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Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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Against The Grain Brewery & SmokehouseAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
BA SCORE
96
world-class

117 Ratings
Ratings: 117
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.42%
Active Beers: 165
Beer Ratings: 3,404
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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Reviews by GJ40:
Photo of GJ40
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%

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.

GJ40, Jul 05, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of McMatt7
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, Wednesday at 05:17 PM
Photo of themind
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
Photo of Adamshantz
1.72/5  rDev -60.2%

Adamshantz, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of UrbanCaveman
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
Photo of KYGunner
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
Photo of tonafernandez
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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3.6/5  rDev -16.7%

KluberSociety, Aug 12, 2014
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Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse in Louisville, KY
96 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.