A Lexington brewing and distilling company is setting up a beer production line in Bowling Green.
Alltech, which produces Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, delivered a production-level brewing system Wednesday to WKU’s Center for Research and Development. No date has been set as to when the production line will begin operating, though it could start sometime this fall.
When complete, the brewing system would be the largest to be located at a university.
Alltech is leasing the space from WKU and will begin a craft beer brewing operation, while also paying the renovation and installation costs.
Meanwhile, some WKU administrators have been working on a proposal for a major and minor in brewing and distillation. Potter College of Arts & Letters Assistant Dean Andrew McMichael says the university has been seeking input from industry leaders.