As indicated by the lab-like shot above, Ethereal Brewing in Lexington, KY, takes its craft beer very seriously. Located on the bustling Pepper Campus, home to Barrel House Distilling Co., Middle Fork Kitchen Bar, Kentucky Knows, and Crank & Boom Ice Cream Lounge, the taproom offers 16 drafts, leaning heavily on an ever-expanding portfolio of in-house pours. New High Score! is a farmhouse ale spiked with wildflower honey from Woodford County; Spacecataz is a complex IPA collab with Monnik Beer Co.; and Sexy Moon Base is a kettle-soured, dry-hopped saison. Stop by for a flight and say hello to the furry bar-back, Mia. Her bandana reads “In dog beers, I’ve only had one” and she can definitely drink you under the table.
1224 Manchester St., Lexington, KY; 859-309-1254.