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Brewed Awakening

Early in 2011, Joe Kuosman, Ben Self, Robin Sither and Brady Barlow searched for a location for the craft brewery they wanted to open in Lexington, Kentucky. The men knew they wanted their business to be in a neighborhood near downtown, be environmentally friendly and sustainable. By August, the partners found the perfect site in the city's historic Northside Neighborhood, at the corner of Sixth and Jefferson streets. The place they chose to establish their West Sixth Brewing Company was the former Rainbo Bread Company, a brownfield site. West Sixth's owners say they were excited to be able to locate their brewery in such a great neighborhood and looked forward to breathing life into the huge building, which had been unoccupied for so long. Besides being close to downtown, the old Rainbo building was not overly expensive. Fortunately, it already had a cooler in the back, floor drains and industrial…Log In to Read Full Article

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