LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 17, 2012) — West Sixth Brewing of Lexington announced Thursday that it plans to more than double its brewery capacity, adding two 60 barrel fermenters.
“These new tanks will allow us to meet the strong local demand for our flagship West Sixth IPA,” said co-founder Brady Barlow. “We are thrilled we’ve had such a great response to our beer and look forward to being able to provide even more beer to local stores and restaurants in the Central Kentucky market.”
With these two fermenters, West Sixth will be able to brew 60 more barrels of beer each week. In addition, the extra capacity will allow West Sixth to increase the variety of beers available at its taproom at 501 West Sixth Street in Lexington.
“One of our key goals is to constantly be adding to our beer selection,” said brewer Robin Sither. “By adding this extra capacity, we will be able to produce even more unique beers while still keeping up the large demand we’ve seen for our West Sixth IPA.”
West Sixth is the only craft brewery in Kentucky to can its beers, said co-founder Ben Self.
“We’ve heard from a lot of retailers who have interest in selling our locally-made IPA,” he said. “We already have a small presence in Louisville that we are eager to expand, and are interested in several opportunities in other parts of Kentucky.”
West Sixth Brewing beers are distributed by Clark Distributing in the Lexington area and River City Distributing in the Louisville market. A complete list of retail locations can be found at www.westsixth.com.
West Sixth Brewing also operates a taproom at 501 West Sixth Street in Lexington.