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Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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Against The Grain Brewery & SmokehouseAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
BEER AVG
3.72/5
Based on:
112 Beers
3,198 Ratings
Place Score: 95
Ratings: 129
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 13.44%
Taps: 9
Bottles: --
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:
None, yet.

(Place added by: brian44556 on 09-25-2011)
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Reviews by JDizzle:
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4.64/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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.

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2.4/5  rDev -43.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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1/5  rDev -76.4%

Photo of psoriasaurus
3/5  rDev -29.2%

Expensive, sub-par, pretentious. Move along.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Mikemcc99
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of SomethingClever
4/5  rDev -5.7%

This place was pretty quiet but it was Monday. Looks like a rather nice place, waitress was very nice did not eat any food. It is unique to sit at the bar and look at the tanks. The beer on tap was really average though. I was blown away when I had Rico Sauvin on tap somewhere else so I was pretty disappointed in the beer. They are really brewing unique beers there with smoked malts and Brett but the problem is they are really average.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.12/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of McMatt7
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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

Photo of themind
4.75/5  rDev +12%

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.

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1.72/5  rDev -59.4%

Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.52/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse in Louisville, KY
95 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.