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Published on January 10, 2020
Explore 5 favorite low-priced breweries in LouisvilleFalls City Brewing Company | Photo: Janet V./Yelp

Looking to try the top breweries around?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable breweries in Louisville, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges.

1. Akasha Brewing Co.


Topping the list is Akasha Brewing Co. Located at 909 E. Market St., Suite 700 in Phoenix Hill, the brewery is the highest-rated cheap brewery in Louisville, boasting 4.5 stars out of 90 reviews on Yelp. Akasha Brewing Co. brews 15 barrels at a time and serves up to 15 of its own beers, according to its website. The brewery welcomes guests to bring in food from Feast BBQ and Grind Burger Kitchen located next door. Its taproom includes board games, arcade games, outdoor seating, a 100-inch video projector and televisions. 

Yelper Sara R., who reviewed Akasha Brewing Co on Nov. 4, wrote, “This is one of my fave breweries in Louisville…I like lagers and stouts, and I have always loved the stuff they put out for both of those. They use a lot of fruit and other flavors to mix in.”

Marianne D. noted, "Great selection of local brews and, if you want to, sample all you can get in tasting flights, priced based on the beer itself. Staff is super friendly and knowledgeable."

2. Mile Wide Beer Company

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Next up is Phoenix Hill's Mile Wide Beer Company, situated at 636 Barret Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 84 reviews on Yelp, the brewery has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option. Stop by for beers, cocktails and red and white wines.

We looked to Yelp to learn more about Mile Wide Beer Company.

"The story of Mile Wide Beer Co. begins with a few friends, a couple of beers, and one big idea," per the history section of the business' Yelp profile. 

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As to what the business is known for, "We're creating some of the best craft beer in Kentucky, and that's not a statement we make lightly," it states on Yelp in the section explaining specialties. "We carefully handcraft interesting and flavorful beer brewed to the highest standards of quality, right here in Louisville."

3. Apocalypse Brew Works

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Clifton's Apocalypse Brew Works, located at 1612 Mellwood, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the cheap brewery 4.5 stars out of 80 reviews. There are 14 beers on tap, such as Irish Red Rapture and Atomic Amber.

Yelp has more information on Apocalypse Brew Works.

"It'll be the end of your search for great craft beer. Opened in 2012, we have brews available on tap at various local fine drinking establishments or stop in to the brewery to drink a pint and get a growler to go!"

4. Falls City Brewing Company


Falls City Brewing Company, a brewery in Phoenix Hill, is another much-loved, budget-friendly go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 50 Yelp reviews. Head over to 901 E. Liberty St. to see for yourself. Falls City Brewing Company has an extensive list of beers. Look for The Gorge, which is a Red IPA and the Ugly Sweater Weather, which is a cranberry tangerine sour beer. 

Yelp can tell you more about Falls City Brewing Company.

"Falls City Brewing Co. re-opened in Louisville in 2010 with a passion for making great craft beer and a dedication to celebrating the rich brewing history of our home town."

Furthermore, we found this information about the business' signature items: "Come have a beer and say hello at our taproom and brewery located in Louisville," it notes on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties. "Our taproom features 12 of our beers on tap, along with a select offering of wine and spirits. Plus, we feature an event space and a fantastic outdoor beer garden!"

5. Old Louisville Brewery


Over in Old Louisville, check out Old Louisville Brewery, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 56 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the brewery by heading over to 625 W. Magnolia Ave. 

We looked to Yelp to learn more about Old Louisville Brewery.

"Wade Mattingly’s original concept in March 2013 was to open a small craft beer pub in Old Louisville," according to the history section of the business' Yelp profile. "By October 2013, Wade had learned local zoning would make this a bigger challenge than he'd ever imagined. Wade took newfound resolve and enlisted the help of his brother Ken, a 21-year home brewing veteran at the time."

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