West Sixth Brewing announced today that they’re going to open a small taproom in downtown Lexington next to Sunrise Bakery at 109 West Main Street.
The taproom will also host a small nanobrewery once the proper federal and state permitting is complete. This will allow West Sixth to brew specialty beers just for the Greenroom on a smaller scale — and to do more fun experimental beers that can’t currently be completed at their 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!” said West Sixth co-founder Ben Self
“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.” said co-founder Brady Barlow. “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.”
“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.” said Ben.
“We are so excited that we have more life on OUR block with like minded community people. We feel we couldn’t have picked better neighbors, our #1 pick! Can’t wait for the future with West Sixth and the energy they will bring to our downtown!”, said Kristy Matherly of Sunrise Bakery.
The West Sixth Greenroom will begin by opening Thursday through Saturday, staying open late for the downtown crowds. It will also be available for private special events and non-profit meetings on other nights of the week.