Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Active Beers: 116
Beer Ratings: 1,277
Beer Avg: 3.72
Taps: 9 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 30 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by GJ40:
4.1/5 rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
My family and I stopped into Against the Grain while visiting Louisville.
The building is fantastic with authentic wood floors, high, wooden ceilings, two levels of brewing equipment above the bar and an artistic flair mixed into the warehouse foundation. They have TVs, probably to cover the baseball games, but they don’t detract from the overall atmosphere.
They offer six beers that are all brewed on the premises. Based on the website, I expected the beer lineup to be geared to the masses and not craft beer fans. But they manage to pull off both. The menu presentation simplifies the descriptions so a beginner can easily make a decision. But having tried them all, they’re substantial and interesting. They’re much more balanced and mainstream than over the top but they’re flavorful and interesting.
The food is fantastic as well. They have smoked BBQ including pulled pork, brisket and chicken. And they have several options for sauces. Two came with the meal and we added a sauce sampler for $1.50. It was great to try all of the different meats with the different sauces. We also had the smoked wings, hash and salad. If there was any flaw, the meats were a bit dry. But the sauces help mask that and there were no disappointments.
Against the Grain is surprisingly good for a commercial, touristy place in a minor league ballpark. It’s well worth a visit.
07-05-2012 00:11:57 | More by GJ40
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4.39/5 rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$
I walked in early in the evening on a Saturday night with my wife and we sat right down. The atmosphere is funky and laid back and the staff was welcoming and genuinely interested in our experience there. We left having tried 7 excellent beers, an appetizer and two very good entrees. London Balling is the beer for which one would pray when ordering a barrel aged barleywine. The overall level of creativity and the execution of their beer left me fired up about our growing craft community in Louisville and appreciative of their efforts. If you are passing through on I-64, this is an outstanding excursion along the way. If you live in the area and haven't been, tarry no longer.
02-24-2014 14:32:24 | More by bilhelm
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse in Louisville, KY
95 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.