A recent comprehensive study titled "The Best Beer Cities in the U.S. (2023 Data)" by Real Estate Witch has pushed Louisville into the spotlight as the sixth-best beer city in the United States, marking a significant rise from its 37th position in 2021’s report.
Highlighting the Key Factors
Real Estate Witch’s study analyzed the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. based on several key factors:
Louisville's performance in these criteria has elevated its standing among American beer cities.
Understanding Louisville's Rise
Louisville has managed to stand out due to a combination of quality, variety, affordability, and popular interest in beer. The city boasts 2.8 breweries per 100,000 residents, more than double the national average of 1.3 breweries per 100,000. These breweries have achieved an average Yelp rating of 4.36, higher than the national average of 4.24.
Furthermore, Louisville has shown strength in the number of bars per capita, reporting 24 bars per 100,000 residents. This is 26% more than the average city included in Real Estate Witch's study. Louisville's bars also receive high ratings, with an average Yelp rating of 4.27, which ranks third among all 50 cities in the study.
The rise of Louisville in the U.S. Best Beer Cities rankings underscores the city's thriving beer scene. This recognition invites both residents and visitors to explore the Louisville Ale Trail and experience first-hand what makes Louisville's beer scene one of the best in the nation.