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Beers and bikes are on tap for Louisville's latest tourist attraction

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A map of “Lou's Brews,” a trail that highlights the local beer scene in Louisville and southern Indiana. A map of “Lou's Brews,” a trail that highlights the local beer scene in Louisville and southern Indiana.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Falls City Beer is one of 14 breweries featured in “Lou's Brews,” a trail that highlights the local beer scene in Louisville and southern Indiana.

It’s similar to the city’s Urban Bourbon Trail and gives visitors and locals the chance to explore where the best beer in town is made.

"Beer is definitely a part of the history of Louisville. So being able to remind people that beer was here too, that's really fun," said Falls City Beer sales manager David Hawkins.

History shows that Louisville was more than just a Bourbon city. German immigrants came to Louisville in the early 1800s, bringing along their brewing expertise. It's that history city officials say shouldn't be forgotten.

"As much as people come to the city to be tourists and experience bourbon and local food, there’s another whole group that comes from craft beer.  Louisville now is in the top 10 with American cities with the craft beer scene. It’s good local business. Beers on the map," said Mayor Greg Fischer.

The Lou's Brews beer trail is bike friendly -- that's a key component of the experience.

"There is kind of an overlap between people who are cycling and breweries. We’ve made it easy for cyclist to see what kind of route they should take and which breweries they’d want to visit by bicycle. But it’s for everyone," said Jessica Dillree with the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau.

If do plan to take on the trail via bike, city officials ask that you drink responsible and when sampling at different breweries.

Mayor Fischer will host a Lou's Brews bike ride later this month to celebrate the city's newest trail.

To celebrate the launch of the new trail, Fischer will host a “Lou’s Brew” Bike Ride on Saturday, Aug. 29, leaving from Great Flood Brewing on Bardstown Road at 10 a.m.

The ride will stop at five breweries, giving everyone a chance to tour the facility, talk with the brewers and enjoy a small taste of their creations. 

The event ends at Falls City Brewery about 2 p.m. with a street festival. The festival is free and open to the public.

“Lou’s Brew” maps and information are available here

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