List of breweries in Kentucky

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Breweries in Kentucky produce a wide range of beers in different styles that are marketed locally and regionally. Brewing companies vary widely in the volume and variety of beer produced, from small nanobreweries to microbreweries to massive multinational conglomerate macrobreweries.

In 2012 Kentucky's 21 breweries and brewpubs employed 270 people directly, and more than 8,000 others in related jobs such as wholesaling and retailing.[1][2] Including people directly employed in brewing, as well as those who supply Kentucky's breweries with everything from ingredients to machinery, the total business and personal tax revenue generated by Kentucky's breweries and related industries was more than $167 million.[3] Consumer purchases of Kentucky's brewery products generated more than $160 million in additional tax revenue.[4] In 2012, according to the Brewers Association, Kentucky ranked 43rd in the number of craft breweries per capita with 14.[5]

For context, at the end of 2013 there were 2,822 breweries in the United States, including 2,768 craft breweries subdivided into 1,237 brewpubs, 1,412 microbreweries and 119 regional craft breweries.[6] In that same year, according to the Beer Institute, the brewing industry employed around 43,000 Americans in brewing and distribution and had a combined economic impact of more than $246 billion.[7]

Microbreweries (< 15,000 barrels per annum)[edit]

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  1. ^ "Brewer's Almanac--Active Brewer Permits, 2004 - 2012". The Beer Institute. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Economic Impact of the Beer Industry--State Legislative & Congressional District Data, Kentucky". The Beer Institute. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Economic Impact of the Beer Industry--State Legislative & Congressional District Data, Kentucky". The Beer Institute. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Economic Impact of the Beer Industry--2012 Data, Kentucky". The Beer Institute. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Capita per Brewery" (PDF). Brewers Association. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Brewers Association Announces 2013 Craft Brewer Growth". Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Beer Serves America". The Beer Institute. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Hungarian brewery wins Alltech Commonwealth Craft Beer Cup Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2014/05/17/3247492/hungarian-brewery-wins-alltech.html#storylink=cpy". Lexington Herald-Leader. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Business awards: Week of May 26". Lexington Herald-Leader. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Art and Craft Brews: 15 Beer Labels That We Love". Paste Magazine. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Magic Hat Sues Kentucky Brewer Over Its Logo". Consumerist. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "Brewgrass Country Fall Escape". Southern Living. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "Kentucky, Colorado breweries enter Bay State beer arena". Wicked Local Shrewsbury. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  14. ^ "Downtown's Bus Stop Brewery". Paducah Life Magazine. Retrieved 14 April 2015.