Apocalypse Brew Works

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Apocalypse Brew Works
4.5
Bars & Clubs • Breweries
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Friday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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Welcome to our brewery located in Louisville, Kentucky. Our brewery and Taproom, "the Fallout Shelter" opened in May of 2012, producing beer for the masses and your survival. Our passion is in creating small-batch, fresh craft beer. We support sustainability with our solar-heated water, grain reuse, material recycling and the re-use of found objects and equipment used to build our brewery. With a combined total of over 40 years of homebrewing experience, our local, regional and nationally winning brewers are excited to be a part of Louisville's great craft beer scene and brewing tradition. Open: Friday 5pm - 11pm Saturday 4pm - 11pm Sundays 1pm - 7pm Try and Survive Til Then.
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Pauline P
Elizabethtown, KY273 contributions
Friends
Had a blast at this wonderful little brewery. Tried all the beers available. My favorites were their gluten free and the coconut porter. Thanks Leah for taking the time to talk to our group, and making such delicious beer. I will be back.
Written March 11, 2019
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Leslie H
26 contributions
Friends
Visiting Louisville for the day and taking a break before dinner with my friend Jane, one of the bartenders! The beer is delicious, lots of variety. My favorites are Cremation and their 1912 brew. Try some others if you like IPA's or darker beers. No food for sale, but you can bring a snack or your favorite take out from nearby eateries. Dog friendly and family friendly with outdoor games and seating. Nothing fancy, just a welcoming place with good beer and great conversation.
Written September 16, 2018
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Matt M
Louisville, KY46 contributions
Couples
My wife and I go here all the time, namely because it's close to everything yet a hidden gem. Most people head to the huge breweries and pay for it! Here you can get some tasty brews at very fair prices. The selection runs the gamut. You may not find a sample of every style of beer here, with limited options, but you will find a very nice outdoor seating area, usually a pooch or two brought in by other guests, and a nice relaxing vibe.
Written July 20, 2017
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Aimee A
Louisville, KY109 contributions
Couples
Only open on Fridays and Saturdays after 5, but serves up some interesting beers to drink there or take away in growlers. They usually have food trucks, outdoor seating.
Written July 5, 2013
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jloug
Columbus262 contributions
Friends
Great beer, lots of dogs - what more could you ask for? Standard picnic tables outside setup (with umbrellas if you forgot your sunscreen). Friendly, knowledgeable bartenders.
Written February 28, 2022
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DJPlaZma
Louisville, KY363 contributions
I recently paid my first visit to Apocalypse Brew Works and, damn, this is my kinda place!

We went on a Saturday evening to a Star Trek viewing and I was, like, "Why haven't I been here before!??!".

Apocalypse is very easy to get to, right off of the Mellwood exit. It's in a rather unassuming location and covers a lot more real estate than it looks like. Nestled directly off the off-ramp, you barely need to turn your steering wheel to make it into the parking lot.

My first visit to any brewery starts with a flight, and then a pint or two. On this visit my flight, rather intentionally, ended with a Green Chile Wheat, which was so freaking good I had two pints of it after my flight. It's THAT good. I've always been a fan of chili infused beers and have to say, it's one of the best I've ever had.

The Fallout Shelter (tap room) is aptly named and decorated in a -- you know -- fallout shelter kinda motif. A nice sized bar, 15 taps, and a little bit of snackery available for...snackerying.

Outside they have a more-or-less permanent temporary tent set up. For the event we attended there was a table for the host and a couple stand-up tables (I love stand up tables). Also, a huge-ass Jenga set for your skill/amusement.

The outdoor area is sizable and I can see where attending larger events here would be a blast. I imagine hundreds and hundreds...er...dozens of tables with umbrellas scattered across the land where beer lovers, friends and families, and even kids and dogs can hang out and enjoy a nice summer evening.

While there's no food on the premises, you can BYOF (Bring Your Own Food. I just made that up.), have it delivered, and they have food trucks on occasion.

I spoke to Leah (one of the owners) briefly and she seemed genuinely nice and looks like she absolutely loves what she does. In fact, the entire establishment has the feel of pride and of craftsmanship. Some breweries feel too....industrial and corporate. I didn't get that feeling at all at Apocalypse.

I can see myself becoming a regular here. If you see me, say HI. I'll be the one sitting drinking a beer.
Written November 5, 2021
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travelingtaylor498
Green Bay, WI45 contributions
Couples
The bar inside was very small but had a large area outside to sit and play games. We ordered a flight and brought it outside. There was a decent amount of people there. The beer was okay and they had a large variety.
Written August 25, 2018
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NCR_Flyer
N. Virginia277 contributions
Friends
The Watermelon Crack is a perfect thirst quencher on a hot day. I also liked their Amber. Great job hosting local bands and vendors for the Poorcastle Music Festival..its a festivus for the rest of us.
Written July 9, 2018
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Tori S
Havertown, PA91 contributions
Friends
Come for the beer, stay for the friendly locals. This was my second visit, and I loved it just as much as the first time. The beer selection is solid across the board and the staff are friendly and helpful. We loved this place for it's simplicity, and for not taking itself too seriously. They just do great beer...

The facilities are modest - just a small bar with a single indoor bathroom, and outdoor lot with picnic tables and giant jenga games. No food available when we were there (I think they have food trucks sometimes) but it wasn't necessary for us - it's just a great location to sit and relax and enjoy the beer.
Written May 19, 2018
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Mike S
98 contributions
Couples
Wow is this place small. I think based on the size of their tap room I could open a brewery in my bathroom.

The place was packed and in general the beer was average. I did get a growler of their Kentucky Common to go though.
Written April 5, 2017
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Apocalypse Brew Works is open:
  • Fri - Fri 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 4:30 PM - 11:00 PM