Monnik Beer Co.
1036 E. Burnett Ave., 742-6564
A craft brewery in an increasingly hip part of the city. Great beer equaled by its inventive selection of food. Donder fries? Fresh-cut fries with Flemish sweet and sour beef stew, onions and crème fraîche (… Hmmm.
Apocalypse Brew Works
1612 Mellwood Ave., 495-4843
This is a fun place to drink on an eccentric mix of small-batch beer, with such delicacies as Licorice Stout. Perfect spot for spring evening sipping, it has a large courtyard that food trucks visit.
Great Flood Brewing Co.
2120 Bardstown Road, 457-7711
Started by home-brewers, Great Flood has gained a following for its beer and its inviting space. Also, it encourages drinkers to order from food trucks or call for delivery from area restaurants.
Flat 12 Bierworks
130 W. Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville, (812) 635-2337
If you are interested in escaping the insanity that is Derby, walk across the Big Four Bridge to this craft brewery and sip while watching barges ply the Ohio River.
Sergio’s World of Beers
1605 Story Ave., 618-2337
One of the most unique bars in the city, Sergio’s has walls and walls lined with coolers and refrigerators. Get lost in rows of beers that you never have heard of, grab one, take it to the counter, repeat and pay on your way out.
Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
401 E. Main St., 515-0174
If you like hops, this is the joint. But you also will find an enormous array of other beers — and tasty food, thus the “smokehouse” in its name.