Apocalypse Brew Works | Louisville, Kentucky
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Apocalypse Brew Works
Exceptional based on 13 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

1612 Melwood Ave
Louisville, Kentucky United States 40206 [ print map ]
502 589 4843

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Hours: Fri. & Sat. 5-11pm


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Apocalypse Brew Works APA Series: East Kent Goldings , Apocalypse Brew Works St. Christopher , Apocalypse Brew Works APA Series: Pacifica , Apocalypse Brew Works Pestilence Porter , Apocalypse Brew Works Oertels 1912 , Apocalypse Brew Works Destruction IPA , Apocalypse Brew Works Sunspot Stout , Apocalypse Brew Works APA Series: Summit , Apocalypse Brew Works Whirlwind Wheat , Apocalypse Brew Works Apollo IPA 63, Apocalypse Brew Works Cream-ation 40, Apocalypse Brew Works Peanut Brown , Apocalypse Brew Works Big Barley II , Apocalypse Brew Works Fallout Dust 67, Apocalypse Brew Works Atomic Amber 47, Apocalypse Brew Works Tsunami IPA , Mehana Tsunami IPA , Apocalypse Brew Works APA Series: Citra , Apocalypse Brew Works KY Hop Brown 60, Apocalypse Brew Works Bourbon Barrel Smoked Porter
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13 reviews for Apocalypse Brew Works
 Ambiance  63%
 Service  86%
 Selection  71%
 Food  60%
 Value  79%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  81%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto  (104) Lakeside Park, Kentucky | April 25, 2014
Only has seating for four at tables and four at the bar inside, but there are several umbrella tables outside, along with a food truck. Brews are all Apocalypse, but there is variety, and 10-12 taps. Service was friendly and prompt, with 5 ounce samples going for $2 each. Overall, worth a visit when you are in Louisville.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu  (401) Cincinnati, Ohio | March 11, 2014
Visited here on a Saturday just after opening and it was already really crowded. The tasting room is small but the day was nice enough that plenty of people were out on the parking lot/patio. Thereís no kitchen but they always have a food truck. There are 10 taps, all of which were flowing. Tasters were $2 each, a little high overall especially if youíre doing a big lineup. But the beers are good. The service is super friendly and they seemed to be working hard. Good place to visit if youíre in town on a Friday or Saturday evening.
86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
jhp40219  (31) Louisville, Kentucky | March 1, 2014
Great little brewery here! A hidden treasure for sure. Problem is itís small. You know a place is small when there are 12 patrons there (including myself) and itís standing room only. The inside is a small bar with 10 taps, all Apocalypse brews. Beer styles vary, which is great. Something for everyone regardless of your craft beer tastes. And everything I have had by them have been spot on. Plus they arenít afraid to experiment, so expect some unusual but tasty beers. There are a few tiny two-person tables and a few chairs at the bar. Enough for about 10 people inside. Very small area almost to the point of claustrophobia. Thankfully you can also drink outside in the patio area which has a few more tables and is quite a bit more spacious. The servers are the owners (at least I donít think they have any employees). But they are extremely friendly and seem to be happy to engage patrons in beer talk. I got quite a few good money saving homebrew tips on my last visit. They have several different sizes and prices. You can get a small sample for free (I think), a 5 oz for $2 each, and a pint for $4 or $5 (donít remember exactly). They also offer growler fills although I donít remember the price. Food is from whichever food truck they have in that day (it varies) and parking is out on the street. And unfortunately they are only open for a few hours on Friday and Saturday nights. I really hope they expand or move to a larger place and expand their hours. I think they would do great business if so. Definitely make this a stop when on a beer trip in Louisville!
62
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer  (111) Louisville, Kentucky | February 10, 2014
Updated 2/10/2014: Hadnít rerated in awhile, so here goes- PROS: They brew an interesting variety of beer and arenít afraid to experiment; the beers are always interesting. You can get half pints here for three bucks (if memory serves me well) and full pours for usually four dollars as well as samples, so itís nice to have a choice when it comes to the measure of your drink. They do the food truck thing, but thereís good places to eat nearby as well (North End Cafe, for instance) CONS: A tiny, tiny taproom more suited for better weather (youíre standing outside if itís the least bit busy- it makes a FEMA trailer look spacious); one evening when I was there they were playing some really graphic (violence, violent nudity), cheesy horror movie. I know the whole "Apocalypse" thing is their bag, but if you go here thereís the possibility of seeing somewhat smutty horror movies. Not my bag, personally. OVERALL: Despite some of the negatives, I like stopping in overall, especially when the weatherís nice.They have some interesting offerings that are often rather tasty. If youíre going to visit three breweries in Louisville, theyíd be #2 for me (after ATG). Parking is on the street in the area, but iíve always been able to find something reasonably close.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine  (262) Indiana | January 5, 2013
Good new brewery in Louisville that my wife and I stopped at while in town. Beer selection was solid, and service was great. No food (and only open Friday and Saturday afternoons/evenings), but a pleasant stop nonetheless.
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Brigadier  (263) Clevelandish, Ohio | December 3, 2012
This is a must stop in the Louisville area if you are free Friday or Saturday nght. Parking may be a problem but the friendly bartenders (who also are the brewers) will make sure you have a good time.

The beer styles are mostly lower ABV (below 6%) which makes it easy to enjoy a couple. While the ambience brings to mind "industrial complex" (it is right next to a major interstate) it can get lively when the place fills up. As a bonus if you bring your dog you might get some free treats.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr  (1501) Washington, Washington DC | November 18, 2012
The small, mostly improvised brewing equipment visible on your left as you enter is the heart of the operation. The tasting area takes up half the space in this former sheet metal shop, but itís still small, enough for four or so small tables, and a small bar with a few stools. They use the parking lot space, though, which is huge, and very nice in the summer. Definitely a small brewery with a tasting space tacked on, my favorite of all tasting areas. All the beers I tried were very solid, very tasty. Staff was terrific. They will give you one ounce pours for free, or half pints or full pints. I think Iíd prefer a flight of, say, five beer, three or four ounces each, for a fair price, $5-7 or so. Chatted with Bill, who has plans for a very unique surprise for the brewery, hopefully sooner than later! Definitely worth seeking out.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
savnac  (285) Anchorage, Alaska | November 7, 2012
Just happened to see this place in route to Sergioís so decided to check it out. Fairly new place I guess started by some local homebrewers. Pretty friendly service and gave us a quick little ďtourĒ (basically just pointing out the equipment from the taproom). Tiny taproom with a small bar and some tables, filled up pretty quick. They had about 6 or 7 beers on, mostly standard styles. Beers were solid all around. Food trucks are usually around from what they said although it was pouring rain when we showed up. Prices are fair, no samplers though. Nice little brewery, might turn out some good stuff in the future.
86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
aMillionDreams  (4) , | October 22, 2012
Although they have limited hours, they have great beer and fun events whenever they open their doors. Great place to "bar hop" to and from. I only hope they expand to a microbrewery.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983  (177) Florissant, Missouri | July 28, 2012
Stopped in on the way to Sergioís. A nice place to try a few decent beers. They allow you to sample all their beers, then choose what you liked, good deal. Nothing extrordinary, but decent. Small seating area, which gets crowded quickly. We talke with the brewer/owner for a while and thanked him for allowing us to sample all of their beers. A good place to stop and try if you are in the area.

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