West Sixth Brewing’s (Lexington, KY) has released Pay it Forward Cocoa Porter on and off for the past few years.
Now, plans are being made to can this chocolate offering. Pay it Forward Cocoa Porter is brewed with cocoa nibs for that little chocolate-y kick, but truly has a greater goal .50 cents of each six pack of the porter will be given to local organizations contributing great things to the community.
Style: Porter (w/ Cocoa Nibs
Availability: Draft (Currrent), 12oz Cans (Future)
Arrival: September, 2014
West Sixth Brewing Company (Lexington, KY) is launching a new can, Lemongrass American Wheat.
It may be cold now, but you can drink like it’s hammock weather. You’ll see Lemongrass American Wheat on draft in February, with cans by March.
“This american wheat is brewed with Sorachi Ace hops and nearly 6 pounds of fresh lemongrass in each 15 barrel batch. The Sorachi Ace hop, which originated out of Japan, has a very unique flavor that we believe complements the lemongrass perfectly. It’s a craft beer drinker’s wheat.”
West Sixth’s other cans include IPA, Amber, and Christmas Ale.
Arrival: Feb-March, 2014
Read more: Canned Craft Beer
Magic Hat and West Sixth Brewing got in a pretty public fight over logos recently. The heated argument lead to lawyers getting involved and this statement being issued. West Sixth looks like they are having to take back some of the things they said recently… Draw your own conclusions as to how this will play out.
The parties have a mutual interest in assuring that consumers perceive their products as distinct.
The parties have mutually resolved the issues addressed in the lawsuit in a manner that eliminates potential confusion about product origin and resolves the lawsuit in a mutually acceptable way.
To the extent West Sixth in any way represented that Magic Hat filed a frivolous lawsuit, that Magic Hat initiated litigation improperly, that Magic Hat was unresponsive in negotiating a resolution, that Cerveceria Costa Rica was itself involved in the dispute or its resolution, that Magic Hat claimed ownership of the numeral 6, that Magic Hat sued West Sixth after West Sixth had already acceded to its demands, that Magic Hat has no Vermont presence, or that Magic Hat sought to recover for or enjoin West Sixth from truthful public statements, such representations are retracted. West Sixth regrets that it in any manner communicated any inaccuracies, and hereby corrects those errors.
Both Magic Hat and West Sixth have agreed that this joint statement will be the last public communication from either side regarding the resolved dispute.
Each wishes the other good fortune and continued success.
Every story has two sides, and the tale of Magic Hat vs. West Sixth is no different. In a release on Monday, West Sixth Brewing Co of Lexington KY stated that they were asked by Magic Hat to change their logo as they felt it was too similar to their #9 branding. West Sixth says that Magic Hat claims said logo was intentionally copied, that Magic Hat suffered irrepairable harm, and asked for damages and all profits made off of the logo. West Sixth then urged consumers to support their petition against Magic Hat, stop buying their products, and asked for legal assistance.
Then, Magic Hat released a response statement stating that they were blindsided by the social campaign against them as West Sixth has continually reassured them that their branding would be changed. Ryan Daley, brand manager of Magic Hat said “West Sixth Brewing packaged the “perfect story” of a large brewery beating up on a small start-up. The only problem is: it’s not true.” They go on to state that distributors in Ohio and South Carolina refused to carry West Sixth as it too closely resembled the Magic Hat #9 that they already carried. They continue to claim that West Sixth agreed to change their branding, but has now decided to change their minds and personally attack the brand as a whole. For those interested, official legal communication between the two breweries can be found here.
As it currently stands, West Sixth says they would like to reach a settlement between the two, proposed a few new logos, and even offered to enjoy some beers with Magic Hat. The public, however, has taken their own stance. As of this morning Magic Hat’s Wikipedia page has been locked down as a user changed the content in an attempt to harm the reputation of Magic Hat. The petition mentioned by West Sixth currently has over 11,000 signatures. Plus, there’s plenty of heated discussion happening via Facebook and Twitter with many comparing the situation to David and Goliath.
Kentucky’s own West Sixth Brewing has announced their intentions to can a second of their beers. Their Deliberation Amber, under its new name West Sixth Amber, will be available in cans at both of their locations in just 3-4 weeks. West Sixth is proud to be the only brewery in Kentucky to can their beer.
Style: Amber Ale
Availability: 12 oz cans
Arrival: Within a month
Updating a previous post prior to launch, this is West Sixth Brewing’s flagship IPA. Available year round.
Per the brewery:
Our IPA is big and hoppy, but we’ve placed a premium on making it well-balanced, as well. Using 4 types of hops — Cascade, Columbus, Centennial, and the infamous Citra hop, we’ve been able to create a beer that’s not quite an West Coast IPA, but also not an East Coast IPA — which is why we like it so much.
We hope you enjoy it — let us know below what you think!
- ABV: 7%
- Malts: 2 row, Honey, Cara, Dextrin, Flaked Barley
- Hops: Cascade, Centennial, Columbus, Citra
- Yeast: House Ale