Beer & Bourbon in the Bluegrass on Eastern Standard
According to the Kentucky Distillers Association, about 9,000 people owe their paychecks to the distilling industry which brings in over 300 million dollars in taxes for the state. More than 8,000 people are employed in jobs related to the brewing and distribution of beer. That industry adds 160 million in tax revenue.
On this week’s EST, we’ll discuss the impact of Beer and Bourbon in the Bluegrass.
Guests: Dr. Darrin Smith, Eastern Kentucky University chemistry professor, working to incorporate a new chemistry-based brewing certification program into the curriculum; Hal Gervis, Global Sales Director of Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company; Adam Johnson, Director of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail; Janet Patton, reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader, covering the bourbon and micro-brewing industries in Kentucky,