Bluegrass Brewing Company - St. Matthews | Louisville, Kentucky
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Bluegrass Brewing Company - St. Matthews
Exceptional based on 45 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

3929 Shelbyville Rd.
Louisville, Kentucky United States 40207 [ print map ]
502 899 7070

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Mayor: ContemplateBeer (9) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 3


Bluegrass Brewing Company - St. Matthews

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Bluegrass Little Beau Pils , Bluegrass Gold 15, Bluegrass Bourbon Barrel Alt , Bluegrass Rollie Fingers , Bluegrass Urban Nomad , Bluegrass Great Common , Bluegrass Your Maibock , Bluegrass / Falls City Andrew & Drew Smoked Amber , Bluegrass Grave Digger Nitro Oatmeal Stout , Bluegrass Stout House , Bluegrass To Helles & Bock , Bluegrass Don Dartís Wheat Ale , Bluegrass Bourbon Barrel Heine Brothers Coffee Stout 87, Bluegrass Bourbon Barrel Stout 78, Bluegrass Triple B , Bluegrass Nasty Action , Bluegrass Stout Toby , Bluegrass Charlie Strong Ale , Bluegrass Bearded Pats Barleywine Style Ale 95, Bluegrass Rough Service
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45 reviews for Bluegrass Brewing Company - St. Matthews
 Ambiance  70%
 Service  72%
 Selection  64%
 Food  71%
 Value  71%
 Overall  71%
 Rating  76%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg  (34) Louisville, Kentucky | June 6, 2005| Updated February 27, 2010
BBC is close to what Iíd call a fairly typical brewery restaurant. The restaurant is split into three areas, the first being a square bar with taps. Walking back there is an area for larger parties and a small play area for kids. This area allows for a view of the brewing area. The brewers record their progress on the windows, and they manage to conceive a new beer every week or so. There is also a covered patio with booths and several tables. The restaurant has a good selection of appetizers, sandwiches, and pizzas. We had the Thai chicken pizza and a Hot Brown, which arrived quickly and was a lot of food. I have also eaten the Monte Crisco, a sandwich with smoked turkey, ham, and two cheeses covered in powdered sugar. This is decadent and delicious, although I believe theyíve discontinued the sandwich. My friend tried a calzone which was large and tasty. Overall, the food is excellent, having sampled only a small portion of the menu. The brewers like to experiment, and overall the BBC is probably the best brewery restaurant in KY, although I like the cozy atmosphere at Cumberland better.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
NeoHippie2  (45) Louisville, Kentucky | November 16, 2013
They usually will have one or two offerings on tap that is hard to find elsewhere as well as the standard BBC offerings. Nice building. Food is solid. Good service. Worth a stop if you are in the area.
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
BrewMstr  (16) Pleasant View, Utah | September 19, 2013
Fun place to visit! Only there on a trip to Louisville, though the Bourbon Barrel Stout was an amazing find! If you have the opportunity, at least try this beer!
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer  (107) Louisville, Kentucky | September 19, 2013
Another douchebag rating updated! PROS: Nice space with a wrap-around bar, screened-in porch and plenty of seats for your brood (if you have such a thing; probably not in 2013); service has been pretty prompt lately; food is solid to pretty tasty at times; *great* beer value- half pours on anything for half the price of the full beer (imagine that!). CONS: Service has never been too knowledgeable, in my experience, not being able to answer basic questions about IBUs, etc without asking a brewer (in my opinion, you should know the product when itís released, especially when itís brewed under your nose); some food items are just not appetizing (the reuben was a disappointment); beers are inconsistent in quality. OVERALL: A good place to bring family, and to try some local beers from one of the cityís most cherished breweries. They have a parking lot, but this can get filled up quickly on weekends and game days. Thereís another big lot next door behind the brewery. So, the ratings still douchey, but a leopard canít change itís spots...
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
beernovice39  (248) Montana | September 16, 2013
Sports bar/restaurant setup. Beer was hit/miss.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
Brigadier  (257) Clevelandish, Ohio | July 8, 2013
This is a great place to come during local sporting events if you want to capture the spirit of the city. It does get very crowded on weekends though as it is located in a busy part of town near a number of other bars and restaurants. The beer selection is so-so though especially compared to New Albanian, Against the Grain, or Cumberland. Check it out if you in the area as it is the best of the BBC chain (and unrelated to the bottle line) but donít expect too many miracles.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose  (69) Louisville, Kentucky | April 21, 2013
been awhile since i have been in this location. noticed immediately they have redone the bar area and moved all the "worthog" glasses off the bar area and put them on the walls. so the area is open and more friendly. only had a couple of beers and some pretzel sticks and cheese...served their beers in imperial pints. high gravity (over 8%) are 10oz pours. decent enough. the beers i had were so so. but i did enjoy the evening..think they might have had 10 or so taps and you can get a sample tray of i think 5 at a time.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 7/20
aMillionDreams  (4) , | October 22, 2012
Iím a long time fan of BBC but this location in particular has gone down hill of late. All of the beers are flat except the occasional beer that is over-carbonated and the bartender has to pull three pints to get you one proper beer. Specialty beers have been unimaginative. There used to always be a bourbon barrel aged beer on as well as a cask on Thursday, not anymore. With craft brew and microbrew on the rise in Louisville and all around the country, BBC canít keep calling it in.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
fletchfighters  (66) , Australia | September 3, 2012
A-- Went to the tap room first and then to the other location on Main, as the other had food. Mostly brick and wood. Big bar, lots of seating and very trending looking. Very casual but hip feel. Lots of parking in the area, on and off street. Q-- quality wise was not over impressed really. Have had the bourbon barrel stout and it was average. Had their Black IPA on tap and could only drink half the glass. No hops and very alcoholic. Was warned by others their beer is average. S-- All bluegrass beers. 9 total taps with 2 seasonals. Had a few of their 750 ML bottles. Not too shabby. S- Decent service. Never asked for a second beer but water and sodaís were refilled well. Nothing outstanding and had better service elsewhere. F-- Average. Cuban sandwich was cold, salads were good and the mashed potatoes were good. Garlic fries were decent. V-- On this trip Bluegrass has been the most disappointing so far. Good prices but average beer and average service. Venue is very nice though.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
illiniphil  (6) Nashotah, Illinois | August 22, 2012
$3 dollar drafts were a great deal. However, only 6 beers on draft - would like to see more. However, the choices I had were all very good. Service was good, bartenders very pleasant and knowledgeable.
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 2/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 7/20
hoppknobs  (1) Floyds Knobs, Indiana | December 22, 2011
I have been a fan of BBC since it opened in the early 90s. However, the quality of the beer has decreased at tap in St. Matthews. Over the past few months, words like "tinny," "flat" and "weak" are good descriptors for the variety of beers I have had there. Last night, when I order a pizza that features roasted garlic, and always in the past contained roasted garlic from a clove, I got what the waitress called "roasted garlic sauce" sans actual garlic. Her response to my comment about the poor quality of the cooking was "the chef on this night, no doubt!" Just a sad state of affairs to a once great establishment.

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