West Sixth to open new taproom

West Sixth logoWest Sixth Brewing announced it will open a small taproom in downtown Lexington next to Sunrise Bakery at 109 West Main Street. Here’s more, straight from the official announcement:

It will be called The West Sixth Greenroom, and once all the permitting goes through, it will be complete with its own nanobrewery inside. This will allow us to brew specialty beers just for the Greenroom on a smaller scale — and to do more fun experimental beers we can’t currently do at our existing facility. It’s an intimate, warm, shotgun style place – the side kick to the main brewery a few blocks north… our “Greenroom”. We can’t wait for you to see it!

While we weren’t actively looking to open a taproom in downtown Lexington, when Kristy and Steve at Sunrise approached us with this opportunity, we knew it wasn’t something we could pass up. Sunrise has been a partner with us since day one, and Kristy and Steve are kind and generous people. Between the tasty things they’ve baked on that block for years, there are some amazing things brewing with the opening of 21c, and (knock on wood) active construction hopefully beginning across the street. It will give us a great location to help celebrate all the amazing festivals in downtown Lexington, and will also be a great opportunity to showcase Lexington craft beer to all of the tourists and convention goers who don’t ever make it out of downtown.

We’re going to start simple with it — we’ll be open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from late afternoon until past midnight. We’ll have some basic food options available at all hours from Sunrise and some other partners downtown, and will be actively working with Lexington food trucks as well. We’ll have a curated list of West Sixth beers that will be available both in pints and to-go. Unfortunately, unlike our main taproom, until we receive our microbrewery license (approximately 5 month wait time for federal permitting), the West Sixth Greenroom will not be legally allowed to be family-friendly.

We’re also thrilled that this additional space will allow us to do more private events. We’re constantly getting queries about events, and unfortunately our main taproom isn’t always conducive to those events. Even more, we want to offer up the space when we’re not using it to local nonprofits and other organizations looking to do good in our community. If any of these fit your needs, please get in touch.

Things are moving quickly: we’re shooting to be open for Lexington Craft Beer Week in May. Construction is in full swing, with the bar already halfway built and much work already complete. We’ll soon be hiring a few more bartenders to help out with the additional load — if this is something you’re interested in, please shoot us a cover letter and resume to jobs@westsixth.com.

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