Bluegrass Brewing Company - St. Matthews | Louisville, Kentucky
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Bluegrass Brewing Company - St. Matthews
Exceptional based on 46 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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Beer Available At Bluegrass Brewing Company - St. Matthews (arranged by most recent)
Bluegrass Heine Brothers Coffee Stout 93, Bluegrass Thanks Clyde , Bluegrass Ergo , Bluegrass Urban Nomad , Bluegrass Summer Wheat 22, Bluegrass Atta Boy IPA 49, Bluegrass Rye Me A River , Bluegrass American Pale Ale 72, Bluegrass Kick in The Baltic Porter 86, Bluegrass Little Beau Pils , Bluegrass Goldie Blonde , Bluegrass Bourbon Barrel Alt , Bluegrass Rollie Fingers , 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
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46 reviews for Bluegrass Brewing Company - St. Matthews
 Ambiance  70%
 Service  72%
 Selection  64%
 Food  71%
 Value  71%
 Overall  70%
 Rating  76%
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78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
changeup45  (109) Mount Dora, Florida | October 27, 2010
Visitied this location while in the area on business. Didnít look like much from outside but a pretty nice vibe here; one large bar area and then a separate seating area that still has the brewpub feel. Relatively limited number of draft choices consisting of quite a few standards (Pale, Brown, Wheat, etc) but with some special stuff and seasonals as well. However, they also have 750ís available of brews that werenít available on tap. Solid pub food that gets a slight bump due to the fact that they apparently make their chips in house and they were quite good. Bartender was friendly. Prices reasonable. Nothing spectacular here but a good time.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
theisti  (525) Leawood, Kansas | September 15, 2014
Visited on a Thursday evening. Large, sprawling building with a big open bar as you enter, with the brewery through to the back and a nice covered patio out back to the left. There were 8 BBC beers on when I visited. Lively place, quite loud and fun atmosphere. I didnít eat, though food looked decent that was going past me. For just grabbing a beer, I prefer the BBC Tap Room on East Main.

70 = ★★Ĺ (Locals should check it out, visitors with extended time)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
NeoHippie2  (50) 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.
72
  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!
64
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer  (115) 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...
60
  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.
62
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
Brigadier  (264) 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  (74) 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.
40
  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.
54
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
fletchfighters  (70) , 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.
72
  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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