Kentucky is a state known mainly for two things: horses and bourbon. However, its greatest treasure is called Bluegrass area in the north of the state and whose geographic center is the city of Lexington. It is a landscape of undulating fertile soil and ideal for the grass, in which the dominant species is a herb called Blue Grass. Around Lexington and extending to several dozen kilometers, the landscape is like showing my photos: Pastures, fences and horses. I took these photos in winter, so you can't quite see how lovely the pastures are because they are covered in snow. The Blue Grass is called blue grass because if it grows to its maximum, the grass turns green. But this is something that never happens in Kentucky, where the grass is always perfectly mowed. It is amazing to see the vast expanses of meadows, sparkling green, with its elaborately painted white fences and huge amounts of horses grazing and roam freely. It is a lovely place to visit and take some nice photos.
One of the main attractions are its state of Kentucky Bourbon distilleries, most of which offer guided tours. They are big companies with huge facilities, many of them historic. In the United States are now fashionable micro-distilleries, small companies that offer high-end products in small print runs, for demanding consumers. Kebtucky Ale is one of these small distilleries, although workhorse not the bourbon (who also produced) but cerverza, an ale (top fermented beer). It is in a small facility and visits are generally short, but it is still worth a stop to get an idea of how the process works. Outside are several hops plants, the plant whose flower is flavored beer, which I had never seen. I enjoyed getting to touch the hops flowers ... At the end of the trail there is a small Tasting and an opportunity to purchase. Although the doses being served are minimal, it is important to be careful because they are quite strong beers..