Ei8ht Ball Brewing

BA SCORE
3.81/5
261 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

95 Riviera Dr
Bellevue, Kentucky, 41073-1337
United States

(859) 291-0036

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Added by soycory on 11-27-2013

BEER STATS
Beers:
33
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
261
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.16/5
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
36
pDev:
1.92%
 
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by Yetiman420:
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3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

Stop #416 on my world brewery tour.

Ei8ht Ball Brewing is a must do if you're visiting the Cincinnati area and are into good beer. It's part of Party Source which is a booze mecca and has one of the largest beer selections of any beer store I've been to.

What I liked about Ei8ht Ball: Lots of outstanding, unique beers on tap. Easy to get a flight of 8 ($20) by simply marking a number on the chalk paddle. They list and constantly update the beers on TV monitor which is cool unless you order a beer while they're changing the board which is what I did but no biggie. Peanut (long gray beard) was our bartender. He's a Cincinnati beer institution unto himself. You can get a beer and wander the store. Be careful as you'll probably wind up buying too much stuff. Rare keg's each Monday tapped at 5.

Areas for improvement: All the beers, except two, were above 6%. Put a world-class helles/czech pilsner/kolsch on tap to demonstrate how you keep tap lines clean and manage delicate beer freshness. If you want to drink more than two pints, this is really not the place. The light 70's rock can put a guy to sleep on a President's day afternoon.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of LexingtonBeer
1/5  rDev -76%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

Ei8ht Ball has closed. http://www.cincinnati.com/story/entertainment/2017/01/19/ei8ht-ball-brewing-close/96780028/

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Great brewery to soon close by the end of the week---been there many times
and loved the service, nice service, and outstanding selection of brews.

Hit them up while you can----this is it.

Cheers Ei8ht Ball, you will be missed.

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Photo of qcbrewer
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Located in the back of a party store (alcohol, cigars, party supplies), and even has a connecting door. A long and impressive list of beers on tap - 42 in count. 21 house brewed beers, with a total of 12 different styles represented (some barrel aged or variants. There are also 21 guest taps, with "unknowns" like Draai Laag, obscures like Haandbryggeriet, and heavy hitters like Deschutes, Prairie, and Mikkeller). Decent seating with a 10 seater bar, with 12 other tables. Worth the visit if you're in Cinci or northern Kentucky.

Edit. As I'm leaving, I find out they're closing at the end of April. So...maybe come while you can. Oddly enough I was gonna say their prices were really good (and told the bartender the same) and he explained why because they're closing and have everything half off. So, yeah...that.

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4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BillBabbitt
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

42 taps with 13 for house beers. Small taproom but their selection of guest beers is superlative. 19 of their 29 guest beers were rated 91 or better.

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4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

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4.12/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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4.71/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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5/5  rDev +20.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Zonian1
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

After years hearing about The Party Source, I finally found some time to make the drive to Kentucky. Nestled in the back past some of the longest beer and liquor aisles you will ever see is Ei8ht Ball Brewing. The day I visited, they were almost full on a Saturday afternoon, with about 42 beers on tap, including 8 of their own. The selections ranged from some hard to find locals, to top national offerings like TenFidy, to some interesting international choices. It's a cool vibe, despite essentially being in a liquor store. Don't go to The Party Source without checking out Ei8ht Ball.

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Photo of target88
3.2/5  rDev -23.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 1.25 | selection: 4.25

Great place but not enough service

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4.61/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Chris77McGrath
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of johnjohnbeer
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Incredible selection. Absolutely the most insane prices I've ever seen at a bar, and I lived in NYC for years.

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Photo of Seeker_11
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%

This was a fun little hole in the ground

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.51/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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Ei8ht Ball Brewing in Bellevue, KY
Brewery rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 261 ratings
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