Ben Self

Louisville is known as a great city for bourbon, but our craft brewery scene is just as vibrant. It’s about to get even better with the addition of West Sixth Brewing, a Lexington company that’s turning a 120-year-old carriage house in NuLu into a 9,000-sqaure-foot brewery, barrel-aging warehouse and taproom. The eagerly anticipated location at 821 E. Market St. is slated to open in early 2020.

At Venture Connector’s October meeting, West Sixth‚Äôs Co-Founder Ben Self, shared the story behind the company‚Äôs success and its $2 million expansion in Louisville. Read all about his talk in Business First.

West Sixth Brewing was founded in 2012. It brews, cans and bottles craft beer out of a hundred-year-old bakery called the Bread Box in Lexington and at a 120-acre-farm in Franklin County. Prior to co-founding West Sixth, Self founded Blue State Digital, an online technology agency focused on online engagement in Democratic politics. He has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and lives in Lexington with his wife and two children.