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West Sixth Brewing Company
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Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar ]
501 W Sixth St
phone: (859) 951-6006
(Place added by: ltjska04 on 04-02-2012)
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Reviews by KYGunner:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
I took the Saturday 2pm tour and had the best time. Joe, one of the owners, gave the tour. Very personable, he was brutally honest throughout. I learned a great deal and was entertained. After the tour I sat in the taproom and enjoyed a well constructed Porter and Brown ale. The architecture of the original building is well preserved and lends to the atmosphere. The employees are knowledgeable and kind and are great reflections of Lexington. I consider West Sixth an absolute must if you come to visit or live nearby.
11-03-2012 23:47:38 |
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vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $
Had an amazing time! Per ABC "laws" my kids (ages 8, 6, 4 and 1) were not allowed to be in the beer garden. They made an exception and let my wife stay with them as I went on a tour. After my tour was over the guide gave my wife a 1 on 1 run down. What an awesome place. How Magic Hat got them on the radar is astonishing. I will no longer purchase Magic Hat and wished I lived closer to this wonderful brewery!
07-01-2013 17:09:24 |
More by FortKnox15
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | $$
West Sixth is one of the newer resident breweries in Lexington and they're growing fast. It's not in the best part of town, but you wouldn't be able to tell because everything about the brewery is comforting. Their brewhouse has 10 taps or so, all of which are West Sixth brands. The L-bar is surrounded by a few wooden tables and some bar tops and arm chairs further down. In a partitioned area, picnic tables are arranged beer garden style inside a garage, which opens up to a shallow patio area. It's very roomy with tall ceilings; it's used to be a bread factory. They don't serve any food but there's almost always a food truck outside.
They serve some great beers, such as their signature IPA, some single hop varietals, and some truly special gems like their Snakes In A Barrel, a super high gravity stout aged in (Pappy Van Winkle?) bourbon barrels. Currently, the only beers they package are their IPA and Amber, although they offer growler service. The only downside is that they don't carry any other craft beer so if you enjoy the venue but desire something a little bit less...West Sixthish, then you're out of luck. Still, it's a fun place to check out and is one of the up and coming breweries in the country.
06-08-2013 19:31:03 |
More by TheBeerAlmanac
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
I suggest everyone around Lexington, KY to give West Sixth a shot. They have indoor and outdoor seating and a vendor selling food just outside their door. West Sixth had four beers on tap the night that we were there. They always have their IPA and Amber ready to go and they are both loved in and around Lexington. The seating has a viewing window into their factory, which is cool and they have hops growing in planters outside to add to the feel. I also recommend sampling the West Sixth beer cheese. Sitting outside with a pretzel and beer cheese and a cold amber in your hand is the perfect way to spend an evening in the bluegrass.
06-01-2013 02:06:14 |
More by KerryCummins1977
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I've now been to West Sixth Brewing many times and everytime I go, I like it a little better. The building it resides in was an old Rainbow Bread factory that has been converted into many small businesses and artisan centers. The brewery itself has a modern, up-scale look, but still achieves a down-home feel. Seating is ample, but not forced. It has a communal beer garden room that opens to the outside sidewalk with many more tables. Food trucks are present nearly everyday here which is great since West Sixth doesn't serve food. Some munchies are available like beer cheese and soft pretzals. The actual bar itself wraps the inside of the brewery where there are alot of tables and some sofas on the other end. The beer speaks for itself, just check the ratings. The beers are typically $4.50 and up to $7.50 for the specials. All in all, a great little brewery that just keeps getting better and better.
03-07-2013 03:16:02 |
More by Jake_Ramrod
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped by here last night (March 2, 2013) to enjoy a pint as an early birthday celebration.
The atmosphere of the brewery/taproom is a lot like an open warehouse, but a warm and earthy color scheme helps to make it feel more like a lodge and less like a former bread factory. There is lots of open space in the main bar area, which is especially good for crowded times (like Saturday nights!) when seating is limited. There were plenty of tables, benches, chairs, etc. scattered through the room, but since most of them were taken, my friends and I ended taking our post at a standing bar close to a window looking out on the street. All of the people there were super laid back, and even though it was loud, it wasn't annoying. For an up and starting brewery, I was very impressed with how the place was laid out.
Obviously, the beer is the center focus here. The taps were flowing steadily with an influx of customers coming and going from the counter, and since all of West Sixth's beers are in house, I knew our pints would be fresh. All beers were served in their own pint glasses and snifters, and the bartenders were very quick to fill orders. I probably should have ordered a flight, but I settled on a pint of the Oddfellows Black IPA (which was yummy). Even as a relative newcomer to the KY beer scene, West Sixth have established themselves as a serious player in the central KY area.
The bar was slammed the whole time I was there, but all of the bartenders were very down to earth and inviting. They were quick on taking care of tabs and always gave a proper pour. Can't ask for much more than that, I think.
While I didn't try all of the beers on tap, there is something for every kind of beer lover on tap. During my night, the tap list included their two well-known beers, the Deliberation Amber and IPA; Smithtown Brown, Sister Sue Stout, Dead Heat Wheat, Oddfellows Black IPA, and then three higher ABV offerings: Transylvania Tripel, Heller Heaven Double IPA, and Snakes in a Barrel Imperial Stout (aged in 20 year Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels).
While West Sixth doesn't have food of their own (other than popcorn and pretzels), food trucks are usually outside the brewery. This particular night happened to be Habanero Loko. I didn't try any of the food since I had already eaten, but I'm sure it was delicious.
If you're in the central KY area and want to see what all the hype is about in the Lexington scene, stop here for a couple pint.
03-03-2013 21:06:58 |
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