Best Breweries & Distilleries In Owensboro To Get Local Brews & Bourbon

Being the fourth largest city in the state of Kentucky, we have our fair share of bourbon distilleries and craft breweries. One of our distilleries is the 10th oldest in the state of Kentucky. How cool is that?

In this guide, we’ll take a look at all the best breweries and distilleries in Owensboro and why you should visit them.

List of breweries and distilleries in Owensboro

Green River Distilling Company

Starting in 1885, the 10th oldest distillery in Kentucky is the Green River Distilling Company, and we’re fortunate to have it right here in Owensboro.

Located on the west side of Owensboro, the Green River Distilling company produces three different signature bourbons in it’s distillery:

Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – 70% corn, 21% winter rye and 9% barley with warming spice notes on nose and pallete

Kentucky Wheated Bourbon – 70% corn, 21% wheat and 9% barley with peach and caramel aroma

Single Barrel Bourbon – 70% corn, 21% rye and 9% barley aged for at least 5 years

All bourbon whiskeys produced by the Green River Distilling Company use locally sourced Kentucky corn.

Kentucky distillery number DSP-KY-10.

10 Distillery Road Owensboro, KY 42301

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Brew Bridge

Located in downtown Owensboro, the Brew Bridge is the first brewery in town since 1903.

The Brew Bridge began crafting fantastic local beer in the community in 2019 as well as serving up live music, food and local events.

Offering both locally brewed beers as well as IPAs and beer from regional breweries.

If you are looking for a local brewery in Owensboro that offers good brew, delicious food and good times, then check out The Brew Bridge. And don’t forget to take a fun ride on the trolley.

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Brew Bridge also serves delicious mouth watering BBQ along with their craft brew

800 West 2nd Street Owensboro, KY 42301

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Pub on Second

Owensboro’s second brewery opening after Brew Bridge is Pub on Second. They are a full service bar but recently started crafting their own brew with the help from Matt Watson with the Henderson Brewing Company.

The Pub on Second has long been known as the place to go for craft beer in town serving up dozens of local and regional craft beers.

They would like to expand to a larger location but at this time they will be dedicating four taps to their in house brews.

116A West 2nd Street Owensboro Kentucky

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Owensboro’s newest brewery is Goodwood Brewing & Spirits located downtown across from Smothers Park.

They are a family friendly restaurant and brewery that offers a wide range of southern comfort foods, appetizers, drinks and their own brewed beer.

If you’re looking for a lunch, breakfast or supper spot in town, then Goodwood has it all. You can get chicken and waffles, fried tomatoes, catfish and more.

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Goodwood Brewery is located downtown across from Smother’s Park in Owensboro

Located in downtown Owensboro with amazing riverfront views, Goodwood is our newest brewery to check out.

101 Frederica St, Owensboro, KY 42301

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We have some really good and unique breweries and distilleries in town. If you are looking to drink a craft brew or locally distilled bourbon, then I hope this guide should get you around town.

Did I miss any on the list? Let me know!

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One response to “Best Breweries & Distilleries In Owensboro To Get Local Brews & Bourbon”

  1. Sam

    Can’t wait til we have even more breweries. We’ll be known as BBQ, Bluegrass and Breweries lol

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