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The Holy Grale

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

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Bayerischer Bahnhof Lambicus Berliner Weisse
Leipzig, Germany - Classic German wheat beer, very sour. Brewed with 100% brettanomyces yeast. 4.5% abv
Slaapmutske East Kent Golding Dry-Hopped Lager
Lochristi, Belgium - Slaapmutske dry hopped lager is a bottom-fermented beer brewed at de proef for the breweries 10th year anniversary celebration. 4.5% abv
Litre $10.00
Reissdorf Kolsch
Cologne, Germany - Reissdorf kolsch is the beer speciality from Cologne with a tradition starting 1894. A kolsch with a pleasant, full-bodied, and uniquely light and sweet taste in premium quality. 4.8% abv
Spezial Rauchbier
Bamberg, Germany bamberg may well be Germany’s most interesting brewing town, the most famous of all bamberger styles is smoked beer, or “rauchbier.” The oldest rauchbier brewery in Bamberg is Spezial, which was founded in 1536. The brewery has its own maltings and barley malt is smoked right there in downtown bamberg. The smoke of special beechwood logs burning just beneath the malt kiln filters up, imparting a natural smoky flavor to the fresh barley kernels. The brewer uses 40% of this smoked malt and 60% high quality bavarian barley malt to make this delicious smoked beer. 5%
Alvinne Morpheus Wild Undressed
Heule, Belgium - This copper-colored sour ale packs in a lot of complex flavor with hints of oak, tart cherries, dark grapes, lemons, and toffee - while finishing quite dry. 5.2% abv
Hitachino White Ale
Ibaraki, Japan - From Japan's most prestigious brewery, hitachino nest white ale is a refreshing, mildly hopped witbier brewed with coriander, nutmeg, orange peel, and fresh orange juice. Its citrusy, sweet-fruity-tart flavor profile makes it a unique Japanese interpretation of the Belgian witbeer style. Perle and styrian golding hops are used. 5.5%
Mikkeller Milk Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark - Easy to drink mild stout. brewed at de proef. 6% abv
De Ranke Xx Bitter
Dottignies, Belgium - The de ranke brewery was founded by two good friends, nino bacelle and guido devos. Their story is a classic in Belgium, where the very best craft brewing usually begins as a passionately pursued hobby, not an occupation. XX bitter is aggressively brewed to be one of the hoppiest in belgium. It is first of all remarkably hoppy - and it persists in its hoppiness unto the bitter end. 6.2% abv
Haandbryggeriet Coffee Porter
Drammen, Norway - Hanndbryggeriet is a small 18 barrel brewhouse based in Norway. This new coffee porter, featuring a specially roasted coffee bean from Norway, has a silky flavor to it, due to the addition of lactose and sugar. 6.2% abv
Founders Cerise
Grand Rapids, Michigan - You'll have a soft spot for this one. using only fresh michigan tart cherries, this beauty tantalizes with intense flavors combined with a no hesitation malt bill. Adding fresh cherries at five separate stages of fermentation achieves the ultimate balance between tartness and sweetness. 6.5% abv
16Oz. $6.50
5Oz. $3.00
Pretty Things Once Upon a Time, November 22nd 1838, X Ale
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Mild was a hugely popular style for more than a century (1800-1900s). Here, Pretty Things has released two mild ales side-by-side.: two beers from opposite ends of that period, brewed by the same brewery. If you drink both, you will drink the same brand from the same brewery separated by 107 years. Over those years, Mild changed considerably: something these beers amply demonstrate. The 1830s saw the beginning of a boom in Mild ale brewing, which in 30 years became England’s favorite beer. This beer, 1838 X Ale is a typical London Mild of the era: bigger and more robustly hopped than modern versions. Brewed from 100% pale malt and Kent hops, this is a straightforward, uncomplicated beer, much like the working classes who first drank it. The color is also much paler than you might expect. From this original form, Mild was to undergo many transformations, culminating in the second beer in this series, February 22nd, 1945. Drink them side-by-side to compare how this beer style evolved. 7.4% abv
16Oz. $6.00
5Oz. $3.00
Pretty Things Once Upon a Time, February 22nd 1945, X Ale
Cambridge, Massachusetts - By WWII, Mild was firmly established as Britain’s most popular style of beer, but the years had not been kind. The war years in particular had taken their toll on Mild, reducing its alcohol content. There had been other changes too. For example, the colour, 1945 X Ale was much darker, brewed from a blend of 5 malts and dark brewing sugar. Wartime shortages also dictated the use of flaked barley. This 1945 Mild contained just a fifth of the hops of 1838 version. This is Mild as we know it today: a low-gravity, lightly-hopped, dark beer. 2.8% abv
Blind Tasting – Beertender's Choice
4 (5oz) beers will be chosen by your beertender from the draft menu. Guess them all right and receive a special prize and bragging rights to having a superb palate….Or choose your own - if you’re scared (go to church)
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
American, Bar, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great find!! Lots of beer with great German food. Had the Fried Brussel Sprouts (delicious) and the Kasespatzle with pork schnitzel washed down with the Peche Moka (Imperial coffee & cocoa stout). Absolutely delicious. You need to stop by. Great food and service. Lots...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 597lynnet
Reviewed 6 December 2018

Some frustrations: we hiked up to the choir loft & every table was reserved (could the servers we passed along the way tell us?). I'm not that old, but we had to pull out the flashlights on our cell phones to read the menu -...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jlouisville
Reviewed 19 November 2018

My father and I ate here for dinner. There is a huge selection of beer, which I don't care for so I only wish they had more drink options for non-beer-drinkers. He enjoyed his beer, though. The food was good, about as good as expected....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank hedgeventure
Reviewed 13 November 2018

After reading all the reviews, I was excited to try The Holy Grale. We did not have the food, it did appear to look good though. We stopped in for a drink. While the drink selection is vast, it's also overwhelming. I finally settled on...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Shellie T
Reviewed 11 November 2018

My husband is a burger snob. He and I agreed we had our best burgers ever here. They are made to order, served on a pretzel bun, and illegally juicy. Will caution it’s hard to get a seat and you order at the counter, but...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank HoosierBirdie
Reviewed 11 November 2018

We stopped in for late afternoon beers and snack food... the last of our "must" experience pub experiences in Louisville and were blown away by the great beers and fabulous pretzel bread and beer cheese.... so incredibly good with just a hint of spicy something......More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PapaK60
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

The food was fabulous and staff was very courteous and attentive. Jeremy was very knowledgeable on the beer and wine and always made great suggestions. The brussel sprouts were out of this world! We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pat W
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on a recommendation from our Uber driver before dinner elsewhere. Great atmosphere. Great selection of beer ! Will visit again (get the pretzel appetizers !!)

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank johnnyfrank66
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Attended Zwanze Day 2018 at this wonderful establishment. The staff was incredible. They were friendly, helpful, and loved beer as much as those that they served. 10/10. I wish I lived closet to enjoy their aged cheddar grits every morning.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank cassidyruppenthal
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Bardstown Road has so many food and drink options. There is something very quirky and fun at Holy Grale. Extensive beer selection. I don’t drink beer so happy there were a few wine selections. Always a safe choice is the beer cheese and pretzel bread....More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thomas K
4 September 2016|
Response from Corkdork73 | Reviewed this property |
It is mainly pub fare. I think the menu rotates, but when I went they had fantastic mussels, some burgers, quail, charcuterie etc. Not a traditional dinner menu, but definitely some tasty options to go with the crazy good... More
Rebecca K
17 July 2016|
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Response from Jim B | Reviewed this property |
I don't actually drink alcohol, so I'm no help, but the frites are awesome.
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