LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 12, 2012) — Four local craft-beer enthusiasts opened a new brewery last week at the corner of Jefferson and Sixth streets.
Brady Barlow, Joe Kuosman, Ben Self and Robin Sither worked on opening West Sixth Brewing for more than a year and are excited to open the doors to the public, according to a press release from the company.
“Today, we’re pleased to announce that West Sixth Brewing is open to the public. We’re excited about the beers we’ve produced and to be put the first craft beer in a can in the state of Kentucky on Friday,” Self said.
The brewery launched with four beers — the West Sixth IPA, the Smithtown Brown, the Dead Heat Wheat and the Deliberation Amber, according to head brewer Robin Sither.
“We plan to brew a Stout and a Double IPA over the next few weeks,” Sither said.
The tap room will be open from 3 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to midnight Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
The bar is made of reclaimed wood from the old Rainbo Bread factory loading dock and the reclaimed original flooring of Memorial Coliseum. The chairs and tables were made by local woodworker Otto Helmuth and metalworker Mikey Johnson, and are made of reclaimed wood from a local farmhouse.
West Sixth Brewing also began canning its first beer – an IPA – on Friday. It canned an initial 100 six-packs and plans to do more throughout the coming weeks.
For more information, visit www.westsixth.com.