Louisville's Craft Beer Scene
Did you know that during the late 1800s and early 1900s, Louisville was a major southeastern brewing hub, competing with the likes of midwestern giants Milwaukee and St. Louis?
It’s true. Back then, it was challenging to walk six blocks through the city without coming across a brewery. It was all due to an influx of German immigrants leading to the introduction of lager brewing here. A century later, Louisville’s brewing scene is again rising, with new breweries opening each year and existing breweries raising the bar ever higher.
Louisville’s beer buzz is not only found in the breweries but also in retail and beer-forward independent watering holes. Delight your sudsy senses at the neighborhood tavern Commonwealth Tap. Feel free to immerse yourself in a beer lover’s mecca where you grab a cold one from a vintage fridge that gets poured into THE perfect glass for your pick at Sergio’s World Beers. These bars pour beers from local, national and international breweries and stock some of the rarest brews in the world.
At the Grales you can worship at the altar of beer in a repurposed church, Holy Grale; partake in Koln-style kolsch service in the Gralegarten; enjoy an espresso & coffee bar all day and grab a room for the night at Gralehaus B&B.
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Against the Grain Brewery Public House — Downtown
Against The Grain Brewery Public House ‑Highlands
Bluegrass Brewing Co. Main St.
Floyd County Brewing Company
Goodwood Brewing Company
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
Gravely Brewing Co.
Hometown Brewing Company
Monnik Beer Co.
Mile Wide Beer Co.
Noble Funk Brewing Company
Old Louisville Brewery
TEN20 Craft Brewery
Upland Brewing Company
West Sixth Nulu