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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

105 Ratings
Ratings: 105
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.01%
Active Beers: 160
Beer Ratings: 3,115
Beer Avg: 3.73
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 Vegasbeer:
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Went to Against the Grain in Louisville with friends for the Bo and Luke Release on September 14th. I really enjoyed this place. Atmosphere is great, lots of energy in this place without being over bearing. A two story windowed tower brewing fermenters and mash kettles overlooks the bar. Very cool to see the brewers going in there to do their thing. Found that they had a great selection of delicious beers, and the food was very tasty as well. Service was a little on the weak side, but it was also incredibly busy that day. Overall a great place, and I look forward to visiting again on my next trip back to Louisville.

Vegasbeer, Sep 19, 2013
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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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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
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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
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Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse in Louisville, KY
96 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.