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Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

Not Rated.
Against The Grain Brewery & SmokehouseAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

118 Ratings
Ratings: 118
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.42%
Active Beers: 110
Beer Ratings: 2,815
Beer Avg: 3.72
Taps: 9
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

401 E Main St
Louisville, Kentucky, 40202-1110
United States
phone: (502) 515-0174

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @atgbrewery

Notes:
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(Place added by: brian44556 on 09-25-2011)
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3.51/5  rDev -18.8%

Located in the Louisville Slugger Stadium downtown Against the Grain has a cool space that's anything but little. You enter next to the large outdoor seating area, all covered in case of rain. The interior space is large with high ceilings and a lot of brick. A huge chalkboard tells of the days offerings. Tanks can be seen through a long window directly above the bar. Although the space is large it still seems intimate and cozy. Nicely decorated.

Service was friendly and prompt although I did have to ask for a couple of items. Against the Grain labels themselves a smokehouse so the menu is loaded with delicious smoked meats. The pulled pork sandwich, though a little pricey, is smokey, savory, and moist with a good helping of char and pickled onions to boot. Good stuff.

The beer was actually my least favorite aspect of Against the Grain. I don't know if this is normal but the day I stopped in for lunch they seemed to be serving all beers in plastic cups. Strike one. Strike two was that my beer was so cloudy and sediment filled that it was as close to chewing a beer as you could get. As it was served I was told it was that way because the keg was just recently moved. With that said the beer was mediocre at best and my only drink of the visit because of said issues.

I would give Against the Grain another try if in the immediate area but I wouldn't go out of my way to stop through again.

joe1510, Aug 01, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev -4.6%

LoganMc, Wednesday at 01:38 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Went for breakfast before a day at Forecastle, nice pretty woman served me beer and eggs and pork, best day of my entire life.

McMatt7, Oct 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

This place makes some excellent beef brisket! the overall feel of the place is relaxed and hip. The staff was pleasant with good knowledge of the breweries beers. The home made rootbeer is a must try but the available tap beers that can also be purchased by the bottle steal the show. If your in Louisville, this is a must stop place for some awesome food, beer and staff.

themind, Oct 14, 2014
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1.72/5  rDev -60.2%

Adamshantz, Oct 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Hands down my favorite place to go when my work calls me to Louisville. It's a mandatory stop before I head home.

Beerwise, this is one of the best places I've found, as the on tap lineup changes completely nigh weekly. If you're familiar with the Bluegrass Brewing Company, this place is founded and run by some of the original brewers from there. ATG is all about experimentation and having fun with their creations, and while they churn out the occasional miss, they also hit some beautiful homeruns out of the ballpark (literally, they're in the stadium for the Louisville Bats). I've been there at least half a dozen times, and seen about three dozen different beers they've brewed - many of which have been delicious.

While some of the staff aren't exactly beer savants, you will find at least one of the brewmasters working behind the bar most any time you're in, and they don't mind chatting about the beer. The food is all phenomenal, particularly the (market price) local smoked chicken wings with local honey and your choice of their barbecue sauces (which are whipped up by the chef in much the same way the beers are whipped up by the brewers).

I'd be here far more often if I actually lived in Louisville. As it stands, I'm glad they ship kegs and bottles to some of the local stores near me.

UrbanCaveman, Oct 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

bsuedekum, Oct 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

TheSevenDuffs, Oct 04, 2014
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4.71/5  rDev +9%

Mhgrant17, Oct 04, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +4.6%

Stryker5713, Oct 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

edhizdeid, Oct 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19%

Enochase04, Sep 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

unimatrix1, Sep 25, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev -0.5%

The food was fantastic and affordable and the beer was varied and odd. I've had several ATG in bottles but this was my first visit to the brewery. The wait staff was incredibly nice and accommodating but seemed to be less beer geekish than expected. I love this area of Louisville and I love ATG beer so this was a very good time and a great experience.

KYGunner, Sep 22, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +7.4%

Doublechar0517, Sep 15, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +7.4%

FatherDru, Sep 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Stinger80OH, Sep 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Good service, cool atmosphere, great food and great beer.

PBRmeasap1980, Sep 14, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +1.9%

JustinSparks, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

MSandahl23, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

zbodnar1, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Highbury09, Aug 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19%

Food is great, good space, nice bar, the beer was kind of on the mild side not really what i was expecting, more trending towards non impressive beers, at least on the draft side, i will probably take out a couple of bottles of stuff not available on draft, they do have Alpha King from 3 floyds.
Most beers trend towards a medium light body and substance.

tonafernandez, Aug 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

freewill35, Aug 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Jasonchair, Aug 16, 2014
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Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse in Louisville, KY
94 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.