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West Sixth Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.75/5
Based on:
73 Beers
1,775 Hads
Place Score: 90
Reviews: 22
Visits: 78
Avg: 4.01
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

501 W Sixth St
Lexington, Kentucky, 40508-1341
United States
phone: (859) 951-6006 | map
www.westsixth.com

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Place added by: ltjska04 on 04-02-2012

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Reviews: 22 | Visits: 78
Reviews by KYGunner:
Photo of KYGunner
4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ThurstonHowell3
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Great atmosphere. Not my favorite local brew.

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of ch196h
3.61/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3

This beer is better than most of the offerings of West Sixth Brewery. It might be their best. I'm talking about Cocoa Porter brewed with cocoa nibs. It is way better than their interpretation of an IPA. Their IPA is like dating a cat lady without a litter box. This beer actually tastes good and doesn't offend the senses. It doesn't deliver on the cocoa flavor as much as I imagined it would from the name, but it is a good dark porter with slight cocoa hints in the flavor. West Sixth is a new company getting it's feet wet. They will get better. At least I imagine they will out of necessity to survive in a demanding market. West Sixth doesn't have a signature brew, or even a brew they can call their own. They need that. They don't stand out for anything. And based on their IPA, they might even be failing. Seriously, I haven't been exposed to that much cat piss since I volunteered to help a cat lady on social security to fireproof her home.

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Photo of Ruger
3.61/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

Photo of rjcoy06
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Marcus_Erroneous
4.29/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of fredmugs
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jimmyd8386
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of GoBigBrew422
3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of jburd19
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

nice place, just their basic beers on tap when I was there

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Photo of 2Bstout
4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of bigeyedfish89
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Very cool place! Went here on a trip to Lexington with a few friends. Very friendly staff, good beers, cheap merch, and they let you bring food in! We brought in some really tasty pizza from Mellow Mushroom and had dinner while we chilled with some beers before an awesome concert at the Lexington Opera House.

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Photo of jshusc
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of misternebbie
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of XUJOE
4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of denver10
4.01/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of LexingtonBeer
3.33/5  rDev -17%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

Brewery and bar are located in an old bread factory. Some architectural details are left to enjoy. Bar area seems a little antiseptic.

Service was a little cold. Beer highlight is the Lemongrass Wheat.

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Photo of Nrichey15
4.29/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Magery
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of end_27
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of BenRisteen
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of cferg88
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Lot's of good beer and food. This place is huge and always packed on weekends. They will fill your growler with a smile.

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West Sixth Brewing Company in Lexington, KY
90 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.