Louisville Beer Week

A look at the details of the panels, breweries, and beer fest at this year’s Louisville Beer Week.

16 beer tap handles on the back of a bar.

Don’t forget to grab your Louisville Ale Trail passport. | Photo by @louisvillealetrail

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The Louisville Ale Trail will host its annual Louisville Beer Week Friday, Oct. 20 through Friday, Oct. 27.

This year’s celebration of local craft breweries will kick off with the second annual beer festival at German American Club + features an inaugural My Morning Beer Fest. Like always, the week will also include Beer releases, panel discussions, and other events hosted by breweries across Derby City.

The Beer Festival

Head to the German American Club (1840 Lincoln Ave.) on Friday, Oct. 20 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for beer + music by DJ 7foot. A $10 ticket gets you a commemorative Louisville Beer Fest taster glass.


  • From Stave to Glass | Monday., Oct. 23 | 7 p.m. | Next Door @ 3rd Turn Brewing, 10408 Watterson Trail | $45 | Listen to panel experts discuss wood’s impact on flavor, consumer behaviors, and trends + enjoy a curated tasting experience.
  • Louisville Beer for All | Wednesday, Oct. 25 | 7 p.m. | Noble Funk Brewing, 922 S. 2nd St. | Free | Hear from people who have overcome barriers in the Kentucky beer industry, moderated by your very own City Editor Katie — panelists TBA.

Participating Breweries

There are over 10 breweries participating in Louisville Beer Week. While we can’t list them all, here’s a taste of what’s to come:

  • Apocalypse Brew Works, 1612 Mellwood Ave. | Try the “Cream-ation,” a cream ale Apocalypse describes as “no ashes, just clean malt flavor with a crisp finish” + head here for OctDOBErfest on Saturday, Oct. 21.
  • Gallant Fox Brewing, 2132 Frankfort Ave. | It’s October, so get the Foxtoberfest — a crisp and malty märzen.
  • Monnik Beer Co., 1036 E. Burnett Ave. | Taste the Country Boy Kolsch Collab release, “Dream Engine,” on Monday, Oct. 23.

See the full line-up of events and don’t forget to grab your Louisville Ale Trail passport to start collecting stamps.