Highest-rated breweries in Kentucky

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January 16, 2022
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Highest-rated breweries in Kentucky

Just a few decades ago, the list of breweries to visit in any given area were small—perhaps a handful around larger metro areas and a few more tucked away in rural spots. Thanks to the craft brewery revolution, though, no one need look too hard to find a bounty of venues to visit. Retail sales of craft beer in the U.S. grew from $10 million in 2011 to $29 million in 2019, according to Statista, with the COVID-19 pandemic creating the first dip in sales in 2020 after increases every year. In 2019, small and independent brewers put 26.3 million barrels of beer into the world, according to the Brewers Association, representing inroads into the beer market share.

Most breweries don’t just roll out the barrels, though. They also offer tours, which has become an increasingly popular activity for those 21 and over. Businesses capitalizing on areas where craft breweries are clustered nearby package tours and provide transport. Like wine tastings at vineyards, visitors can taste a brewery’s products. In-demand beers and small-batch brews can be events in their own right, with beer lovers lining up to get limited-release beers. If nothing else, brewery tours are usually a cheap way to drink a lot of beer. Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated breweries in Kentucky on Tripadvisor.

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#21. Apocalypse Brew Works

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (23 reviews)
- Address: 1612 Mellwood Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-1752
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#20. Dry Ground Brewing Co

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (75 reviews)
- Address: 3121 Broadway St, Paducah, KY 42001-4305
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#19. Wise Bird Cider

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (10 reviews)
- Address: 1170 Manchester St Suite 140, Lexington, KY 40508-6701
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#18. Falls City Brewing

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (6 reviews)
- Address: 901 E Liberty St, Louisville, KY 40204-1026
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#17. Mile Wide Beer Co

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (8 reviews)
- Address: 636 Barret Ave, Louisville, KY 40204-1142
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#16. Akasha Brewery Company

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (10 reviews)
- Address: 909 E Market St Suite 700, Louisville, KY 40206-1646
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#15. Pivot Brewing

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (20 reviews)
- Address: 1400 Delaware Ave, Lexington, KY 40505-4010
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#14. Blue Stallion Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (61 reviews)
- Address: 610 W Third St, Lexington, KY 40508-1243
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#13. Maiden City Brewing Company

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (6 reviews)
- Address: 123 E Pike St, Cynthiana, KY 41031-1527
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#12. Ethereal Brewing

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (62 reviews)
- Address: 1224 Manchester St, Lexington, KY 40504-1129
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#11. Hopkinsville Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (23 reviews)
- Address: 102 E 5th St, Hopkinsville, KY 42240-3306
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#10. 3rd Turn Brewing

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (31 reviews)
- Address: 10408 Watterson Trl, Louisville, KY 40299-3702
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#9. Gravely Brewing Co

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (47 reviews)
- Address: 514 Baxter Ave, Louisville, KY 40204-1104
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#8. Goodwood Brewing

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (48 reviews)
- Address: 636 E Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-1004
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#7. Country Boy Brewing

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (158 reviews)
- Address: 436 Chair Ave, Lexington, KY 40508-3106
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#6. West Sixth Brewing

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (280 reviews)
- Address: 501 W Sixth St, Lexington, KY 40508-1341
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#5. Braxton Brewing Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (100 reviews)
- Address: 27 W 7th St, Covington, KY 41011-2301
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#4. Wooden Cask Brewery Company

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (21 reviews)
- Address: 629 York St, Newport, KY 41071-1815
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#3. Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (119 reviews)
- Address: 745 Hambley Blvd, Pikeville, KY 41501-9078
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#2. Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (821 reviews)
- Address: 401 Cross St Intersections of Versailles Rd. and W. Maxwell St. and Oliver Lewis Way, Lexington, KY 40508-2806
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#1. Woodford Reserve Distillery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1929 reviews)
- Address: 7855 McCracken Pike Welcome Center, Versailles, KY 40383-9781
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