JUNE 11TH, 2016 10AM-5PM
2015 Beer Cheese festival sponsors
Ale-8-One soft drink has been bottled in Winchester since 1926 and is the only soft drink invented in Kentucky still in existence.
Founder and inventor G. L. Wainscott began bottling soda water and several flavored drinks in a plant on North Main Street in Winchester, Kentucky, in May 1902. In 1906, he introduced Roxa-Kola, a popular rival to the cola drinks then available.
Tours of the factory are offered on Friday mornings by appointment. The Ale-8-One Company Store is located in the main office building at 25 Carol Road, Winchester, Kentucky. The Ale-8-One Company Store features many interesting specialty items and memorabilia. It is open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30 p.m. If you live in an area where Ale-8-One is not yet available, you may call (859) 744-3484 to place an order for Ale-8-One to be delivered to your home via UPS or visit place your order securely online.
Many people ask “where did DSC come from?” After 25 years of success with J&T Distributing selling black rifle parts and accessories, Teresa and Jesse Starnes(Double-Starnes’) decided to create a full line of complete weapons to satisfy the thousands of requests to build an AR-15. The J&T Distributing customer base demanded a rifle that incorporated the versatility and quality that J&T had been providing them for so long.
That is where DSC was born.
Manufactured in Winchester Kentucky, DSC has continued to supply not only the commercial market but military and law enforcement forces across the world with high quality firearms they can depend on. Every rifle built uses only US made parts, but is built with precision, care, and pride. Each rifle is built, test fired, and boxed to be sent to one of our many dealers across the country.
While DSC is in full swing, J&T Distributing remains in business in the same facility, allowing our customers to have a full line of parts and accessories to build the custom rifle of their dreams. Don’t ever hesitate to dream and ask one of our experienced customer service techs if your rifle can be built. Don’t see it on the website? Don’t be afraid to ask.
Still not convinced? Ask a friend, officer, or soldier that has used our fine rifles. When seconds matter, DoubleStar rifles have outperformed some of the most well known in the business. When choosing your next AR15, Built For Victory. Choose DoubleStar. You’ll be glad you did, and with a lifetime warranty, we guarantee it.
Good Foods Market and Café, founded in 1972 and located in Lexington, is central Kentucky's only locally owned and operated cooperative grocery - something our 6,700 owners are extremely proud of! We focus on local, natural, organic, non-GMO products and wholesome foods while supporting over 250 Kentucky farmers and local businesses. We offer fresh, local and organic produce, natural meats, fresh sustainably-fished seafood, grab & go entrees, fresh sushi made with organic rice, gourmet cheese & olives, made-from-scratch baked goods, bulk foods and herbs & spices, body care & wellness products, gluten-free foods and vegetarian/vegan products.
Good Foods is open every day from 8 am until 10 pm, closed only on Christmas Day. During the work week our hot buffet is served daily from 11 am until 8 pm. On Saturdays and Sundays we serve brunch from 9 am until 3 pm and dinner from 3 pm until 8 pm.
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Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) is one of the largest two-year community and technical colleges in the state. Our mission, as a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, is to provide excellence in teaching and learning. Through comprehensive and responsive programs and services, the college sustains a strong partnership with our communities to improve economic vitality and quality of life in the region.
BCTC offers daytime, evening and weekend classes at six convenient campus locations. Classes are also offered in Georgetown-Scott County, downtown Lexington and online.
Our college offers students many choices for classes, courses, programs, and training for a better life ahead. Whether you are looking for a good paying job or taking courses to transfer to a four-year college or university, you'll benefit from BCTC's caring, experienced professors, helpful staff, and excellent facilities.
Clark Regional Medical Center is a 79-bed community hospital that has served the residents of East Central Kentucky since 1917. It has over 75 physicians, 300 employees, and 75 volunteers on its staff. Clark Regional fully accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC). Clark Regional is a proud sponsor of the 2014 Beer Cheese Festival located in beautiful historic Downtown Winchester, KY.
Winchester is ideally situated in Kentucky’s legendary Bluegrass Region, where lush, rounded hills roll away to the east and become imposing mountains. And if you are looking for more than just postcard-perfect scenery, Winchester offers an array of attractions and rare delights for the entire family – something to satisfy your curiosity, your palette, your sense of adventure, and your taste for the unique.
From the striking historic architecture of downtown, to the picturesque surrounding landscape, historical sites and recreational opportunities, through a year-round calendar of activities, events and entertainment, Winchester offers a series of experiences that are utterly unique.
For example, Winchester is the only place on earth where you will find a festival dedicated to the spicy local delicacy known as beer cheese, and the home of a one-of-a kind gingery soft drink. Add Fort Boonesboro on the Kentucky River, Civil War sites, bicycle rides through our beautiful countryside, geocache treasure hunts, creeks made for canoes, golf courses laid over some of America’s most spectacular scenery, distinctive local cuisine, and you can create a memorable itinerary for you and your family.
Kentucky Custom Screen Printing has been offering their custom embroider services to the central Kentucky area for 10 years. We can put any custom design on almost any item.
Whether you’re a church, school, or business, call us for your branding and uniform needs. We offer free local delivery and quick turnaround for your order.
Contact Kentucky Custom Screen Printing today at 859-737-3701 to place an order, or browse their website for more information about their products and services.
We are a membership warehouse club, dedicated to bringing our members the best possible prices on quality brand-name merchandise. With hundreds of locations worldwide, Costco provides a wide selection of merchandise, plus the convenience of specialty departments and exclusive member services, all designed to make your shopping experience a pleasurable one.
Winchester Federal Savings and Loan Association was chartered in 1934 during the Great Depression to promote thrift and home ownership for everyone. We gave our first loan January 14, 1935 on a house that was built on Pendleton Street. The loan was for $1,200 with a payment of $12 per month. While costs have changed, our purpose has remained the same - people helping people
We think our approach is unique. We want to discuss what you need - not the product of the week. We want to get to know you and build a relationship that lasts for generations. We work hard to build your trust and confidence - that's something we don't take lightly. We strive to not only meet your expectations, but exceed them.
Let us help with your banking needs. You may call (859) 744-1900 or visit our website for more information.
The craft beer movement in Lexington and the Bluegrass Region is alive and well! True: we are known as the birthplace of bourbon. But we are home to master brewers as well as master distillers! Craft breweries are now scattered across Kentucky, and more and more thirsty travelers are seeking out small craft brewers and locally-made beers in addition to sampling our classic bourbons.
The Brewgrass Trail is dedicated to showcasing the craft brewers establishing themselves in the Bluegrass. Here are the breweries you'll want to consider visiting, as well as some great Hop Spots where you are sure to find a great selection of local brews, and an energetic and friendly atmosphere.
We are a family owned and operated business established in 2005 and located in Historic Downtown Winchester Kentucky. Our dedication to service and quality has helped us to establish a loyal customer base.
We are a small shop specializing in custom stonework. We understand that the purchase of natural stone is a major decision and we encourage our clients to visit the shop while their kitchen is being fabricated. We want your input on the layout and seam location when seams are necessary. With everyone’s busy scheduling it’s not always possible, but we prefer our clients feel like they are part of the process, not in the way.
Our Clark County Agency is Ready to Meet All Your Insurance Needs
Kentucky Farm Bureau is the insurance company of choice for people across the beautiful commonwealth of Kentucky. Our members enjoy an unmatched level of dedication and service from a local agent. KFB’s rates are affordable and our local claims service is quick and easy. Call or come in today and let us show you the Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance difference.
Office Hours: Contact Us:
Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Lunch: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Phone: (859) 744-1716
Fax: (859) 744-1704
Drive-thru window available
The Mission of Central Bancshares is to become Kentucky’s leading, high performing, community banking company by empowering our staff to deliver consistently superior service and value to our customers, shareholders and communities.
Helping Kentuckians Live Healthier Lives
Passport Health Plan (Passport) is a local nonprofit community-based health plan administering Kentucky Medicaid benefits.
Since 1997, we have been working closely with local providers and community advocates to fulfill our mission, to improve the health and quality of life of our members.
Our over 400 caring, dedicated staff are all focused on our pursuit to help Kentuckians live healthier lives.
With over 19 YEARS of Experience, Town Money Saver is a monthly Direct Mail Advertising Flyer that is delivered right to the door of consumers and businesses every month.
Town Money Saver is hometown oriented so every issue is packed with coupons and savings from businesses right in your area. As well, our mailers are in a small, easy to read magazine format which gives advertisers maximum exposure and makes it convenient for consumers to find a value close to home.
So whether your business has multiple locations in a number of markets or a single location in your hometown, Town Money Saver offers the flexibility you need to target your market.
At Lowe’s, we’re driven by a single purpose – to help people love where they live. This is a long-term commitment that we approach through continual improvement.
CareSource is a leading non-profit managed care company based in Dayton, Ohio. CareSource has been meeting the needs of health care consumers for more than 25 years.
CareSource offers managed health care plans for the uninsured and people who need it most. We care more about people than profits, and we have a plan that might be right for you.
Our health care plans are founded on the principles of quality and service delivered with compassion and understanding. We offer a unique approach to managed care through our process efficiencies and value-added benefits. We partner with health care providers to better serve our members.
CareSource wants to make sure you stay healthy. You complete Health Risk Assessments and can call our 24-hour nurse advice line to help manage your health care. We also provide you with information about providers, covered services, member rights and responsibilities, and your right to appeal any decision and share feedback at any time. And you have access to nutrition, exercise, and budgeting tips through CareSource.com. That’s Health Care with Heart.
We are always there to help you. You may call 1-855-852-7005 or visit our website for more information.
Friends of the festival
City of Winchester
Clark County Fiscal Court
Clark County GIS Consortium
Clark County Sheriff's Department
Winchester Police Department
Winchester Public Works
Winchester/Clark County Park and Recreation
Winchester Fire Department
Winchester Municipal Utilities
GRC Jr. ROTC
Cassell Creek Golf Course
Winchester First Main Street Program Board of Directors
Clark County UK Alumni
Community Trust Bank