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The Beer Trappe

Not Rated.
The Beer TrappeThe Beer Trappe
BA SCORE
100
world-class

63 Ratings
Ratings: 63
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 7.96%
Taps: 8
Bottles: 475
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Store ]

811 Euclid Ave
Lexington, Kentucky, 40502-1741
United States
phone: (859) 309-0911

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thebeertrappe

Notes:
Listed as one of the top 100 beer bars in America by Draft Magazine!
 http://draftmag.com/new/Feature/am ... bars-2011/ 

Listed as one of the top two beer bars in Kentucky by Christian DeBenedetti in The Great American Ale Trail, 2011!

(Place added by: BEERchitect on 04-13-2010)
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Reviews by bobhits:
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

Some people get beer, and others only dream of it. This place is best explained by this little discussion I over heard on a saturday. Two parents come in with a 3-4 year old kid. They ask if the kid can be on the couch and the bartender says it's ok. They ask for two beers and a coke for the kid.
"Sorry we don't have coke."
"ok ice water is fine"
"errr I have water, no ice"

A huge beer selection, offering singles with 8 rotating taps and let me tell you, I mean ROTATING TAPS. I've been there on a saturday and seen all 8 taps change while there.

Very few places do beer this well, but thankfully lexington finally has a place that just does beer to perfection.

bobhits, Sep 18, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of slasich
4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

slasich, Sep 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

cwkash, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Buschyfor3
4.85/5  rDev +4.3%

The go-to craft beer establishment in the entire city of Lexington, KY, and arguably one of the two beer beer bars in the entire state (if not in the entire midwest). This store is a craft-beer geek's dream.

You walk in and the bar is ahead to your right, while the entire left wall of the store (from front to back) showcases all of the bottles available for purchase. I must say, it is a sight to behold. There are some seats in the form of a couple nice leather chairs with small end tables in the front part of the bar (think like an upscale coffee-shop kind of vibe), and there are some clever bourbon-barrel-come-tables arranged to the left of the bar for patrons to stand around and enjoy their drinks and fellowship. On weekends it can get a bit crowded at times, but it just depends on a number of factors including the night, the weather, and whether college is in session at UK (its just a couple blocks from campus). Each of the dozen or so times I've visited, the atmosphere has always been warm and the experience always a pleasure.

The selection available at The Beer Trappe is easily the best on offer in Lexington - both in bottles and on its constantly rotating tap list, and there is always something new or something rare/limited-release to be enjoyed. In fact, there is really only one place in the state that I can think of that has a better selection of rarities on their rotating taps, and that is Holy Grale in Louisville; but where Holy Grale has the larger number of selections on draft, its bottle list doesn't even begin to hold a candle to what The Beer Trappe has on offer. Given the selection of rarities and some less-widely-known beers from a number of European breweries (a lot of Belgian offerings in particular), prices can be a little bit higher, and on a couple of occasions I have found a few beers that were a dollar or so more at The Beer Trappe than right down the road at some other liquor/bottle shops. However, for the convenience, atmosphere, and for the ability to support a local business instead of a larger chain store, the price is but a small cost and more than worth it.

The staff is fantastic, and I was fortunate enough to meet the resident beer-guru (an active BA member) a couple of years back during one of my early visits. They really know their beer and were always keen to offer recommendations or their own insights on new beers, new styles, or their favorite breweries. But more important - at least in my mind - the staff are beer lovers in their own right and just happy to talk and share their love of craft beer with their customers.

If you find yourself in Lexington, you owe it to yourself to stop by for a beer or a couple of bottles to go. You won't be disappointed.

Buschyfor3, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -19.4%

jerefreakinmiah, Aug 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

Chadjhel, Jul 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

esktime, Jun 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

Jake_Ramrod, Jun 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

zrsimp01, Jun 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

PassMeAZima, Jun 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

gutbuster, Jun 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -24.7%

JustinSparks, Jun 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

missesmayi, Jun 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

Jmritc2, Jun 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

IMFletcher, May 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

khargro2, May 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

tsgooch79, May 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

bhurtle4, Apr 29, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev -0.2%

Place had great selection and an impressive stock of singles. Didn't stay for a beer but a hybrid store is always a plus. Staff was very astute and polite. Prices were ok for the area. If in Lex, I will probably go back again. Place was nice, clean and orderly.

MilwaukeeCrusher, Apr 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -24.7%

jman005, Apr 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

kybeerdrinker, Mar 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

BuckTuckian, Feb 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

ToddBeans, Feb 04, 2014
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4.46/5  rDev -4.1%

Overall, a great bottle shop for the area. I've seen more expansive and diverse selections in MI, but this is pretty damned good for this area.
Came in midday, wasn't hassled or bothered but would have gotten help if needed. Great selection of midrange and entry sours, goof midwest selection and stuff from the plains (Prairie, Jester King). Decent amount of glass to pick from too.
Atmosphere was awesome.
Very enjoyable.

FEUO, Jan 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

DCdevyl78, Jan 15, 2014
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The Beer Trappe in Lexington, KY
100 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.