West Sixth Brewing and Country Boy Brewing to can Country Western

west-sixth-country-westernIn honor of Lexington Craft Beer Week, two Lexington breweries will be canning Country Western Volume II, which will be the first ever collaboration beer in Kentucky to be packaged. Country Boy Brewing and West Sixth Brewing, two Lexington-based craft breweries, will be collaborating to create the official beer for Lexington Craft Beer Week.  This beer, which will be available in cans and on draft during craft beer week will be the first ever collaboration ale that has been packaged and canned by two Kentucky breweries.
 
The beer, called “Country Western Volume 2”, is a bourbon-barrel aged brown ale that was made with Kentucky sorghum.
 
“We’re super excited to announce today the second annual collaboration between West Sixth and Country Boy”, said West Sixth founder Ben Self. 
 
Country Boy founder Daniel Harrison said: “Last year, Country Western was a huge hit for Lexington Craft Beer week, and sold out in just a few days.  This year, we’re going to make it even bigger by having it not only on draft but also available in a can.”
 
“We love collaborating with our friends at Country Boy”, said West Sixth founder Brady Barlow.  “We’re all working together to try and introduce more people to craft beer, so it just seems natural to brew a beer together”.

Country Boy founder Jeff Beagle said: “This is a true collaboration in every sense of the word.   Not only are we close friends, only 1.7 miles apart, the recipe was formulated together and even canned together!  Also pretty sure we will share a beer together!” 
 
Country Western Volume 2 was brewed a couple months ago and has been aging in bourbon barrels since that time.  It will be canned next week and available on draft at both breweries on May 9th at noon, and then in cans at both breweries on May 15th at 5pm.
 
The beer is packed with Kentucky spirit and flavor. Roasted and malty notes from this brown ale pair seamlessly with the teasing bourbon aroma, and subtle oak notes. The sticky sweetness comes through from the Townsend Sorghum. Aged in bourbon barrels for 2 months, this collaboration beer is a little country, a little western, and a whole lotta fun. 

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