The Best Local Breweries in Louisville

Along with its culture, history and traditions, Louisville is also known for its flourishing craft beer scene. With more than 50 breweries and bars located throughout the city, beer lovers will have no shortage of weekend destinations to get a nice cold sip of craft brew. But with so many great local breweries in Louisville to visit, which one should you start with? 

Against the Grain Brewery and Public House is one of the best breweries to head to when you’re in Louisville. It was created by a group of colleagues who were dissatisfied with Louisville’s brewery scene and instead created a brew house that gives a dive bar vibe as well as a “Cheers” hit of nostalgia. At Against the Grain Brewery, you can enjoy some of Kentucky’s top burgers and take part in the raved about Burger Week. 

At Gravely Brewing Co., customers are excited about the IPA selection and the brewery’s La Bamba Mexican lager is a crowd favorite. Along with the quality beers Gravely also offers a wonderful view of the city, patio seating, uplifting music, and delicious Mexican food that includes tacos and quesadillas. You can even join their beer pong league!

Falls City Brewing Co. is Louisville’s oldest brewery still in operation, opening in 1905 by local tavern owners to rival big beer. They are known for their colorful walls and mouth-watering quesadillas. There are a lot of activities you can partake in at Falls City from trivia night and roller racing to Christmas karaoke and a New Year’s Eve party. 

Akasha Brewing Company began as a small operation brewing out of the co-founders’ home kitchen before moving to a larger facility in the NuLu neighborhood in 2016. Akasha is known for beers like the Akasha IPA, Barrel Aged Akasha IPA, Sour Akasha, and Porter Akasha with their Sour Akasha garnering great reviews. Customers love Akasha’s refreshing beers, comfortable relaxing space, friendly staff, and the openness to dogs of all sizes.

Monnik Beer Co. is an aesthetically pleasing brewery that is often packed with customers both locals and visitors alike. They are known for their Belgian-style beers which includes tripels, saisons, and sours. Best of all is the great food selection you can choose from to go along with your Belgian beer. Visitors have enjoyed all six of their burgers as well as their pretzel and gouda fondue. 

Atrium Brewery is one of Louisville’s newer craft breweries, opening their doors in September 2020. Visitors enjoy the sours along with the delicious food truck and NEIPAs. Through their partnership with Daryk’s, they are able to offer savory tacos, quesadillas, burgers, smoked chicken wings, and more to pair perfectly with your beer of choice. 

Mile Wide Beer Co. serves dark beers that patrons have mentioned as being top tier. Their flagship beer, the West Sixth IPA, is a must try if you’re ever in town. This trendy spot also has a large parking spot as well as board and video games for kids to enjoy. 

TEN20 Craft Brewery is a massive brewery that boasts a spacious taproom, a beer garden, and event spaces. They are well known for their award-winning Storyteller IPA and Pumpkin Spiced Lager. Patrons have been loving the pizza they recently started serving.

Butchertown Brewing Company is a newcomer in the Louisville brewery scene, but they’re quickly building a strong reputation for their unique beers. Patrons have complimented Butchertown’s high gravity beer selection along with their stouts and sours like the Imperial Gluten-Free Mango Colada Sour. The brewery is smaller but provides a cozier, more intimate vibe. 

Noble Funk Brewing Company specializes in sour beers and farmhouse ales. The pizza also rivals Mile Wide. Many customers have praised Noble Funk’s buffalo chicken and pulled pork BBQ pizzas. 

No matter what kind of beer you’re looking for, Louisville’s breweries have something that will satisfy both your thirst and hunger with the added bonus of breathtaking views, fun entertainment, and great music. 

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