Ei8ht Ball Brewing

BA SCORE
-
Liked Their Beers
3.81 w/ 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
Liked:
0
Average:
3.81/5
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
94.4%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
36
Liked:
34
Avg:
4.16/5
pDev:
1.92%
 
 
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by buschbeer:
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4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I have been doing a yearly trek to the Party Source for eight years now. I was excited to learn of a brewpub going in last year. I finally made it back for the 2014 visit. I met a buddy and his friend there. It is located in the way back. It is fairly small with 8ish tables and a bar. Their tap list is amazing. They do a great job of covering all styles. They had about 6-8 house beers and the rest of the 42 taps were guest beers that are always rotating. They had stouts to porters to IPA's to pale ales to sours to reds, etc.

I started with an eight beer sampler. Then a four beer sampler. Then a couple pints. I was very impressed with the selection. I met a gentleman at the bar that was very knowledgeable on beer and was a regular. We had a couple great conversations. I immediately recognized the guy from their website. His name is Peanut. He joined our table after he got off and was quite the entertaining host. They do not serve food, but a Chicago hot dog truck pulled up outside shortly after I arrived. My buddy inhaled one and enjoyed it.

Now, my favorite part of the evening was while Peanut was at our table. Two huge plates of bacon were placed on the empty table beside us. It looked like vultures swooping in on a carcass. Peanut said it was 30lbs of bacon. I had a rasher or two. I liked the place, but once the bacon hit the table this place jumped up further on my list.

Overall, I had a great time with great friends. I made a couple new friends, and the beer was great with Jacobins being my favorite. And did I mention bacon?

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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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Photo of rjp217
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%

Photo of chrismattlin
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: - out of 100 with 261 ratings
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