Drink A Beer, Pay It Forward

From the beginning, we at West Sixth have been focused not just on brewing great beer, but also giving back to the communities we're a part of.

The Pay it Forward Cocoa Porter is a great way for you to join in the fun! For every 6-pack sold, we're going to give .50c to a nonprofit making a difference in the community that beer was sold in. We're also asking our distributors if they'll match that donation.  For us, it's just a small way we can give back.

Our distributors, Clark Distributing, River City Distributing, and Stagnaro Distributing will be matching donations in their respective areas. And, most recently, Party Source in Northern KY for matching another $.50 for the NKY/Cincy selected nonprofit!

If you know of a great non-profit that you'd like us to support, you can nominate them here.  Each quarter, our employees will vote to select the nonprofit in each area, and we'll make a donation that depends on the amount of beer sold.

So join us, drink a great beer, and pay it forward!

This fourth beer offered year round in cans is a celebration of malt.  Dark and rich with overtones of coffee and dark chocolate, it's chewy and yet smooth at the same time.  Brewed at almost imperial porter strength, we add over 60 pounds of the best cacao nibs in each 40 barrel batch.

ABV: 6%
Malts: 2 row, Pale Chocolate Malt, Munich, Caramunich
Hops: Cascade
Yeast: House Ale
Additions: Organic, fair trade Taza cacao nibs

Have our Cocoa Porter on tap or in cans? Download the Pay it Forward Cocoa Porter PDF for your bar or retail staff!


Congrats to our 2018 Q4 Pay It Forward recipients! From October to December, at least $.50 per six-pack for any purchase of a Pay It Forward Cocoa Porter will go back to the nonprofit in the area it was purchased in! 

About the Cacao Nibs

Our Pay it Forward Cocoa Porter uses cacao nibs supplied to us by Tabal Chocolate.  These nibs are sourced in the best possible way:

It is made by hand sorting single origin organic cacao beans from 8 different countries, roasting them, and cracking and winnowing the beans in a custom made machine. The resulting nibs are then stone ground for 2-3 days, tempered and poured into molds.

Organic cacao beans are carefully roasted to preserve their flavor, then stone ground using a traditional Mexican Molino. The finest organic ingredients (sugar, vanilla, cacao butter) are added to create small batches of chocolate that maintain nutrient value and assure the highest quality.

Tabal Chocolate trades directly with farmers in Costa Rica, Peru, Bolivia, Columbia, Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Dominican Republic to find the most flavorful organic beans on the planet.