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Kentucky Microbreweries & Craft Distilleries

Kentucky bourbon artisans are taking the beverage to another level with small-batch craft distilleries around throughout state. Distilling bourbon is a storied part of Kentucky’s history and heritage, and is one of the state’s largest industries. Now, smaller distillers are joining multi-million-dollar distillery giants such as Jim Beam, Wild Turkey and Maker’s Mark on the scene, crafting new and unique blended whiskey offerings. Search for Kentucky’s craft distilleries below and check out the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour to drink some unique and high-quality American spirits distilled right here in The Bluegrass State.

Kentucky is also seeing a rise in craft beer distilling. There are quite a few Kentucky microbreweries around the state, and more are popping up all the time, creating a new standard for what beer should be. These small artisan producers turn out specialty beers and experiment with new recipes and flavors. If you’re in the mood to try something new – like a beer flavored with unique local ingredients or a new take on moonshine – order a pint at one of the Kentucky microbreweries below and check out Kentucky’s craft beer trail. It’s a good idea to contact craft distilleries and breweries before visiting to ensure that they’re open when you plan to visit.

Select a KY craft brewery or distillery from the listings below and make plans to taste real quality beverages and spirits made by local experts of the craft.

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Northern Kentucky River Region Louisville, KY
This friendly neighborhood bar is also known for great service from knowledgeable staff. Select from about a dozen house-made porters, stouts, ales and IPAs on tap or in cans,...
Bluegrass Region Newport, KY
Hofbrauhaus Newport is the first authentic Hofbrauhaus outside of Munich Germany. It features a truly authentic Bavarian dining and entertainment experience based on the over ...
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes Somerset, KY
One of Pulaski County’s early entrepreneurs, Abe Goldenberg, launched his family furniture business at our location back in 1904. Today, Jarfly Brewing Company is proud ...
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Northern Kentucky River Region Crestwood, KY
Kentucky Artisan Distillery was developed by Chris Miller, Michael Loring, and Stephen Thompson with three of objectives: to provide an opportunity for others to distill their...
Northern Kentucky River Region Lebanon, KY
There’s a new stop on the tasting route of Kentucky distilleries. It’s a small, family-owned and operated distillery called Limestone Branch. While most of the dis...
Pembroke, KY
MB Roland Distillery is a small-scale, craft distillery that uses local grains to produce quality, handmade distilled spirits to include Kentucky bourbon, whiskies and spir...
Bluegrass Region Fort Thomas, KY
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Bluegrass Region Newport, KY
New Riff Distilling joins the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour and brings craft bourbon and spirits to Northern Kentucky! New Riff's state of the art, gorgeous modern distill...
Western Wetlands Paducah, KY
Located downtown in the historic Greyhound Bus Station, Paducah Beer Werks open its doors in March 2015. Boasting four regular brews—including the 2015 Alltech Commonwea...
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