Blue Stallion owners Xavier Donnelly, Kore Donnelly, Nico Scholz, Zac Donnelly and Jim Clemons
Lexington, KY - Blue Stallion Brewing Co. is in the midst of their first brewery expansion, only six months after opening near the corner of Third Street and Newtown Pike. The project will add enough cooler storage capacity to begin distribution of beer to the surrounding region in February.
The expansion will add a 367-square-foot cooler to the brewery; currently, the only cooler servicing the brewery is the 190-square-foot apparatus behind the bar, which is just large enough to handle the demand for kegs in the brewery’s taproom, according to a release.
“The size of our current cooler is the biggest bottleneck we face with beer production,” co-owner Xavier Donnelly said. “We’ll no longer have to keep finished beer in the conditioning tanks simply because we don’t have room to store the kegs. This new cooler will triple our current cold room capacity.”
Completion of the new cooler is planned for the end of January. It will allow Blue Stallion to begin distributing beer to local restaurants and bars in early February.
The owners plan to begin distribution with four of the brewery’s most popular beer styles: Hefeweizen, German Pilsner, Helles and Munich Dunkel. Distribution will start with roughly 7 barrels of beer (14 kegs) per week and grow from there. Seasonal and limited release beers, like Blue Stallion’s Smoked Lager, will also see distribution. Establishments serving Blue Stallion beer will be listed on the company’s website.
Blue Stallion Brewing is located at 610 W. Third St.
The brewery was founded by five co-owners: brothers Kore, Xavier and Zac Donnelly along with Jim Clemons and Nico Schulz.