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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

108 Ratings
Ratings: 108
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.01%
Active Beers: 163
Beer Ratings: 3,266
Beer Avg: 3.74
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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Ratings: 108 | Reviews: 37 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by JDizzle:
Photo of JDizzle
4.64/5  rDev +7.2%

I have been to this place about 4 times now and it had never disapointed.

They always have ureal draft selections, most of their own, but also guest taps from around the world. I have had Mikeller 1000 IBU, Three Floyds BooGoop, etc.. on tap plus most of their high gravity beers. The service is great!! Will, the bartender, is always willing to give you nice samples of anything you want and shoot the shit about beer.

The atmosphere is great with the high ceilings and the brew tanks viewable in a nice window above.

The food is really good as well. I am a vegetarian, and their mushroom burger is epic, but they also have a ton of meat entrees that would be very nice if I ate meat. They have a ton of sauces that are homeade as well that are killer! The hot sauce is brutal.

By far the best all-a-round brewery in the Ville.

JDizzle, Sep 15, 2012
More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Enochase04, Saturday at 02:23 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

unimatrix1, Thursday at 07:38 PM
Photo of KYGunner
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%

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 +7.2%

Doublechar0517, Sep 15, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +7.2%

FatherDru, Sep 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Stinger80OH, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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

PBRmeasap1980, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of JustinSparks
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%

JustinSparks, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

MSandahl23, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

zbodnar1, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of Highbury09
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Highbury09, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of tonafernandez
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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 +15.5%

freewill35, Aug 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

Jasonchair, Aug 16, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -16.9%

KluberSociety, Aug 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

Jessica_malloy, Aug 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

MaseFace, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of IMFletcher
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

If you're wondering where to go for a real brewpub in Lousiville, look no further. Built inside a minor league baseball stadium, everything inside is major league.

The food, no matter what you order, will be excellent. The weekend Brunch So Hard menu is highlighted by my favorite, the chorizo biscuits and gravy.

The beer selection is somewhat limited in quantity, but the variance of what will be on tap is wide. AtG operates their taps based on style, so there's a session, a hoppy, a whimsy, a smoke, and their wild offerings are often wonderful.

Beer prices are not listed, so you will occasionally order one that will grab your attention when you're ready to pay the tab. Most are reasonably priced.

IMFletcher, Aug 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Big_Dave, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of joe1510
3.51/5  rDev -18.9%

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
Photo of vanbeer77
4/5  rDev -7.6%

vanbeer77, Jul 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

Drmarq01, Jul 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

raleigh_blue, Jul 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

theblackpint, Jul 27, 2014
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Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse in Louisville, KY
96 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.