Louisville’s Best Brewery
Friday Nights at the Brewery
It is a Friday afternoon text–“Are you Turning? Do you know what the food truck is tonight?” –that gets us amped up for our Friday nights at 3rd Turn Brewery, our home away from home. Located in the historic Gaslight Square in Jeffersontown, KY, “the Turn,” as we call it, is where we can all catch up with our best friends (Truly included!) and feel relaxed, happy, and comfortable. Just like the gang at Cheers, it has been our Friday night hang out and tradition since its doors opened on September 17, 2015.
20 Rotating Taps (Half Brewed On-site) –Dog Friendly Inside & Out–Bring Your Own Food–Food Trucks Fridays & Saturdays–Wine, Bourbon & Frozen Drink Selections–Book Events
32 Rotating Taps (Locally & Regionally Brewed)–Dog-Friendly Outside-Backside Grill–Wine, Bourbon & Frozen Drink Selections–Local Meade from Hive & Barrel–Book Event
Jeanette Embry & Jessica Cunningham
We recently sat down with co-owner Brian Minrath to learn more about the place we love so much, their history, values, and hopes for the future. Brian told us he has been a home brewer since the age of 20, when he was challenged by his father to make a better beer than the domestics his dad was used to drinking. So Brian bought himself a home brew kit and made his first brew, a nut-brown ale, which he described as awful but his dad loved. From there, Brian started experimenting with batches and has not stopped brewing since.
Brewing was a passion that Brian shared with friends Greg Hayden and brothers Dale and Ben Shinkle, who were all home brewers as well. After dreaming together for some time about opening their own brewery, they decided to bring that dream to life and 3rd Turn was born.
Brian Minrath & Ted Noah
Name, Place, and the Art
As you might guess, the name came from the 3rd Turn at Churchill Downs infield, well known for its party atmosphere. That decision was easy, but finding a location proved to be a bit more challenging. That is, until they settled on Jeffersontown, where the community welcomed them with open arms. They decided to move into the historicRead more