Country Boy Brewery | Lexington, Kentucky
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Country Boy Brewery
Excellent based on 24 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

436 Chair St
Lexington, Kentucky United States 40508 [ print map ]
859 554 6200 | twitter

Hours: Mon-Wed 4PM-10PM; Thu-Sat 4PM-12AM; Sun 1PM-10PM

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Country Boy Brewery

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Beer Available At Country Boy Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Country Boy Black Gold Porter - Rum Barrel Mexican Chocolate , Country Boy Half Way Home , Country Boy Black Gold Porter - Rum Barrel Orange Truffle , Country Boy Black Gold Porter - Rum Barrel Espresso , Country Boy Brandy Barrel Experimental Stout , Country Boy Black Gold Porter - Rum Barrel , Country Boy Hales Bailes Gruit , Country Boy Alpha Experiment Calypso , Country Boy Galaxy Pale Ale , Country Boy D9nasty II IPA , Country Boy WareHouse Experiment #2 , Country Boy Double Barrel Shotgun Wedding , Ei8ht Ball Red Drink 52, Country Boy Infinite Sadness 95, Country Boy Cliff Jumper IPA 89, Local Option Kentucky Common 87, Country Boy Sweet Cider , Country Boy Alpha Experiment: Simcoe , Country Boy Stampiní Ground Stout 68, Country Boy Ghost Gose 68
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24 reviews for Country Boy Brewery
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  83%
 Selection  82%
 Food  10%
 Value  84%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  92%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr  (1751) Washington, Washington DC | November 19, 2014
I stayed near this place so I could check it out easily. Itís in a dimly lit side street, so plenty of parking. There was a small tent set up outside where folks were grilling, very brave since it was freezing cold outside. The tasting room itself has a large U shaped bar, and there are plenty of tables. Barman Zack knew everyoneís name, and reached out to get to know me even though he was really busy, just in constant motion pouring pints non-stop for locals and students alike. Large number of taps included almost a dozen of their own and a whole bunch of interesting guest taps, so it was easy to make a night of it here. You can do samples of 4 ounces one at a time or flights of four, or 8 ounce pours, or full pints (including of the 10% stuff!). Beers are tasty enough. Good place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 8/20
Brockwright42  (2) Kentucky | November 16, 2014
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog  (778) Phoenix, Arizona | November 12, 2014
Visited three breweries in Lexington on a Monday afternoon. This is the highest rated on RB. I had a nice sampler collectin of 4 beers, 2 of which were very good, 1 was good, one was subpar. The small bar area was full, with a handful of others milling about. There was a huge food truck outside the warehouse locale. I wasnít made to feel welcome at all; the bartender seemed almost annoyed with my presence and bruskly told me there was someone sitting where I was trying to order at the bar. Not my favorite stop on my quick Lexington brew tour, but worth the stop. Brewery #683.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
phaleslu  (437) Cincinnati, Ohio | November 5, 2014
Visited on a Saturday evening. The place is in an industrial area just outside of downtown. There is no food, and there werenít any food trucks when we were there. There were some menus by the water cooler next to the door, though. Nondescript from the outside, and a little more inviting inside. We took the last two spots at the bar - most tables were full. They had 12 house taps and 12 guest taps at the time. Such a great mix of their own stuff- maybe four barrel-aged beers, and a nice mix of styles. Something for everyone, and itís really good beer. The guest taps were impressive, too; just a solid mix of national crafts. Prices are good, too. The knock Iíll give the place is that despite one bartender coming right over when we sat down, they just werenít very nice. The other bartender actually blew me off in a fairly rude way after I asked a really simple question about their smaller growler (a shape Iíd never seen before). Uncalled for. Despite this, Iíll definitely be back when Iím at Lexington and give their staff another chance because I really do like their beer and their vibe.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2  (50) Louisville, Kentucky | October 19, 2014
Not a huge place but itís awesome nonetheless. Looks almost like a warehouse as you walk up to it. Small little tap room with big long wooden tables. Had probably 20 or 25 taps. A few guest taps but most were country boy beers. Very fast and friendly service and very reasonable prices on everything offered. You can tell the most important thing to them is brewing quality beer and it really shows. Everything sampled was very respectable. Nice little beer garden/patio outback with hop vines growing up the side. Awesome place, I will definitely be back.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Rhinton82  (8) , | July 14, 2014
Good beers by them and the guest taps. The atmosphere of this place is amazing, and they may not have food but Gastro Gnomes food truck was there when i stopped by and their food is top notch... This is a must go place if you are in lexington...
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 1/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine  (278) Indiana | June 27, 2014
A nice spot in Lxington with an open floor plan and an outdoor seating area as well. Service is good, as is the atmosphere and selection (both in-house and guest). No food, but value is great (flights are very reasonable priced). Definitely worth the stop.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm  (108) Cincinnati, Ohio | March 18, 2014
Stopped by this place 8-10pm on a Tuesday. My second time in, but just as last time, always a very impressive, creative selection of both house brews and guest brews on tap. Lots of new stuff to try, and 4oz tasters were available. No food in house, but there was an amazingly tasty food truck outside. I got a very satisfying pork taquida (sp?). Place is just one big taphouse with a U shaped bar. Tables, and a bar around the perimeter. Kind of an industrial looking area. Easy parking. Pretty cool, knowledgeable, and accomodating bartender. Cool crowd. Seemed kind of like a mix of locals and after-work button-ups, but they left me to my business, it was relatively chill despite being busy. This place always has some interesting beers on tap, and I appreciate the creativity. Will visit every time Iím in the area.
theisti  (599) Leawood, Kansas | February 21, 2014| Updated September 8, 2014
Visited later evening on a Thursday. Located in a lightly industrial area of Lexington, parking is on the street or in the lots surrounding the brewery. The tasting room is located on the back side of the brewery, and is mostly comprised of bar seating, high tops, and a small shelf bar ringing the outside of the room. There is also a patio located through the taproom. Place was packed, so service was fast and efficient. Very much a regular crowd, everyone was enjoying themselves. 22 beers on tap 12 Country Boy + 10 solid guests. Food truck had a great grilled cheese, and an even greater Archer reference on the tip jar. Certainly recommended.

82 = ★★★Ĺ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Drake  (562) Free Union, Virginia | February 19, 2014
This is an awesome place. Itís a warehouse, for sure, but features a simple and comfortable layout. They were open already before their posted open time and the bar was already pretty much full of regulars. 24 taps, 17 of which were CB brews during my visit. Flights of 4 are available for various prices and things generally run no more than $2 a sample. Pint and growler prices are also pretty solid. Beers on tap run a wide range of styles, and all 9 I tried were excellent. Bartender was helpful and friendly. No food, but a food truck showed up while I was there (and this on a Tuesday, pretty cool). I may have gone at JUST the right time, but these guys are clearly the best brewery in town, and Iíd wager they could compete on a regional basis. If you have time for just one stop in Lexington, make it here. Iím going back tomorrow.

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