint!  We are very excited to be collaborating with Rooster Brewing, in Paris, KY.  We are using their best-selling Sleepy Puppy Ale in the Sriracha Beer Cheese!


Daniel Boone blazed this trail in 1775. Hikers, bikers may rediscover it.

Lexington Herald Leader                                                  April 30, 2017 7:05 am                                                     By: Tom Eblen

Kentucky’s first trail project is now its newest.

The National Park Service has agreed to help a non-profit organization working with state and local officials develop a driving tour and shared-use recreation trail along the route Daniel Boone blazed into the Kentucky wilderness in 1775.

The park service will facilitate five public meetings over the next three months to brainstorm ideas and gather comments to help develop a master plan for the proposed 200-mile Boone Trace trail between Cumberland Gap near Middlesboro and Fort Boonesborough State Park on the Madison-Clark county line at the Kentucky River.

7 Things You Must Eat and Drink While You’re in for the Kentucky Derby

Food and Wine Magazine                                            By Max Bonem                                                       Posted April 27, 2017



Try not to tell anyone, but the best soda in the country actually comes from Kentucky. Ale-8-One, known locally as simply Ale-8, is a carbonated citrus-ginger drink that you will undoubtedly become addicted to during your Derby visit. While it’s delicious all on its own, Ale-8 is even better with bourbon, a combination that is known as the “Kentucky Cocktail.”

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Abettor place: Winchester native returns to start brewery

By Seth Littrell The Winchester Sun Published 12:12 pm Saturday, April 15, 2017

For Tyler Montgomery, starting a brewery in downtown Winchester “just made sense after a while.”

Montgomery, the owner of Abettor Brewing Company and publisher of The Brewer Magazine, is a Winchester native who moved back to his hometown from Louisville with hopes to open a “nanobrewery” in the heart of the city.

Montgomery is no stranger to the brewing industry. He brews craft beer at his home, and says his time as publisher of The Brewer has given him six years of study in the field, including talking with high-ranking members of large and small breweries alike.

He said he first got the idea for a small brewery while spending time at the microbreweries in Louisville with his friends and family.

“We would sit in Louisville and think ‘it would be cool to have something like this in Winchester,” Montgomery said.

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Hemp for Victory in Clark County Kentucky

Published on Hemp Highway of Kentucky

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It is one of the cornerstone stories of the hemp movement, how the United States government encouraged farmers to grow hemp just 5 years after basically killing the crop during the “Reefer Madness” scares of the 1930’s. The Marijuana Tax Act was passed in 1937, severely restricting the domestic hemp industry. By 1942 the United States has been drawn into World War Two and the government is encouraging industrial hemp production as a material of war. The United States Department of Agriculture goes so far as to produce the film “Hemp for Victory” to attract and retrain farmers in how to raise hemp.

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