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Country Boy Brewing

Country Boy BrewingCountry Boy Brewing

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 74
Beer Ratings: 662
Beer Avg: 3.78

Taps: 24 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
95
world-class

35 Ratings
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.74%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar ]

436 Chair Ave
Lexington, Kentucky, 40508-3106
United States
phone: (859) 554-6200

view map and get directionsMap @countryboybrew

Notes:
Country Boy Brewing is proud to be bringing some great local craft beer to Lexington, KY! We are three guys (Evan Coppage, Jeff Beagle, Daniel Harrison) who love good beer are exactly what our name implies: Country. We are all KY born and raised, and our passion for beer and all things KY will show in the many beers we plan to have on tap very soon!

We are passionate about using the freshest ingredients to bring great local beers that Kentuckians can be proud to call their own!

(Place added by: BEERchitect on 01-24-2012)
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MunkeeMan

Minnesota

4.7/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $

I toured the Bourbon trail and asked most of the tour guides for a good local brewery. The consensus was Country Boy. I tried their Jalapeno Porter and Bourbon barrel aged stout. I ended up bringing a growler of the stout and porter back for myself and a couple of 1L BBS back to MN for my co-workers.

Great little hole in the wall brewer. Good food cart outside and you can bring the food into the bar. Stop by if you are in Lexington.

04-18-2014 03:09:41 | More by MunkeeMan
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craft_shannie

Indiana

3.95/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$

country boy brewing offered a pretty extensive line-up of well crafted beers on a recent visit. esp impressed with their BA offerings- bourbon barrel rx & sexual dracula. very relaxed dive bar atmosphere in terms of fixtures & furniture: stools, barrels, antlers, couple of tvs for UK sports. focus is on the beers, obviously. carry in or delivery food only. when beer is this good, that food model works.

03-02-2014 16:40:18 | More by craft_shannie
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edhizdeid

Kentucky

4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$

This places makes me proud to live in Kentucky! Hidden in Lexington is this awesome brewery that is getting very popular in a hurry. When you enter the pub, you are plunged into a dark room with just enough light to see what is happening and, personally, I love it. There is no pretension in this place. They serve beer and voila! The staff is friendly and helpful if you have questions about their selections.
The note for the food comes from the fact that CBB does not serve its own food but has people coming to the pub and serve food to the customers, so it is hard to judge them on the food in my opinion.
Anyway, this is a great place for local beers and, if you are in Lexington, this is a must for beer heads.

10-16-2013 21:19:37 | More by edhizdeid
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chinchill

South Carolina

4.22/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

This is a relaxed, beer-centric brewpub. 9 guests taps, includiNg 2 from Three Floyds; another 13 CBB taps. A wide range of beers even with just the in house (CBB) beers. Friendly service and customers. Bar, table and patio seating, with outside seats both in front of the entrance and in back of the pub. Dog friendly.
Highly recommended!

08-16-2013 01:00:46 | More by chinchill
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BonneyfiddlePapa

Ohio

4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$

Country Boy is honestly one of the best breweries in the country. Their gift for barrel-aged beers is virtually unmatched, and their selection as well as pricing are incredibly reasonable. Country Boy could easily be the south's best brewery, and I'd highly encourage anyone within driving distance to visit them. Granted, the brewery and tasting room are understated at best, but the beer itself is magnificent. An absolute must for any true beer fan.

08-13-2013 06:50:36 | More by BonneyfiddlePapa
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macher0

Kentucky

4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75 | $$

My favorite brewery in Kentucky.

This place is what Lexington has been waiting for. They have an excellent selection, quality, and consistency. The Brown Chicken / Brown Cow and Shotgun Wedding are great. Their BA selection is also great. I'm a fan.

My only complaint is the lack of windows. Its kind of like a dungeon, but that's certainly not a reason to avoid this place.

They also have outstanding selections from other breweries. My past few visits had 10 Jolly Pumpkins on tap and bottles of Zombie Dust. Need I say more.

07-17-2013 21:40:39 | More by macher0
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SPLITGRIN

Kentucky

4.58/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$

I have wanted to visit this brewery since I heard of its opening. This visit did not disappoint. Once you turn onto Chair Avenue you immediately see the brewery. A industrial front turned brewery that I have saw in many other instances i.e. Three Floyds and Sun King. The brewery has plenty of parking for its size. The tap room is conveniently attached to the brewery. Small but appropriate inside with approximately 8-10 tables a good size bar and a wall table that stretches the back of the room. The tap selection is impressive as it represents 24 total offerings 12 from Country Boy and 12 guest taps. A wide selection and great variety that it would take many trips to enjoy. I had the BA Paw Paw, Cliff Jumper and Lazy Rye, all of which were very good. The real standout was The Paw Paw, this is truely a stellar BA brew. I took a growler home that I will truely cherish. The service was super friendly and spot on to all your needs. Even when they were busy I never had to wait on a brew. Food is available from outside eateries for delivery from many options. This was a wonderful experience and I look forward to the future of this promising brewery.

07-06-2013 16:10:12 | More by SPLITGRIN
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.06/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

I've been going to Country Boy since they opened over a year ago. If you're not familiar with the location, it's kind of hard to find and if you go when it's not that busy, you might be confused whether or not you're in the right place because the beer bar is tucked inside their brewing warehouse, rather innocuous. That being said, they're usually pretty slammed and the crowd is very diverse and friendly. The staff are always cool and accommodating. The interior is small but quaint and rustic; tables are all made of thick oak and look like they were constructed by hand while random quirks hang on the walls. They do have TV's if a game is on. Fortunately, they're in the process of building a patio out back which should add more leisure space.

They have about 20 tap offerings, half are usually their own beers and the other half are various other craft brews. They don't package at this time, nor do they carry any other bottles, although they do offer growler service. They usually sell t-shirts and pint glasses, too. They used to pump out new beers every week, but they're finally starting to whittle down to a regular rotation of a small list of beers. Their beers include low gravity, light on the palate crowd pleasers and also the occasional high gravity IPA/stout/etc. They've been doing a lot of barrel aging recently which is great. Pricing is extremely reasonable.

Country Boy doesn't offer food, but there's almost always a food truck out front and they allow outside food to be brought in or delivered. The place is super casual and fun with a beer to satisfy any type of beer drinker. If you're in town and you want a fun beer destination, Country Boy is a must-stop.

06-08-2013 16:37:07 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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KerryCummins1977

Kentucky

4.94/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Country Boy is the place you need to try if you're ever around Lexington. When you walk in, Country Boy is a very plain, block walled room. You're attention is quickly drawn from the block walls to the many drafts they have behind the bar. Two big chalk boards border a large TV screen, and the boards display all the brews currently on tap as well as the cost and the APV. Country Boy offers many craft brews of their own as well as a few others on tap from around the region. The staff is more than happy to let you sample any brew you like, and you won't be disappointed with any flight combination you come up with. Take home a howler or a growler and you won't be upset. I took home a growler lof their Wheat/Raspberry last weekend and it only lasted a day. They don't offer any food, but they do have a lunch truck right outside the door and a list of several places in Lexington that deliver to Country Boy. This is a nice touch and combines any meal you want with a wide selection of brews. Try Country Boy, thank me later.

05-15-2013 00:37:38 | More by KerryCummins1977
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BeermaGeddon13


4.59/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25 | $

While pomp and circumstance maybe more focused on its bigger brethren like West 6th, BBC, or Against the Grain, the country boys down on Chair Avenue more than make up with an outstanding, eccletic selection of local brews mostly inspired by the owners' days as up and coming home brewers. From an IPA in Cliffjumper, that's as good as any on the market to pappy van winkle aged Papaw's Red..each and every recipe exudes the care and respect of the process of brewing. Bonus points go to these guys for taking a creative leap and peppering some beers with heat and others with the warm spice of winter. quality, care, freshness, combined with a friendly knowledgable staff make this place a cant miss visit for any beer lover

01-24-2013 21:36:12 | More by BeermaGeddon13
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Country Boy Brewing in Lexington, KY
95 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.