Lexington, KY - A week honoring craft beer from around the world and those crafted locally will start on Monday, May 13. Put together by LexBeerScene.com with sponsors tadoo.com, West Sixth Brewing Company, Drake’s and Kentucky Ale, Lexington Craft Beer Week will be held at numerous venues around town.
There will be at least one event each night “to maximize and flaunt the exploding beer scene in Lexington,” according to LexBeerScene’s Chris Vandergrift, who also started the successful Fest of Ales, which has been held on Labor Day weekend since 2009 at the Fifth Third Pavilion at downtown’s Cheapside Park.
Venues for the week include the Beer Trappe, Country Boy Brewing, multiple Liquor Barn locations, the Village Idiot, Pazzo’s Pizza Pub, Drake’s, Arcadium, Lexington Beerworks, Whole Foods, the Alltech Kentucky Ale Brewery, West Sixth and more.
To celebrate the occasion, two of Lexington’s newer breweries, West Sixth and Country Boy, have teamed up to produce a beer called Country Western.
The beer’s name, a hat-tip to the collaboration between the breweries, will be a hoppy pale ale and will be released to start the week of the event at participating bars and restaurants. It will only be available during Craft Beer Week and can also be found at both the Country Boy taproom on Chair Ave. and the West Sixth taproom on the corner of 6th St. and Jefferson.
“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 co-founder Brady Barlow.