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Friday, 5/13


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Country Boy & West Sixth - Release of Country Western Volume IV Bottles, 3pm
436 Chair Ave & 501 W. Sixth St

750mL Bottles released for sale at both Country Boy and West Sixth

Drake's - Raid the Vault Week - All Week Long!
3347 Tates Creek Rd, Lexington, KY 40502

Drake's is releasing two highly anticipated and sought after beers each day of Lexington Craft Beer Week. From Dogfish Head to Three Floyd's, we're excited to share some serious beer with fellow enthusiasts.

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HopCat - Rhinegeist Tap Takeover, 4pm
410 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507

We are kicking off Craft Beer Week with 20 taps of some of the most bad-ass beer Rhinegeist has to offer. Make sure to start the weekend off right by enjoying some barrel aged specialties and brewery one off’s with us and Rhinegeist on May 13th! We'll have 20 taps dedicated to some of their finest brews. Here's a sneak peek at just a few of the offering: Mastadon, Ink, BBA Gramps, Pure Fury, Peach Dodo, Zen and Cougar.

Whitaker Bank Ballpark - Lexington Craft Beer Week Kickoff Game, 6pm
207 Legends Ln, Lexington, KY 40505

Stop by Whitaker Bank Ballpark for the Lexington Legends vs Charlestown Riverdogs game featuring specialty beers from all of the local breweries, with a special ticket price for a tasting. Box seats and two drink tickets bundled for only $15! Representatives from each of the breweries will be on-hand to talk about their beers.

Tickets Available at Legends Stadium or at www.LexingtonLegends.com

Street Craves - Bourbon & Burger Special, All Week Long
395 S Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508

A single Freakin' Burger paired with a Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale for $10 all week long!

Saturday, 5/14


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Blue Stallion Brewing - Maifest, Ethereal Collaboration Gose Release (3pm), and the Zinzinnati Beer Band (6pm-10pm)
610 W 3rd St, Lexington, KY 40508

Enjoy the recently released Maibock and the Zinzinnati Beer Band performing rock covers and traditional polka music. Try our collaboration beer between Ethereal and Blue Stallion Brewing. This historical style takes on a new twist with generous additions of Passion Fruit and Dragon Fruit. The Gose hits the taps at 3pm and the music starts at 6pm. If you haven’t seen the Zinzinnati Beer Band, prepare to be entertained. Gastro Gnomes will be on hand with a German style menu.

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Country Boy & West Sixth - Release of Country Western Volume 4 on draft at Country Boy and West Sixth, 11am
501 W. Sixth St & 436 Chair Ave

Country Western Volume 4 on draft at Country Boy and West Sixth Release of limited edition CWV4 posters by The Giant Robot – each brewery will have the same (limited) number of posters for sale.


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Ethereal Brewing - Tropical Gose Release, 3pm
1224 Manchester St, Lexington, KY 40504

A collaboration between Ethereal and Blue Stallion Brewing - a marriage of two things we both hold dear: sours and German beers. This historical style takes on a new twist with generous additions of Passion Fruit and Dragon Fruit during the fermentation.


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Southland Bowling - Kentucky Ale Weeklong Tap Takeover at Southland Bowling
205 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503

Saturday, May 14 - Saturday, May 21


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West Sixth - Think Local, Drink Local V, 3pm-midnight
501 W. Sixth St, Lexington, KY 40508

Join us for our annual celebration of Kentucky craft beer! This is the one day a year our bar is filled with guest taps from some of the best breweries in Kentucky. We'll be pouring Country Western Volume IV on draft, along with some of our favorite Kentucky Proud friends.

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Sunday, 5/15


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Country Boy - 3rd Annual Beer Cheese Contest, 1pm-5pm
436 Chair Ave, Lexington, KY 40508

A $5 donation to Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm lets you taste 40+ beer cheese recipes from local cooks. Vote for your favorite to help us choose a winner! The contest will be held in our warehouse, across the street from the taproom, as part of Lexington Craft Beer Week. If you would like to enter your recipe in the contest, fill out an entry form in the taproom by May 11, 2016. Alternately, email our taproom manager Zac Wright at zac@countryboybrewing.com to have the form sent to you

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Drake's - Rhinegeist Tap Takeover, 5pm
3347 Tates Creek Rd, Lexington, KY 40502

We’re also hosting a Rhinegeist Tap Takeover on Sunday, May 15, at 5pm! We’ll have Peach Dodo and Vanilla Ink on draft plus are bringing out Randall the Enamel Animal, an organoleptic hop transducer module.. aka a double-chamber filter that you connect to a tap of beer and fill with flavor-enhancing ingredients

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Lexington Beerworks - Introduction to Home Brewing Class 2pm-4pm
213 N Limestone, Lexington, KY 40507

This fun and interactive class takes you through the step-by-step process of brewing your own beer at home. See just how easy it is to brew craft beer 5 gallons at a time. The cost of the class is $15 per person and space is limited so please reserve your spot by emailing homebrew@lexingtonbeerworks.com

Monday, 5/16


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Blue Stallion Brewing - Monnik Tap Takeover and Mission Monday, 3pm
610 W 3rd St, Lexington, KY 40508

Come enjoy the great beers from our friends at Monnik Brewing in Louisville and help support our community with our Mission Monday program where 10% of sales every Monday go to a local charity or non-profit that impacts Lexington and the surrounding region.


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Ethereal Brewing - Balius Bottle Release, 5pm
1224 Manchester St, Lexington, KY 40504

Our first bottle release: an oak-aged Old Ale cellared with Brettanomyces. Decadently layered with caramel, aged malty tones, and a touch of dry fruits from the Brett.


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HopCat - Against the Grain Beer Dinner, 7pm
410 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507

When you hear Jamaica you imagine reggae music with a relaxing joint…Whoops we meant at a relaxing joint. Well since flying is expensive let HopCat bring a little bit of Jamaica to you! Against the Grain and HopCat are teaming up to bring Lexington a not so traditional Jamaican beer dinner!

Tickets Available at Legends Stadium or Click Here

Nick Ryan's Saloon - Burgers, Bourbon & Brew
157 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508

Featuring a Town Branch Old Fashion cocktail and Kentucky Ale's barrel aged seasonal, Kentucky Old Fashioned Barrel Ale.

Parlay Social - Kentucky Old Ale Snifter Night
249 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507

Newly released Kentucky Old Fashioned Barrel Ale snifter night....receive a collectable snifter with purchase. Also, a special Town Branch Old Fashion beer cocktail feature.

Shamrock's Patchen - Country Boy & West Sixth Tap Takeover, 5pm
154 Patchen Dr #87, Lexington, KY 40517

Tap Takeover featuring Country Western Volume 4 and other selections from each brewery

The Beer Trappe - Founders Specialty Flights, 5pm
811 Euclid Ave, Lexington, KY 40502

Founders Specialty flights, featuring: KBS, Sumatra Mountain Brown, PC Pils, Centennial IPA

Tuesday, 5/17


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Blue Stallion Brewing - Test Batch Tap Takeover, noon
610 W. 3rd St, Lexington, KY 40508

We are again planning to replace the taps with 10-15 all new experimental small batch beers. Many local homebrewers have helped to brew these beers. The Gastro Gnomes will be on hand to pair some great dishes with these creative beer styles. Samples will be limited to 2 per trip to the taps so that we can keep wait times to a minimum. Quantities are very limited and will start going on tap at noon.

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BRU Burger Bar - Old Fashioned Barrel Ale Pairing, Tuesday - Thursday
3010 Lakecrest Circle, Lexington, KY 40513

The Ol' Fashioned - Beef or chicken burger topped with white cheddar, bacon, orange-cherry compote, habanero demi glaze and basil dressing on a brioche bun, paired with a Kentucky Old Fashioned Barrel Ale.


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Ethereal + Country Boy Keg Swap, 5pm
436 Chair Ave & 1224 Manchester St

Each brewery traded two kegs to experiment with flavor combinations. Amos Moses and a Golden Sour Ale were swapped. Ethereal put their own twist on these two brews for a very special, limited tapping. Tapping at Country Boy and Ethereal at 5pm.


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HopCat - Country Western IV Release and Tap Takeover, 5pm
410 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507

We are honored to be in Lexington family with the 4th iteration of Country Western from West Sixth and Country Boy! In addition to this amazing brew we will also be offering a few very limited offerings from both breweries! We will be pouring Snake Cake, Double Barrel Shotgun Wedding and Country Boy’s 4th Anniversary Whisky Barrel Sour Ale.


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Southland Bowling - Kentucky Ale Team at Southland Bowling
205 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503

Come bowl against the Master Brewer and the rest of the Brewing and Distilling Team!

Lexington Beerworks - Beer Trivia, 8pm
213 N Limestone, Lexington, KY 40507

Most things in life get better when you add craft beer. And trivia is no exception. So come show your friends just how much you know about all things beer. Prizes will be awarded for the top three teams.

The Beer Trappe - Alpine/Green Flash Event, 5pm
811 Euclid Ave, Lexington, KY 40502

Featuring brewery exclusive and one-off beers on tap. Details TBA.


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West Sixth Brewoff Winner Announcement, 6pm
109 West Main St., Lexington, KY 40507

West Sixth Greenroom - Join us and all the local homebrewers for the announcement of the 2016 West Sixth Brewoff winner! The winner's batch will be scaled up and brewed by West Sixth.

Winchell's - West Sixth Beer Dinner, 6pm
348 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503, 859-278-9424

Chefs and Owner's Abe Lansdale and Graham Waller, both graduates from the Culinary Institue of America in Hyde Park, NY, will be creating a unique four-course menu for the night to pair with a great line up of West Sixth brews including a special peppered cask prepared made in collaboration with the Chef's at Winchell's and Snake Cake for dessert.

Wednesday, 5/18

Arcadium - Country Boy vs. West Sixth Mario Kart Challenge, 7pm
574 N Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508

See which brewery claims the highest nerd credentials in this Mario Kart Challenge and tap takeover. The tap takeover features 5 Country Boy beers and 5 West Sixth beers, as well as CWV4


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Blue Stallion Brewing - Kentucky Hoss Cats Play Blue Stallion, 7:30pm
610 W. 3rd St, Lexington, KY 40508

Enjoy some of Lexington’s best Country, Folk, and Rock from the KY Hoss Cats at Blue Stallion as part of our weekly Wednesday Night Live Music.

County Club - Country Boy's Annual County Club Beer Dinner, 7pm
555 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508

County Club specializes in smoked meats and delicious house-made sauces, making this menu a match made in beer heaven. Tickets are on sale at County Club on Jefferson Street and tend to go quickly, so don't wait! Tickets will be available starting April 16.

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Ethereal Brewing - Baba Yaga Rum Barrel Release, 5pm
1224 Manchester St, Lexington, KY 40504

Our highly acclaimed Russian Imperial Barrel Aged Stout spent over a year inside a rum barrel from our friendly neighbors at Barrel House Distilling Co. Very similar to its bourbon-aged brother, this beer has a fruiter edge thanks to the long aging and the rum influence.


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HopCat - Bluegrass Bash, 11am-close
410 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507

We’ll invite everyone to the party! Get over the hump day with beers from across the great state of Kentucky. We’ve lined up fantastic brews from Against the Grain, Blue Stallion, Ethereal, Kentucky Old Fashioned Barrel Ale through a Randall filled with cherries and orange slices, and more!

Lucky's Market - Bacon. Beer. Living the Dream at Lucky's Market, 4pm-7pm
1030 S Broadway, Lexington, KY 40504

We take beer and bacon seriously at Lucky's Market, so we're showing off some of our favorite craft beers and pairing them with our smoked and cut in-house bacon. Craft Beer and craft bacon - that's the Lucky's Market way!

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Pazzo's - Pint Night - All Local Beer, 5:00pm
385 S. Limestone, Lexington, KY

Choose your pitcher - One beer from each Lexington brewery will be featured as the Pint Night. Take your pick!

Shamrock's Patchen - Rhinegeist Tap Takeover, 6pm
154 Patchen Dr #87, Lexington, KY 40517

A six tap takeover from our friends at Rhinegeist Brewery in Cincinnati. Come out and meet the reps from the brewery and try some of their great beers.

The Beer Trappe - Oskar Blues Event w/Red State BBQ, 5pm
811 Euclid Ave, Lexington, KY 40502

Featuring brewery exclusive and one-off beers on tap. Details TBA.

Thursday, 5/19

Arcadium - Stone Event, 5pm
574 N Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508

On tap for this special event: Stone IPA, Stone Pataskala IPA, Stone Xocoveza Nitro, Stone Bang Bang, Stone Barrel aged Brown Ale w/Balaton Sour Cherries, Stone Stochasticity Project Quadrotriticale


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Blue Stallion Brewing - Sauerfest III and Double Prize Team Trivia
610 W. 3rd St, Lexington, KY 40508

We will showcase several great sour beers from Europe and America and double the normal prizes for our weekly team trivia that starts at 8pm.


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HopCat - Michigan Takeover, 11am-close
410 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507

Here at HopCat Lexington we strive to spread the gospel of craft beer and a big part of that is remembering where we came from! So we present to you some of the best Michigan has to offer. We will be pouring Dark Horse’s Bourbon Barrel Scotty Karate, Bell’s Wild One, New Holland’s Vanilla Chai Dragon’s Milk, Saugatuck’s Blueberry Maple Stout just to name a few.

Lexington Beerworks - Craft Beer Week Flight Night, 5pm
213 N Limestone, Lexington, KY 40507

Our signature weekly event is always special but we're setting aside some extra special beers for this one. The exact beer list will be announced closer to the actual date. But trust us when we say you don't want to miss this one.

OBC Kitchen - Barrel Rested in the Bluegrass featuring Against the Grain, 5pm
3373 Tates Creek Rd, Lexington, KY 40502

Five beer pairings with a four course meal. $40 per guest. OBC reservations recommended - 859-977-2600

Pies & Pints - Country Boy and West Sixth Tap Takeover, 5pm
401 W Main St #106, Lexington, KY 40507

Four total casks including a one off cask of Country Western 4 will be tapped on the bar top! In addition we will have 4 taps, a combination of core and specialty, from each brewery on tap!

The Beer Trappe - Bell's & Mad Tree Joint Event, 5pm
811 Euclid Ave, Lexington, KY 40502

Bell's Specialty Flights, featuring: Raspberry Wild One, Traverse City Whiskey Aged Coffee Doppelbock, Mango Habanero Oberon, Third Coast Old Ale. Mad Tree offerings will be: PsycHOPathy, Coffee & Vanilla Bourbon Barrel Aged Axis Mundi, Peach Levanto, and Sol Drifter


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Triangle Park - BBQ & Brew at Triangle Park
400 W Main St, Lexington, KY 40507

Live music by The Fountains, Double H BBQ and beer specials for a good cause. Lexington Humane Society will be there walking around puppies and dogs that can be adopted. Portion of proceeds going back to Lexington Humane Society.

Friday, 5/20


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Blue Stallion Brewing - Barrel Aged Blue Stallion Bottle Releases
610 W. 3rd St, Lexington, KY 40508

We bottled 4 of our favorite barrel aged beers for a special limited bottle release. Try our bourbon barrel aged version of our Doppelbock, Equuleus Old Ale, Belgian Showers, and Marzen in 22oz bombers. Limit of 2 of each version per customer. Gännuhn - Doppelbock aged in bourbon barrels for a year, 11.5% ABV; Müther Bräin - Old Ale aged in PVW bourbon barrels for a year, 10.5% ABV; Bäuwzer - Belgian Golden Strong Ale aged in bourbon barrels, 10.2% ABV; Tysün - Märzen-style lager aged in bourbon barrels, 8.0% ABV

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Chase Brewing & Taproom - General Buzzkill featuring Quiver of Jasper Concert, 7pm
266 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508

We are celebrating Lexington's Craft Beer Week with our friends Quiver of Jasper at the Chase Tap Room and making our live debut in the process. No cover, live Rock n' Roll, and great craft beer? Doesn't get any better than that.

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Country Boy - Gallery Hop, 5pm-9pm
436 Chair Ave, Lexington, KY 40508

Featuring artwork by Lexington artist Dronex and food provided by Yamaguchi's (serving Japanese Yakitori)

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Ethereal Brewing - Berliner Weisse Release and Syrup Competition, 5pm
1224 Manchester St, Lexington, KY 40504

We're releasing a traditionally-brewed Berliner Weisse; tart and quenching and perfect for May's warm weather. To celebrate this style, we're holding a homemade syrup competition! Often, this style is served with simple syrups infused with unique flavors which compliment the sourness of this beer.


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HopCat - Biscotti Breaks and Prairie Bombs, 11am-close
410 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507

On Friday we are breaking out some bomb–ass beer. You’ll forgive us for the terrible puns once you’ve had a sip of these rare offerings from Prairie Artisan Ales and Evil Twin. Besides the great draft offers we’ll also have limited quantities of Barrel Aged and Pirate Bomb!

The Beer Trappe - Stone/Dogfish Head/Victory Collaboration Event, 5pm
811 Euclid Ave, Lexington, KY 40502

Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA, Dogfish Head Alternate Takes #1, Stone Stochasticity Project Master of Disguise, Stone Matt's Burning Rosids, Victory Summer Love, Victory Kirsch Gose


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Unlimited Spirits - Kentucky Ale Beer Tasting
402 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503

Beer tasting and growler fills of the newest KY Ale releases.

Saturday, 5/21


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Alltech Craft Brew and Food Fest, noon-8pm
Heritage Hall - 430 W. Vine St, Lexington, KY 40507

Returning to Downtown Lexington in 2016, the Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fest will be bigger and better this May. With over 50 breweries and 175 beers, the festival will showcase the finest the craft beer industry has to offer. There will be a new, expanded food section with plenty of local and Kentucky Proud options to satisfy your hunger. Come on down to Heritage Hall on May 21, 2016 from noon to 8 PM to put a great finish on your Lexington Craft Beer Week!

http://www.alltechbrewsandfood.com


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Blue Stallion Brewing - Barrel Aged Doppelbock and Equuleus Release on Draught
610 W. 3rd St, Lexington, KY 40508

We barrel aged two of our maltiest, strongest beers for a year and this is the result!

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HopCat - Sloppy Seconds Saturday, 11am-close
410 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507

We understand you might not be able to do all the weekday drinking you’d like and we sympathize with you, really, we do. This is your chance to get to come and try everything that’s still on from all the craziness during the past week. With all that’s going on throughout the week we guarantee you’ll be able find something to love! And let’s be real, leftovers are better anyway.

Pies & Pints - Abita Tap Takeover, 11am
401 W Main St #106, Lexington, KY 40507

Join us as we welcome in our friends from the Bayou! Hang out before and after the Commonwealth Cup as we're going to feature both some extremely sessionable beers as well as a few fun one-offs!

The Breakroom - Craft Brews and Food Fest After Party, 9pm
1178 Manchester St, Lexington, KY 40508

Join Country Boy Brewing, Alltech, and the Kentucky Guild of Brewers at the Break Room for a tap takeover featuring all Kentucky Proud beers.

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Sunday, 5/22

The Beer Trappe - Beer Cellar Beer School, 4pm & 6pm
811 Euclid Ave, Lexington, KY 40502

2010 Brookly Black Chocolate Stout, 2009 Stone Old Guardian, 2010 Dogfish Head Olde School Barleywine, 2012 Avery The Reverend, 2011 Struisse Pannepot, and 2012 Southern Tier Gemini. $15 per person, reservation required.