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Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse

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Against The Grain Brewery & SmokehouseAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Based on:
116 Beers
3,416 Ratings
Place Score: 94
Ratings: 138
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: n/a
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

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Place added by: brian44556 on 09-25-2011

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.12/5  rDev -2.8%

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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.

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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%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.71/5  rDev +11.1%

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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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4.3/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

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4.64/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.64/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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.

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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3.6/5  rDev -15.1%

Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse in Louisville, KY
94 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.