Louisville in September

Discussion in 'South' started by plunkinberry, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. plunkinberry

    plunkinberry Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2015 Pennsylvania

    I am headed to Louisville in September with friends - they are bourbon drinkers - so our trip will be spent at distilleries and breweries. I'm coordinating our brewery selection. I've done a little research. Ideally, I'd like to be able to get to at least 3 or 4 of the best breweries in the area - what are your suggestions and why?

    I've heard about the following; should they be included/excluded and why? Missing anything significant?

    Mile Wide Brewing
    3rd Turn Brewing
    Apocalypse
    Akasha
    Goodwood
    Great Flood
    Against the Grain

    Thanks!
     
  2. MarshallBirdhouse

    MarshallBirdhouse Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2013 Louisiana

    Personally I’d hit: Mile Wide, Akasha, and ATG. I’d also recommend Monnik.
     
  3. IMFletcher

    IMFletcher Zealot (597) May 2, 2014 Kentucky

    If you distillery tours take you to Buffalo Trace/Woodford Reserve/Castle & Key, make a trip to Lexington for Ethereal Brewing and West Sixth Brewing -- those are the 2 best breweries in the state.
     
  4. PortersPorter

    PortersPorter Initiate (84) Nov 10, 2007 Kentucky

    Holsopple is on the East end and very good. If you go to Mile Wide, you should hit up Gravely as well. Very close to each other and both have excellent beers.
     
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  5. Sturgeon83

    Sturgeon83 Aspirant (275) Mar 11, 2015 Kentucky
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    If I had those restrictions, I'd do Mile Wide, Monnik, Against the Grain, and then hit up Holy Grale, which isn't a brewery, but is probably the best beer bar in KY. They're all within around 10 minutes of each other, so won't be a huge burden from a traveling perspective.
     
  6. ElijahSF

    ElijahSF Initiate (168) Aug 30, 2013 California

    Hopcat which is around the corner from Holy Grale isn't a bad bar/restaurant either. They usually have West Sixth and Holsopple brews.
     
  7. threedaggers

    threedaggers Crusader (707) Dec 2, 2013 Kentucky

    i'd recommend mile wide, gravely and holy grale. i'd skip the rest.

    3rd turn is solid, as is Holsopple, but neither is anywhere near the rest of your list.
     
  8. Nhens0016

    Nhens0016 Aspirant (242) Aug 23, 2013 Louisiana

    Exclude goodwood, terrible terrible beers.