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 Constant Sorrow , Country Boy Keenland Fall Ale , Country Boy Stampiní Ground Stout 78, Country Boy Half Way Home 90, Country Boy Lazy Rye Pale Ale 88, Country Boy 2nd Crop Wet Hop , Country Boy LIving Proof: Golden Ale , Country Boy Living Proof: Belgian Ale , Country Boy Alpha Experiment: Topaz , Beer Engine Hauckís American Pils , Country Boy Alpha Experiment: Crosby #7 , Country Boy Strawberry Kiwi Kolsch , Country Boy Warehouse Experiment #3 , Country Boy / Bluejacket Country Jacket , West Sixth / Country Boy Country Western Volume Three 90, Country Boy / Schlafly Haleís Bales Gruit , Country Boy Sinkhole 85, Country Boy Alpha Experiment: Ella , Country Boy Jalapeno Smoked Porter XXX , Country Boy Amos Moses Brown Ale 86
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24 reviews for Country Boy Brewery
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  83%
 Selection  82%
 Food  10%
 Value  84%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr  (2077) 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 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog  (792) 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 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie  (654) Denver, Colorado | March 14, 2013
Country Boy has a cool little tasting room attached to the brewery. Itís got one TV in it and no much else other than a bar and tables. Other than a small selection of snacks there is no food available though bringing in outside food is more than welcome. The beer selection is very wide, they had over 10 of their own as well as a handful of quality guest taps. The beers I had were pretty solid and with a constantly changing line up and chill tasting room ambiance, Iím ready to come back every time Iím in Lexington.
theisti  (636) 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.
rosenbergh  (606) Tampere, Finland | September 27, 2013
Being a brewery it was quite interesting that there were lots of beers from the big breweries on taps. Extremely crowded on Friday night. Food truck just outside.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Drake  (606) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Tmoney99  (517) Cincinnati, Ohio | July 24, 2012
Easy to find location with parking lot in front and back. Block building with taproom door on left that opened to large tasting room with bar on right and tables around outside of the room. Freindly staff which was also the brewer on that day. They had a sampler set of four beers at a time of their 12 and had 12 guest taps. No food, but were flexible about bringing small portion from outside. Enjoyed the visit.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
phaleslu  (465) 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 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
LilBeerDoctor  (345) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | December 12, 2013
This is the best brewery in Lexington. Located in a warehouse and it has a dim, grungy feel to it. There are 2 large screen TVs behind the bar. You come here for the beer, though. They had about 10 of their own taps, with tasty offerings such as a jalapeno stout, raspberry stout, brown ale with coffee run through a Randall, peach saison, barrel aged brown, etc. All the beers I tried were excellent. Then there are about 10 guest taps with regional offerings including Against the Grain, FFF, Bells, etc. We stayed here several hours because we couldnít leave without trying another beer. Best beer brewed in Lexington, IMO, so it is a must-stop.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Capa  (336) Kitsap, Washington | November 24, 2012
Basically itís a cinder block room with lots of beer. But, that beer is plentiful, top-notch, with a wide variety. The guest taps take about half of the beers on offer and the house beers make up the rest. THere were a few good beers on the guest side I really wanted to try but I couldnít pry myself from the house beers. All were very well made, tasty, and with a large amount of creative thinking. The barkeeper was super friendly and offered up plenty of samples. I stopped in on a monday so no food truck, but we got some take-out from the local burger joint and brought it in- my wife and I loved that they let you do that. One big tv over the bar for gameday. Must hit this place if in Lexington. (Disclaimer: I do previously know a coupe of the owners but tried not to let that cloud my judgement)

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