When it comes to drinks and spirits, everyone knows that Louisville is best known for its delicious bourbon, but the city is also home to some of the best breweries and microbreweries around. Our very own Tad Thomas recently had the pleasure of touring one such brewery– Mile Wide Beer Co. in Louisville. We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to talk about his experience for Consuming Louisville.
Mile Wide Beer Co. is a brewery and taproom located in between Highlands and downtown Louisville, in a building that was once home to Louisville’s first brewpub. All of Mile Wide’s beer is brewed right on the premises and served on tap in bars and restaurants across Kentucky. The brewery magic happens in a production space surrounded with glass– for your viewing pleasure– in a system capable of brewing 3,800 pints of beer at a time.
The taproom lets visitors come in and enjoy a pint of their favorite beer six days out of the week (closed Mondays). They serve a rotating variety of different types of beer on tap as well as a small selection of spirits and even wine. In the taproom itself, there are plenty of seating options for groups of friends and gaming options like dartboards, ring toss, and a few arcade/pinball games. Mile Wide Beer Co. is also proud to call in their friends at Commonwealth Core every Friday and Saturday, offering customers a rotating menu of dinners, meals, and snacks.
Mile Wide’s motto is simple. They believe in forward thinking, creativity, and the act of pushing boundaries while respecting tradition. Their brews are all handcrafted, flavorful, and unique. They never settle for “good enough” when creating a new flavor.
After Tad completed his private tour at Mile Wide Beer Co. with the brewery’s owners and head brewer, he had this to say: “It’s one of my new favorites. My favorite was called Redecorator.” The Redecorator is a doppelbock. You can see a list of the beers they currently have on tap here.