Cheers to Beers!
Article written by Jeff Wagoner
If you are looking for things to do that aren’t outside and you are a fan of local business and craft beer, then look no further. There are plenty of breweries around the Lexington area; these are just a few you can visit. (Please remember to drink responsibly.)
West Sixth Brewing:
Location: 501 W 6th St # 100, Lexington, KY 40508
This location has a great atmosphere. With this being West Sixth’s main location, the others being in Louisville, Frankfort, and Newport, this is where they brew their beer. This allows there to be certain flavors exclusive to the Lexington location. They have 8 year-round beers with a rotation of seasonal beers. They also just released a new hard cider called House Cider and the Buds love it! For more information on tours and what is on tap, you can visit this link here.
Country Boy Brewing:
Location: 436 Chair Avenue Lexington, KY
With this location just off of UK’s campus, it’s in a great area with plenty of different places to eat before or after visiting. Country Boy also has another location in Georgetown which is great for watching UK games! They have 4 main stay beers with 4 other seasonal beers on rotation. For more information on those beers and more, you can go to this link.
Location: 1224 Manchester St, Lexington, KY 40504
Ethereal lives up to their name when you look at the many different beers they have on tap. They are constantly rotating different beers throughout the year, all with different and fun names, you are bound to find one you like. They have two locations, their main brewery, the one linked above, and a public house in downtown Lexington. Both have different atmospheres, but they still match their name, Ethereal. You can go to this link here for more on the different beers and their story.
Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.
Location: 401 Cross St, Lexington, KY 40508
At Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. you can enjoy two different things, beer, and whiskey/spirits. They make brew/distill both in-house and sit just outside of downtown Lexington. Since this post is mainly about breweries, we will be talking about the beer side of things. They have an assortment of barrel-made beers, with a few seasonal ones as well. If you want to know more about the location or the distilling side of things, you can go to their website here.
Photo courtesy of https://lexingtonbrewingco.com
Blue Stallion Brewing Co.
Location: 610 W 3rd St, Lexington, KY 40508
Blue Stallion feels like a German bier garden compared to other places on this list. It has a great atmosphere and is open-air during the summer. They also celebrate Oktoberfest during this time of the year. Their beer is European style, and they have plenty of options for you to choose from. They also serve food in-house, so you won’t get hungry while you are there. To find more information you can go to this link.
PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBILTY