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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. In fact, back then, it was difficult 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 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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Louisville Beer Week

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Looking for a way to experience the craft beer scene, learn a little history and let someone else do the driving?

Check out the curated beer tours at Derby City Brew Tours or Louisville Brew Bus. Or pedal your way through downtown Louisville on the 15-person bicycle tour with The Thirsty Pedaler.

Local Breweries

3rd Turn Brewing

3rd Turn Brewing is a Jeffersontown pub-style neighborhood gathering spot with 20 taps. 3rd Turn brews a variety of styles from IPAs to Belgians with unexpected twists.

Against the Grain Smokehouse

Louisville’s craft beer scene in the 90s was grayer than Aunt Claudine’s thinning hair. Every pale ale was a pale ale, every porter was a porter, and so on and so forth…

Against The Grain Brewery & Public House

Public House is located in the former Cumberland Brewery and is steeped in Louisville's brewing history and tradition. The original two-barrel brewery, which operated from 2000 to 2019, was a host to…

AKASHA Brewing

AKASHA Brewing turns up the “funk” in the Nulu district of Louisville. AKASHA utilizes wild fermentation to brew a lot of their beers which creates a sour flavor not seen among traditional…

Apocalypse Brew Works

Veteran home brewers Leah Dienes, Paul Grignon and Bill Krauth have teamed up to open a new brewery in Butchertown. Their taproom, dubbed The Fallout Shelter, will serve up to 10 of…

Atrium Brewing

After the passion of a few fermented into the joy of many, Louisville’s new beer first poured in September of 2020. Atrium brewing continues to seek to bring their passion for making…

Bluegrass Brewing Co. Main St.

Having opened in 2010, our location at the southwest corner of 3rd and Main is centered in the heart of downtown Louisville and has convenient access to the YUM! center. Situated in…

Butchertown Brewing

Butchertown Brewing is a small batch craft brewer based in Louisville, KY. We like to age beer in spirit barrels (especially Kentucky bourbon) and we like making weird beer that pushes beer…

Chimera Brewing

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Donum Dei Brewery

Donum Dei, which means “Gift of God” in Latin, is a brewery and pub located in New Albany. The atmosphere was specifically designed to encourage conversation – you won’t find any televisions…

Falls City

Located at the corner of Campbell and Liberty in the Phoenix Hill neighborhood, the current iteration of our taproom opened in 2018. Louisville craft beer has a rich history. While we are…

Flat 12 Bierwerks

Flat 12 is a rustic, yet polished taproom featuring 32 taps and a spacious deck overlooking the Ohio River. The house beer list contains Flat 12 favorites along with unique taproom-only brews…

Floyd County Brewing Company

Floyd County Brewing Company is located right across the river in New Albany, IN. At this brewpub you’ll find Old World European influences in everything they do – from the food, to…

Gallant Fox

Gallant Fox is a craft beer nano brewery in Louisville located in the Clifton area of Frankfort Avenue.

Goodwood Brewing Company

Why take the extra time to wood-age beer? Why insist on the same pure, limestone water used to make bourbon? Well, here at Goodwood, we’ve come to believe that what’s good for…

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

Gordon Biersch is an upscale casual brewery restaurant known internationally for award-winning, handcrafted beers. Gordon Biersch features a fresh, made-from-scratch California-inspired menu.

Gravely Brewing Co.

Gravely is a craft brewery and live music venue on Baxter Avenue that serves Mayan Street Food.

Great Flood Brewing

Located in the heart of the Upper Highlands since April 2014, Great Flood is a brewer owned and operated two-barrel brewery. This small size allows for Great Flood to produce new experimental…

Hi-Wire Brewing

Located at 642 Baxter Avenue, the 5500-square-foot taproom opened in summer 2021 is our second taproom outside of NC, and it made Hi-Wire the first out-of-state brewery to open up facilities in…

Hometown Brewing Company

We think beer makes everything better. That’s why it’s our mission to bring together #GoodPeople with #GoodBrews Est. 2019 in Louisville, KY

Holsopple Brewing

Holsopple Brewing opened in February of 2017 in the Lyndon neighborhood. They specialize in crafting high quality ales and lagers.

Monnik Beer Co.

Monnik is a brewery and restaurant located in the heart of the Schnitzelburg neighborhood of Louisville, Ky. We believe the only life worth living is one of purpose, intentionality, and integrity. We…

Mile Wide Beer Co.

Forward thinking and creativity are always flowing at MileWild Beer Co. We carefully handcraft our beer to the highest standards of quality, right here in Louisville. We respect tradition. We push boundaries…

New Albanian Brewing Co.

Brewing since 2004, New Albanian Brewing Company has boasted one of the most popular beer destinations at their Pizzeria and Public House and styled many of their flagship brands at their Bank…

Noble Funk Brewing Company

We are constantly striving to learn and experience more in all walks of life. Noble Funk Brewing Company isn’t just a brewery with great people, engaging conversation, and unique pizza selections. It’s…

Old Louisville Brewery

We are a microbrewery situated within a beautiful Old Louisville neighborhood. A destination place and community hangout. GOOD BEER MAKES GOOD NEIGHBORS: Stop in and see us at OLB. You’ll always find…

Shipping Port

Shippingport Brewing and the Sally Forth Taproom are in the Portland neighborhood of Louisville, KY. We're here to have a daggone good time, and we look forward to having you over for…

TEN20 Craft Brewery

Ten20 Craft Brewery, a 22,000-square-foot craft brewery production facility and taproom has a mission of bringing people together for good with two floors including an outdoor beer garden, indoor taproom and spacious…

Upland Brewing Company

Upland Brewing Company is just across the Ohio River in Southern Indiana, offering expansive views of Louisville’s downtown skyline serving Midwestern comfort food with a twist. Upland Brewing Company will have 2…

West Sixth Nulu

West Sixth NuLu is West Sixth Brewing's newest taproom project in Louisville, Kentucky. Taproom, brewery, private event space & open-air courtyard in the NuLu Marketplace on Market Street.