Apocalypse Brew Works | Louisville, Kentucky
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Apocalypse Brew Works
Good based on 19 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 RIP Rye IPA 80, Apocalypse Brew Works Peanut Brown 79, Apocalypse Brew Works OíDanny Pivo , Apocalypse Brew Works Irish Red Rapture , Apocalypse Brew Works Blonde Bombshell , Apocalypse Brew Works KY Hop Brown 67, Apocalypse Brew Works Cream-ation 46, Apocalypse Brew Works Fallout Dust 70, Apocalypse Brew Works Atomic Amber 57, Apocalypse Brew Works Hurricane Hefe 51, Apocalypse Brew Works Enigma , Apocalypse Brew Works Oertels 1912 , Apocalypse Brew Works Watermelon Crack 35, Apocalypse Brew Works Bourbon Barrel Pils , Apocalypse Brew Works Kumquat IPA , Apocalypse Brew Works St. Christopher , Apocalypse Brew Works Hoptrocution , Apocalypse Brew Works Purgatory Pumpkin Stout
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19 reviews for Apocalypse Brew Works
 Ambiance  63%
 Service  83%
 Selection  73%
 Food  60%
 Value  78%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  84%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail  (1171) San Leandro, California | November 24, 2015
Last stop in Kentucky before heading north to Indiana. Small tasting room and brewery in kind of an industrial looking lot...used to be an auto shop of some sort, Iíd imagine. Tasting room interior is tiny, but they make good use of the outdoor space. Unfortunately, it was raining fairly hard and the tents only did so much.

They had 10 beers on tap with a decent range of styles, but mostly pretty basic stuff (brown, cream, amber, blonde, etc.). Beer quality was sort of average. Itís not like anything was bad, but nothing that really impressed me a ton, either.

Service and people there were quite friendly. If the weather is nice, probably not a bad place to hang out outside and play some games while you drink some beers, but there just isnít much room to sit and drink inside.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen  (286) Charleston Area, West Virginia | September 19, 2015| Updated September 21, 2015
The building was run down, but did like that the money from the event went to the dog shelter. I also liked the picnic outside area out front and crowd was good. Service was average. Beer was their own and their beers are just average.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
LearninBeer  (9) Sterling Heights, Michigan | August 22, 2015
A neat place. Requires the food trucks to be clean and sanitary or they are kicked out. Nice place that you sit outside and enjoy the people and friends and just relax.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
AguynamedTodd  (101) Illinois | February 17, 2015
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99  (519) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 5, 2014
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
edgallow  (143) nashville, Tennessee | November 16, 2014
Very small tap room with some very good beers. Nice outside area with a fire. There also was a food truck there but I didnít eat.
rondphoto  (161) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu  (477) 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
jhp40219  (33) 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!
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer  (139) 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.

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