Country Boy Brewing and West Sixth Brewing to create first ever beer collaboration between two Lexington breweries.

PrintCollaboration, called  “Country Western”, will celebrate the first ever Lexington Craft Beer Week in May

Country Boy Brewing and West Sixth Brewing, two Lexington-based breweries, have brewed the first ever collaboration beer brewed by two Lexington breweries.

The beer, which will be called “Country Western” in a celebration of the collaboration, will be a hoppy pale ale, and will be released during Lexington’s first ever Craft Beer Week on May 13th-19th.

“Since day 1, we have been amazed by the support for the craft beer movement in Lexington.  It’s exciting to collaborate on a beer that will celebrate the movement that opened both of our doors.” said Country Boy founder and brewer Evan Coppage.

“This is not only a result of great local breweries coming together to further the craft beer scene in Lexington, from sharing ingredients and beer knowledge, it just solidifies the friendship and comradery that has been created between West Sixth and Country Boy”, said Country Boy founder Jeff Beagle

“Brewing a beer together is not only a great way to show just how tight-knit the craft beer community is here in Lexington, but also to celebrate a great event like craft beer week” said West Sixth founder Brady Barlow.

“This beer has been a long time coming, and I’m excited to see the results.  I of course love our beers, and Country Boy Brewing makes some great tasting beers as well, so the results are going to knock everyone’s socks off”, said West Sixth founder Ben Self

Country Western is a hoppy pale ale that has been moderately hopped and dry hopped with Noble hops from Germany. This will cause the beer to stand apart from a traditional citrus-y or pine-y American pale ale.

Country Western will be released at participating bars and restaurants on May 13thand will be available only during Lexington’s first annual Craft Beer Week.  It will also be available at both the Country Boy taproom on Chair Ave and the West Sixth taproom on the corner of 6th street and Jefferson.

“We’re excited that Country Boy and West Sixth have decided to celebrate the first ever Lexington Craft Beer Week by creating the first ever collaboration between two Lexington breweries.  Country Western is going to be one tasty beer, and it will only be available at craft beer establishments around Lexington during Lexington Craft Beer Week”, said Craft beer founder and coordinator Chris Vandergrift.

Chris added, “The inaugural Lexington Craft Beer Week will celebrate all things craft-beer related in Lexington.  With the growing number of breweries in Lexington, it was past time for us to start our own craft beer week.  We’re going to celebrate it in style with events planned for the entire week.”

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