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Louisville Beer Store

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Louisville Beer StoreLouisville Beer Store
BA SCORE
93
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43 Ratings
Ratings: 43
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 13.91%
[ Store ]

746 E Market St
Louisville, Kentucky, 40202-1008
United States
phone: (502) 569-2337

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(Place added by: Brent on 11-17-2009)
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

The Louisville Beer Store is one of the best places in Louisville to drink a beer. They have a great variety of bottled beers as well as 8 taps. They also have a nice patio out back where you can enjoy a cigar with your beer. Smoking is banned at all indoor facilities in Louisville.

The staff knows their beers and is always willing to give a recommendation. They offer many activities and tastings which allows you to try a variety of beers without having to buy the full bottle.

Also, many of the patrons are beer lovers. This leads to great conversation. The atmosphere is perfect for drinking and meeting beer lovers.

Sfred, Nov 09, 2010
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

KYBEERGUY, Jun 29, 2014
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4.85/5  rDev +16.3%

Louisville, despite it's location in the middle of bourbon country, has quite a developing craft beer scene and nothing shows that more than the Louisville Beer Store. Lori and Tyler (owners) are almost always on hand behind the bar and both know a ton about beer, especially imports.

The store is a bit small and can get cramped on weekend nights and during some of their tasting events (more on that later) but there is a nice patio area out back to enjoy when weather permits.

Their selection is as good as you will find in the city and the ability to buy singles of everything makes it even better for those who enjoy trying new beers. There is also an 8-tap system which always has a great selection of both American and import craft brews on. Currently they have DFH Burton Baton, Mikkeller Santa's Little Helper, and Gouden Carolus Noel 2008 Vintage on draft, amongst others.

The store also has a ton of tasting and educational events as well. Within the past few months Sierra Nevada, Upland, and DogFish Head have all had tap takeover events there and Upland even had a keg of their barrel-aged Teddy Bear Kisses for the patrons to enjoy.

Price is a touch higher than the local Liquor Barns but you expect that in a bottle shop. I'm a big proponent of growing the Louisville beer scene and the Louisville Beer Store has certainly helped with that. It's a treasure for the city and a place I recommend any beer fan visiting Louisville to check out.

sefus12, Dec 09, 2010
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4.85/5  rDev +16.3%

Great little place tucked away in the artsy end of Main Street in downtown Louisville. I have been out here several times since they opened not long ago and should have reviewed this place awhile back.

On first look upon entering, you'll see a rather small store stocked with beer...all beer...nothing but beer. And no macro brews either, all craft brews. One long shelf full of six packs, bombers and singles, followed by a couple coolers stocking even more beer. Very nice selection of microbrews from the US, some standards, and many rarities. But their specialty lies in their import selection. Crazy stuff from all over the world that I've never heard of or seen anywhere else. I'm sure you won't find most of these anywhere else within hundreds of miles. You'd just have to see it for yourself. They encourage you to mix-and-match, so grab yourself an empty six-pack box and go to town!

And you can't overlook the bar. Off to the side there is a small serving bar where you can try samples of different micros and imports that they have on tap. Prices start at $1.00 for a 2oz. sample and go up from there depending on the sample size, (you can get pints too), and rarity of the beer. And they generally have 8 or so different beers on tap, many of which are usually rare and damn near impossible to find anywhere else around here. They also do growler fills as well.

You'll also be greeted by owners Tyler and Lori. Great people who are extremely knowledgeable of the beer they serve/sell. And they could not be any friendlier. Seriously, strike up a conversation with either of them. By the time you leave, you'll feel like they're old friends.

They have events going on pretty much every week, (beer tastings, specials, ladies' beer club, vinyl records nights, etc.). So keep your eyes on their website for special events.

If you are in the Louisville area, the Louisville Beer Store should be a required stop for the craft beer connoisseur. You will not be disappointed!

jhp40219, May 21, 2010
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Louisville Beer Store in Louisville, KY
93 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.