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Beer Available At Holy Grale (arranged by most recent)
Spugen en Haat , Cantillon Bruocsella 1900 Grand Cru 97, Cantillon Zwanze (2008) 100, Cantillon Gueuze (Classic/Organic/Bio) 99, Cantillon Fouí Foune 100, LoverBeer Madamin 96, Djśvlebryg Pride Of Nekron 99, Trois Dames Oud Bruin 97, Aufsesser Festbier 71, Goose Island Dominique 98, Alvinne Cuvťe Freddy 94, 1809 Berliner Style Weisse Zymatore (Gin/Pinot Barrels) 93, Gueuze Tilquin (Draft Version) 99, Ommegang Rouge Grand Cru 100, Saint Somewhere Du Citron Partie 74, Saint Somewhere Caroline 69, Upland Gilgamesh 98, Against the Grain LBS Bourbon Barrel Lambic with Ginger & Honey , Against the Grain LBS Bourbon Barrel Lambic with Acai Berries , De la Senne Brussels Calling 94
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Rick500 (1) | October 18, 2011
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
A beautiful old building that was once a church lends the Holy Grale the perfect atmosphere to enjoy a few of the worldís best beers. Pricing is generally between $4.75 and $7, Iíd say $6 on average. Certainly fair for the quality of the beer. Youíll find beers here that you just wonít have a chance of finding anywhere else in Louisville. I consider myself knowledgeable about beer, and I regularly find beers on the draft list that Iíve never even heard of, much less tasted. Itís always an adventure. :) The food is reasonably-priced and very good. Best fritjes and carnitas around. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Good food, awesome beer, amazing selection, great staff...whatís not to love?
jamiejoslin (1) Kentucky | October 18, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Craft brew is an art, and these people are the art dealers who know the Monetís of beer more than anyone. We have been going to the Louisville Beer Store since it opened almost 2 years ago. The owners and their staff are the most knowledgeable people in this city on craft brew. Daniel is our favorite beer tender, who is anything but snobby. We have even brought non beer drinking folks into the Holy Grale, and they were given a 411 on what kind of beer they may like based on their food interests. To take the time to explain that to a newby beer drinker isnt snobbery. The young couple of owners have always been kind to us, and no, I do not know them personally. The food is great pub fair. Sometimes the menu will surprise you with more gourmet items. I suggest everyone try this place, if itís your first time go on a weekday that isnít busy so you can get the full experience.
sptuk00 (10) Mount Washington, Kentucky | October 18, 2011
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
After months and months of trying to figure out where to get the best craft beer in Louisville I stumbled upon the Holy Grale when screwing around on the internet. My fiances parents were in town from Chicago and we all love to drink good beer, so I was needing to find somewhere impressive to take them. We decided to get lunch out on Bardstown Road and to stop by the Holy Grale afterwards to see what it was all about. After stepping inside the front door I instantly knew this place was really cool. The decor is amazing and the fact that the place used to be a church but is now a craft beer bar is pretty awesome. The beer selection is incredible. Every time I have been there they have had on draft at least a few beers that are very hard to find. Yes, you will pay $4.50-$7.50 per beer, but that really is not unreasonable. If you go to any LiquorBarn, etc. around here and buy the beer yourself you might save a buck or two, but chances are you probably wonít be able to find most of their beers in liquor stores around here. Another thing i really enjoy is that the usually do have at least one or two beers I really like on tap. If they donít then I am forced to try something new and probably never would have even tried...and that is what makes the place fun. Iíve only eaten at the Holy Grale twice, but the food is top notch and worth every penny. I would say the food is definitely high-end appetizers for the most part and the ingredients are top notch. I also attended an event there last week where a rep from Dogfish Head came down and took over the place. All twenty taps were Dogfish Head beers and the customers got to buy four beer flights so we could taste sevearl of the Dogfish Head products. This event was probably the best beer event I have ever attended. I only hope the Holy Grale will do this same type of event with other breweries in the future (e.g., Three Floyds, Stone, Sierra Nevada, etc.). What a great way to really get to experience beers you probably would never just go out and buy. In any event, this is a place that people "must" go visit if they have never been here. I can actually say I have a "spot" now. Keep up the incredible work and please donít change a thing!!!
Chelsea722 (2) Kentucky | October 18, 2011
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Immediately fell in love with Grale the minute it opened, and the feeling hasnít changed. Such care has been taken with ambiance - the attention to detail is extremely impressive. Beer selection is always exciting and exceptional. Food is delicious and well priced - a perfect way to enjoy (but not overwhelm) the beer. Service is is warm, friendly, and knowledgable. I recommend Grale to everyone I know.
embecker (1) Massachusetts | October 18, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Until this past July, my boyfriend lived a block from Bardstown Road. We visited the Grale shortly after it opened and immediately fell in love! The atmosphere was great (love that there arenít any tvs!), the beer selection was excellent, and the snacks were tasty. From that first visit, we headed over to the Grale every time I was in Louisville. This included going to their Derby party, when they previewed the Choir loft. I cannot say enough good things about this place! I only wish it was a little closer to Boston!
lorirae (1) | October 18, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
In response to "neohippie" (who decided to review every beer establishment in Louisville on Oct. 17th.) I can assure you that everything he is stating is false. Beers at Holy Grale have always been priced between $5-$8 (Cantillon is the only draft beer that has ever been priced any higher than $8). Given KY has the highest taxes on alcohol in the US (17%), these prices are more than fair and reasonable and you wonít find many, if any, local establishment that can beat Holy Graleís prices. The owners, myself one of them, do have very high expectations for the performance and offerings of our bar, which may be viewed as "snobbery" to some but most with any sense of taste would likely consider our approach and efforts as an asset to the local beer drinking community. Come see for yourself.
Chudwick (59) Taylor Mill, Kentucky | July 24, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 15/20
Tiny place. Service is only good if sitting at the bar. Atmosphere is crowded and loud. Selection is varied and somewhat obscure. There is usually one beer for each style (hope you like it!). Food is phenomenal. There was a lot of hype, but. It doesnít deliver unless you LOVE hoppy beer.
MikeF (204) Cleveland, Ohio | June 6, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Monastery theme throughout --- which is very well done. Not the largest beer bar, so I imagine it gets rather crowded at times.
The draft selection is moderate in size, but very well chosen. A number of hard to find regional offerings (e.g. 3 Floyds seasonals) as well as (of course) a solid Belgian draft selection. There is really nothing below "great beer" available on draft.
Servers are very friendly and beer knowledgeable.
A must see in Louisville.
sefus12 (3) Louisville, Kentucky | March 21, 2011
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 20/20
Iíve never been to Europe but I can only imagine this is what an old-world beer bar should look like. Twenty rotating taps of great US craft and imports, several of which are harder-to-find on draft. Great food and service and reasonable prices for the beers they offer. Seating is limited.
ContemplateBeer (80) Louisville, Kentucky | January 8, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
This place is inside an old converted church, so many of the windows and fixtures are reminiscent of that feel. The tables are made of barrel tops, and the bar also is made up of barrel material. Just a beautiful space. Service is Lori, a cook and another lady, all very friendly and concerned with the tasks at hand, but willing to talk as well. Selection is small, but incredibly thoughtful. A nice diversity of styles, domestic, import, vintage and rare. Food was fantastic; had sweet potato and black bean tacos- great flavor and portion. Also, a cheese and truffle plate, both of which can be paired with a flight of beer. Taps top out at about 7$ a glass, which, for the quality, should be expected. Bottles are a little higher, but fair. Another great Louisville beer destination.
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