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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

109 Ratings
Ratings: 109
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: 109 | Reviews: 37 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by cagocubs:
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4.43/5  rDev +2.3%

My night in Louisville ended up being amazing, it also helped that two of my favorite events have combined into one perfect place; Louisville Slugger Field.

A: I had bought tickets to a Bats game and had some time to kill, so to my surprise there was a Brewery attached to the stadium. Located near the Ohio River and adjoined to a beautiful baseball field. You can access just the brewery from the street. Has a nice outdoor patio area where you can watch all the fans stroll into the game, much like MLB Ballparks. A nice setup, I did not spend much time inside as I opted for the nice weather.

S: Great service. Sitting outside I had a waitress regularly visit me to see if I needed anything or another beer. Fast, prompt, and polite.

S: A basic offering of beers didn't have me thrilled, but they did have I believe eight mainstage beer styles. What had me thrilled was how good their beer was. I had the dark and IPA beer which both impressed me.

F: I did the Memphis Sandwich which consisted of slow $23, not bad for a brewery right next to the stadium.

cagocubs, May 10, 2012
More User Reviews:
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

edhizdeid, Today at 08:45 PM
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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, Sep 25, 2014
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
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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

PBRmeasap1980, Sep 14, 2014
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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
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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
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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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Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse in Louisville, KY
96 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.