Country Boy Brewing

Country Boy BrewingCountry Boy Brewing
Country Boy BrewingCountry Boy Brewing
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

436 Chair Ave
Lexington, Kentucky, 40508-3106
United States

(859) 554-6200 | map

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!
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Manta200 from Kentucky

3.84/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Have been a fan of Country boy beer for a while and finally got to visit the brewery. The setting is much like any other "warehouse brewery", I was a little disappointed. Taproom with outside space next to the parking lot. Foodtruck parked right next to it. Service was friendly and attentive! 24 beers on tap.

Sep 06, 2020
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CharlesTY from Kentucky

4.8/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great place, run by great people, and most importantly, great beer. Sinkhole Imperial Stout, Heart of Dankness Black IPA and their bourbon barreled offerings are excellent. Overall beer quality of all styles is very, very good.

Service is very good, bar staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Flights of four are available; no upcharge for half pints.

Aug 26, 2016
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Grindelvasdrum from Kentucky

4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

What a cool place!
Very relaxed friendly atmosphere for folks serious about craft beer.
They don't serve food but usually have a guest food truck outside
& even welcome you to order delivery or bring food with you.
Not very comfortable seating but some of the shorter stools aren't
too bad.
Good fresh beer!
I would've liked more information about their offerings online before
arriving. The website only listed 8 of the 24 drafts on tap. Rather than printed
lists, you must rely on mere scribblings on 2 chalkboards behind & at
either end of the bar which didn't even include % alcohol.
Fun place though & I look forward to returning.

Apr 11, 2016
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Bonkinishwa from Kentucky

4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Country Boy Brewing in Lexington, Kentucky.

Vibe & Service: Great laid back vibe here, with friendly staff at the bar, although while we were there, it was pretty busy, and the bartenders were too.

Quality & Selection: Nice selection of their own beers on tap, along with some other local and not local beers.

Took a trip to Lexington in September of 2015 just to come here. I was barely getting into craft beer around that time, but still enjoyed it here. Great atmosphere and great beers on tap.

Jan 25, 2016
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do_ob from Kentucky

4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Always been a fan of their beers. Recently got the opportunity to check the brewery out. While it was crowded, it was still pretty laid back. Kinda seemed like one bartender in particular was preoccupied with small-talking with other patrons, but I finally was able to get out to him what beer I wanted. The other, female bartender was very nice and courteous. Simple layout, no-frills, great beer. I'd love to go there again on a weekday.

Sep 13, 2015
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LeeEvolved from Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Awesome place, awesome brews. The place was super packed and had crowds spilling into the parking lot on a Sunday night. The bartender was great. She gave out samples of everything I asked even though the line to order was 3-4 people deep.

Their barrel aged beers were very tasty and the experimental brews were also good. The habanero cougar bait (Nacho Bait, iirc) was the best habanero beer I've ever tasted.

I'd love to come visit when the crowds were a bit lighter and tamer. Pumpkin carving contest had everyone riled up.

Nov 04, 2014
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joe1510 from Illinois

4.32/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Ah, Country Boy. This place is fun! The squat little building is housed in a small little industrial park area close to UK. You would have no idea there was a brewery back there unless you were looking for one. A food truck was parked out front on my visit with some great looking burgers. A couple picnic tables sat out in the old parking lot in front of the entrance. The "L" shaped bar sat, probably, 18 people and a smattering of bar tables could hold another 40-50. Eclectic beer stuff decorated the walls.

The staff was incredibly friendly and welcoming. The tap list was extensive with 15 in house offerings and another 10 or so guest taps. The quality of Country Boy's Brewing is such that there is no need to order any guest taps. They brewed everything from gose to IPAs to bourbon barrel browns, all of which were delicious. Not only is the staff friendly but the locals that frequent the place are just the same. Everyone knows everyone and good conversations were had all night long.

I can't recommend Country Boy high enough. The beer is A+ while the people are even better. The spot is flat out fun. Go there!

Aug 01, 2014
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Bmonster from Kentucky

4.51/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Country Boy has the most freedom to brew what they want and with whichever ingredients they choose to add to get just the taste they're striving for. Add the experience of their brewers, and you have the best brewery in Lexington. DH and the fellas, and some fabulous ladies, will take care of you.

Jul 12, 2014
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Jasoncolliver from Kentucky

5/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

A great location, exactly what Lexington needs.

Went before (and after) a University of Kentucky Basketball game at Rupp Arena. Quick tip - parl at Country Boy and walk to the Arena! They don't charge for parking, even on game nights! so, free parking, good beer, close to downtown!

The Boys had 24 taps when I went in Feb 2014, 12 of them were their own brews, 12 guest taps.

No food by the Boys themselves, but you can almost always find one of Lexington's finest food trucks in the parking lot.

Go on a summer night and enjoy the patio and Giant Jenga!

Jun 26, 2014
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West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

4.07/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

One of my favorites. The original Lexington location is a little small and gets really crowded, but the quality of the beer is worth it. They do basic styles so well and can barrel-age with the best of them. The new spot in their hometown of Georgetown is massive. It loses just a little bit of the charm, but they really needed the expansion. The staff is easy to chat up and keep it flowing, even on busy nights. It's a top spot to visit in Kentucky.

Jun 17, 2014
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IMFletcher from Kentucky

4.51/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Country Boy Brewing is a brewery and tap room for people who love craft beer more than they love ambiance. The building is located in a commercial neighborhood, parking is ample by 5 o'clock.
There are 24 taps at the bar, usually half or just over half are dedicated to their own brews, the rest are rounded out with guest taps. A small outdoor patio area also has a handful of duplicate taps. Bartenders are knowledgeable and friendly.
Food from outside venues is allowed, restaurants that deliver can bring you food, and there is a regular schedule of local food trucks in the evenings.
These guys' beer can best be described as 'experimental.' There are not a lot of what craft beer fans would consider 'standards' on the tap list, and if you are a fan of bourbon barrel aged brews, there are usually multiple selections available, rotating seasonally.
Growler/howler fill specials are 12-4 PM on Saturdays and Sundays, limited brews are available for $5/$10.
During special events, the small size can create for crowding issues, so plan ahead if you're visiting for one of them.

May 02, 2014
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MilwaukeeCrusher from Wisconsin

4.7/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Impressed by the selection of beers at this place and furthermore by the neighborly staff and servers. This is the type of place I wish I had in my hometown. Met a lot of homebrewers there. Beers were good to great. If in Lex again, this is the first place I will go to. Under rated.

Apr 24, 2014
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MunkeeMan from Minnesota

4.7/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Apr 18, 2014
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craft_shannie from Indiana

3.95/5  rDev -10%
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.

Mar 02, 2014
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edhizdeid from Washington

4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Oct 16, 2013
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chinchill from South Carolina

4.22/5  rDev -3.9%
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!

Aug 16, 2013
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BonneyfiddlePapa from Ohio

4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Aug 13, 2013
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macher0 from Kentucky

4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Jul 17, 2013
SPLITGRIN from Kentucky

4.58/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Jul 06, 2013
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TheBeerAlmanac from Kentucky

4.06/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Jun 08, 2013
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KerryCummins1977 from Kentucky

4.94/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

May 15, 2013
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4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
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

Jan 24, 2013
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4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

I just moved to Lexington from Louisville and decided to try this place out over the weekend.I was impressed to say the least. Seems to be good people. the selection was great and price was reasonable also. I will be glad to return. somewhat small place, but i'd say that's a good thing.

Jan 15, 2013
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mwar from Kentucky

4.16/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Hidden Gem...Literally, you have to know where you are going. Worth the search! Friendly people, good beer, I had the Chicken Brown Ale. Nice mix of people. We were their early on a Thursday and the place was half full. No food service, though they have a "taco truck" just outside the entrance.

Brew pubs are relatively new to Lexington, this is one of the first, and should stand the "test of time".

Nothing fancy or pretentious, my kind of place! This 500 minimum character rule is difficult for those of us not so wordy!

Dec 02, 2012
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RedSpecial1 from Florida

4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Visiting Lexington for an interview, and decided to stop by for a flight and some food. The atmosphere is very laid back with the walls being bare cinder blocks, and some beer signs hanging. Bartenders were good about taking your orders and making suggestions. There was a very large selection both from the brewery itself and other logical breweries. I had a flight with a hose, a dipa, a barrel aged imperial red, and a jalapeno beer. All were quite good. There was a good truck out front that specialized in French food so I had a cassoulet that was delicious. I would definitely come here again.

Nov 30, 2012
Country Boy Brewing in Lexington, KY
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