Kentucky Breweries

Kentucky’s Beer Scene is exploding. Here is a list of current (and future) breweries in the Commonweath.

2015 Kentucky Beer Release Schedule  New Kentucky Breweries in 2015

Against the Grain Brewery (Louisville)

Against the Grain Brewery (Louisville)
Against the Grain fills a niche in the competitive Louisville craft beer market by providing maximum dynamism. We highlight the gamut of beer possibilities by maintaining six broad flavor categories (Session, Hop, Whim, Malt, Dark, and Smoke) while constantly rotating the particular beers within those parameters. Each brew is a new beer, which means, in...

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Apocalypse Brew Works (Louisville)

Apocalypse Brew Works (Louisville)
Apocalypse Brew Works is a homebrewer-run 5 bbl production brewery located on Mellwood Ave. right off I-64W. The brewery and Taproom, The Fallout Shelter opened in May of 2012, producing beer for the masses and your survival.

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Beer Engine (Danville)

Beer Engine (Danville)
Beer Engine is Kentucky's smallest brewery and beer bar in Danville, Ky. Since opening in February 2011, they have been proud to hold many obscure titles and honors, including Danville's Oldest Brewery and Most Craft Taps in a Bar (in Danville)! They are passionate about our community and getting to know their customers and neighbors....

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Blue Stallion Brewing Co. (Lexington)

Blue Stallion Brewing Co. (Lexington)
Blue Stallion Brewing Company opened their taproom in July 2013 in downtown Lexington and specialize in German lagers and British Ales. They offer approachable beers for the craft beer enthusiast as well as the first time craft beer drinker. Like you, they no longer accept that a casual beer needs to be yellow with no character or flavor. With...

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Bluegrass Brewing Company (Louisville)

Bluegrass Brewing Company (Louisville)
Bluegrass Brewing Company is Louisville’s oldest and most award winning Brewpub with three locations in the Louisville area as well as a tap room and production facility.  The St. Matthews brewery is spearheaded by Andrew Dimery, while the downtown location is run by Toby Hunt (formerly of Queen City Brewing/Main St. Brewing in Cincinnati), while...

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Braxton Brewing (Covington)

Braxton Brewing (Covington)
At Braxton, a garage is more than a garage. It’s a place where we build our hopes and dreams, storing them on the wall neat as garden tools. Really, the garage is a hub. A reliable place from which we launch into the world, and enjoy a safe return. We hang out in our garages....

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Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)

Country Boy Brewing (Lexington)
Country Boy Brewing opened in February 2012 and has been vital in the beer revolution of Lexington, KY. Country Boy brews fresh, minimally processed beers using the finest ingredients. Always willing to try new things- The Country Boys have made beers with local fruits, vegetables and hops—like the cult favorite Jalapeno Smoked Porter. Stop in...

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Cumberland Brews (Louisville)

Cumberland Brews (Louisville)
Cumberland Brews is a locally owned and operated brewpub in The Highlands. They provide quality beer and food to the neighborhood as well as the entire city of Louisville. Their staff of bartenders, servers, cooks, and brewers value customer service and existential conversations every now and then. Beer List includes: Red Ale Cream Ale Nitro...

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Dry Ground Brewing (Paducah)

Dry Ground Brewing (Paducah)
Paducah's first craft brewery. More info coming soon, meanwhile, read this!

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Ei8ht Ball Brewing (Newport)

Ei8ht Ball Brewing (Newport)
Ei8ht Ball Brewing opened it's doors Nov 23rd 2013, they are part brewery and part craft beer bar. They serve the best craft beers from all over the world on 42 taps, right in the back of one of the biggest retail liquor stores in the country, The Party Source. They are also very proud to serve Ei8ht...

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Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)
Founded in 2014 in the beautiful historic Pepper Distillery Campus, Ethereal Brewing is a 10 barrel microbrewery that specializes in a unique blend of beer styles from across the globe. The people at Ethereal Brewing are especially fond of styles found in the United States, England, and Belgium. As the only microbrewery in Lexington with...

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Falls City Beer (Louisville)

Falls City Beer (Louisville)
The Falls City name has been a Louisville tradition since 1905 when the brewery first opened.  After closing its doors in 1978 the brand was revived in 2010 as a craft brewery reminiscent of the style created pre-prohibition.  The English Pale Ale was the first new beer created, but since then we are continuing to...

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Goodwood Brewing Co. (Louisville)

Goodwood Brewing Co. (Louisville)
Goodwood Brewing Company (formerly The Bluegrass Brewing Company Production Brewery) has a new look and their beers will all touch wood, either by barrel aging or fermenting with wood in the tanks.

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Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant (Louisville)

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant (Louisville)
While this is a national chain, we felt that it should be added to our list of Louisville breweries, as they do brew actual beer here. We’re completists, not always elitists. Plus, they’re awesome dudes.

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Great Flood Brewing Co (Louisville)

Great Flood Brewing Co (Louisville)
Started in April 2014 by 2 homebrewers, an accountant and a dream, which sounds like a makings of a sitcom, it has already found to be a popular destination in the Upper Highlands (near Douglass Loop). They have a 2-barrel brewing system and a slew of usually local guest taps in their taproom, where they...

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Kentucky Ale (Lexington)

Kentucky Ale (Lexington)
Located in the heart of Downtown, Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Company has been creating award winning beers since 2000. Kentucky Ale was released that same year with Kentucky Light not far behind in 2003. Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale completed Kentucky’s Triple Crown of Beers with its introduction in 2006.We invite you to check out our brews and see...

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Rooster Brewing (Paris)

Rooster Brewing (Paris)
Paris Kentucky's FIRST Micro Brewery located in the heart of the downtown business district in a restored 1880 Main Street Mercantile Store Front. Address: 609 Main Street Paris, Kentucky 40361 (859) 707-3436 Hours: Thursday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm Facebook

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West Sixth Brewing (Lexington)

West Sixth Brewing (Lexington)
West Sixth Brewing founders Ben, Brady, Joe, and Robin all came to the same conclusion at about the same time – Lexington, KY needs more high quality local craft beer. Since we came from very different backgrounds with diverse sets of experiences and talents, we joined forces to create beer that can be enjoyed not...

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