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West Sixth Brewing Company

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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 43
Beer Ratings: 678
Beer Avg: 3.71

Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 7.99%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar ]

501 W Sixth St
Lexington, Kentucky, 40508-1341
United States
phone: (859) 951-6006

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @westsixth

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(Place added by: ltjska04 on 04-02-2012)
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chinchill

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | $$

Visited here around lunch time on a weekday. Very nice facility with ample parking for cars and bikes. Decor is a mix of historic and modern, making it functional and clean yet with some added ambiance. 3-sided bar, a number of tables and plenty of standing room. Adjoining seafood restaurant can provide food for West 6th customers. Good variety of beers on tap. Growlers (as cheap as I've ever seen) and growler fills available to go, as well as 3 types of canned beer. A pretty good hike from center city, but free city bus service to the area is available at times.

04-06-2014 15:04:38 | More by chinchill
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craft_shannie

Indiana

3.6/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$

great modern space: industrial, lots of light, variety of different areas- bar, table, beer garden patio. an old rainbo bread factory, i believe. they have done a beautiful job w it. beer is OK. the tripel, brown, and BA snakes in a barrel were the ones that stood out the most. did enjoy some really good beer cheese & crackers while tasting. that was a nice touch. a few other snacks are available, as well. really nice space, but average brew.

03-02-2014 17:12:18 | More by craft_shannie
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target88

Kentucky

3.84/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$

First let me say the food is really a restaurant that's next-door thats connected to And is pretty good seafood The place was clean, service was fast and courteous and the beers on the whole were good. The atmosphere of this place is rather plain and nondescript and as long as there's a large group of people there however when the group dwindles the place seems kind a lonely. All things considered it's a pretty good place to visit especially if your hungry for some good seafood and some pretty decent beer.

12-25-2013 22:39:56 | More by target88
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FortKnox15

Minnesota

4.82/5  rDev +16.7%
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
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
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
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KerryCummins1977

Kentucky

3.55/5  rDev -14%
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
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Jake_Ramrod

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.1%
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
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Groomsy

Kentucky

3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
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 | More by Groomsy
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jman005

Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2 | $$

Actually got to check this place out on my 21st birthday. Already had a great interest in the place because of the great IPA they have crafted know as West Sixth IPA.

Atmosphere - The place has a independent and outdoorsy warehouse type of feel which I find really appealing. Especially for a place your just coming to drink some good craft beer and have some good conversation.

Quality - Not an issue at all here. The quality of everything was great and definitely on all the brews they had available.

Service - They had regular service and there were no problems such as waits or rude people. A lot of down to earth and kind employees. All local oriented people who couldn't have been more friendly.

Selection - The selection is good. A good variety of styles with all brews in-house. IPA, Honey Rye, Wheat, Amber, Stout. All delicious.

Food - No food served by the company, which I don't love. They do offer a food cart on the road during certain times. Not my favorite part of the brewery but not a big deal. I just want GOOD beer! and they supply that.

The value is average..just as affordable as any good craft brewery I would say.

This is a great up and coming brewery that only has room for growth. The have they're IPA canned and just heard an announcement that they are canning there amber. Excited! Great brewery in Lexington, KY.

01-25-2013 02:40:58 | More by jman005
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BeermaGeddon13


4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

What has taken place over on 6th and Jefferson to transform what was a delapidated old bread factory into a gorgeous clean quality brewery you feel like you could find in any Denver neighorhood was no small feat. The guys at west 6th have done an outstanding job envigorating some life into Lexingtons beer scene. Keeping it simple and sewing their hops so to speak on a flagship IPA seems to be paying off. For the more risqué beer aficionado firkin Thursdays offer up some more unique and creative selections. Job well done.

01-24-2013 21:42:33 | More by BeermaGeddon13
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West Sixth Brewing Company in Lexington, KY
92 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.