Monday, July 16, 2018
I was in town for a conference and visited as part of my usual process of seeing as much of the local craft beer scene as I can fit in with my conference duties. We ended up Ubering over at the end of the evening (breweries close early in Louisville) because it was one of the only places still open. We just missed the kitchen cut-off so I can’t confirm or deny how great their food is. What I can confirm is that this was probably my overall favorite place in Louisville out of the six that I visited. Most of them were good, but Monnik had the best overall range of beers and tied at the top in terms of staff.
The beers are great. Great enough that I took a bottle of Eagle Skull with me. The whole range of beers that we tried impressed.
The bartender was great. He knew the beers very well and was able to talk about them more that can be reasonably expected with a bartender, even one at a brewery. He also gave great advice about other breweries, beer bars, and places to eat. We had a rolling conversation about the difference between what people in the Midwest and South call a West Coast IPA and what an IPA from the West Coast actually tastes like. High entertainment value.
I’m just bummed I missed the food. It was mentioned by the folks at almost all of the other breweries. I will just have to come back next time.