West Sixth Brewing Company

West Sixth Brewing founders Ben, Brady, Joe, and Robin all came to the same conclusion at about the same time – Lexington, KY needs more high quality local craft beer. Since we came from very different backgrounds with diverse sets of experiences and talents, we joined forces to create beer that can be enjoyed not only by craft beer experts, but also by those who just want something tasty to drink after going for a bike ride.

Though we all got to this point in our lives in different ways, we strongly agree on West Sixth’s goals. We will provide a taproom and beer garden where the beer list is never the same but that is always local. We will be a brewery that measures its success not only by making great craft beer but also by how it helps our community. We will always strive to protect our environment even if it costs us more to do so. And last, but not least, we all share a desire to create the best beer possible and to be an integral part of building a great beer culture for our great town.

West Sixth Brewing is located in a space that is as unique as its beers. The brewery, tap room, and beer garden are in The Bread Box, a recent re-development of the century-old Rainbo Bread Factory located in the historic Northside Neighborhood. Being at the corner of West Sixth and the hopping Jefferson Street corridor, our brewery will be near Transylvania University and the future Bluegrass Community and Technical College campus and borders the next proposed leg of the Legacy Bike Trail.

Being a 90,000 square foot monster of a building, The Bread Box will host not only the brewery but also other companies and community organizations that share our values, beliefs, and commitment to the community. While the building needs a lot of work, we’re confident that the renewed energy the brewery will bring to the area, along with the addition of the Legacy Trail and BCTC, will ensure that the Bread Box will be a key part of its neighborhood for many years to come.

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West Sixth

A new craft brewery in Lexington, KY

We just posted 3 new positions we’re hiring for here.  If you know someone who would be a great candidate for them, pass it along! We’ve got an awesome team here and are excited to grow it more -
Author: Ben
Posted: April 21, 2014, 2:39 pm
We’ve got some big news today that we can’t wait to share with you:  we’re embarking on a major brewery expansion, and launching a new beer (the Lemongrass American Wheat) in a can! Over the past year, we’ve expanded a few times on our 15 barrel brewhouse by adding additional fermentation capacity. That’s allowed us […]
Author: Ben
Posted: February 4, 2014, 3:13 pm
We’ve got some exciting news today: We’re releasing our first ever seasonal beer in a can – the West Sixth Christmas Ale! This beer is a dark spiced ale with the aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg.  Weighing it a 9% ABV, it has a nice backbone that will hold up to the chilliest of nights. […]
Author: Ben
Posted: November 19, 2013, 6:05 pm
We’re excited to announce the official launch of our West Sixth Online Store. Each week we hear from folks who want to buy a t-shirt or hat but can’t make it into the taproom.  That’s why we’re excited to be able to offer all of our West Sixth merchandise — t-shirts, hats, glasses, signs, etc […]
Author: Ben
Posted: October 21, 2013, 6:50 pm
We got a fun new piece of brewery equipment that’s being commissioned this week: a giant separator / centrifuge. What does that do? In order to answer that question, we first have to answer another one:  Why don’t we filter our beers? From the beginning, I’ve taken a strong stand as West Sixth’s head brewer (and owner) to […]
Author: Robin
Posted: September 17, 2013, 2:44 pm
To accommodate  the opening of our neighboring restaurant, Smithtown Seafood, we’re changing our hours effective this week. We’ll now be open: Sunday – Wednesday: 11am-10pm Thursday: 11am-11pm Friday and Saturday: 11am-midnight Come on down and grab some lunch and a beer!
Author: Ben
Posted: September 16, 2013, 10:06 am


501 West Sixth Street

Lexington KY 40508



Monday – Thursday: 3pm – 10pm

Friday and Saturday: Noon – Midnight

Sunday: 1pm-6pm



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