West Sixth Brewing Company Is 'Uncanny'

Reported by: Amanda Stevenson
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Updated: 8/14/2012 11:54 am
The West Sixth Brewing Company opened less than two months ago in Lexington, but it's a little bit different from other breweries.

For one thing, one of the owners is there every night, serving drinks.

They also donate at least 6% of their profits to local charities and organizations.

Oh, and there's the canning. West Sixth is the only company in the state to can their own beer.

"Cans don't let in light or air...two things that hurt beer when it's sitting on a shelf. So the ability to keep that out will help our beer stay fresher longer," said co-founder Ben Self.

Canning is not only unusual around here, but environmentally-friendly, as well.

"Canning is better for the beer, it's better for the environment, and it's better on the go," said co-founder Brady Barlow.

"Cans are much more recyclable--67% of cans are recycled nationwide...only 25% of bottles are," added Self.

Of course, it's not bad for business, either. They recently canned thirty barrels of beer...which is about 75 hundred 16oz pints.

"We've sold out of the cans almost as quickly as we've made them," said Barlow.

The West Sixth Brewery has six beers on tap right now, and plans to start distributing to local businesses and restaurants in the very near future.
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