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West Sixth Brewing Company

Brief History and Information: 

West Sixth Brewing founders Ben, Brady, Joe, and Robin all came to the same conclusion at about the same time – Lexington, KY needs more high quality local craft beer. Since we came from very different backgrounds with diverse sets of experiences and talents, we joined forces to create beer that can be enjoyed not only by craft beer experts, but also by those who just want something tasty to drink after going for a bike ride.

Though we all got to this point in our lives in different ways, we strongly agree on West Sixth’s goals. We will provide a taproom and beer garden where the beer list is never the same but that is always local. We will be a brewery that measures its success not only by making great craft beer but also by how it helps our community. We will always strive to protect our environment even if it costs us more to do so. And last, but not least, we all share a desire to create the best beer possible and to be an integral part of building a great beer culture for our great town.

West Sixth Brewing is located in a space that is as unique as its beers. The brewery, tap room, and beer garden are in The Bread Box, a recent re-development of the century-old Rainbo Bread Factory located in the historic Northside Neighborhood. Being at the corner of West Sixth and the hopping Jefferson Street corridor, our brewery will be near Transylvania University and the future Bluegrass Community and Technical College campus and borders the next proposed leg of the Legacy Bike Trail.

Being a 90,000 square foot monster of a building, The Bread Box will host not only the brewery but also other companies and community organizations that share our values, beliefs, and commitment to the community. While the building needs a lot of work, we’re confident that the renewed energy the brewery will bring to the area, along with the addition of the Legacy Trail and BCTC, will ensure that the Bread Box will be a key part of its neighborhood for many years to come. (Description provided by brewer)

Location: 
Lexington, KY
Map: 
Tap Room Hours: 

Monday – Wednesday: 11am – 10pm
Thursday: 11am -11pm
Friday and Saturday: 11am – Midnight
Sunday: 11am-10pm

What They Brew...

  • Marzen / Oktoberfest
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    (Description provided by company)

  • American Double / Imperial IPA
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    This beer, a long time fan-favorite in our taproom, and one of our first ever “seasonals” when we opened the doors, is a beautifully balanced Double IPA. Simcoe and Amarillo hops play well in a...

  • American Pale Wheat Ale
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    A non traditional american wheat beer that was fermented with one of our house ale yeasts, pours with an off-white head and has a light lemon flavor. Spicy lemon citrus hits the nose. The Sorachi...

  • American Amber / Red Ale
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    Stunning in color, the West Sixth Amber (also known at the Deliberation Amber in our taproom) is perhaps our most beautiful looking beer. Yeast and hops take the backseat as malt shines with a...

  • Belgian Pale Ale
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    This beer, known in the taproom as the Bryan Ave Belgian Blonde, is light in color, but deep in flavor and aroma with hints of spiciness that come from the Belgian-style yeast that is used when...

  • Winter Warmer
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    The West Sixth Christmas Ale is spiced ale with aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg with a sturdy malt backbone that will hold up to the chilliest of nights.

    It’s a higher gravity beer weighing in...

  • American IPA
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    The American IPA has been more popularized in the last century than any other style of beer in the world.

    Our take on the IPA only takes it further. There’s a lot going on here, with...

  • American Porter
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    This fourth beer offered year round in cans is a celebration of malt. Dark and rich with overtones of coffee and dark chocolate, it’s chewy and yet smooth at the same time. Brewed at almost...

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    An American Brown Ale (Description provided by company)

  • American Double / Imperial Stout
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    The second beer in the West Sixth High Gravity Series is Snake Eyes Imperial Stout

    We’ve been making and canning this beer since the first year at West Sixth. A big beer — it weighs in at...