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Bluegrass Brewing Co.

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very good

16 Ratings
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 25.07%
$$ - reasonable

[ Brewery, Bar ]

300 W Main St
Louisville, Kentucky, 40202-2945
United States
phone: (502) 584-2739

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Moved to this location from 636 E Main St in 2010.

(Place added by: Cresant on 10-04-2006)
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Reviews by woodychandler:
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4.7/5  rDev +25.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Located on the corner of East Main and Clay Streets, the door was on Clay, just to throw me off. Once inside, the tasting room was the only publicly accessible part of an expansive space that extended well back along Clay Street. I was fortunate enough to be allowed to see the brewhouse and warehouse areas, including all of the barrels being used for the Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout. That opportunity probably would not be extended to everyone, however.

Fret not, since the tasting room also doubled as the "BBC Brewery Beer Museum" and sat as an homage to Falls City, Oertel's, and Fehr's ("It's always Fehr weather."). The short wood bar was covered in labels and coasters and then coated with a clear acrylic laminate. The same went for a center bar with swiveling Captain's chairs. It was impossible to look around without seeing some new, compelling piece of breweriana.

Eight (8) beers were available during my visit in December 2006: Bluegrass Gold; APA; Altbier; Nut Brown Ale; Dark Star Porter; Hell For Certain strong Belgian-style ale, named for a defunct coal-mining town in eastern KY; Barleywine; and Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout. My pick was the APA, but I was told that a one-shot IPA was in the tanks at the time of my visit.

10-23-2007 09:22:32 | More by woodychandler
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10-22-2013 10:17:46 | More by crbnfbr
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1.13/5  rDev -69.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1 | $$$

I live in Louisville and go to New Albanian Brewery across the river for local beer and recently to Against The Grain Brewery which just opened here in Louisville. That pretty much says it all when it comes to BBC for me. Everytime I have had they're beer I was greatly underwhelmed and everytime I have been to the Main St. location the service was terrible and the servers extremely rude and obnoxious like they were put out when I asked for something. One instance literally sent me to the conclusion that I had to write this review. They're motto is don't buy beer from strangers, I say don't buy beer from acquainted ignorance

10-06-2011 03:44:45 | More by Mitchill
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3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$

Bluegrass Brewing Co & Taproom
3929 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY 40207

A: Being an out-of-towner, this place was very welcoming. The environment seemed like the perfect place for a local who had a love for craft beer and supported their brewery. Personalized mugs lined the walls and were the property of the drinker who could come in and take their mug off the wall for the day's drinking experience. (a mug club type of fee obviously applied)

Q: The beer speaks for itself, large selection of quality craft beers.

S: The waitress we had was a bit green and didn't know the beers on the chalk board as well she should have. With the support of a fellow employee I was able to get all the information necessary to order some very tasty brews.

F: Food selection is quite wide, great for a family or a group of people with different likes. Only downside is that there is not a specialty that stands out.

V: Decent prices all around for both beer and food. Although, coming from Chicago the prices were good but for the area they may actually be the same if the cost of living is taken into effect.

08-18-2011 01:47:19 | More by dcsoke
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3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Went to this newer location for BBC after catching a Louisville basketball game at the new YUM! Center across the street. It's in a great spot downtown on the corner of 3rd and Main.

A - 4.5 The place sure was jumping after the game, mostly filled w/ UL fans who had come over from the game like my party. Everyone generally was smiling and seemed to be having a good time. I'm sure it helped that the Cards won. :)

Q - 4 The beer was solid and the appetizers we had were well-made. Nothing was over-the-top here but we didn't have a full meal experience, either. Just drinks and apps for us that day, but they were good.

Ser - 3.5 I'm not sure if it was because they were so busy or because they were still "new" and trying to work all the kinks out, but the staff was a bit slow at times. My wife's water was forgotten multiple times, and we'd be empty before given the chance to re-up. They were pretty friendly, though. Could've been a lot worse.

Sel - 4 There are a good selection of regular and seasonal brews on tap. I'd like to see more guest brews offered, though. The rest of the bar appeared to be pretty solid. The food selection was good, about what you'd expect for a brewpub.

F - 4 The apps were good. Again, I didn't have a full meal but the offerings appeared solid and the meals I watched being carried past me definitely looked appetizing.

V - $$ The prices are about what you'd expect for a place like this. A brewpub serving quality beers, decent food, and in a downtown setting... not bad considering. Overall a good place that I'd probably hit up again if in the area or going to more UL games. They have specials on early game days as that would be a seemingly good value also.

04-12-2011 13:15:48 | More by KYBrewgrass
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Bluegrass Brewing Co. in Louisville, KY
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