Cumberland Brews

4/5.0 61 reviews
1576 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, Kentucky United States 40205

502 458 8727
 
Mon-Thu 4 pm - 12 am Fri-Sat 12 pm - 12 am Sun 1 pm - 12 am

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
thorine  (11) Indiana | August 3, 2010
I was quite looking forward to my first trip to Cumberland Brews. Iíd heard of the place for a long time, but had never been. I was, in particular, looking to try their Nitro Porter (and Iíd also heard very complimentary things regarding their food). Overall, I was rather disappointed. The food was a type of spring roll (stuffed with veal or lamb... itís been a few months) served with a cucumber sauce. The sauce was excellent,... the rolls were better than average. Nonetheless, I continue to hear good things about the food, so I will give the benefit of the doubt with my 7/10 rating. The service was prompt, knowledgeable, and kind. It was a little cramped, but that didnít bother me too much. However, the beer... that really let me down. The Nitro Porter certainly wasnít bad, but in the end it was not what Iíd anticipated. Left me wanting more. I tried the Brussels Bruge, and that was just bad. The body behind the beer seemed very solid, but there was this pervasive umami taste in the beer, reminiscent of dirt. I like a little mustiness in some beers, but this was just off. It seemed like a nice place, and I hope to give them another shot, but as it stands, I have to stick with this rather low score.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
cranked  (19) Kentucky | July 23, 2010
Located right on Bardstown Road in the Highlands, getting a table on the sidewalk would be key to enjoying the place. Beyond that itís a bit stuffy. Upstairs is great but rarely open and when open is generally full, maybe itís because downstairs is so cramped. Their beer used to be really good before their old brewer left. Now the beer is reminiscent of water and line infection. Food and service are good, about run of the mill for most brewpubs. Overall, if it were less cramp and the beer was a lot better, Iíd come back more often. But, as it sits, I make my trips sparingly.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Squall611  (2) Kentucky | July 18, 2010
Very small, cramped place. Great Beer and good food though. Service is great and friendly.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
Odde  (19) Tampa, Florida | July 3, 2010
somewhat small establishment with good service and decent beer. all of their offerings were written on a chalk board along with the abv, og, ibus. having the style on there too wouldíve been cool. some decent beers and some with off flavor problems.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
JonHoward  (10) Louisville, Kentucky | June 15, 2010
Amazing microbrew selections which rotate biweekly. Their Bison burgers, for the price, are I believe the best in the city! Very friendly servers. Some things to checkout: Thursdays special cask-conditioned ales which rotate weekly & daily quesadilla specials along with daily appetizer specials. Definitely a Louisville Staple!
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04  (66) Connecticut | June 11, 2010
The beer in this place has gone downhill, but they still have good bison chili.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick  (168) Cincyucky, Kentucky | May 15, 2010| Updated August 17, 2013
A good local brewery due to itís tasty brews and constantly rotating seasonal creations. Food is tasty and offers a standard selection. Friendly service but always prompt. A Louisville Staple!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
kevinestes  (10) Kentucky | March 3, 2010
Great local brew.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
wholebeer  (5) Kentucky | December 29, 2009
love Cumberland, they make great beer and have a great staff
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
jjking01  (8) | December 21, 2009
Cumberland has so much potential, but they are not working up to it. Their Yerba Mate was a great beer, but is only seasonal.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Teege  (12) Orlando, Florida | September 29, 2009
I really like going here when it isnít too crowded to find a seat, which is important because the bar isnít set up for standing. Their microbrews (to my knowledge the only beers they offer) are solid versions of the individual styles if not particularly complex or amazing. The food is good pub fare. Iíve had some really good times here.

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