03 September 2014

Before Canvitational, get to know, West Sixth Brewing

We are getting excited for the upcoming Canvitational event happening later this month.  The lineup is very impressive again this year with Canvitational the only place you can get many of these beers due to their distribution. We wanted to get to know each of the participating breweries a little bit better. So, we've sent out a six pack questionnaire to each of them and we wanted to share them with you.

West Sixth Brewing from Lexington, Kentucky is up next.  You can look forward to sampling:

West Sixth IPA
West Sixth Amber
Lemongrass American Wheat
Pay it Forward Cocoa Porter
Barrel aged Sorghum Brown

Ben Self is one of the founding members behind West Sixth Brewing.

 1. What music is usually playing on the brew deck?

 Right now they're rockin some John Prine.

 2. What's your brewing mission? What are you trying to accomplish with your beer?

West Sixth Brewing Our goal is to make great beer, and deliver it as fresh as possible throughout Kentucky. We want to provide the state with the best and freshest beer out there, while also making a positive impact on the communities we're a part of.

 3. How many beards can be found in the brewery on any given day?

 We're up to 4 or 5 beards at the brewery, but Robin, our head brewer and co-founder is facial hair free!

 4. Which beers outside of your own do you enjoy? What beer do you wish you came up with? Why? 

There's so many great beers out there, it's hard to pick just one. I'm always a sucker for some Firestone Walker, and also loving the Evil Twin / Westbrook nomader weisse these days.

 5. What's your go-to shift beer after a long day brewing? My go to is either our current ISA offering or the Lemongrass American Wheat, especially when it's this hot!

 6. Is there anything else you would like us to know about you and/or your company? Our production brewery and taproom is located in the Bread Box, which is a hundred + year old bread factory in the heart of Lexington, KY. We're home to not only the brewery, but a tilapia farm / aquaponics system called FoodChain, Smithtown Seafood (a fish and chips place), the Bread Box Studio Artists, a microdistillery, a coffee roaster (Magic Beans), the Plantory (a multi-tenant non-profit center) and the local roller derby team! 

What is Canvitational? The 2nd Annual Sun King CANvitational will take place in the heart of Midwest – Indianapolis, IN. Located on Georgia Street, known for Super Bowl XLVI festivities and Pan Am Plaza, the CANvitational is set to showcase 40+ craft breweries from all over America who CAN. On Saturday, September 20th, 2014, the 2nd Annual CANvitational will enlighten patrons to sampling craft beer from award winning breweries from across the USA, enjoy local eats provided by local food trucks and music that will be sure to get you dancing in the streets, in an urban downtown atmosphere.

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