What a glorious time to love beer! The Louisville region, including Southern Indiana, has 21 breweries, including 19 locally-owned breweries. Don’t be overwhelmed by the number. Each has its own style, tastes and reasons to visit. That includes much more than the craft brews, as many brewhouses match their creative, award-winning suds with inventive, delicious food. We’ve been to all 19 of our homegrown beer-makers more than a few times, so here is the 411 on where to go for what.

3rd Turn Brewing

From strange brews to divine décor, 3rd Turn is your East End craft spot. It has two locations, one a beer garden in Crestwood, and the original in the heart of Jeffersontown Gaslight District inside a renovated church, offering fantastic...
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Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

With a colorful set of cartoon characters assigned to each brew, Against the Grain has established a fun, recognizable brand. Its brews are organized by categories — hop, smoke, dark, malt, session and whim — identifiable by imagery for each....
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Akasha Brewing Co.

This is the only bar in town to feature a Pintwood Derby. Akasha is a low-key spot with a wide array of brews. It has an absolutely stunning doppelbock, a rarity in this town, called Goaty McBockface, and features regular...
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Apocalypse Brew Works

Apocalypse is a Friday-to-Sunday spot with a reputation for small-batch, fresh craft beer. It is a great place to hang with your dogs and/or kids, as it offers limited indoor seating, but has a lot of outdoor seating; Apocalypse isn’t...
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Bluegrass Brewing Co.

The BBC is an institution in Louisville. A pioneering microbrewery in the city, it’s also a reliable standby. Its Altbier Amber Ale and Summer Wheat are tasty choices on tap, but its Coffee Stout is something truly something to behold....
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Cumberland Brewery

A Highlands staple, Cumberland Brewery has been part of the Bardstown Road landscape for decades. It is famous for its Cream Ale, Nitro Porter and seasonal quaffs such as the Moonbow Wit. Try the bison burger, Cumberland Wings and Cumberland...
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Donum Dei Brewery

From the outside, Donum Dei (Latin for Gift of God) is inauspicious, set back from the road in the rear end of a strip mall. With a limited kitchen (simple sandwiches and soups), Donum Dei focuses its energy on its...
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Falls City Brewing Co.

Falls City is the classic, historic Louisville brand, long churning out brews for all of us. Resurrected and refocused in 2010, the brewery has built on its brand by expanding its offerings beyond its flagship pale ale (based on its...
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Floyd County Brewing Co.

Floyd County Brewing is quirky, featuring an Olde English, Medieval Pub vibe near the heart of downtown New Albany, Indiana. This is the kind of place that feels right to visit in cooler weather, be that for its superlative selection...
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Goodwood Brewing Co.

Breaking off from the Bluegrass Brewing Co., Goodwood quickly forged its own brand with quality beers that draw flavor from various woods, such as its Red Wine Barrel Saison, which shares a comparable balance of sweet, malty, and wheat heavy...
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Gravely Brewing Co.

A new kid on the beer block, Gravely offers a music-themed aesthetic, including a bar created out of speakers. The rest of the brewery is decked out with aural regalia and fitted with an excellent stage and sound system for...
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Great Flood Brewing

One aspect that sets Great Flood Brewing apart is that it encourages food delivery and provides takeout menus (also the tasty, tasty North End Slice pizza joint is next door). But, wait, there is more! Great Flood also is known...
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Holsopple Brewing

Located in a small corner of downtown Lyndon, Holsopple Brewing may be off the beaten path for Highland hipsters. And that may be a good thing! Holsopple offers a regular tap including Paula’s Pilsner and Holsopple IPA, both cornerstones of...
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Mile Wide Beer Co.

If you’re looking for truly superlative IPA varieties, Mile Wide is the spot. The Nomah, Tessie and Catalina Breeze are all hop-foward IPA varieties with rich and robust flavor, dense with sublimely fruited notes. Mile Wide, although named for the...
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Monnik Beer Co.

Not only does Monnik have some of the finest, most adventurous beer in the city, but it has an incredible menu. A great session beer appetizer is an order of the Donder Fries (sour beef, raisin sauce, mayo and onion)...
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New Albanian Brewing Co.

The New Albanian has a long and storied history in New Albany, Indiana (remember Rich O’s BBQ and Rich O’s Public House?). The annual host of Gravity Head, so named for the high ABV in the beers it brings in,...
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Old Louisville Brewery

The Old Louisville Brewery likes to take beer adventures (such as Key Lime Pie Gose), featuring a tap lineup that continues to impress. It includes the hearty Bed and Breakfast Stout and refreshing Belgravia Blonde with Mango, which is a...
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Red Foot Brewing Co.

In the heart of downtown Jeffersonsville, Indiana, the Red Foot is inside of the Red Yeti restaurant. Even with a small brewing system, it produces a wide variety of drinks, including creamy chocolate stouts and nonalcoholic options such as root...
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